It's great when you've created a wedding cake for a great couple and then get the privilege to make a cake for the next most important event. Jude's parents were wonderful enough to give me lots of freedom with the design. These are always the best cakes I make, no debate. I make them as big as I need to and spend all the time I want to just for the thrill of being creative.
This is a buttercream cake that has three different colors of blue. I used one of Wilton's icing combs for the texture on the top and bottom layers. I really like the simple texture. I made homemade marshmallows and piped them into cloud shapes. I intended to put some clouds on skewers so that they could be coming out the side of the cake but they were too heavy and kept falling off the skewers. It happens and that is the fun of learning and being self taught. I like the large border on the middle tier (5 layers), smaller border on the smaller tier, and medium border on the top tier. Just remember to keep things in scale. Not everything has to be so "matchy-matchy".
Lastly, I kinda stole for this cake. There is a great site for cake decorating product but they are always out of the products I want, so I stole the shape. I put a piece of parchment over a screen shot on my iPad. I traced the item, and adjusted the size that I needed (used two different sizes). I would have bought it, really.
We hope you can "steal" some inspiration from us too! Happy caking!