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Wedding Cake for Elize & Alan

Peggy Porschen inspired Wedding Cake

When Elize and Alan first asked me to make their wedding cake I was really nervous as I had not before undertaken a 3 tier wedding cake let alone did I have the first clue about making sugar flowers for a wedding cake.  They knew they wanted a tiered wedding cake with a cascade of flowers, hearts and doves.  The initial pictures they showed me were a little old fashioned and not exciting enough for this brilliant couple so I suggested one of Peggy Porschen’s cakes from her Cakes In Bloom book.  Both Elize and Alan were excited about the cake I showed them and asked for a few colour and flower changes and the addition of doves and hearts as they were to be part of the theme of their beautifully planned wedding.  All that was left to me was to learn how to make sugar flowers which I did with the help of my wonderful friend and teacher Pat of Cakes by Pat and with the help of the step by step instructions in Peggy’s book.

The pictures in the collages below show my packing on the day of the wedding with everything ready to take to the venue to set up this floral cake.

Peggy Porschen inspired Wedding Cake

I was so delighted with how this cake finally came together after many hours of patient flower making and I had such a sense of pride in creating my first wedding cake of this size and with these detailed flowers.  Elize and Alan were so delighted with their cake and I will include a blog with photos of them cutting their cake taken by their awesome wedding photographer. Everyone commented on how real the flowers looked and how delicious the cake tasted and this was the best compliment to me.  I am so grateful to Elize and Alan for trusting me with their cake and I am so privileged to know such a loving and beautiful couple and to have had the chance to create something beautiful to add to their special day.
Peggy Porschen inspired Wedding Cake

Peggy Porschen inspired Wedding Cake


Jasmine Figurine Class with Vicci!

Jasmine Figurine

Jasmine FigurineJasmine has to be one of the prettiest faces I have accomplished in Vicci’s (of Victoria Bean Bakery) classes.  Jasmine was a challenge in sugar as we worked with wet rice paper for her clothing and rice paper for the Lotus Flower. This delicate flower was taught to us by Pat of Cakes by Pat. Jasmine’s clothes look almost ethereal and the coloured wet rice paper allowed for the beautiful draped effect on her body. Her gorgeous dark sugar paste locks, gold body painting and midnight blue eyes add to her mystique. I couldn’t resist photographing her in front of a small ornate gold framed mirror I had as she was as beautiful from the front as she was from the back.  Thank you again to two awesome sugar crafters sharing their skills with us once again!

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