Tuesday, November 27, 2012
This buttercream covered cake was supposed to be very simple, and it was, just not the delivery. For the swags and pearl borders we used wedding white Fondarific painted with white sparkle luster dust. You know the pearls take a lot longer than you would think, especially when you are going all the way around a 20" round cake. I rolled the wide strips out and layed them over a three dowels. Just form the fondant around them and then pull the dowel out the side. Make sure the swags are stuck on the butercream so all their weight is distributed. The Fondarific is great about staying flexible and not drying out or getting cracky. Also, the wedding white color matches my French buttercream perfectly. I've tried using toothpicks to hold some of the weight, but they do more damage than good.
I wasn't supposed to make anything to go where the swags met, but it didn't look great, so I added some ribbon roses. We added fresh peonies onsite and it looked prettier at the end. We didn't get a good picture because we pulled into the parking lot on two wheels. On our wedding contract I list the bride's address and the venue's address on the same page. I make the forms, fill them in, and read them all the time. We were in a real hurry and I asked Chad to enter the venue address in Garmin. We were freaking out when we got to our destination and it was a subdivision. He entered the wrong address! Once the planner called we could at least tell her we were on the way and would be there in 15 minutes. The ceremony was still going on in the church, but that was way too close for me.
Lesson learned! Just because the cake is easy, that doesn't mean the rest of it will be :)