It’s interesting sometimes when our wedding couples live remote, but are planning an event near us many months in advance. So, we do a lot of communication via phone and email in order to think through the design and to sketch them ideas that match the elements they describe to us.
In this case we were approached by a Florida couple to create their wedding cake for an intimate reception at a private residence in Maplewood, NJ. The Groom had lived for many years in England and had a special affinity for all things English, that included the iconic Wedgwood Jasperware pottery. My husband Simon is English too, so together we came up with lots of ideas from our own family heirlooms for inspiration:
One of the key components in complex cake designs is being able to find just the right mold to achieve the effect that you are looking for. However it’s not always exact, so you have to be creative in being able to extract fondant only from certain parts of the mold that are a good fit. When finally the couple was able to make a visit to Cake Fiction for a tasting, I already had a good idea of what they wanted, and how I could achieve just the right look for their cake.
Here are several of the molds I used that helped achieve the right look, one with swag lace patterns and the other a floral rose:
In the end they opted for a three tier cake with Wedgwood blue fondant, and a furled leaf ornament cake topper. Once we moved in to place the various fondant pieces from our molds, I began to pipe final details with white royal icing. For the cake itself the couple chose red velvet with white chocolate cream filling, which made a fun color contrast when the cake was cut.
I was quite surprised last weekend during our open house for the village historic tour, so many visitors stopped by and mentioned having seen this cake posted on our Facebook page and how amazing it was! Delighted as always to have caused such a stir!