Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tennesee Aquarium Butterfly Wedding

This weekend we did our very first Chattanooga Aquarium wedding.  The staff there were wonderful and the venue was spectacular!  The wedding was held on the fourth floor in the Tropical Rainforest / Butterfly Sanctuary section of the aquarium.

In keeping with that theme, the bride wanted some butterfly accents on her bridal cake.  I put my brother to work building us another custom cake stand out of a Baby Bio Orb fish tank.  Inside the tank we put moss, twigs, and some mechanical butterflies that I bought from Etsy.  They are so thin and delicate, but their wings move like a real butterfly!  Lots of people at the event thought they were real!!

The wedding cake itself is all buttercream, with each tier getting gradually lighter.The white swirls were then piped on.  I was very happy with the cake and the natural background the Tennessee Aquarium provided made it pop even more.

Stay tuned next time for the accompanying groom's cake... a scale model Martin guitar.  Have a great week!!

13 comments:

  1. Great job! I love everything about it.

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  2. WOW! What a stunning cake! I love the the color of this cake!

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  3. I love it. You are so talented, I know everytime I leave a comment I ask you the same thing.. any chance of a buttercream cake tutorial. I am so bad at them.

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  4. Speechless. Luckily I'm typing. That cake is magnificent. You truly are blessed with amazing talent. Congrats on a job well done. Cheers!

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  5. Wow this cake is absoloutely beautiful!! Great job!!

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  6. Jennifer I love this cake so much that I have put it up on my facebook with your website to credit it...in an Album "Cakes I admire"...it is one of the most gorgeous cakes I've seen and since chatting with you I am even more motivated!!! Thank you for such inspiration!

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  7. That is awesome! The cake stand is just brilliant & the cake too of course.

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  8. Ok I have a couple of questions, how many layers to make that top cake? In order to make it look that smooth and even?

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  9. Pink Little Cake: I am going to do a buttercream tutorial just because you asked. My first suggestion is using an all butter icing. Email me if you want one of my recipes! jen@cupadeecakes.com

    Lauri: The top cake is 3 layers and about 5 1/2" tall. As stated above, I'll work on a tutorial. This cake was a paticular *&X#% because of the colors. When working with an all butter icing with color in it, you can't chill it and go back and touch it up because it turns dark where you mess with it. I had to get it in one fail swoop. I re-did it three times, putting on another thin layer of icing each time. Also, when I contracted the cake, the bride brought me a picture of a fondant covered cake, each layer in a different color with no borders. Dummy me didn't take into account how hard that would be with buttercream and NO borders! ahhhh! I'm glad that's over!

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  10. That is completely cool. I love the way the colors change on the cake and I wanted to reach out and steady the cake, like it might tip over on the ball! It looks great!

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  11. Wow!!! That is an amazing cake and amazing environment you created with that fish bowl... Outstanding!

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