(You can click on any of the pictures to view an enlarged version.)
Friday I had the honor of making wedding cakes for my brother and sister-in-law to-be. I didn't have the usual amount of time to put into decorating the cakes, so I opted for a buttercream icing look, instead of the usual fondant look.
The bride's cake was italian creme cake (see recipe here) with buttercream icing and a strawberry filling. Bree is definitely a bling kind of girl, so I added some blue crystals to match her blue hydrangeas, as well as some clear crystals. I don't think they showed up very well but it was worth a try.
The groom's cake was of course chocolate. I was especially excited about making this cake as it was a surprise to Kyle and Bree! The frosting is a chocolate buttercream. I also used a chocolate moose filling and a chocolate glaze with yummy chambord=) Mmmmm. The longhorn was made using a mold. I tried a couple different ways to make the longhorn, one with white chocolate, the other with gumpaste. I used the gumpaste longhorn because it held it's shape better.
I am still partial to the white cake, but the chocolate cake was pretty darn good too! I tried a new technique on these cakes, and although they didn't turn out perfectly, I am still satisfied with what I was able to accomplish while student teaching this semester.
We are officially
sisters now! Congrats
Kyle and Bree!