Some couples just aren’t into the traditional wedding cake. If you’re looking for a fun and unique cake design that is anything but ordinary, check out this Romantic Getaway Wedding Cake. Great for the couple who just want to fly off to Vegas and get married by the King of Rock and Roll, this fun cake features traditional Las Vegas staples, including a Chapel of Love and some lucky slot machines. Though this may not be the featured cake on the wedding day, this is certainly a fun wedding cake design for a bachelorette party or engagement celebration.
Several days in advance: For each of slot machines: Knead together 2 oz. each of fondant and gum paste; tint gray with a small amount of black icing color. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Using patterns and straight-edge wheel of Cutter/Embosser, cut 2 sets of slot machine panels (front, slanted results window panel, top, 2 sides, back); let dry on cornstarch-dusted board. Use tip 1 and royal icing to assemble both slot machines; let dry a few hours. Brush machines with Silver Pearl Dust?. Outline and pipe in details with tip 1 and royal icing (smooth larger areas such as results window, fruit, numbers and payout slot with finger dipped in cornstarch). Score lines between results window with spatula. For handles, coat spaghetti using black royal icing and tip 3; let dry in craft block. Attach handle to side and yellow spice drop light to top of machine with tip 3 dots of royal icing. Pipe tip 3 red trim on light and black ball knob on end of handle. For sign: Knead together 3/4 in. balls of fondant and gum
paste; roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut sign using pattern and straight-edge wheel of Cutter/Embosser. Decorate with royal icing. Pipe tip 5 dot arrow; let dry. Brush with White Pearl Dust. Print tip 2 message. Trim cookie stick to 5 in. and attach to back of sign with tip 3 dots; let dry.
For chapel doorway: Combine 4 oz. each of fondant and gum paste; roll out 1/16 in. thick. Using pattern and straight-edge wheel of Cutter/Embosser, cut chapel doorway with sign area. Cut a separate sign area and attach with damp brush. Tint remaining fondant/gum paste mixture rose; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Separately cut 2 sides of heart; score curtain pleats with veining tool from set and attach to doorway with damp brush. Reserve remaining mixture. Decorate doorway with royal icing. Pipe tip 3 bead border around heart and dots around sign. Brush dots on sign with White Pearl Dust?; print tip 2 message. Let all dry for 2 days.
For hearts on doorway sign, roll out reserved rose mixture 1/8 in. thick. Using Cut-Outs, cut 2 medium and 1 small heart; let dry on cornstarch-dusted board. Attach hearts to front and cookie sticks to back of chapel with royal icing and let dry overnight.
Ice 1-layer (3 in. high) cake smooth in buttercream. For carpet, tint 4 oz. fondant red, roll out 1/8 in. thick. Using pattern and straight-edge wheel of Cutter/Embosser, cut carpet and position on cake. Pipe tip 5 dots around front message area of cake. Print tip 5 message. Pipe tip 5 ball top and bottom borders on remainder of cake. Position slot machines. Insert chapel doorway and sign. Position topper.
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My niece was going to Las Vegas to be married. This was the perfect bridal shower cake for her! I found the patterns fairly easy to duplicate in either gumpaste and fondant. This is a great cake for those who want to go to the next level of detailed fondant and gumpaste work. Despite the large size, I had no trouble splitting, filling and covering the actual cake part. It was loved by my niece, and to this day I still get compliments on pictures of it.