The post title pretty much says it all, this time! The castle is three tiers of marble butter cake, filled with light whipped ganache, and topped with Swiss meringue buttercream and homemade fondant. Gumpaste towers with gilded roofs were then added. The cake was completed with the addition of three gumpaste figurines: a dragon, attacking the castle, and a knight and princess defending it with sword and bow.
Rose buttercream swirls adorn the bottom tier of this fourth anniversary cake. The top tier has simple sugar pearl flowers and piped vines to echo the bride’s wedding dress. The lower tier is dairy-free frosting and coconut cake with raspberry filling, while the top tier is champagne cake layered with cream cheese frosting and raspberry conserve and finished with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream.
I delivered this wedding cake to Front Royal, VA on Tuesday. A towering yet still delicate cake, this simple beauty is fluffy white butter cake with a creamy, vanilla-flavored American buttercream and raspberry filling. Deep purple ribbons are homemade fondant. The design is finished with delicate cascades of wisteria and clusters of white gumpaste roses.
This is an experimental wedding cake to try out a new stacking technique. Both tiers are chocolate cake with chocolate Swiss Meringue buttercream. Decorations are gumpaste blossoms, leaves, buds, and a gilded chalice.
This project has been a year in the making – a wedding cake for a very dear friend’s much anticipated wedding. My most complicated project to date, the fondant covered cake was decorated with piped scrollwork, gilded fondant ribbons, basketweave embossing, and topped with a profusion of gumpaste flowers – blue and white daisies; gold and white fantasy flowers, complete with golden buds; pink rosebuds; and large open roses. We had to drive the cake more than two hours away – through DC traffic and terrifyingly bumpy perpetual roadwork – but the cake survived its journey. Set up took an hour, as all the gumpaste flowers had to be placed on site. The tiers were lemon ginger with lemon custard buttercream, pumpkin spice with maple buttercream, and chocolate with chocolate custard buttercream and an outer coat of vanilla bean custard buttercream. Congratulations again to Kyle and Betsy! I hope you enjoyed your cake!
A sample cake to check my recipes for a dear friend’s upcoming wedding, this cake consists of Orange Almond Chocolate chip cake with chocolate filling, Pumpkin Spice cake with Cream Cheese filling, and Chocolate cake with Chocolate filling. Adorned with ribbons and buttons of modeling chocolate, the cake was completed with gumpaste flowers.
In the midst of this very hot July week, I delivered my first real wedding cake, with a certain amount of trepidation about the record heat. Nonetheless, we managed to make it intact and unmelted to the beautifully decorated reception hall. A tower of alternating tiers of classic yellow cake with vanilla buttercream and freckled mocha cake with coffee buttercream, the cake was adorned simply with bouquets of gumpaste hydrangeas and blue fondant ribbons.
Congratulations to Kathryn and Craig! Thank you for letting us be part of your celebration and I hope your wedding day was all that you dreamed it would be.