Saturday, November 9, 2013

Daisies and Butterflies

Hi all!
I have a lovely cake to share this week. The client is a former co-worker who is being blessed many times this month with a new baby grandson and the wedding of her own son.  I have provided several cakes for this family...her daughter's rehearsal dinner cake and wedding party cakepops, baby shower cake and a few birthday cakes as well.  This time, Sherry asked me to provide the cake for her son's wedding rehearsal dinner.

She provided a copy of the wedding invitation, which is soft and romantic, the page filled with wildflowers and butterflies in muted colors. The bride also loves sunflowers and I was asked to incorporate those and butterflies.

I have made butterflies for a cake using the chocolate relief method.  I love how they turned out, but they were not the right match for the feel of this cake.  I did some digging and found a baker who uses edible ink to print images of butterflies onto wafer paper.  This paper is made of potato starch and is so delicate and almost transparent.  The butterflies could not look more real, which is exactly what I was going for.  Melanie at PeaceLoveandCakeNY sells these gorgeous creations on Etsy, so I decided to outsource this part of the project.  Melanie was a joy to work with and I couldn't have been happier with her product!

The cake itself was White Almond Sour Cream with Vanilla Buttercream, covered in Vanilla Satin Ice fondant.  The bow and daisies were made of fondant and the bow was highlighted with LustreDust.

Thank you to Sherry for trusting me once again with this special family occasion!

Confectionately yours!

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