Ya'll may have seen this because I've shared this Wedding Dress Cake many times on Facebook, but today I'm going to finally share some details here!
When I was first asked about doing this cake, I was a little more than terrified. The wedding dress was just gorgeous and I wasn't quite sure I could translate that into cake. Oh - here's the dress:
Wanna see a side-by-side?
So, the cake was 6", 8", 10" and 12" round cakes. I wish I could tell you the flavors, but I seem to have lost the contract from last year. I think they were butter cake, red velvet cake and chocolate cake.
Anywho... after frosting and filling, I covered the tiers with homemade marshmallow fondant and then I used Satin Ice Red Fondant to do the red center. Then I rolleed out a huge, HUGE sheet of fondant to drape over the whole cake to mimic the dress.
Do you want to learn more about doing cakes inspired by wedding dresses? I highly recommend this Craftsy Class: Cake Design Made Simple - The Wedding Dress. I watched it before doing this wedding dress cake and it helped me SO much!!
That was by and far the largest piece of fondant I had ever rolled out! And then... after all that work.... I realized I could've done two pieces because I ended up doing a seam down the back to also match the dress:
Okay - so it wasn't exactly the same, but I just loved doing the extra detail on the back.
The bride provided this rhinestone topper.... which went perfectly with the cake design! You can find similar Rhinestone Letter cake toppers here.
One last little thing I learned about doing this cake... always, always, ALWAYS ask how the cake is going to be displayed. When we arrived at the location, we found that the cake was supposed to be put up on a stand.
A very, very tall and wobbly stand:
My husband and I were very afraid. We had to lift it (very awkwardly) and put it up on that stand in the center of the table (there were no thoughts of putting it on the stand, then moving it to the center!). After we got it up there, we both sort of held our breath to see if it was going to stay.
It didn't move, but we warned the other vendors there setting up to please not bump that table and we left!! I can't tell you how relieved I was a few days later to get a note from the bride telling me how happy they were with everything!
So, do you have any questions? Leave me a comment!
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