From five tiers to just one, from white to colourful, from plain to detailed its all possible with fondant. The five tier below, can you tell which two tiers are cake and which three are actually polystyrene? No? Exactly, this couple only had 50 guests coming to their wedding but wanted that big show stopper cake. The best way to achieve that with out eating cake for the next year is to use dummy cakes! That's a polystrene cake covered in fondant and then decorated like a normal cake. Its the bottom three if you are still wondering! I then added ruffles to the base tier and quilting on the fourth, two effects only possible with fondant wedding cakes.
Piping, although I pipe with royal icing is a great way to personalise your fondant wedding cake, you can add a monogram or a hand piped lace design like the photo on the right.
Dont want a white wedding cake? No problem, fondant can be coloured, painted or even airbrushed. Add a bit of subtle colour like the wedding cake on the left where I have hand painted silver around the base. Or for a more bold look, like the cake on the right I airbrushed the rose gold and coloured the royal blue icing for the four tier wedding cake. I've then stenciled in the alternate colour again using royal icing. Finishing the cake off with fondant swags and a few pearls.
If you want to have white wedding cake but still want some colour, think about the flowers and the ribbon you can use. The picture on the left the couple chose handmade sugar flowers in peach and yellow to match their colour scheme. As they are handmade I can make them in any colour and I can make most flowers.
Or to match the flowers used in your bouquet, centre pieces etc you can add fresh flowers in a variety of arrangements, just ask your florist. The couple that designed the cake on the left even added feathers to match their theme. You could also use silk flowers.
Edible lace like the photo below can be made in any design and any colour. Its such a pretty affect! Or if you want something completely nontraditional, why not have a half and half wedding cake. Superheroes, football or Disney there is lots of different options, choose your favourite and have them hidden on the back!
I hope you have enjoyed reading about the different options that you can have in this blog and over the entire series. If you would like to discuss the options for your wedding cake get it touch!
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Im Jax, I own Jax's Cakes 'N' Bakes which I set up in 2014. I offer luxury cakes and catering for all occasions. I have decided to start writing this blog to help you with your wedding planning so over the next few months I will be sharing wedding venues, hints and tips and local suppliers. To get updates about my blog first subscribe here.