Thursday 30th June 2016
Pastels, sprinkles, sparkles, beautiful flowers, gems and jewels – so much fun can be had when creating a wedding cake based on the current trends and styles.
Below are 3 of my favourite styles and techniques you could use to dream up a cake fit for a fairy tale.
With this style of wedding cake you are able to paint a picture of happily ever after.
You can create this style using the silhouettes cutter range from Patchwork Cutters and Renshaw Dahlia Black flower and modelling paste. They are quick and easy to use together but very effective, especially when placed against a contrasting background.
Keep it simple by sticking with black and white, it looks contemporary and you can add an extra pop by using a key colour here and there. I really like the stand-out red umbrella on Galyna Harb’s cake, and the simplistic but lovely heart addition to Laura Jane Cake Design’s engagement cake.
Alternatively you can go all out by adding colour to the base of the cake. You can do this by using coloured Ready to Roll Icing to cover the cake, creating different shades of the same colour by paling down white fondant icing to create an ombre effect. You could also apply colour by using an airbrush or painting on the colour.
L-R: Galyna Harb, Laura Jane Cake Design
Add painted detail directly onto the icing surface by first diluting food colour with cooled boiled water and mixing with Rainbow Dust Snow Drift. A paint palette is handy to use when using a variety of colours. Just be sure it is only used for cake decorating.
You can also mix the diluted paste food colours with a white lustre dust for a different effect.
Painting your wedding cake is the perfect opportunity to create something completely unique. You could add meaningful verses or a mix of the couple’s favourite designs, and the extra time and detail you put into it will be worth it when you see the final result.
Find tips on painting your cakes here.
Peonies, avalanche roses and hydrangeas are still on trend. They give a classic finish to tall cakes. Keep the design of the cake simple to allow maximum time to allow to make the flowers. Keep the top tier small and the flowers large for maximum coverage. The smaller the flowers the more you have to make.
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