I need help. My daughter is getting married next May, and I am stumped on how to design her cake. The cake topper will be two dragons, but as for the rest, I just can't seem to figure anything out. For the wedding itself, I only need one tier, for them to cut, the rest will be cupcakes, since the event is out of town at a May Day festival. I'm not sure how to decorate the cupckes, or the tier. Then I will need a "reception" cake, which will be held a few weeks later. I want to repeat the dragon topper for the reception cake, but after that I am stumped. She is not a "girly girl", so whimsical, funky, fun. She loves to read, they both go hiking and camping quite often. I'm a wreck! It's my daughters cake and I want it to be perfect. Any thoughts?
Rum cake is traditionally the wedding cake for Caribbean Weddings, its Jamaican Black Cake and I have done this for many weddings here in the states. Its becoming really popular. If they are they honeymooning in the Caribbean it would seal the deal! The cupcakes could also play a Caribbean theme to tie it all in, and there is so much you can do Caribbean wise, thats not not girly girl and all expedition!
Let me know if I can help.
What is the significance of the dragons for them? While it would be time consuming you could make two little dragons kissing. The male could have a bow tie on and the female a bow of top of the head.
You could also design a dragon graphic on a sugar sheet and have them printed for the cupcakes.
When I think of dragons I think of an asian inspired wedding so consider a green tea, chai or jasmine flavored buttercream.
If they like camping and hiking consider making his and her boots for cupcake toppers too.
Just a few thoughts. You have plenty of time but it is right around the corner too! Good luck!
What about making the wedding cake like a castle with the dragons on top? Something like this? You can still easily do one tier for cutting, and the rest as dummies.
This is cute as well, and simple looking
As for the cupcakes, I'm not sure. Maybe keep the dragon theme and move into elements of a knight, or maybe (and I know it's a bit juvenile) elements from How to Train Your Dragon. Or you could go the dragons and fairies and enchanted forest route.
MCurry - The signifigance of the dragon is two fold. First, her fiance's nickname is dragon and secondly they both perform a fire spinning act, which they will be doing shortly after the ceremony. So to me, two dragons atop the cake just seem fitting. Thanks for the flavor ideas, those sound great.
pmarks0 - great ideas. I was thinking of a castle as well and I love that first one. Thanks for the link.
MsMerl - would you mind sharing the recipe for the Rum Cake?
http://www.perfect-wedding-day.com/dragon-cake.html Here are some interesting versions of Dragon wedding cakes.