99WeddingIdeas.com Wedding Cake Ideas. Everybody loves delicious cake at the wedding. And, you know? You can do it yourself (diy) wedding cake ideas. This post is part two, you can read part one at here.
This helps hold all the layers together and it gives me something to hold onto if there is any tipping while driving. That may sound really bazaar but it’s a little insurance. This is how the cake will look when I leave.
There is a lot of media (flowers) to add to this cake before being done, but I do all of that on site. Then you don’t have to worry about anything falling off on the ride. Before I leave, I also make myself a little kit.
-The extra media I will use for the cake
(for this picture it was edible leaves and acorns………..flowers are usually there for you, left by the bride).
-Piping bag and extra buttercream
-Wet paper towels in a ziplock bag
-Cake cutting guide
-Directions and contact phone number if you get lost.
For this cake, I arrived 2 hours before the ceremony with a 1/2 hour to set up. The sweetest bride was waiting for me and would not get ready until she saw her cake. It was the most romantic, rustic outdoor setting. I finished this cake with flowers, pine cones, acorns, leaves, and blackberries. It was a beautiful country fall wedding.
When I arrived with this buttercream cake it only had the ribbon, piped border, and dots on the cake.
Tips? Start with placement. I look at the cake and all the flowers I have. Then I place little marks on the cake where I want all the bundles of flowers to go. How I do it is, first, I take two large flowers and arrange them side by side. Then, I stick them into the cake or secure them with buttercream where it won’t be seen. Then I add 2 medium sized flowers.
The topper is done in a similar manner. I started with the roses and phonies (big pink) in the middle and added outward with the alstroemeria (small pink) and the greens. The back of the topper.
I hope I have not scared you off from wedding cakes. They are wonderful to accomplish. I walk away after all the work is done feeling like I just climbed Everest. Even if they are not flawless. So begin small, and give it a try. And if you’d really like to enter the wedding cake world, begin making mock wedding cakes for birthday gifts…….just to get in some good practice. And if wedding cakes are not in your future….trust me I understand. But many of the techniques used here can be applied into smaller cakes too. I hope you enjoyed this nod to the romantic side of cake decorating. Happy Decorating!
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