Thursday, November 4, 2010
An Elegant Wedding Cake for R + R
The last wedding cake of the month was for a former student of mine (in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades -- it's amazing she isn't scarred for life!). For her wedding she wanted a mid-century modern yet classic cake that reflected the bride and groom's elegant tastes. Inside is a lemon 7up cake with a pineapple curd filling (yum!). It is covered in white fondant and the middle tier has leaves and leaf patterns that are dusted with a fine edible glitter and formed into floral motifs. Her topper choice was a custom brushed aluminum set of initials.
The best part of this cake (in my opinion) was the cake stand. I wanted little round feet in the corners but couldn't find any locally and wasn't willing to spend a fortune to order it over the Internet. So my inventive husband took the small wooden balls I found at Michael's, made these cool little tapered legs to go with them, put them all together, painted them pewter to match the ribbon, and made me a cake stand that rocks. It really made the cake special and I appreciate all of his help.