A week before the wedding, used modelling paste to make these…2 black birds sitting on the wall…k.i.s.s.i.n.g
About 6 months ago, one of my friends asked, no, texted actually, if I could do her the honour of making her wedding cake and I was like…Yaaaa haaa!!! the honour is all mine. So together we planned it all out, threw some ideas together and came up THE cake, all covered in colour coordinated buttercream icing and LOTS of fruits. Thank God for sister Etomby for lending me fridge space to store this big baby <3. So last Saturday was the wedding and the cake made it all the way to Dorset in one piece…well, different pieces all assembled on site. It was a 3 tiered wedding cake starting with 12″ Lemon sponge mama resting at the bottom to support everyone (covered in a slap-in-the-face-when-you-take-a-bite lemon buttercream), followed by a 10″ choco orange cake (covered in intense orange buttercream), then sitting on top like feather is the lightest 8″ Victoria sponge cake (covered in Vanilla bean buttercream). I promised pictures and here they are:
Boards with red ribbon round the edges
the baked yummies..12″ lemon sponge, 10″ choco orange, 8″ Vicky sponge
butter anyone? 🙂
The humble beginnings of buttercream…swiss meringue (egg white and sugar over a bain marie)
adding butter….starts to look like curdled mush but wait for iiiiiit….
et voilà…after about 15 of whipping we have buttercream ladies and gents
now flavourings….lemon boiled down with sugar to make this intense yumminess
whip into buttercream to make Lemon buttercream…yummmmmm
the little goddess waiting ‘patiently’ for mummy in her pen
coulis drizzled atop the cake…just to be sure we get enough of that zing thang 😉
cool off in the fridge
intense orange coulis…same method as before
adding into the buttercream
more drizzled onto the cake….for luck 😉
the two sleeping beauties…can you see that tinge of orange in the bottom one?…fab isn’ it? ok moving on…
Vanilla bean anyone?
Delicious vanilla bean buttercream…3 pods of Vanilla bean will do you nicely
onto the sponge it goes
testing out the stack so it doesn’t fall on anyones head at the wedding 🙂
the birds at the wedding
The Cake and the Couple!