Autumn Florals - My Favourite Autumnal Wedding Cake
As we approach Autumn I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post about one of my favourite autumnal wedding cake designs to date: Autumn Florals.
This cake (thankfully a dummy because I plan to keep it for as long as possible!) was designed for an autumn themed photo shoot last year at Putteridge Bury, a beautiful wedding venue in Bedfordshire. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, my personal preference is to keep the decoration on the icing of wedding cakes fairly simple and minimalistic, and let my handmade flowers (which are all –without exception – handcrafted by me, petal by petal) do all the talking.
Since this was going to be an autumnal wedding cake design, I decided to use fairly rich tones for the flowers. My inspiration for the floral arrangement and the colours came from this image:
My initial idea was to have pale coffee-coloured icing for the cake itself, as I thought that it would look nicer with the rich red tones in the floral arrangement. However, when I saw the above image I decided to stick with a pure white cake as I loved the contrast against the rich colours of the flowers, and wanted to achieve a similar look with the cake. I also liked the long eucalyptus leaves in this image, and the organic, free-flowing look of the bouquet, so decided to make elongated leaves for the cake, along with other kinds of leaves in various shades of green, and arrange them in a fashion similar to the loose and natural bridal bouquets currently on trend.
The next step was to decide what kind of decoration to have on the cake itself. Because the colours in the floral arrangement were so striking, I decided to go for a subtle, white-on-white lace pattern on the cake that consisted of large hand-piped floral lace shapes, leaves and hand-cut applique blossom shapes. After I had piped the floral shapes and leaves I then hand-painted each line to give a delicate shimmer. To achieve a similar effect with the blossoms, I dusted each flower with edible lustre dust after they had been embossed with lace moulds for added texture and interest.
Together with its beautifully striking florals, and delicate yet sophisticated lace pattern, Autumn Florals really is a classic example of an autumnal wedding cake.
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