I haven’t made a one layer wedding cake in, well, ever. My daughter’s friend Karina gets married tomorrow and she chose this very simple one layer cake. She is going to use it as the topper of a cupcake display. Easy easy for me, yea!:)
Because this cake was so simple, I decided to to add some gum paste dahlia flowers on top to add a little elegance to the display. I really thought that I would just knock them out rather quickly, but the leaves were so so so fragile and were constantly breaking as they were drying. It took me most of the day yesterday to make these three and one more that completely broke apart into little leaves! I am glad these ones stayed together. Only a few petals fell off that I gently glued back in with icing. It was worth it though. They are BEAUTIFUL !
She wanted stripes along the side of the cake. I am not the best at perfectly straight piping or painting. The lines inevitably shake or lean low and then the whole cake looks like it is leaning. So I have learned from my mistakes and shortcomings and used ribbon for the stripes. I am glad I did because they ended up straight and even. I made some gum paste pearls for the bottom border and painted them with gold luster dust.
Here it is at the reception. It is absolutely beautiful on the cupcake stand!
Thanks for dropping by:)–Tracy