Tuesday, September 11, 2012
There are some things you have to be aware if you're planning on having or making a cake for a barn wedding. There are many types of "barns" - some are nicer than your house; some don't have fully formed walls. See the light coming through in the background of the photo? That's sunlight from the outside world. If you don't specifically know the barn, you should treat it like you would an outside cake. I recommended fondant for this cake and I'm so glad I did. When we arrived the barn was cool enough, but it had sawdust / wood shaving floors. Every time we stepped, you could see sawdust floating through the air. If I had delivered a buttercream cake, those guests would have had extra fiber in their dessert for sure!
Now for this cake... It was a 3-tier fondant cake, with a rose stencil on the bottom tier, and an extruded rope wrap on the top tier. The flowers are gumpaste ranunculus in the bride's colors. The toppers are small corn husk dolls that were made for the bride and groom.
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great week!