I was asked to make a 25th wedding anniversary cake for a special couple for their party they were having to celebrate. They provided a photograph of a cake they liked and asked for something similar.
The cake was a 2 tier lemon sponge cake with vanilla frosting filling covered in fondant. The cake had fondant drapes (swags) around both tiers with bows on the corner – which I made using the bow mould I had borrowed from Victoria Rose.
The writing and bow needed to be in silver which can always be a bit of fun if you don’t have any edible silver spray as I find this is often the easiest way to create a fantastic silver effect. I didn’t have any in the cupboard so I used edible silver powder and a paint brush, this can get messy so make sure you have kitchen roll out and a place for them to dry off. Steaming them once you have covered them in silver can produce a fantastic shimmer on them too and remove any loose powder.
The models were made from fondant mixed with some petal paste to make them stronger, they also had a couple of cocktail sticks to make sure they remained stood up in position!
This cake was fun to make as it had a few different skills and decorations to be made.
Wishing Jayne and Michael a very happy 25th Wedding Anniversary.
When we heard the exciting news about our friends tying the knot we knew a fantastic cake was to be created for their special day. We sat with the happy couple and went through some ideas with them to gain an insight into would like. The decision was made to make a wonky cake (also known as a mad hatter cake, tospy turvy cake or asymmetrical cake).
I was a little nervous about this as I had not done a wonky cake as a wedding cake before and the idea of making a wonky cake look wedding cake perfect seemed a challenge, however I was working with my cake partner in crime Lou Lou and I had great faith that she could carry us through this challenge.
We had the style sorted, colour scheme as purple, silver and ivory, our friend Chris was making a fimo bride and groom along with fimo models of their cats as a surprise and we were having petal paste flowers – the plan was in place.
I headed over to Lou Lou’s house with the petal paste flowers, where she had baked the cakes all ready for decorating and we got to work icing and decorating the cake. It took us two evenings to get the cake finished and it all went fairly smoothly. We work really well as a team, getting on with things, talking things through when needed, keeping on top of the cleaning and mainly having fun. By the end of the first night we had a clean kitchen along with a cake all iced and stacked ready for the detail. The second night we had Chris with us as he had finished the fimo characters and they were ready for the cake. We set to decorating the cake, added the bride, groom, cats and flowers to get an idea of the finished piece and then stepped away happy with our creation.
The cake was set up at the wedding in time for the wedding breakfast as a surprise as they were not expecting it to be set up until the evening do. The cake looked amazing and the happy couple loved it. Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Jones, we had such a fantastic day and wish you years of happiness and laughter together. Thanks for letting us make your wedding cake we had a lot of fun!
The top tier was lemon which we placed in a box and gave to the bride and groom to take home and enjoy. The second tier was chocolate, then lemon, with the bottom tier vanilla. The flowers we white roses and purple lisianthus made from edible petal paste. I had never made lisianthus before and I am now proud to add them to my flower collection.