The wedding was held at the Lake Mary Events Center on 8/8/08 for Stephanie and Ron, two of the most wonderful clients. Eight cakes make up this gigantic cake (which happened by accident). AND if you look closely at the topper, it is in the shape of an 8. They also had eight bridesmaids and groomsmen!
The bottom tier of the cake was my Alrighty Amaretto and the three tiers to the top were my Classy Razz. Burgundy drapes and ivory gumpaste lace adorned the cake with sugared fruit. The cake was airbrushed with gold and gave it a very rustic, antique look.
I was working on that cake until 5am and I literally slept 2 hours that night! If you could clearly see my face in that picture you would see the enormous black bags under my eyes. (I thought I
The helmet was a challenge. I never worked on a helmet before. Live and learn! Clearly, there are a LOT of issues with it. (The cutout for the head is way too small...) I know better for next time. My wonderful son, Alex, was my second set of eyes, because mine were almost shut...) and did a fantastic job at critiquing for me. He is the best!! That is 99% of the time!!
I had the pleasure of working with my mom, Charlotte, also! She is a fantastic floral designer, in the business for over 15 years and handled all of the floral needs for the wedding! Here is what she made for the tables.
OK! On to the GIVEAWAY!! My girl, Melody, of My Sweet & Saucy, has inspired me to hold a giveaway for my readers! In the next few weeks, I am going to be working on some wedding cake designs AND I am going to ask YOU, my friends, to help me out! I am giving away
Betty Crocker's "Decorating Cakes and Cupcakes" book to one of you! Check it out! It is a wonderful book for beginners with really great and fun ideas!
Here's what you have to do to enter:
- Think of a GREAT wedding cake design that you would love to see me create.
- Post a comment to my blog that you would like to be in the drawing with your wedding cake creation by MIDNIGHT on Friday, Sept. 5th.
- I will randomly select the winner and post the results on Saturday, Sept. 6th. It is that simple!!
I am looking forward to reading ALL of your creative ideas!!!