Edible Sequins & Gumpaste Flowers Wedding Cake

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

Silver Leaf fondant and lace wedding cake

I love carving and creating structured cakes, but I also love making gorgeous wedding cakes.  So when my sweet Cousin got engaged I couldn’t WAIT to sit down with her and designing the cake.  We went through more designs on this cake than any other, BUT once you come up with the perfect design you just KNOW it!

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It’s a HUGE cake, super heavy, but it looked just lovely!  I love the different height’s on the layers and everyone loved all the different flavors too!  We had coconut with coconut filling, strawberry with lemon cream cheese filling, white with white chocolate and chocolate with chocolate!
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Nine Inch Nails cake – light show stage

I love getting a challenge, my Cousin called and asked if I could make a Nine Inch Nails cake for her husband’s birthday this year.  She said, “do whatever” which is fun, but hard, too much possibilities. so I asked her some questions to get the ideas flowing and she started talking about the “Light Show” concert they attended this year and how great the stage was.

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So I started looking up images from the concert. Concert pictures are TOUGH because it’s dark, often foggy, or super bright!  GAH! BUT it seemed like they had a curved backdrop that’s covered in lights and curved light panel that moves up and down.  So I decided to do a stage.
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Trampoline Park Party Cake

I was going through old pictures the other day and I found this cake I made 18 months ago but never shared!  GAH!  I hate it when I forget to share stuff, by the time I do it tends to be out of date.  But my boys (Mr. Topsy Turvy and Computer boy) are celebrating their joint birthday tomorrow at a trampoline park so it seemed to be the perfect time to break it out!

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A local Trampoline park (called Hang Time, thus the lettering, oh and that’s their logo of a jumping figure up top)  invited a bunch of us bloggers out for a family day.  We all had a blast, but it is kind of far away from our house so we never got a chance to go back.  Then out of the blue Computer boy started talking about it!  SO party at the Trampoline park it is!
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Jack O Lantern Mickey Mouse Cake

I was tickled when my Sister called and asked me to make my sweet Nieces 4th birthday cake!  I love this sweet girl and love making cakes for my family, makes it more special when I know and love the recipient.  Anyway, I was even MORE excited when she sent me the picture of what she wanted!

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They were just at Disneyland so they got to see this fun Jack O Lantern Mickey Mouse and my sweet niece fell in love!  Yay~!  I have so much fun comng up with a design plan for carved cakes! Add a Disney theme and I’m in heaven.
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Minecraft Birthday Cake Tutorial

I was planning on taking the summer off from making cakes but I kept getting these AMAZING orders that I couldn’t turn down!  I love getting an order that’s unique, challenging and FUN!!!  When Jyl from Mom It Forward came to me for a Minecraft cake I was super excited!!!

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We started by looking at what was already out there (pinterest) and there was a lot of the same cake repeated over and over again and Jyl wanted something never done before!  I LOOOOOVE that!  So she told me her son’s favorite pieces in minecraft and two of those, the pig and watermelon, became the cake!
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