Just back from my cousin’s wedding, and I got right back to work with this lovely bit of blushing pink and pearl stripes.
It took a lot of time to put this concept together. The bride ran through several ideas before deciding on this design.
I always knew there would be baby’s breath flowers, and we talked about blushing pink and gold, but this cake went through several phases before finally arriving at this design. The bride didn’t want fondant because of the flavor, so we had to use icing, but she really liked the polished look of the fondant stripes. I turned to edible paper strips to make a clean lines. I also had to use buttercream to ice the outside of the cake because the paper tends to do funky things on the cream cheese icing.
The bride originally wanted a white iced cake with pink stripes, but unfortunately, the paper only comes in very specific colors. Someday I might be able to color the edible paper, but that is an experiment I have not yet performed, and I wasn’t about to have someone pay for an untested idea. Also, I would like fellow decorators to know that the edible stripes come with rough edges. The images in the catalogue lead you to believe that they are nice straight lines like a ribbon, but I had to use my exacto knife to clean up each and every stripe.
I should also note that this is another faux/real cake. The top tier is the only tier with cake. The other two are fake. All in all, it came out looking exactly like the sketch, so I call that a win.