I made this Bridal Shower cake for a friend of mine.
I took a 16" round pan and cut out an almond shaped piece to create the top of the umbrella. With the remaining cake I made the handle and rain drops. I iced the raindrops, using a star tip for their sides, then put them on the board to decorate them. I also used a star tip to 'wrap' the handle.
The flowers were made ahead of time with Royal icing. They were hard when they dried but softened as they sat on the buttercream icing. I used buttercream icing because I don't like the way that fondant tastes.
I bought the foil for the cake board at a local cake supply store but it is the same foil that flower shops use to wrap around pots. I usually buy my icing in 25 lb buckets from a local bakery supplier who also sells cake boards and boxes.
I used a 10-inch Wilton cake pan (three layers) and covered with buttercream frosting as the "glue" for the fondant. This was my first cake using fondant, so I was pretty scared, but everything came out amazing! I bought the ready-to-use fondant, rolled it out to my desired size, and laid it right over top of the cake.
The flowers and branches are made from gum paste, which were also relatively easy to do. Once I got going, they became easier and easier! I added a ribbon to the bottom to hide any imperfections in the fondant, and to add a little more color, and the balls all around the outside are made from fondant too!
Loved making this homemade bridal shower cake for my sister! If you enjoy making these kinds of cakes, don't doubt yourself- give it a try... if I can do it, so can you!
I was asked to bake a Bridal Shower Cake Design for a friend of my sister. I had no clue of what to do.
I bakes a 14 inch round yellow cake for the bodice of the cake. I used the Wilton doll mold for the bride's dress. I iced the entire cake with white buttercream icing.
I made marshmallow fondant, that I learned to make on youtube, to cover the entire cake. I dyed some of the fondant aqua and used a fondant flower cutout and trimmed the 14 inch round. I used both the large and small flower cutout to decorate the back of the dress. I dyed some of the leftover fondant black and covered a doll's body. The roses and stems are made of gumpaste.
The Bride to be loved it and has requested me to back her wedding cake!
This is a cake that I made my sister for her bridal shower. I used a huge square cake pan for the bottom and a normal round cake pan (2) for the top. I used two mixes for the bottom and one for the top. I piped all of the frosting and drew a large engagement ring on top of the round cake.
The bride/groom are very modern and hip and I wanted to create a cake that reflected their style. The bride loved it even though it wasn't exactly what I would have picked for my cake! I used straws to support the round cake and they worked really well. This cake would probably feed around 40 people I would think!