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liltea
« on: June 01, 2010 09:27:17 PM »

So I've been working on the idea of this for about 6 months when the bride (and a friend) asked me to do her wedding cake. If you want to see my original samples then check out this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347104.msg4040938#msg4040938

The concept seemed simple enough but as many bakers and crafters know when one little thing goes wrong it can add hours to a project. In this case it was covering two of the cakes with fondant - it was just a disaster of cracking for some reason! I am not a trained baker at all - it is just a hobby. But I managed to pull it all together the night before and added 75 cupcakes. I handmade the 200 red flowers with a sugar pearl inside each one. The black ribbons are stamped fondant. For my first time I was pretty satisfied (but am also a perfectionist so not completely!)
The cake and cupcakes are white almond wedding cake with a vanilla almond buttercream - simple but delicious.

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010 11:02:19 PM »

I THINK IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL...I also like to "attempt" to make cakes as a hobby but none of mine have ever turned out this good!!!...congrats!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010 12:31:02 AM »

I LOVE the colors! and it is absolutely stunning. I love the deceptive simplicity of the design, fondant is a terror to work with and you made it turn out gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010 02:43:35 AM »

I HAVE TO KNOW WHERE YOU GOT THAT TOPPER!


I love your work, it's gorgeous all the way around!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010 05:29:06 AM »

That's stunning and so simply beautiful!  You must have the patience of a saint to make all those flowers.  I love how they're placed on the cupcakes, it's simply perfect!

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010 06:58:34 AM »

That is absolutely beautiful!!! And I agree with papa justify, where did you or she get that topper from?
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010 07:58:41 AM »

A simple, but elegant cake - not too over the top. I also love the matching cup cakes - awesome idea.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010 08:05:04 AM »

OMG - this is gorgeous!  The ribbon is totally messing with me!  I thought it was real until I reread your write-up.  How'd you do the embossing on it?

I've never been brave enough to attempt flowers.  They turned out absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010 09:13:13 AM »

Lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2010 11:39:38 PM »

Thank you guys! I was a little scared at first but I'm glad I did it. Although I probably will be taking a break for awhile haha. I'm not sure where she got the wedding topper - they're on the honeymoon still but I'll try to ask her when she gets back.
I just used this to make the imprints in the black: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=409-414
The flowers were so simple! I used this flower cutter: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=417-435, bent up the petals, let them dry then placed a sugar pearl in the middle with icing.
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