Wedding And Grooms Cake

Decorating By koneal84 Updated 2 Aug 2014 , 5:40pm by costumeczar

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koneal84 Posted 31 Jul 2014 , 10:49pm
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AI have been asked to make a square wedding cake to resemble a wedding dress. I'm not sure how to get this accomplished. Any help would be great. [IMG][/IMG]

I've also been asked to make a grooms cake to resemble this cake and write roll on one side of the A and tide on the other. Not sure how to achieve that don't. I am also needing help on the houndstooth. I'm not sure if there is a cut out or a stencil or what I can buy to achieve this. If you could please help me would be greatly appreciated.



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-K8memphis Posted 1 Aug 2014 , 3:02am
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Ai think i've seen stencils for the houndstooth or you could have an edible image printed--

for that dress -- right before fondanting, i'd lay fondant sausages, aka tree trunks all over where I wanted them on the cake -- then right quick after fondanting i'd carve/sculpt out the trees trunks to still be attached but stand out and be 3-d-- later i'd color them and add papery thin leaves

because the design on the cake is so flat i'd just enjoy making it 3-d ish -- just to add that little bit of depth and i think i'd pearl dust the heck out of the white part of the cake

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koneal84 Posted 1 Aug 2014 , 12:01pm
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AThe cake is not going to be covered in fondant. Both cakes will be covered with buttercream.

What color fondant would you use since this tree kinda looks like birch? I'm sorry never had to make a cake like this before.

I'm going to look at hobby lobby today and hopefully find a stencil.

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-K8memphis Posted 1 Aug 2014 , 12:21pm
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if you think about it, a tree is just branches and sticks -- you could pipe those on if you practice -- or you could cut your own stencil but it's just sticks and leaves --


for color i'd use combination of green brown & gray -- the leaves i'd use yellow & brown


best to you

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cazza1 Posted 1 Aug 2014 , 1:31pm
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You can now buy a silicone 'onlay' mat to do houndstooth.  Just google houndstooth onlay.

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pj22 Posted 1 Aug 2014 , 3:25pm
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I'd definitely recommend an edible image print for the houndstooth...much easier and saves time, specially since it is a flat sheet cake.

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FrostedMoon Posted 1 Aug 2014 , 4:49pm
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I think Wilton has a branch & leaf mold if you prefer going that route.  I would experiment using a dark brown fondant and then using white food coloring to paint over it to create the birch look. Or maybe use white and try painting with the dark.  I googled "birch camo wedding cakes" and saw quite a few that might help you decide how to create this look.  I found one on Pinterest (sorry, I can't tell where the original pic is from) that looks like what I'm trying to describe.


Also, I apologize for commenting totally off topic, but I'm a bit obsessed with wedding gowns and I just checked out  I had no clue anything like that existed.  I am speechless, and that doesn't happen very often.  

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koneal84 Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 5:11pm
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AThank you to everyone so much. I will be practicing this tomorrow. Everyone has helped me with this. The picture of the wedding cake is exactly what I am wanting to achieve.

I will post up a practice picture. Hopefully will be what I'm wanting.

I ordered the houndstooth onlay. I didn't want to spend the money on it but I figured in south Mississippi there are so many people here that like Alabama a lot. Hopefully will get more orders to pay for it lol.

Frosted Moon- I didn't know they made these dresses either. I am an outdoors person and I think I would of got one of these for my wedding dress. I love it.

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costumeczar Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 5:40pm
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Just make sure to use a very light hand when you're putting the branches on the cake. I'm sure we've all seen enough "branch and leaves" cakes that actually look like a giant poop crawling up the side of the cake. You have to keep it stick-like and not snake-like or it will be unfortunate.

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