Wedding Gown Cake

While we’ve all been surrounded by Valentine’s Day; and I did make Valentines cookies, this week my focus was a Bridal Shower High Tea for a very dear friend. It was a gift, a surprise and I’m pleased to say that she loved it. I have finally been able to unpack my decorating equipment (after 2yrs in storage!) and was very excited to retrieve my dolly varden tin just in time to create this little beauty. A very pretty, girly cake for a very pretty girly-girl.

 

 

As usual, always make sure you are organised and set up to go.

As usual, always make sure you are organised and set up to go.

 

 

To firm up the torso of the mannequin, I added some tylose powder and let it set while I set up my cake. Two skewers will support it in the final position on top of the cake.

To firm up the torso of the mannequin, I added some tylose powder and let it set while I set up my cake. Two skewers will support it in the final position on top of the cake.

 

 

Once the cake hase been torted, iced and ganached, I covered it in a first layer of fondant. Then inserted the torso and began the dress design.

Once the cake hase been torted, iced and ganached, I covered it in a first layer of fondant. Then inserted the torso and began the dress design.

 

To create interest and match the pink colour theme of the party, I embossed a pattern on the under skirt layer, then enhanced the pattern with cerise glitter.

To create interest and match the pink colour theme of the party, I embossed a pattern on the under skirt layer, then enhanced the pattern with cerise glitter.

 

More cerise glitter on the bust and some pink pearl buttons to complete the pink colour theme...

More cerise glitter on the bust and some pink pearl buttons to complete the pink colour theme…

 

Piece by piece, layer by layer I added strips of fondant that folded and ruffled like fabric. The fun part with this is that you can play couture designer and cake maker too. Design the dress however you like, follow a photo of the bride’s actual dress…get creative.

 

Finished cake...wedding gown on a mannequin...

Finished cake…wedding gown on a mannequin…

 

...and the back

…and the back

 

 

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While this design can be adapted for princesses, Disney characters, weddings and formals; as usual, the only limit is your creativity and imagination. Happy baking,

Sam @CS

 

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Owner and lead contributor to www.colouredsugar.com
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One Response to "Wedding Gown Cake"

  1. Adele Green says:

    I was so touched by the lovely wedding dress cake, it was so beautiful! I didnt want to cut it, it was a work of art! Thank you so much for this beautiful cake gift, it was really something special and I loved it! Adele (the lucky recipient!)

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