Vintage Wedding


Recently my lovely friend's daughter asked me if I would be willing to make her wedding cake.  I was thrilled to help, but a bit nervous because I also knew that the groom's mother made wedding cakes herself.  But I tried not to think about that and we started designing the cake.  Their wedding was going to have a vintage feel so they wanted a cake to reflect that feel. Originally she wanted to put a few antique broaches on the cake, but I suggested trying to make them edible.  I had recently purchased the supplies to make my own silicone molds, and I was anxious to give it a try, so we made one mold from her great-grandmother's broach and one from his great-grandmother's broach. 

 The broach at the top of this photo is made from the mold of his great-grandmother's broach, and is done in isomalt (poured sugar).

The broach in the middle and bottom of the photo is made from the mold of her great-grandmother's broach. The center of that broach is poured sugar and the outer parts are white chocolate. Both broaches were then hand painted to get the gold antiqued effect.

This was only the second time I have ever had someone help me work on a cake. One of my previous students wanted to help, so I put her to work helping fill in the lace piping on the sides. She did a great job!

Overall, I am really pleased with the way this cake turned out. It really fit in well with the theme and the gorgeous vintage decorations they used.

 I was honored to be apart of this joyous celebration, and I look forward to seeing God's blessings on this wonderful couple!

Congratulations to Blake and Alexandra! 

 Thank you to my wonderful husband who took all the photos you see here. If you would like to see more of his photos, please stop by The Inkless Book


Kaaren said...

Great job!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Gosh, that's a lovely cake. The edible brooches are a sweet touch.

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