Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I have had lots of requests lately for pleated fabric look swags, and I am finally getting the hang of them. The bow and brooch matched the bride's dress. I really like it when I can incorporate elements from the dress into the cake.
The next tier up looks plain in the picture, but if you click and get a bigger look, you might be able to tell that the whole tier was done in a tone-on-tone hounds tooth pattern. The bride was a big Alabama fan and we thought this would be a great way to present that element elegantly on her cake. I used a stencil on the cake and the effect was really nice, but not so much in the pictures!
The next tier up is just fondant stripes. Not much to see here ;-)
The top tier I was the most proud of. The bride wanted a glitter monogram. I again used a buttercream stencil to make the initial monogram and then with the stencil still on, I sprinkled on the glitter dust. If you can tell in the close-up picture, the glitter did run a little, but the effect was really awesome.
Much more awesome than this picture would lead you to believe huff! :(