Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Simply Elegant Wedding Cake

I think this wedding cake is a perfect example of how a cake that isn't too technically difficult can still be beautiful and elegant.

Now, don't get me wrong, I spent a lot of time getting that buttercream as smooth as glass, and placing all of those dragees on the cake didn't happen by itself.  But other than that, it's just some simple ribbon that bride brought to me and a plastic monogram that they bought.

I will give you my secret tips regarding ribbon and those pre-purchased monogram toppers though, but you can't tell anyone, OK?  LOL!!

When I use "real" ribbon on a cake, I always make 2 (or sometimes 3) passes around the cake with it.  A single layer of ribbon will begin to show the buttercream through it and look messy or even greasy.  The second layer of ribbon makes all the difference!

And for those monograms, the little legs they provide for you to stick in the cake are never long enough for me, especially if you are sticking them into a small floral bouquet sitting on top of the cake.  So in my traveling cake kit I keep skewers and floral tape so that I can extend them out enough to suit me.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for your comment. Regarding the TLC Cake Crew, they actually got in touch with me. I couldn't believe it, the others that are in are way better and bigger than me.I am very happy and proud. Have a great week. You have no idea how I admired your buttercream work.

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  2. Your buttercream is so perfect - thanks for the tips on the ribbon and cake toppers!

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  3. Thanks so much for your tip! I love how smooth your buttercream is and with such sharp neat edge!

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  4. What a beautiful wedding cake! You always do such a great job!

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  5. Gorgeous cake, in my opinion I think it's harder and more skill to get buttercream as smooth as glass, you did a fabulous job! And dreat tip, I promise I won't tell a soul! ;)

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  6. The cake looks beautiful :)

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  7. Hi, thanks for your visit and your comment, the cake looks wonderful
    A kiss from Spain

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  8. This cake looks so beautiful! Thanks for visit my blog!
    Kisses from Spain!

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  9. I love the elegant simplicity

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