Calla Lily Wedding Cake

Decorating By skittles2120 Updated 15 Apr 2008 , 2:28am by minorfan

skittles2120 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 12:28am
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I am doing a 3 tiered wedding cake with ribbon on the bottom of each tier. The top tier will be slanted and there will be a calla lily spray on the top and then a single one between the two bottom tiers. What I'm wondering is if I plan on doing a 6" cake on top and slanting it a bit, what size of calla lily spray would look good? I am going to buy a gum paste one because I don't know how to make them yet. The one the bride likes is 4.5" x 8". Do you think that will look too big on the top or will it look okay?

Thanks,
Jess

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cakedout Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:56am
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If the callas are overly gigantic in the spray, it should look OK with some of them draping over the edge a bit.

Your cake sounds very pretty-we'll definitely need to see a picture when it's done!

minorfan Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 2:28am
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Check out my photos - did one like this with that size spray on a 6" cake for the top.

I also ended up making over 200 calla lillies - not a hard as you think. Need a spade cutter. Center is a piece of fondant/gumpaste rolled over a wire that is bent on the end, then use yellow sugar or luster dust on it - i dipped mine in a little vodka then added sugar.

Wrap the spade cut out - made little lines on each one , on to the center and rolled back some of the edges.

Later added floral tape and leaves and then made into bunches.

Though it is much easier to just buy the sprays, was nice to learn how to be able to make some additional decorations.

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