Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Refreshed

Jennifer & Sergio Wedding Cake - side

From start to finish, this elegant wedding cake was pure enjoyment to make, primarily because I myself love the design and would have it as my own wedding cake in a heartbeat (if I did it all again, that is!). Jennifer and Sergio knew exactly what they wanted, a variation of this magnificent cake featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, but instead, with four square tiers in a refreshing apple/celery green and white colour palette.

Jennifer & Sergio Wedding Cake - details

And because I am a self-described piping fiend, who loves nothing more than to sit for hours piping anything, having the entire cake covered with piped scrollwork and pattern was a challenge which proved to be more like fun than work. For the green tiers, I used a pin to mark each line before piping the grid and flower pattern whereas for the white tiers, the scrollwork was piped freehand.

Jennifer & Sergio Wedding Cake - real cake

Even the flavour of cake is something I myself love! Sergio loves raspberry and Jennifer loves lemon so I decided to combine raspberry mousse, lemon curd, and charlotte sponge conveniently into slab form. As you may know, I am a big advocate of display cakes because of the many logistical advantages they offer without compromising on quality and aesthetics.

Jennifer & Sergio Wedding Cake - before

All this cake needed were three gorgeous hydrangeas to complete the bride and groom's vision. I was honestly so pleased with the final result that I couldn't stop smiling and taking photos of it. Congratulations Jennifer and Sergio! It was truly a pleasure!

14 comments:

Truc said...

Stunning cake...congratulations!!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous cake!

DANIELA BIGHIU said...

super frumos

Minstrelmiss said...

I prefer the squares over the original rounds, lovely cake!

thecoffeesnob said...

This is absolutely beautiful! You're so immensely talented, Charmaine!

rlbates said...

Beautiful!

Angela said...

Absolutely stunning and beautiful! The piping is perfect and the cake looks so delicious...yum!

Anonymous said...

My jaw literally dropped when I saw that cake! It is gorgeous and love the colors:) Would you happen to do cakes for interested Vancouverites?

HG said...

Refreshing indeed! Absolutely exquisite! Congratulations on such a stunning masterpiece.

yummy2tummy said...

What a Beautiful Cake!!! And the colors...Stunning!!!

frankie said...

your work is gorgeous! truly amazing! and I admire you for having the courage to switch professions like that...

sweetdiscovery said...

Very impressive, it is just perfect!

Trish said...

You make beautiful cakes! Incredibly beautiful!

Laura @ Novelbite said...

This cake is absolutely beautiful, and I was so glad to read that only a few flowers were going to top it off: it is art on its own!