This was also a wedding cake that I made to take to the Detling wedding show in October. I had designed a set of stationery and wanted to create a cake that complimented these. I wanted a very simple looking cake which made a feature of it’s flowers and that showed the same damask pattern that featured on the invitations but without it being overpowering…
The idea that I had was to include the same damask pattern onto the board. I covered the board in icing / fondant and hand painted a replica of the design. Despite the amount of hand numbing hours it took to hand paint the intricate pattern it was definitely worth it, I loved how this cake looked when I stacked the tiers onto the design. The cake itself was 3 tiers made up of a 5 inch on top, 7 inch in the middle and 9 inches on the bottom. Each tier is 5 inches in height.
The flowers on the cake are gumpaste peonies, I loved making these. I created 2 large peonies and 2 smaller ones for the board. I used a set of peony cutters and veiners which added the extra detail when you are up close.
If you would like to see matching wedding invitations, table numbers, Save the dates and menus all designed to match this cake then take a look at the galleries on my other website dedicated to all things weddings, The Little Touches.