A couple of months before, the then "Bride to be" popped over for a consultation about what she wanted the cakes to be like. The colour scheme was purple and lime green, and we discussed having the Groom's children on the cake, a
silver bow and flower petals. At the time, I was worried how I was going to pull it all off. Thankfully, I had my friend Fiona from Cakeadelic to help me out with any ideas/concerns/problems I had along the way. She was able to point me in the right direction and offered me her thoughts and advice on what she thought would work best. And I am so grateful for all her help!
Originally the bride and I had discussed creating a silver bow out of fondant. Whilst this was a nice idea, I wasn't sure it was entirely practical as I didn't know how well it would hold it's shape. Fiona helped me out here, suggesting I took a trip to a market in Bracknell where there is a stall that sells all the ribbon you could want! For this particular cake I bought wired ribbon, which holds it's shape. I also found a lovely ivory and silver ribbon that said 'Congratulations' on it with little silver hearts. I used this for the edge of the cake board.
I had 80 cupcakes to decorate, which isn't as many as some weddings, but this was my biggest order to date! We decided to really incorporate the colour theme in this, creating 'Mr & Mrs' cupcakes. I piped big swirls of vanilla buttercream on the cupcakes. The lime green one were 'Mr' and the purple ones were 'Mrs'. Simple yet effective!
I had so much fun creating these cakes and everyone seemed very pleased with the end results! And what a great wedding :-)
Congratulations to Stephanie and Mathew Cooke!