Garden Cake

by Tamyra
(Rochester)


Ok here goes...I made this garden cake for my wedding this past weekend. It is the second wedding cake I have made. ( first one didn't turn out so great ) Though it is totally different from my original design ...in the end it fit my "Country boy meets City girl " theme perfectly.

The Cake Flavors


The cake is three different flavors, chocolate fudge with chocolate caramel ganache filling, carrot cake with cream cheese filling and french vanilla with raspberry.

It's covered in fondant, the flowers are sugar paste which I had never used before and have come to have a love/hate relationship with... I love how they came out, but hate how fragile they are (I broke a good third of the daisies hence why there are only roses on the top tier) My favorite part of the design is the yellow and champagne color scheme. Overall I think it came out well and everyone loved it.

I want to thank you for all the helpful tips and ideas posted on your site...I used a great many of them in the process of making this cake ...the ones that really made a difference for me were... making the cake ahead of time and freezing it, letting it set for a few hours after daming and filling it, and using the popsicle stick for support. Also the pearl edging was made from a Wilton mold that I swear by...it saves so much time !!!

Next up a baby shower cake this weekend and my first fondant figurines...wish me luck!

Tamyra, Good luck with your baby shower cake this weekend. By looking at your garden cake I am sure that your shower cake will be amazing. I moved your submission to DIY bride Ideas and would love to feature you on that page and a spot on the home page as well for a while, so other brides who are considering making their own wedding cakes can be inspired by your beautiful garden cake. Thank you very much for sharing.

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Oct 05, 2012
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Garden Cake
by: Colleen

You did a beautiful job on this cake. The colors are so pretty and reflect the colors in your flowers. I know what you mean 'love/hate' with the flowers. I have found though by mixing 1/2 fondant 1/2 gumpaste the flowers aren't quite as fragile; the fondant gives them a little more support. You still roll it thin and they come out beautiful. Are you adding tylose powder to your gumpaste? It helps make them more flexible.

We learn as we go and life is a constant learning curve....


Aug 18, 2011
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Thank you
by: Lorelie

Thanks Donnalee, I feel the same about you . You are both very talented in the art of cake decorating!

Aug 18, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Donnalee

It looks great! Making your own wedding cake is definitely a challenge but so rewarding. I LOVE this site too. I have learned a lot from Lorelie and the comments posted! Lorelie is awesome! Congrats on the cake and getting married!

Aug 17, 2011
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Beautiful details
by: Meris

Tamyra, your flowers are gorgeous! The time it must have taken, plus the realistic details, make this an amazing cake. I also like that you didn't overshadow the cake with too many decorations--just the perfect amount. And the fact that you did this for your own wedding is incredible, considering how many other wedding tidbits you must have been juggling at the same time. I am so impressed!

Aug 17, 2011
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thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you I am honored ...I love this site, it has made a huge difference in my cakes and the possibility that I might inspire another bride is very flattering ...thank you again

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