This Marbled Fondant Wedding Cake with Navy, Gold and Pink is a beautiful, modern, elegant design. With the marbled effect, you can easily incorporate any color into your cake and end up with a stunning cake that reflects your personality and style.
This cake is very special to me - and maybe my all time favorite wedding cake. Mostly, it's because I made the cake for my friend Susan.
I love her with of my heart. She's my cake bestie, my shoulder to cry on and a listening ear any time I need her day or night. I can count on her to always encourage me and lift me up when things are hard.
As a bonus, she's also my biggest helper with my business. She's my personal assistant and my right-hand here on Rose Bakes. I couldn't do everything I do without her.
So... to say I was nervous about doing this cake would be the understatement of the year. Thrilled and ecstatic and I'd have cried if she'd wanted someone else to do it, but also a nervous wreck...
Marbled Fondant Wedding Cake with Navy, Gold and Pink
First, Susan is also a cake decorator, so she knows the ins and outs of cake. And I never in a million years wanted to disappoint her on her special day. I wanted her cake to exceed all of her hopes and dreams.
Also, I'd never done marbled fondant before. And I had no clue how to get the minimal effect she wanted but still have it be a statement. I watched several video tutorials on the topic ahead of time and got a good idea, but marbled fondant has to have a light touch.
Too much kneading and you have fondant all one color. Not enough and you have gaudy, bold stripes of color that look more like a zebra than marbling (ask me how I know... ha!). Anyway... I did have to redo a couple of times, but honestly, when I backed up and looked at my finished cake, I was so, so pleased with it.
The last "hitch" in doing her cake was the venue was around 2 hours from my home. The only other time I delivered a wedding cake that far, the bottom tier collapsed about 20 minutes before we got there. You can read a few details about that at the bottom of this post. I certainly didn't want to repeat that!
And thank goodness - it all came together seamlessly. Let me give you a few details about the cake and putting it together.
So the cake had a 12" hexagon tier, double-barrel 8" round tier in the middle and 5" round top. I baked the rounds in my favorite Magic Line pans and the hexagon pans were Wilton.
It was all white almond sour cream cake with vanilla buttercream (with a little almond added in). For the fondant, I used Satin Ice - white and navy.
To get an idea on marbling, I watched several videos, but the ones that stood out were this video tutorial on Craftsy and another one on a blog that I can't currently find a link for.
After covering all the tiers (the bottom was draped, the top two were paneled), I chilled them thoroughly for the long drive to the venue. Normally I wouldn't refrigerate a fondant covered cake, but I wanted them to be cold and firm to minimize the risk of bulging with all the bumps and movement of traveling.
Painting Gold Veins onto Marbled Fondant
When we got to the venue, I hand-painted on the gold veining. Susan's mom got this picture of me. I love it that my amazing husband is in the background. He's always by my side - waiting on me hand and foot and helping me in any and every way. I can't imagine doing life (or cake) without him 🙂
Here are a couple of other pics he took of me painting:
I used Imperial Gold Highlighter Dust mixed with Lemon Extract and a tiny paintbrush. I made the mixture pretty thick so I'd get really good coverage for the gold veining.
Here's the finished cake before flowers:
After it was all set up, the florist brought over some flowers for the cake and asked if I could put them on . Susan had also left the cake topper there for me to add. I'm not a florist and not confident at all in my flower arranging capabilities, but the florist had pictures of what Susan wanted so I jumped right in.
Susan got the topper from Letters To You on Etsy here. It was so pretty!
I absolutely fell in love with the navy, gold and pink combination and the added silver dollar eucalyptus sprigs were so fragrant and beautiful.
After the gold and flowers were added, the only thing left was to decorate the table. The florist added more greenery and the event coordinators added the candles. When the wedding was over, the bouquets were added and it was just stunning!
One more little side note. I also made cupcakes for the groom's table. He is an avid coffee lover so his table was all about coffee and cake:
I made yellow cake with pecans topped with rich chocolate buttercream and coffee cupcakes with extra creamy coffee buttercream. They were displayed on cake stands of different heights and there was also a coffee station on the table. It was so perfect!
I'll have to dedicate another post to that table with all the details!
The entire wedding was just stunning. I fell in love with the venue, the decor and everything about it. The best part though was that Susan glowed the whole day! She was smiling nonstop and so, so beautiful!
Congratulations Susan and Stephen! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness ❤️️
Flowers: Elements Catering & Floral Design, Columbia, MS
Venue : The Bottling Company, Hattiesburg, MS
Photographer: Chance Robinson, Wiggins, MS*
*The photographs here on Rose Bakes were taken by Rose, her husband and the mother-of-the-bride. Professional photographs at the wedding were done by Chance.
Beautiful job! Love it. Congratulations to the couple
Rose, you are the best! The cake was beautiful and tasted great. Thank you for sharing the picture of them cutting the cake. I don’t know how I missed it.
Awww, thank you Mrs. Brenda! xoxo
Rose, this cake is beautiful! Can I ask why you used Satin Ice fondant instead of MMF? (Even for the white.) Thanks as usual :).
Hi Caroline - thank you! There are a couple of reasons. Susan uses Satin Ice for all of her cakes so she sent me the fondant to use on her cake since that's what she's used to and she really likes it. Not that I don't like Satin Ice - I do - I'm just cheap and prefer to make my own for most applications. I might have offered to use my homemade marshmallow fondant except my hands hurt a lot these days so having premade helped with that. And with our kitchen demo going on, the less work I had to do, the better. 🙂
Got it :). Thanks.
Beautiful cake ! Loved seeing your process and enjoyed your narrative & pics. Thank you for sharing your gift and love of cakes ! A gift of heart ! Best wishes for the couple and to you in the coming year !
Thank you so much!
That cake looks absolutely stunning Well done indeed.
What a beautiful cake. The gold really makes the color stand out. Thank you for sharing your pictures and journey in getting it to the reception. I have found that Cambro boxes can be very helpful for long distances. I’m looking forward to hearing from you in 2019!
Thanks so much!
It's so beautiful!! You did an amazing job! I just adored what you said about your husband, so sweet ❤️
Thank you Vicky!
Very original and exceptional in design and form. Thanks for sharing.
That cake is just stunning!!! What a beautiful way to honor your friends. The marbling and gold are perfect. You continue to inspire
Thank you so much Eileen!
Rose what a beautiful cake
Thank for sharing. Be bless
This marbled wedding cake is ABSOLUTELY beautiful. Awesome job, you so inspire me. Thank you
Thank you Paulette!
Thanks so much Robin!
this cake is super fanasrtic we can use it as valentine gift
How do you recommend the fondant be removed from the cake when the gold is applied since it is not food safe? Thanks
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I have learned so much from you. Thanks again!!!
Thanks so much!