I love surprises. Well…good surprises. Surprises like emails from out of the blue, a couple of weeks before a reception, and I am actually able to do another cake.
Like this one. With a bride that says go for it.
Having gotten married already, but now having a reception at home, this bride was wanting not the traditional white cake, but Tiffany Blue. And white. And pink. And, well, brown. Oh yeah, and pearls and bling. I drew several sketches, threw them all away, and decided I couldn’t come up with anything.
And then I drew a couple more.
In the end, I had to eliminate either the pink or the brown, so, the brown had to go. I incorporated the pink into the center of the ruffles, and faded it out as I neared the edges. I added pearls and bling to the Tiffany Blue and White Fondants. I used string to etch the top two layers. I rolled and curled ribbons for hours. I sprayed luster. I have 14 thousand tiny silver dragees in my floor. Gosh, they are tiny little suckers and do they ever bounce bounce bounce across the hardwood.
But I am thrilled with the result.
It is soft, flowy, and the color is just breathtaking. And the ruffles? Well, while they are a labor of love, they are so dramatic it’s worth every minute spent on them.
What do you think? It’s different, for sure…like or dislike?
Congratulations Melissa & Justin!