Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bridal Shower Cake and Cakelets


        With wedding season fast approaching, I thought I'd share some cakes done for a bridal shower a few years ago. The idea came straight from Wilton but was customized with the bride's colors and names of the bridal party. The bride's dress was placed on top of the petal tier upon arrival. The dress texture is comprised of sugar crystals for the bodice and mini fondant flowers with edible pearl centers on the skirt. The hangers are black royal icing.


     I was trying very hard to make sure that I took some photos before delivery but as usual, that last hour before the cakes go out the door is always a mad rush for me. I'd failed to secure the bridesmaid's cakelets to the board for the photo shoot since I planned to transport them individually to the venue. Just as I finished and was breathing a huge sigh of relief, one of the cakelets went sliding off and the hanger broke. Luckily I had extras so it wasn't a huge disaster but what a heart attack these cakes can give us! And yet we come back for more . . .

Have a wonderful day!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely STUNNING :)

Lexy said...

Hi,
Just found your site and I'm loving all I see. Regarding these Bride and Bridesmaids Cakes.....how did you make the bodice of the dress? Is it a cookie? I know the hanger is royal icing but what about the bodice? Thanks so much....I love how you test different ideas....and you show the real results..like the cake pops erupting out of the pan...too funny.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Hi Lexy,
Thanks so much for the kind words. I used the instructions from Wilton pretty much to the letter. (I wasn't very daring when I first started!) You can find them here: http://www.wilton.com/idea/A-Court-of-Many-Colors

Best of luck! I'd love to see your photos when you're done.

zerry ht said...

I am in love with Bridal Shower Cake and Cakelets. The designs are just superbly perfect. My sister is tying wedding knot and I will throw a fun wedding shower for couple a day before their ceremony along with rehearsal dinner at their wedding venues Chicago.