I've been a little MIA on the blog lately because I've been so busy with events! I truly LOVE baking and cooking for others' special events! It’s always hard work, but I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love!
This week's cake was particularly special for me. I had the wonderful opportunity to make the wedding cake for my sister's best friend, Anna (and groom, Jared).
The wedding was absolutely the most beautiful wedding ceremony I have ever attended! Anna and Jared truly customized the whole day to reflect their love and respect for God and each other.
Designing the cake for Anna and Jared was a lot of fun! Anna was so prepared…she knew exactly what colors and designs she wants…all I had to do was put it all together. Anna LOVES fresh flowers, so in addition to pearls and piping, she wanted lots of flowers. We decided to go with a buttercream cake, with swirls piped on the sides and candy pearls running around the base of the tiers. She then wanted yellow, blue, and white flowers cascading down the whole cake, with a few clusters here and there too.
While doing a buttercream cake in the summer make me nervous, I love the look of fresh flowers and buttercream….so bright and fresh!
I took step-by-step shots of this cake so you can see the transformation from plain cake to beautiful work of art.
Step 1: Buttercream, and stacking the tiers.
Step 2: Placing each candy pearl by hand….I think I counted over 300 pearls.
Step 3: Piping swirls on the side with buttercream. Some brides opt to use a pattern from their dress for the design, but Anna didn't have a specific pattern she wanted, so I just made it up as I went along!
Step 4: The trip there….always the most nerve-wracking part. You never realize how many potholes there are in the road until you’re transporting someone’s wedding cake!
Step 5: Adding the flowers……voila!
Since the cake was in the middle of the room, we decided to add some large clusters in the back too…..you can never really have too many flowers.
Congratulations to Anna and Jared and many blessing on your new life together!