Posts Tagged ‘zebra’
Weddings can happen any weekend of the year and a holiday weekend is no exception. Here are the three wedding cakes that I created on Sunday, May 30, 2010 for three very special couples. Each cake was different and created to their specifications–as always.
The first delivery went to Troy, MI and I arrived before the florist so the cake is “naked” it’s topper and extra floral decorations. Each tier had a different design but all worked well together.
The second delivery took me out to Shelby, MI to Cherry Creek Country Club. The bride decided at the last minute (5 days before the wedding!) that she did not like the “display” cake the venue was going to provide for her wedding. That’s when the mother of the bride called Party Cakes. We arranged to create a four tiered wedding cake display and the decorations included crystals, pearls, and gold leaf vines, all of which had to cascade down the front of the cake.
There was no topper so I had to create something that would use the decorations that were given to me. Oh yes, the cake had to “shimmer” so I applied many layers of pearl dust with the airbrush machine. The next photos show the detail of the decorations on two tiers. If you look closely, you will see the “shimmer” affect created by the airbrush machine. It looks “wet.”
The final wedding cake delivery went to Southfield at the Silver Gardens. The theme of this wedding was “zebra” print, which was quite appropriate since the couple were married at the Zoo. For decorating purposes, this cake took the most amount of time to create. Each stripe is cut from black fondant icing and then pieced onto each tier of the cake. There is NO pattern to follow and everything is done freehand. Note: I am not responsible for the selection of the cake topper. That was solely the responsibility of the wedding couple.
Beginning at 8:45am on Sunday morning, all three deliveries were completed by 1pm.
Animal prints are alive and well in Michigan cake designs. Everyone wants the Zebra print and it is so fun to do. Here is a great idea to incorporate all three designs into one cake but could easily made into one theme for all three tiers. Later this spring, I will be creating an all Zebra print three tier wedding cake so look for that posting in June.
This cake was created with an icing base and then overlaid with black fondant stripes for the zebra. The giraffe base icing was tinted golden color and then cutouts from chocolate fondant were added for the “spots.” Since the leopard print is very similar in color to the giraffe, I decided to remove the tan background color and replace it with white, which had a bit of pink to it because this was created as a birthday cake for mom. The leopard print was made with fondant sheets printed from my computer’s printer equipped with non-toxic inks. So IF this was a REAL cake, everything would be edible. However, since the client was transporting this cake to Tennessee, we needed something that would not fall apart in the car. The client will pick this up today. I hope she likes the design!