5 tier wedding cake with personalised handmade fimo cake toppers

 

This has to be, to date, my favourite cake I have made ūüôā¬† I really enjoyed making it and it turned out to be the tallest cake I have created.

This wedding cake was 5 tiers of different flavours.  The bottom tier was Limoncello sponge cake, next tier up was Chocolate Orange with chunks of Chocolate Orange in the sponge, next was vanilla sponge with salted caramel buttercream, then a traditional victoria sponge with raspberry filling, with the top tier being fruit cake with marzipan.

Each tier was over 10cm tall.

 

Clarkee and Burkeys Wedding April 2014 (3)

The cake toppers were made from Fimo and were personalised with little traits to represent the Bride, Groom and their little girl, I also did a bunch of Fimo flowers so they can all be kept together as a keepsake.  I provided a clear box for them to be displayed in, which will also help keep them dust free.

Clarkee and Burkeys Wedding April 2014 (6)

The flowers were made from flower paste.¬† They were white ranunculus which were the same flowers the Bride’s bouquet was made up off.¬† I hadnt made a ranunculus before and they were a little tricky as the first three I made just looked like roses!¬† I finally realised it was the cutter I was using, so I headed to Centre Attraction in Old Swan and bought a new petal cutter set which solved all my problems and allowed me to create some gorgeous flowers.

Real Ranunculus
Real Ranunculus 
Sugar paste ranunculus
Sugar paste ranunculus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were invited to the Evening Do and it was lovely to see everyone enjoying the cake and discussing the flavours.  Chocolate Orange has since become my new favourite flavour too!

The Bride and Groom have a love of Limoncello which is why they requested a tier of the cake to be this flavour.  The sponge was made using lemon juice and rind, then once baked and cooled the cake was drizzled in a Limoncello syrup before being covered in icing.   I used a Jamie Oliver recipe for this Рclick here to visit his page.

For this cake I used Massa Ticino ready roll fondant for the first time and WOW!¬† It was tough to use at first as it was rather hard and difficult to knead, but once I started rolling it out and covering the cake I was hooked.¬† The fondant is very easy to use, it doesn’t tear or create any elephant skin corners and gives the cake a near perfect finish.¬†¬† It is more expensive than other brands so maybe not worth using on all cakes, but I will be using it for all future wedding cakes as the finish it provides is priceless.

Wishing Clarkee and Burkey a long and happy marriage together and enjoy your fruit cake at Christmas ūüôā

 

 

 

Back to the Future Wedding Cake

So the 21st of October 2015 was the date in Back to the Future II that Marty McFly and the Doc travelled to, from 1985.  Scott and Dave took this as their theme for their wedding and had asked for a Back to the Future themed wedding cake Рthis was going to be super exciting!!

The plans started coming together and the cake included a model of the delorean, a hover board with boots, the clock face from the famous clock tower and fimo models of the 2 grooms along with their pet dogs – it was jammed packed with character.

My friend Chris made the fimo models of the 2 grooms and the 2 dogs and they turned out super cute.

Fimo cake toppers
Fimo cake toppers

 

The delorean was made from homemade marshmellow rice crispies, covered in icing, with the detail then added.  It was lifted off the board slightly with the wheels turned so it looked like it as taking off.  A couple of LED lights were added to the back of the car too, which when set up reflected on the nearby wall and looked fantastic.

Lights for the Delorean
Lights for the Delorean

 

The hover board was made from icing mixed with tylo powder to give it the strength to keep its shape.  The boots were made from homemade marshmellow rice crispies and then covered in icing.  We also had the time display from the delorean printed onto edible icing with significant dates on it which sat behind the boots and board, again with another LED light pointing up at it.

Back to the future wedding cake Scott and Dave (17)

The fimo models were placed on the top tier of the cake with the clock face inbetween Scott and Dave, and we used another LED light behind the clock.

Back to the future wedding cake Scott and Dave (7)

This cake was so much fun to make and using LED lights in the cake design for the first time was alot of fun.¬† They are small twist on LED battery powered lights and they stay lit for hours and don’t get hot, so you position them, switch them on and step away.

 

I had to purchase a new tool for the cake which was a rainbow dust pearlescent white click-twice brush, this was to create the lightening effect detailed over each tier.  Sadly the brush was too thick to use to draw the lightening, however I simply squeezed some of the pearlescent dust out into a small tray, then using a very thin paint brush I added the detail and it worked brilliantly.

Guitar cake for a wedding

When I was asked to do a wedding cake, at that point I had any idea what the request would entail. The details started to come in and the request was a life sized guitar and of course I heard myself saying yes!!

I could not believe my luck when my friend Lou Lou informed me she had a life sized guitar cake to do, so I booked in to help her out and Lou booked herself in for helping out for the wedding cake – perfect team work.

I really enjoyed making the cake and I love it when Lou and I get together to cake, we always have loads of fun and keep each other calm.

The cake was made from 2 x 10″ square lemon sponge cakes, layered and carved to shape. I was honoured to have my friend Matthew make a wooden board for the cake which included a raised board for the fret to lie on – it was the perfect, sturdy board I needed for the cake and it proved its worth during the car trip to the venue, when the cake slipped but no damage was done as the board kept its shape. We felt like Ace of Cakes having a board made!

