Okay - it's confession time again for me. I know nothing about Tim Burton or Tim Burton movies. That name meant nothing to me before this cake. When I was first asked about doing a Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Bridal Shower Cake - I had to do a Swagbucks search to see what she was talking about.
It's not the first time I've been caught in ignorance... I also didn't know anything about Bubble Guppies or Yo Gabba Gabba or Peppa Pig when I was asked to do those cakes. What can I say? I spend a lot more time "out of the loop" than I do in it.
Anywho - it only took a few searches and Melissa sending over a couple of pictures for inspiration for me to come up with a design in my head! The sweet bride had very specific ideas on her wish list for the cake and I did my best to make them all come to life!
She wanted the shades of blue and black and purple... and she wanted it wonky. Wonky and square - I don't think I've done this before...
She also specifically asked about the flowers...
and the butterflies. And the black swirly things (do those have a name?).
The one thing not on this cake was an actual corpse bride. Since the bridal shower was being held at a church, they thought it might be good (and respectful) to skip that element in the design 😉
But I didn't skimp out on anything else! Here are the main tools/ingredients I used to make this cake...
- Ribbon cutter (for the stripes)
- Homemade marshmallow fondant (for the blues and purples)
- Satin Ice Black Fondant
- Flower cutters from the Wilton Gum Paste Flowers set
- Black edible pearls
- Silicone Pearl Mold for the borders.
One other note (I wish I had a picture of it cut)... the cake was red velvet cake on the inside with cream cheese frosting! I bet it was really dramatic to cut into that, huh? A Corpse Bride Cake that is blood red on the inside. Shivers. PS. I still haven't actually seen Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and probably won't ever, but it sounds creepy 😉 Do you have any questions about this cake? I love to hear from readers, so leave me a comment!