So, this weekend was my first fancy schmancy wedding cake. It was very stressful because I did a lot of stuff I had never done before, including making flowers out of gum paste but I promised her the moon and the stars so I had to suck it up and LEARN. I spent most of the week making the flowers and I have to say that I think they turned out pretty well. I was afraid I'd have to punt and buy them fresh but I went with it and I was really happy. The topper was a tiger pulling a donkey. Don't ask me why because I don't know and I don't judge. Here's a photo tour of the cake:
Green sugar orchids
Yellow sugar orchids
The cake was HUGE so I assembled it on site. I set up 80% of the decoration before transport. Here's the start of the bottom two tiers.
And the top two
Since the tiger and donkey represented the bride and groom for this affair, I made him a donkey groom's cake. This was apparently a bigger hit than the actual wedding cake. Go figure.
The finished product.
With the bride's bouquet
I'd like to give a special shout-out to Dick Van Buren and Sharon Meyer, that's M-E-Y-E-R, for all their help this weekend. We make a great team!