The guitar was modelled on a Les Gibson, the preferred guitar for Slash from Guns n Roses. On some of his guitars he has a logo of a smoking snake wearing a top hat – I wanted to give the cake a unique, special design so I created a version of this logo incorporating the initials of the happy couple and I was really happy with the outcome. I used printed copies of the picture and letters, transferred them onto acetate, then made it out of icing and painted it with edible colouring mixed with rejuvenating fluid.

The strings were made from embroidery thread, using 1 strand for each strong and secured round a cocktail stick that was then stuck into the cake and covered with icing – it worked really well.

To ensure we had enough cake for all the guests there was also a 10″ cake, kept simple in decoration to sit next to the guitar, this cake was a chocolate sponge.

I was really happy with how it turned out and have come up with a number of different things I would do next time I get a guitar cake order – so bring them on!!

 

 

Life sized guitar
Life sized guitar

 

 

 

Louise ad Emlyn’s wedding cake 4 tier wonky purple, silver and ivory

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!

4 tier wonky wedding cake
4 tier wonky wedding cake
<img class="size-medium wp-image-5287" alt="Handmade flowerpaste flowers & Fimo bride and groom " src="http://www.hoursoffun.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tier-wonky-wedding-cake-purple-silver-and-ivory-1-300×195.jpg" width="300" height=" Handmade flowerpaste flowers & Fimo bride and groom
Handmade fimo cat
Handmade fimo cat
Handmade cat & flowers
Handmade cat & flowers

 

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.

Cadbury Purple 3 tier wedding cake simple and elegant

The weekend gone was a super busy and fun packed one, with Saturday requiring delivery of a wedding cake up in Morecambe, then over to my Mum and Dad’s to celebrate my Dad’s birthday by having a family lunch then a trip to watch Morecambe play Burton.¬† This was the first ever football game for nephew so we were keen to be there for this momentous occasion, even if Morecambe didn’t¬†step up to the event¬†and the game resulted in a 0-0 draw!

Sunday was all about the craft fair at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, click here to read all about it.

The week leading up to all this fun needed to be well planned and there would be little time for sitting and relaxing as I worked my way though stock preparation and cake decorating.      Fun as all this is, I was still feeling a little sorry for myself with my forever growing and never-ending to do list, when all I wanted to do was slob onto the sofa and watch The Waltons!

The cake had a simple design – 3 tiers of cake, each tier¬†separated¬†by blocks to allow a gap for flowers to be placed between the layers.¬† There were having silk flowers and I had arranged¬†to meet with the¬†florist Val,¬†at the hotel when we arrived.¬† She was absolutely¬†amazing¬†and she offered to meet us at what ever time suited with us travelling up from Liverpool and she lived locally.¬†¬†¬† This was re-assuring as it can be rather nerve-racking¬†doing¬†a cake when you don’t¬†actually know what the flowers will look like or how it will all look when put together.

The cake set up went smoothly and Val was there to meet us and show us the flowers, which meant we could pop some on the cake¬†for a photo before we left, as Val was then staying to fix all the flowers in place around the cake.¬† The hotel had even set up a cake stand which meant I didn’t have to leave mine there and ask my Mum to collect it the following day.

The cake looked fab once all set up with the bride and groom on the top, the colours matched well and the flowers looked gorgeous and I have since received feedback the cake was loved and enjoyed, yeay!

I have never done a cake this style before; separated with flowers around each tier.  I enjoyed the new challenge and I would like to try one next that uses decorative pillars to separate the tiers.

This cake had a fruit cake bottom tier with marzipan, a vanilla sponge with buttercream as the middle tier and the top tier was chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream.

Congratulations to Andy and Linda, hope you had an amazing wedding day.

Wedding cake picture – Apologies I forgot to include a full picture!

If you read my last post about a 3 tier heart shaped wedding cake, you may have wondered why I didn’t include a photograph of the full cake.¬† I forgot!¬† I meant to and had cropped a photograph ready but appear to have not uploaded it.

If you didn’t read here click here.

I thought I would also include the close up photographs of the flowers again too!

   

3 tier heart shaped wedding cake with royal blue and turquoise roses

I came home from my brother in law’s wedding and started to pack up the cake things, when I realised I had another wedding cake due in about 3 weeks time.¬† This meant that the cake equipment needed to stay out and I really should start making flowers that week.¬† This just seemed too much!¬† I wanted to get on my website and prioritise that for a few days, so I stepped out of the kitchen and decided I would start after the weekend.

The colour scheme for the cake was royal blue, turquoise and white.¬† I headed to the cake shop to enquire about coloured icing as I needed sugar paste for the flowers, only to be told they didn’t do it – not good news!¬† I did not fancy colouring sugar paste as it takes some time to knead in the colour as the icing is quite tough.¬†¬† I did some research and headed to another cake shop and managed to find some ready coloured blue which just needed a little tweaking, and I purchased a dust to mix with others I already had to create turquoise.

I again loved making the flowers and was really happy with them.

The design was a 3 tier heart-shaped wedding cake.  It was placed on a S-shaped stand with a spray of flowers on each tier.  I did frills around the cake sides and piped with glace icing around the edge of each cake.

The top-tier was a Jamaica fruit cake with marzipan, the middle tier was chocolate sponge with chocolate frosting and the bottom tier was madeira cake.

Just spotted I havent included a picture of the cake in full, I will sort that evening and post it – sorry!!

 

Congratulations James and Mash, hope you had a fantastic day.