Wedding Ruffles

 There is so much that I like about this cake! A few months back this lovely bride contacted me about making her wedding cake. She already knew exactly what she wanted so the design part was easy.

The topper of this cake is all done with sugar flowers. I ended up making a lot more roses that I had originally planned, but it turned out great, so I don't mind. 

I broke out my pasta roller for this cake and it came in super handy for rolling out all the gum paste for the roses and all the fondant for the cake ruffles.  Awhile back I found instructions for modifying a pasta machine for use with clay, which involves taking apart the pasta machine and removing all the unnecessary parts, leaving only the rollers and the thickness adjustment. I have been scouring the internet looking for those instructions so I could link them here for you, but I have been unsuccessful. If you happen to find that info, let me know!

Anyway, using the pasta machine sure saved me a ton of time (not to mention sore arm muscles from all that rolling)! So between the pasta machine, my new metal ball tool (so very awesome), and my new veining press, I am so very happy with my roses!

At the very top of the topper I made a kind of briar rose/fantasy flower. Since it was a wedding I used pearl stamens just to add a touch of bling without going over the top. 

I also added a bit of sparkle with some luster dust, just on that one flower. Unfortunately that does not show up in pictures well at all.  You can see hints of sparkle if you look at the above photo in full-size, but only just barely in spots.

Overall, I think this is my new favorite wedding cake.


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