Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Silver and Gold and Sparkly

I really like making display cakes.  I have complete creative freedom, no time (or spoilage) constraints, and I get to enjoy my artwork much longer than a regular cake.

I worked on this display cake a few weeks ago and I was very pleased with the way it turned out.  I wanted a create something with some bling, because it seems every other bride coming into the shop wants sparkles or rhinestones on their cake.

This cake features quite a few non-edible parts, and it's all the blingy parts.  I have bought the sugar diamonds before and my brides are just not happy with the sparkle or the price!!  For this cake I used individual rhinestones, a rhinestone rope as a border, and a gold rhinestone buckle as the center of a bow on the bottom tier.

One of my newest cake idols. Lori Hutchinson (The Caketress) likes to do a scoring effect on fondant that I really like.  I did a little of that here on the top tier and really liked the effect.  I'll be adding that to my bag of tricks for sure!!

The buckle was a little hard to see so I took a closeup of it... and it's still sorta hard to see.  I took loops of fondant and placed the buckle in the center and then place a strip of fondant around the buckle, as if it really were a buckle for the gold bow. 

I hope you all have a great week and stop back in on Friday for a neat little groom's cake!


  1. What a wonderful job you did Jennifer, I am also a fan of The Caketress.The buckle is so perfect!

  2. Very beautiful! Caketress is one of my favorite sources for inspiration as well.

  3. I like the cake. I am still learning to make frosting flowers.......

  4. Such a beautiful and unique wedding cake. It's simplicity makes it classic and elegant.


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