April 21, 2009

Black Damask Wedding

The past weekend had a theme to our cakes. We did a custom wedding cupcake tower and 4 tier wedding cake, both with a black damask theme. The differences were so subtle. One was white, hot pink and black the other ivory, pale pink and black.
The cupcake tower was inspired from Vanilla Bake Shop, they make incredible cakes in Southern California. The tower was made from Styrofoam dummy cakes, Masonite cake boards and PVC pipe. My wonderful hubby built it and with a lot of help from my nephew and niece, we made an incredible presentation for the cupcakes. The foam dummies were covered in white fondant and then stenciled with black royal icing, harder than you would think. The other tiers were covered in white or pink fondant. The cake on top was also stenciled with the royal icing.
The wedding cake was designed using the invitations as inspiration. It was 14", 10", 8" and 6" round cakes stacked, it served 152 people. The entire cake was covered in ivory marshmallow fondant and the bottom and 2nd tiers were stenciled with black royal icing. The top tier was stenciled with the motif that was found on the invitations and topped with a pink bow. The 3rd tier was wrapped with a 2 layer fondant ribbon and then in the front their custom monogram was hand painted. The cake was beautiful and the clients were happy, really that's all that matters.
It was full and very rewarding weekend.

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