Friday, October 16, 2009

PROJECT WEDDING CAKE

It has been exactly 1 month since I've posted. If that's not reflective of how busy my schedule has been, then I'm not really sure what is! You see, yesterday was graduation day! In case you are a first time reader, I've been enrolled in a baking and pastry arts program at a culinary school in Manhattan dating back to last May. As part of my final exam, an individual wedding cake was to be presented at graduation. Well, folks...here it is!

My chef was pretty lenient as to what style wedding/celebration cake each person was to make. Many of my classmates went super modern when it came to decoration and detail. But me? I went down the traditional avenue of wedding cake decoration. My wedding cake was reminiscent of a classic, elegant cake that was the standard for several years before modern cake decorating became the norm. With that said, here is what you're looking at:
-2 tier yellow cake consisting of a 10 inch round and 6 inch round. The 10 inch cake was split into 3 layers all filled with french vanilla buttercream. The 6 inch round was split into 2 layers.
-Each round was covered in fondant which I colored ivory. I used royal icing to make the uniform white dots.
-The rose bouquet and leaves were made out of gumpaste which I petal dusted to give it a realistic effect.
-Each layer was wrapped with a champagne colored ribbon at the bottom.

I took a ton of pictures, so here you go! Your thoughts?


16 comments:

Tricia said...

How beautiful!

Snooky doodle said...

WOW I couldn't believe those roses are made from gumpaste. They re beautiful ! very well done. I like the overall cake too :)

Mimi said...

Gorgeous cake! You should be proud.
Mimi

Nichi said...

Very pretty. Your lucky at CSCA they had requirements for what you HAD TO HAVE on your wedding cake final. Its nice that they let you have free rein.
And congratulations on your graduation too!

Emily Rose said...

this is gorgeous! I honestly thought those were fresh roses on top until I read the post!! I'm so impressed- congratulations on graduating! Looks like you were a star student.

Megan said...

Holy cannoli! That is a fabulous cake - the flowers are just surreal.

Congratulations - you did a phenomenal job.

cookies and cups said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!
congrats!

Therrien Family said...

I love it! Keep posting!! I love your blog :)

Therrien Family said...

I love it! Keep posting!! I love your blog :)

Mary said...

Wow. Congratulations on that cake...the roses are so beautiful...wow.

Q_Monroe said...

gorgeous! glad to see you are posting again. i came across your blog about a month ago and added it to my blogroll, so i check everyday. i have a schnauzer too! great site.

~ suzanne of let them eat cake

Nina said...

Congratulations, Melissa!! STUNNING!~ The roses are unbelievable. Great job. We have all missed your posts this last month :)

Dolce said...

Your wedding cake is beautiful, a classic staple.

And congratulations on your graduation :)

Little Miss Cupcake said...

congratulations! your roses are magnificent!

Karly West said...

Looks wonderful!! Congratulations!

Jimmy Simpson said...

Hi,
Dou you know how i came to your blog ? when i searching for some wedding related stuff in google i seen your link in google search result mentioning 4 hours ago !!!!
Regards
Jimmy
wedding cake writer