When my sister mentioned doing an inspiration wedding shoot for fun I wasn’t sure what to expect. She worked with a ton of local vendors to create this lovely wedding shoot and I got to create whatever I wanted within the overall theme. Check out the FULL shoot at Chelsea Peterson Photography! It’s completely gorgeous!
I was giving the colors, the florist picked the flowers and I decided I wanted to try edible sequins! The cake design came together easily after that. It’s so fun to be able to design a full wedding cake myself to show off what I can really do! If you follow me on Pinterest you’ve probably seen all the great metallic cakes I’ve been pinning like mad!
A great time to experiment with new ideas, like edible sequins! I tried about 4 different techniques experimenting trying to create the look I was going for! I am so so SO happy with the final look! Next week I’ll share a tutorial sharing what did and did NOT work for me to, so you can try it for yourself.
I used the DRESS (holy gorgeous) as inspiration for the cake. It’s a blush Maggie Sottero dress with lace and BLING, so I wanted to bring that to the cake. I used cake stencils with royal icing to add some bright white details over the blush layer, flowy and lacy without being a full lace layer.
And of course the FLOWERS!!!! Peony’s, Ranunculus and Dahlia’s were the flowers the florist was trying to get so that’s what I made for the cake. I made 4 of each, so 12 in all! I was nervous people wouldn’t know what they were, but it sure was fun to make them all! But SO time consuming, I don’t think I slept for 3 nights straight.
I’ll link to the tutorials once I have them up! I am so so SO happy with how they all turned out! We had two break on the way over, but that’s why I made so many! Extra’s and back ups are a necessity. At the last min I decided to add some fondant leaves on green covered wires. I had never done that before but I felt it needed something and I’m so happy I did!
Cakes like this are a dream to make, and I love how fun and unique wedding cakes can be! How about you? I wish I could get married again, I tease my husband, who HATES parties and social events of all kinds, that he’s going to have to suck it up and pretend to enjoy an anniversary party at some point cause I want to have the large cake and big dress again!
And of course the obligatory “this is really a cake” picture. These models did an amazing job, check out how great they look together after just knowing each other for just 30 mins! My husband and I have been together for almost 14 years and I don’t think he looks at me as lovingly, certainly not for a picture!