The first wedding cake was for my old friend, Laura. We met back in early 2003, and have been friends since. We used to have our weekly sushi lunches.... I'm getting hungry. She wanted something traditional, but not old fashion; modern, but not too over the top. After a few exchanges of ideas, I showed her a sketch of a buttercream cake with a modern swirled finish. The tiers would be accented with gumpaste and royal icing flowers of her wedding colors. The cakes were torted and filled with strawberry preserve, and crumb coated. I then used a Wilton icing tip and doubled iced the cakes. To achieve the finish, I used a small angled spatula and ran it across the sides in a radiating rainbow motion, and alternating the direction as I go. Make sure to overlap over the end of previous swirls. I did this for all the tiers before stacking them. Once stacked, I piped different borders on each tier. The cake was then accented with gumpaste red poppies and royal icing hydrangeas that were airbrushed with a lavender sheen for some sparkle.
Congrats again to the two couples!!!!