The cake was alternating round and petal shaped tiers. All tiers were red velvet filled with vanilla buttercream and were covered in ivory whitechocolate fondant. Each tier was wrapped in a gold ribbon, and gold bows and ribbons were draped from each round tier. There is a trail of golden gumpaste butterflies going from the bottom towards the top tier. The monogram is royal icing that was painted gold to match the color scheme. The topper is 2 dozen or so hand made gumpaste roses that were sprayed in the same gold shimmer as the butterflies. A few butterflies also sit on the roses:
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The flavours were rainbowlicious/vanilla buttercream, chocolate/chocolate butter cream, and vanilla bean/vanilla butter cream. The entire cake was covered in purple white chocolate fondant sprayed with purple shimmer. The top and bottom tiers were quilted and decorated with lavender sugar pearls. The calas were handmade and colored to match the theme. The mongram was done in royal icing and matched the font from the invitation.
Here's the happy couple:
Don't they look great? Melissa loves my cake soooo much, that she wanted to take some on her honeymoon with her (I'm sure if given the chance, Glenn woulda been left behind!). I told her I loved the idea of a honeymoon cake and told her it would be my gift to them on one condition - I choose the design. They agreed and wrote me afterwards to tell me how much they loved it and how it kept them laughing:
They must have really liked it, because this is the photo they sent me of the cake on the bed in their hotel room when they checked in!