Ya'll... have I got a treat for YOU today! First, I'm sharing this Cream & White Christening cake with Wafer Paper Ruffles with you (ex-ciiiii-ting) and second...
Until NOW! Not too long ago my client Caroline sent me a picture of a Christening Cake to use for inspiration, but she wanted some changes made (size, tiers, colors, etc.) and although I noted all the changes - I kept thinking... I bet wafer paper ruffles would work beautifully for what she wanted.
At first I was afraid to even offer to do the wafer paper ruffles - I kept thinking... 'what if I send her a picture of what I'm envisioning and I then I totally FAIL at making them?!' That could be bad.
But I couldn't get it out of my head. In an effort to push myself, I braved up and sent the idea to Caroline.
She loved the look and honestly... I was giddy (and a little scared)!! Finally... I was getting to add a new thing to my list of "I can do that!" cake designs... if only I could do it!
And when I finished this cake... I had just about blown my own mind. I couldn't believe that I had made it!
If my count was right, I made around 150 of the smaller and medium petals and over 350 of the big ones... I used the small ones around the plaque on the front of the cake...
... and transitioned to the medium then big ones on the sides and back! I really don't know how many we made (my daughter Sarah pitched in and helped me), but it was between 500 and 600 petals.
In the end, we had quite a few leftovers, but I didn't mind that at all... Sarah already has a plan to design her own cake with them! 🙂 I love that my little girl is so excited to learn and do what I do...
Anywho... I ramble. Are you excited to try these wafer paper ruffles?? You really, really must try them. They're not hard at all (although they are time-consuming so I do recommend setting aside a few hours to make them)... but the effect is just stunning!
Here are some of the other details of the cake:
- The flavor was white almond sour cream.
- The tiers were 6" and 9" rounds (2 layers for the top, 3 layers for the bottom) and I always use Magic Line Pans.
- The tiers were filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream, then covered in homemade marshmallow fondant, the of course... decorated with wafer paper.
- I used Americolor Ivory Gel coloring for the creamy color on the letters and top tier.
- And speaking of the letters, they were done with Tappit Block Letter Cutters and you can see my little tutorial for using those here.
- I used a small oval/egg cutter for the top plaque, with this mini cross cutter and a floral impression mat on the cross, then the smallest pearls from this pearl mold to go around the outside of the cross medallion.
- And lastly... the stand. Everybody has asked me about it since I posted the cake on Facebook. It's a brand new gift from one of my most favorite Aunts. She mailed it to me all the way from Atlanta and I simply adore it (and her!! She's the BEST!). It came the week before I did this cake and WOW - it's like they were made for each other. I have no idea where she got it, but here's a very similar one on Amazon: Antique Silver Beaded Cake Stand.
And that's it I think!! But if I forgot something and/or you have any other questions, leave them in the comments!! Happy Caking!
The primary medium for decorating this cake was wafer paper. See more of my wafer paper designs here: