September 24, 2011

entirely chocolate

This one's for the chocolate lovers out there.

This was a biggie. 14", 10" and 6" round tiers were stacked and covered entirely in white and dark modelling chocolate pleats and accented with dark chocolate roses to recreate this wedding cake by San Francisco artist Richard Festen. I've never covered a whole cake with chocolate before but I was surprised that it turned out to be such a wonderful material to work with. As an added bonus, it tastes fantastic.

A close up shot reveals the intricate roses sculpted from chocolate. It was a big project but I'm happy to have had to the chance to work with new materials on such a gorgeous cake design. 

Congratulations to the bride and groom!