Oh how excited I was to get an order for a Steampunk themed wedding cake! In the initial consultation the bride said she was doing a Steampunk theme for her wedding, & I went “Oh cool! I LOVE Steampunk!” She was so surprised, & said I was the only baker she talked to who even knew what it was! Heck, I have a whole Pinterest board on Steampunk! LOVE it!
When the bride sent me the pictures of the hat she was wearing, I immediately knew that HAD to go on the cake! Her theme specifically featured Steampunk butterflies & keys, so I incorporated lots of both into the design. The colors are the colors featured in the wedding.
With the exception of the large flower on the hat, all flowers & butterflies are wafer paper. From the bottom up: The cake board is hand cut & painted to look like aged copper. The bottom tier is a Hot Chocolate cake with Chocolate Chip Cookie dough filling, which I painted to look like wood. Gumpaste & modeling chocolate gears & decor. The next tier up is a styrofoam dummy to ensure plenty of support for the topsy turvy corset, & it is wrapped in wafer paper featuring Steampunk keys & clocks. The corset is Disco Lemonade cake with Lemon Meringue buttercream filling & icing. Fondant & Cake Lace decor. The top hat is Black Velvet Oreo cake with Peanut Buttercream filling. Gumpaste flower & wafer paper feather.