You can´t take anything away from the grand entrance of two people gingerly maneuvering a 3,4,5,6 tier wedding cake into it´s final position. They are a work of art. They are also expensive. Expect to see cakes starting at 200 English pounds for a very basic white, non decorated cake. None of the cakes featured in this post will cost anything close to that price.
Decorating a cake is often what puts the creme dela creme touch to it and this is where things get creative. A cake today loved by many is a cake with a rustic finish (easy) with miniature bunting to top it off (easy). And this is how you do it.
1. Take two kebab sticks.
2. Cut scrap fabric into equal sized triangles.
3. Hand stitch the triangles together by slightly
overlapping them - don´t worry if it´s rough.
4. Leave enough thread at each end to tie around
5. Alternates - cut out letters to complete a word -
love, just married, Mr & Mrs, eat me, use an
alternative thread that is also decorative to tie on
each end of the thread.
Effective & Easy.
Bunting on a cake looks amazing. Not only does it finish the cake beautifully it also gives the cake height. Don´t be afraid to play with different materials. Use natural sticks from the garden in place of the kebab sticks. Cut out different shapes in place of triangles. Use scalloped scissors to give a pretty edge. Play with different cake moulds. The rule is if it can go in the oven it can be used as a cake mould.
Everyone can make a cake topper. Make a cute fairy cake and cover it with frosting. Cut out a heart shape and sprinkle it with red glitter. Glue or tape the heart to a tooth pick. Now multiply that process by 20, pop them into the top of each cake and sit them on a pale pink cake stand. Voila! Trust me it will look really pretty.
Use photos instead of hearts. Use letters instead of photos. Spray paint plastic animals gold.
The possibilities are endless. One of my favourites is to make a pom pom and place a flag on a kebab stick through the middle and place that on the top of the cake. With white frosting and a white pom pom it looks really sweet.
Click on an image to see the tutorial. Click here for pom pom tutorial.
1. Follow pom pom
2. Click to tutorial.
3. Cut out any pretty
shape and stick to
4. Cut fairy cake cases.
Use toothpicks or
something from the
garden as above.
1. What your cake sits on has to look good. Check
out cake stands in shops or online.
2. Make sure your cake frosting tastes good. A drop
of vanilla essence can be helpful.
3. If you want to cut your sponge cake into multi
layers freeze it first (tastes perfect). Cut your
cake during the defrosting process.
4. If your making a tiered cake insert a couple of
wooden dowling sticks into the cake to stop it
5. If you are using food colouring. Divide the frosting
and gradually add the food colouring to give a
toned layer look.
6. Make fairy cakes and different sized cakes, place
on different levels to create a good looking dessert
7. If your not good with flowers ask your florist to
make up a small posy for your cake.