Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bling it on

This past weekend I had the honor of making the wedding cake for my husband's cousin Luke, and his beautiful new wife Leslie. When Leslie and I first started talking about their cake, she informed me she was not the usual bride. In this she meant the cake wouldn't be covered in flowers. Instead she told me she liked black lace, feathers and all things sparkle. Right away I knew this wasn't going to be like any other cake I have every done, and that sounded like so much fun. I did some research, found some sparkly ribbon, some flowers made of feathers, and some cakes with designs I hoped Luke and Leslie would like. With all this in hand, I was able to create the follow cake for them to help celebrate their big day.
The cake was chocolate with chocolate fudge and caramel buttercream filling, and lemon poppy seed with caramel and a cream cheese buttercream. It's hard to see in the picture, but the bottom layer has a quilted design on the black fondant.  The middle layer is covered in black fondant and rhinestone ribbon.  And the black lace design on the top layer was created with black fondant.  The lovely couple provided the cake topper, which went perfect with the cake.
Once the dance floor was cleared of tables, the candles and centerpieces were placed around the cake, which I thought added a great touch.  Congratulations Luke and Leslie!

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