Mini Pleated Fondant Wedding Cake

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We had a few family weddings this summer.  I always offer to make the wedding cake, but I don’t always get taken up on my offer.  But making cakes for my family and friends is my favorite things, so I’m always excited and honored when I get to.  When I got asked to make a last minute mini cake for family I was thrilled!

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Her dress was a simple Grecian styled dress, with some swoops, pleats and gathering.  With yellow roses decorating the reception!  So I tried to create something as simple and elegant to go along with it.

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Also they requested a mini cake, the bottom tier is 6 inches and the top tier is 4 inches!  This cake is itty bitty, just 10 inches tall!  I wish I’d gotten a picture of the bride holding this itty bitty cake, I think it would have been better to see the scale that way.

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For such a small cake it ended up being a huge headache.  I redid the pleats/gathers 5 times on the first layer.  I had the hardes time getting it right.  I’m still not one hundred percent happy with the end result.  I’d like to try making this cake again.

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This yellow rose looks huge, like my other extra large roses, but it’s actually fairly small in comparison.  I made this with a 3/4 inch center, rather than a 2 inch center that I use for those roses.  I use a pasta roller to get my gumpaste this thin, for more realistic looking petals.

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It’s so cute and little! The most adorable thing ever.  I just wish you could SEE how little it really is.  I loved getting to use my small cake plate too!  It’s more like a 3 cupcake plate most of the time, but it was perfect for this.  It was also a really light cake, most are so heavy that this was a nice change, much easier to deliver!

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You can see here, with the brides hands, that it is smaller than your average cake (either than or she’s a giant!)  I made a special nutella cake flavor for this bride, along with a red velvet and a white almond.  They took the nutella tier on their honey moon to enjoy!  Congrats again newlyweds!

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Ashlee has been cake decorating for 8 year, and blogging for 6+. She has 5 children ages 2-12 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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  1. I didn’t realize how small it actually was until I saw them cutting it! SO cute!
    Jesseca recently posted..Nectarine Galettes

    • right? so itty bitty, I still regret not getting a shot of the bride holding it (her brother brought out the cake and had them cut into it before I knew what was happening!)

  2. That looks SO good. Like, I just drooled all my computer. The fondant looks amazing and I love the simple yellow flower. Very pretty! You’re amazing.

    Brooke

  3. Sheer talent. Love your face.
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  4. Angie Menegay says:

    This looks soooooooooooooo awesome! You’re so talented!

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