Attached is a picture of my dream wedding cake. My fiance has already said that I'm not allowed to make our wedding cake (fair enough - it's a stressful job!). We are thinking of ordering several flavours of cupcakes instead of having a cake. But I still find myself thinking of this dream cake....
Do you think that I could make this giant flower out of gumpaste well in advance and put it on a fake cake just for the display? Does anyone have any recommendations on technique and/or materials, etc.?
Thank you very much.
Someone just started a thread about that cake a few days ago - try searching "ruffle flower cake". I think that was the heading.
Yes, you surely can make that cake and keep it for your wedding day. It is shown on lots of sites. I think kara butin(google that) and her blog will come up and she is showing it also. hth
This was the thread from the other day...
Congrats on your wedding!
Yes, Melissa that's how I got the link to show how to make the rose on the side of the cake. I am dying to make one now.
I think you can definitely manage to make this as a display cake for your wedding! As far as cake decor goes, it is very simple and even a relatively inexperienced caker could get a lovely result. I have done several of these for wedding clients and I've been pleasantly surprised to see how quickly and simply it comes together! You could even start with a purchased sugar rose for the centre if you are not confident making your own roses, and simply make your "exploded" petals separately by hand.
AI actually made this cake for a bride and I used individual large petals. It was so simple once I made the petals! I used royal icing to attach the petals.