My timelines with regard to this blog are not always met. In fact, this post is over a year coming. But my nephew’s first year anniversary (even that is not on time as it was a few weeks ago lol) seemed like a great time to create the blog post for his wedding cake.
Is this my favourite cake I’ve ever done? Well, it’s hard to beat the cakes you make for family. Because in addition to meeting a theme or vision from a family member, they always have a little extra love in them. And if size is anything to go by, this one had a LOT more love than most!
In reality this 5-tiered cake creation was actually a 6-tiered cake with one double barrelled tier. (A double barrel is really two cakes in one, separated by a cake board and dowelling.) It had 3 separate flavours; chocolate, chocolate-oreo-vanilla, and lavender-lemon, and each tier was a different height, adding to the drama.
Two separate cascades of handcrafted sugar flowers took 12 hours to make, with the cake being a total of 43 hours, and a South Africa Protea was included as a nod to the bride’s roots. An edible gold monogram lay on the 2nd tier, with a gold edged set of fondant ruffles on the bottom.
Were the couple happy with the end result? Well, I may have welled up as my sweet nephew choked up while looking my way to say thank you, prompting his beautiful bride to comment “What Kyle means is, we love the cake”. I love you too buddy 🙂
Happy Anniversary Kyle and Michelle! Wishing you God’s richest blessings and many, many more years ahead.
Venue: Church & State
Photography: Rachel Alexandra Co
Fondant & Gumpaste: Satin Ice
Monogram: Sweet Stamps
Edible Gold: Sweet Sticks