August 17, 2011

haute couture

A cake based on fashion: this gal's dream. This wedding cake was inspired by elements of the bride's vintage gown. 

The bottom tier (chocolate cake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream) was pleated with fondant and dusted with pearl dust to capture the pleats of the dress. The middle tier (chocolate cake with cream cheese and vanilla buttercream) was covered and smoothed in fondant, then gumpaste lace was applied, to represent the bodice. 

The top tier (chocolate with vanilla buttercream) was simply covered in fondant and embellished with a white satin ribbon and a hand-sculpted gumpaste broach. 

I am so pleased to have been able to create an all-white wedding cake, and I think the different textures and details combine to make this design a true classic. Congratulations to the married couple!