October 11, 2010

Gold Laurel Leaves on a Wedding Cake

For the wedding this last weekend, I was asked to do the cake. It was my first and last wedding cake I think. A wedding is too much pressure for little me. But that being said, I still had fun.
The design is mainly derived from a Martha Stewart cake with a couple of tweaks. Normally I would have designed the cake but the family liked this one, so I went with it. I will take credit for all the work though!

There were two flavors, a pumpkin chocolate chip nut, and a really moist chocolate. I mean moist. Both from scratch. I don't believe in boxed cake...if you can even call it cake.

The frosting is butter-cream. The laurel leaves are made from gum paste sprayed with an edible gold spray and the little decorative ribbon is made of royal icing—both were made a few weeks ahead of time.
The cakes were displayed all together, in front of three vintage doors and mirrors. I knew they would come in handy!
8 hours of baking and 12 hours of decorating later...we ended up with a gorgeous cake set. I think the two accompanying cakes really help finish off the look and would recommend it again.


Amanda Sevall said...

Wow!!! What a cake Anna!!! It's amazing!!! :)

Laurie said...

It's Beautiful!!!

Sherry H said...

You never cease to amaze me Anna! Brilliant! All of it! I do so love the mirrors!
(I used a lot of exclamation marks too, you just need to)

Megan said...

Always full of fabulous ideas. It turned out amazing. I can't wait to see more pictures.

Heidi said...

It was amazing (looking and tasting)!!! Great job and thanks for doing it. Your the best!