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3 tier wedding cake with roses and calla lilies

July 9, 2012

When we heard the news that my brother-in-law had proposed to his girlfriend Fin, and she had said yes we were over the moon for them.  They make a super cute couple and are fantastic together, the news of a wedding was very exciting.

We spoke to them about doing their wedding cake as part of their present and got busy looking at designs and styles.  They chose a simple yet elegant design of 3 tiers sat on an off-set stand, with bouquets of roses and calla lilies sat on top and ribbon round the cake.  Due to the large wedding they were having, this cake was unlikely to provide as much cake as needed for all their guests, so we talked about doing a sheet cake which would be kept out of sight and then cut up when cake was served.  The plan was all set until i decided to step up the sheet cake to a shaped cake which I will blog about later this week.  This part of the cake was to be a surprise.

The wedding cake turned out fab and I was really happy with it once it was set up at the wedding venue, under a spot light.  The flowers were a lot of fun to make and I set myself a schedule detailing when to start the flowers.  As I started them early it allowed me time to steam in between petals being added to create maximum effect, colour them with edible dusting and enjoy making them without rushing.

The cake tier flavours were:-

Top – Lemon sponge with lime buttercream

Middle – Chocolate sponge with chocolate frosting

Bottom – fruit cake with marzipan

I hope Dave and Fin loved their cake and had the best day ever.  We had such an amazing weekend catching up with family and meeting new family, Fin’s Irish family certainly know how to party!

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Garner


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