6″-8″- 10″ yellow butter cake with vanilla buttercream. Fresh flowers provided by King & Hollyfield Florist, Southern Pines NC.
I have always liked the off-set design of a square wedding cake. Stacking the tiers in this manner gives it a little different look. Having the corners exposed leaves lots of room for flowers or other decorations. This 4 tier yellow butter cake is decorated in Vanilla butter cream with dots and has 3 different butter cream filling, Mocha, Chocolate fudge, and Vanilla.
It’s fun to create a wedding cake with different designs. I made a drawing for the bride with lots of ideas and she liked these designs best. On the top I have dots, then a horizontal wavy line, a Cornelia lace design, and at the bottom stripes & dots. Flavors are a classic yellow butter cake iced in Vanilla butter cream. Fresh roses are added for the topper.
This is a cake I did several years ago for a Fall wedding.
The bride had seen another cake I had done with this “string” design and thought It looked like bark on a tree and she loved it. The base/cake stand she wanted to use for the cake to give it a rustic look was a large slice of real wood so this design went well with it. Fresh fall flowers and greens were added for a finished look.
This square 3 tier (6″-8″-12″) off set cake gives the appearance of being much larger than it really is. The silver stand gives it height and the corners of the cake are great for flowers. Using pine, magnolia leaves and red berries with just a few red and white flowers gives you that Christmas look. Topped with a fondant bow. A small extra tier for them to save with their cake ornament is placed to the side.
Fall is such a beautiful time for a wedding. It’s cooler and the flowers have such rich colors. I loved doing this cake. We sat it on a beautiful copper tray and surrounded it with fresh mums.I piped scrolls all over, made a fondant monogram & bow, dusted both with gold petal dust. Adding to the beautiful reception (not shown here) fresh pumpkins were used on the tables to hold the flower arrangements. Giving the room a real Fall feel.
As you can tell from the date stamp I did this cake in “05. This brides theme was nature, anything you might see growing in a garden .She wanted orchids and ferns in shades of green.The ferns in many shapes I made of fondant. I used small fresh orchid blossoms in among the ferns on the tiers and sprays of orchids around the bottom tier. AND if you look closely I also added a fondant “lady bug” on one of the tiers for good luck.