Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blue Bow Wedding Cake

This wedding cake is a real alternative to the traditional wedding cake.  I'm not a huge fan of mixing tier shapes, but I liked this look a lot.

I used Satin Ice with some tylose mixed in to make the ribbons. This helped keep them from stretching and they held up better.  I used my trusty sewing gauge to help mark my ribbon lines and I used blue luster dust to the give the blue ribbon its sheen!

Also, I normally don't like handwriting on cakes.  We have so many other methods of getting text on cakes (edible image, Cricut, etc) and the handwriting is just not my style.  But I was very pleased with how the writing turned out.  And believe it or not, the cake gods must have been smiling on me that day - I did all the writing in one take.  Yep, no mistakes or do overs!!

Hop back over here on Friday and see what else we've been up to!

7 comments:

  1. It definitely works! Love the ribbons - so level and even.

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  2. I really like this cake, I think the look of the different tiers is great, makes the cake very unique.You did a good job handwritting their names.
    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog, I am so happy that you were able to have some good quality time on your vacation. When I move back to Costa Rica , you will have a place to come and visit!

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  3. I love the mixed tiers..it looks so classy! This is a gorgeous cake..the handwriting looks impeccable!

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  4. Excellant - so many aspects of this cake that are so very *chic*.
    I think you ae so very talanted - - and happy to read that the cake gods were smiling when you did the beautiful hand writing.

    Love it.

    Maxine

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  5. What a nice cake stand! (Shameless Plug!) The cakes nice too.

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  6. Jen, How do you do nice neat writing on cakes? On the one pictured above, looks like cut outs? I saw another cake of yours where you wrote "I love you" on a wedding cake. Do you use an edible printer and sugar sheets? Markers? My handwriting just isn't neat and I need to write smaller details . . . Can you help?

    Thanks!

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  7. MyFavoriteCake - Hey Susan! The writing on the cake above is just piping and there's no real trick to it. Practice is your friend here. But I do use every trick in the book to keep from writing on cakes... Cutters, edible images, Cricut cut-outs, and edible markers are my go to options. Sometimes I will even use buttercream transfers to do monograms. Hope that helps!

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