Tuesday, September 10, 2013
When my friend Daisy Moffatt was designing her "Garden Fantasy Wedding" photo shoot I really had full control on what the cake looked like. And it just so happened that the weekend before the shoot I ran across this bird cage at Home Goods (that store gets me into SO much trouble). I immediately texted a picture of the cage to my friend (and florist for the shoot) Amanda and said "What do you think of a cake inside here?" Her response was "Go for it!"
The cage was initially colored a silver/black metallic color and as I played with my dummy tiers inside the cage I decided that it would need a coat of paint to better go with my vision. Krylon spray paint to the rescue!
I cut some birdie silhouettes using my Cricut and made sure they were thicker so that I could edge them in metallic gold luster dust. The rest of the cake is just covered in fondant with branches that I carved into the fondant using my sculpting knife, some gumpaste flowers, and some scroll molds painted metallic gold.
Once it was put together i thought that it still needed a punch of color so I covered the bottom of the cage (which was leveled with a piece of foam with some moss.
I was very pleased with it once the whole vision came together. Above is a picture that Chaddy took during the shoot while Daisy was off photographing the bride - I'm sure her pictures came out better!