Monday, June 01, 2009

Wedding Cake I Decorated Last Year


Here is a wedding cake I decorated for my friends who had their wedding reception at my parents' house last March. All I did was get some edible flowers from Whole Foods and go to town. I got organic roses for the cake because roses from the flower shops are likely sprayed with chemicals and not edible. The cake is sitting on a simple piece of cardboard covered in white paper. If you are lucky enough to live in a place where roses and other flowers grow, just go pick some for free.

11 comments:

LadyOscar said...

If you pick roses somewhere, make sure to let them sit around for a bit before using them to make sure there are no ants or anything living inside. It's very sad when your romantic gesture eats someone's box of cookies. Not that I know anything about that.

kerry said...

How gorgeous are those cakes!!! I went to a wedding where the bride made her own cake, and she did the same kind of thing- white frosting with flowers. It was really nice.

Pat said...

In my former life, I was a photo stylist and had to make all sorts of things for photo shoots.

I took a fabulous book from the library called Colette's Cakes and made an equally fabulous cake for a party for my Mom's Big Birthday...maybe 75.

Now...I made my wedding gown and it was good enough for my sister to wear for Halloween about ten years later!

Reiven said...

that cake is very pretty. What kind of frosting is it? Most white frostings have no flavor, but I can't imagine you would make one like that. I did not know roses were edible!

Wide Lawns said...

It's just a white buttercream with almond flavoring. Yes, roses are edible if they aren't sprayed with chemicals. They make jelly and candies with them in other countries. You can also make jelly out of rose hips which are the fruits the rose bushes make when the flower falls off. They're a good source of vitamin C. Who would have thought?

the Bag Lady said...

Those cakes are lovely.

I have made several wedding cakes over the years, and I agree about fondant icing. Tastes like hell, but looks so pretty. I love working with it, but know several other cake decorators who hate working with it.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the flowers!
I made my own wedding cake and we gathered fresh nasturtiums from my parents garden (I wore green and gold as my colours)for the decorations.
With ivy draped all around it, it looked as good as a Homes and Gardens creation!

Reiven said...

You just reminded me that I have had rose ice cream! It was really good too. :-)

JoeinVegas said...

Sorry you live so far away, I'd be willing to trade one of my lemon pies for one of your cakes, looks and sounds great.

Bella Weddings said...

You're my new favorite blogger!

I gotta thing for wedding & birthday cakes also! My English mother-in-law always decorates my May birthday cake with candied violets. SO PRETTY.
Be checking in with you!

Vickie/BellaWeddings

lisa said...

If you like working woth fondant but hate it taste try Satin Ice fondant ..It is easier than Wilton to roll the colors are vibrant and it taste..yummy!! i have tell my kids no when I am creating fondant cakes...good luck..ps Cake boss uses satin ice...

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