Vintage Wedding Cake With Ranunculus

This is my very first wedding cake, made for my brother and beautiful new sister-in-law. The wedding was on my sister's farm, and the couple wanted everything to be rustic and homey, yet elegant. I knew I wanted a relaxed, vintage look with lots of flowers. The bride also used lots of vintage blue tin cans, blue mason jars, burlap, & raffia in her decor, so I used these as my jumping point. The flavors also needed to be rustic & natural. The cake was a vanilla buttermilk studded with fresh blackberries (picked from the farm), and was filled with alternating layers of blackberry confit and almond buttercream. Delish! The sugar flowers included ranunculus, peonies, sunflowers, lily of the valley, hydrangeas, tulip buds, filler flowers, dusty miller, and lamb's ear leaves. Photos by Teddi Yaeger Photography (many thanks for her beautiful work).

I also made cupcakes & a dessert buffet for the reception.

I know it's not perfect, but I was pretty darn proud of my first wedding production!


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