Sugar Lily Wedding Cake
I made this Sugar Lily Wedding Cake for an October Texas wedding. The cakes are all vanilla cakes with vanilla buttercream - made just the way bride liked it.
The stacked cakes were then piped freehand and fondant pearls, dusted with antique silk luster dust applied in the center of the piped design one each tier.
A shell border finishes the base of each cake and handmade sugar lilies and roses were added.
I designed and made this cake for the wedding of Alyssa & Jeremy (10-20-07).
The tiers were 14", 12" 9" and 6". The 14", 12" and 6" were all 4 layers and the 9" was 3 layers. The roses and custom hybrid lilies (7 petals),were made from sugar paste, then colored.
The cake itself - a white cake (Lady Baltimore) was filled with vanilla buttercream and iced in vanilla (ivory color) buttercream.
To achieve a 2 tone effect, I tinted the buttercream slightly darker for the piping work. I used ivory paste coloring in the buttercream - it works really well and a little goes a long way! Fondant pearls, were dusted in Antique silk luster dust to make them more realistic, and were added above and below the "C" part of the design.
I colored the sugar roses by dipping them into a mixture of burgundy luster dust and vodka. (Dip as many times as needed to get the correct shade, but be sure to let them dry
thoroughly between dippings).
The cake was assembled at the reception then a pearl/bead border added to complete the look. I created a double border on the middle two tiers.
This cake was a huge hit and delicious!
Sugar Lily Wedding Cake decorated by Debbie from Texas
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