Sunday, June 2, 2013

Lace Wedding Cake "Dress"

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to watch one of my oldest friends tie the knot with her high school sweetheart. I was even more fortunate to be able to create her wedding cake and be a small part of her big day! A lot of preparation and heart went into this one- from the tasting we did last fall, to the making the playlist I jammed out to while baking it. The bride Molly had a specific vision for her wedding that she wanted the cake to compliment, and we ended up designing it around the beautiful lace details on her dress. The result was a very elegant and traditional tiered cake with a little twist. You can check out my pinterest page for Molly and Michael to see what I used for inspiration. Here was the original sketch:

The venue for Molly's wedding was the gorgeous Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington, Va. The event coordinators along with the catering staff were wonderful to work with and a big help to me when setting up the cake on the day of the wedding. The room it was sitting in was so beautiful it made the cake look that much better. Molly had provided a vintage style mirror for the cake to sit on, and the flowers were given to me for the table by the venue manager.

The topper was also provided by the bride and groom, and has been in Michael's family for over 65 years of happy marriages.

The first and third tiers are dark chocolate cake with raspberry mousse filling. They're covered with an ivory tinted Italian buttercream frosting and detailed with delicate fondant lace. 

The middle tier is lemon lavender cake also filled with raspberry mousse. This one is covered in fondant, and ruched to look like the sash on Molly's wedding dress. 

A close up of the lace details.

 Me with the bride and groom after I had changed into guest-mode.

Nothing but the best wishes for these two, and couldn't have been happier to be included in their big day.

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