Purple and Orange Flowers Wedding Cake

This is a four tier fruit cake.  The tiers are 4″ + 6″ + 9″ + 12″.  The cake is adorned with silver dragees and gumpaste flowers: purple peonies, orange coloured sweetpeas, white ranunculus, pink and white roses, white hydrangeas, white cherry blossoms, buds and gumpaste leaves.

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15th Wedding Anniversary Cake – Green and Pink cake

15th Wedding anniversary cakeThis was a 3 tier wedding anniversary cake.

Cake topper was gumpaste No. 15.  Behind the number topper were wired stars, coiled wires and ribbons.

The tiers were 4″ + 8″ + 12″ square, covered with light green fondant with pink bows.

Adorning the bottom tier was a silhouette couple cut from gumpaste.

Pink butterflies perched delicately at the edges of the tiers.

Roses wedding cake collage

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Just a brief write up on the stages involved in making the wedding cake as shown in the collage.

You can see the cake boards, wraps for the sliced cakes to be served guests at the reception party and the fireworks specifically requested by the bride’s friend.

Next are the packs of homemade fondant waiting to be used.

Next are cakes set for the freezer.  I double wrap in cling film and foil. Also pictured are purple and peach sugar roses and leaves all dried and ready for dusting.

Next set of pictures are the 10″ covered in fondant and dowelled, the 8″ covered in fondant and dowelled and the topsy turvy topped 6″.

Next picture shows cakes all wrapped and ready for packaging.  Cakes were transported individually and set up on arrival at Umuahia in Abia State.

Next is a bowl of dried sugar flowers.

I packed the sliced cakes for guests in cake boxes.  It looked more professional.

This cake, after setting it up, stayed for more than 3  hours in the hot sun.  I couldn’t help it.  There was just no shade for the cake and the ground was sooooo stony so moving the table around was just too risky.  The ground was not level at all. However, the cake survived the heat and all went well. Phew.

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Wedding Cake

wm umuahia wedding cake3This 3-tier wedding cake was 6″ + 8″ + 10″ and each tier was 6 inches tall/high.

The couple’s colours were: lemon-green, peach and purple and it was a lovely combination. I was so busy I forgot to take a picture of the decorated venue.  They combined traditional and white wedding decor.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this cake.

Although I had to go to work everyday, I planned out this order giving myself ample time to bake and make the sugar flowers.

I transported the cake from Port Harcourt, Rivers State to Umuahia, Abia state where the customer had their white wedding reception / traditional wedding (pardon the background.  It was a village setting).

Setting up the cake was smooth and easy but the ground was so stony I was scared the table would fall over.  There was barely any level ground!

This cake was a fruit cake.

The peach color for the sugar roses was Wilton’s.

The purple colour was Sugarfair’s violet.

I dusted the purple flowers with purple petal dust.  It instantly turned the purple to a deep hue.  It was lovely.

Although I had peach petal dust, I did not dust the peach roses as the colour was beautiful on its own.

I made lemon-green coloured leaves and buds as fillers.

Lessons learnt from making the Peony Wedding Cake

Peony wedding cake2Hello everyone.  Hope you’re all doing great.

I made a wedding cake late 2014.  The bride’s colours were purple, lilac and gold.

In making the wedding cake, I learnt a few things.  I always jot down the things I learn while making different cakes so I won’t make the same mistakes next time and if something worked out well, I also note it down to make it easier for me next time too.

I learnt the following things from making the peony wedding cake.

1. The saw-like Wilton cake leveller is not worth it at all. The small wire-like one is even more reliable.

2. A spirit level is very helpful for straight layers.

3. Don’t put two 8″ pans in the oven at the same time.

4. I have the mind of Christ. I was not prepared to buy expensive stamens for the peony flowers (after purchasing those ridiculously priced peony petal cutters) and God gave me a fabulous idea on what to use.

5. Finally, I can do all things through Jesus who helps me.  I worked on this cake after work each day.  It was not funny at all!!! The traffic was hectic. I get home very late and start work immediately on the cake.  I was shocked I could meet up with the deadline.  It was wonderful and encouraged me because I thought I needed to take time off work each time I had a wedding cake but this proved I could do it without sacrificing all my annual leave days.  Hooray.

I will post my timeline for this cake latter. Cheers.