Stylish stacked tiers set on Roman pillars tower over an arrangement of the bride?s favorite fresh flowers. The cake design is highlighted with apple blossoms and finished with a piped lattice border over fondant bands and sugar pearls.
In advance, make royal icing apple blossoms with sugar pearls centers: 4 tip 126, 6 tip 104, and 6 tip 102. Make extras to allow for breakage and let all dry.
Prepare 2 layer cakes for
rolled fondant and
stacked construction. Tint 16 oz. fondant violet and rose. Cover cakes with white fondant. Roll violet/rose fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut into 1 1/4 in. wide bands-26 in. long for 8 in. cake, 39 in. long for 12 in. cake, 52 in. long for 16 in. cake. Attach to bottom borders of cakes with damp brush. Mark 1/2 in. intervals on bands tops and bottoms and pipe tip 3 lattice. Attach sugar pearls with dots of icing.
Attach icing flowers to cake using dots of icing.
At reception: arrange flowers in center of Roman columns. Position cake.
*The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.
This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the
same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The
dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower
formers for a more natural look.
Rated 5 out of
This cake mold and accessories can make ANYONE look like a pro. I used this set to make a 50th anniversary cake for my in-laws! They actually thought this cake was professionally made.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of
I did a variation of this cake for a bridal shower. She wanted the cake on bottom and all the flowers on top, but she also still wanted the pillars. You can't argue with a bride! And it looked gorgeous!
It was square cake and we made the lattice work extend all the way up the side instead of just a border. It was beautiful. There are so many ways to play around with this one!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of
Stunning! This was my inspiration on the 18th birthday cake I created last January. The celebrant loved the cake as the "ballerina and red roses" theme was very personal and very close to her heart. I used Wilton's lighted "fanci fountain" with water coloured in Wilton's "no taste red" below the stacked tiers and used fresh flowers accented with tulle fabric on the tiers. Separating the top and the second layer, I inserted a crystal ballerina figure with the top tier supported by four 9" Wilton's Grecian spiked pillars surrounded by red fresh flowers. To create further impact, I glued the crystal ballerina on top of a battery-operated led lights illuminating from the bottom creating a ghost-like effect. And for finale, red roses petals were scattered around the fanci water fountain base and the cake table. To me that night was truly memorable. As a cake decorator, I find it really inspiring to create something beautiful and personal for the celebrant. This inspiration leads me to conceptualize and draw images on paper detailing the tools, materials, testing the non-edible effects, timelines, etc. The rest is imagination!