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!


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

  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!

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

  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.


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

  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?


  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!


Thanks for visiting the blog! I look forward to reading your comments!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.


Related Posts with Thumbnails