My Daughter's Bridal Shower Cake

by Jodi
(Lake, MI)


I have twin daughter's whose wedding's were 2 1/2 months apart in Feburary and May 2011. In Feburary I made the wedding cake, which was my first decorated cake. I felt I had to be equal to both my girls so in May I made the Bridal shower and the Grooms cake.


Decorating has all been a major learning experience with the help of great friends that I have made on-line at the Wilton website. I am self taught. I can't drive due to my disability so I'm unable to take classes. I am deeply indebted to my friends for their help and advice.

I decided that I wanted to make a design for her that would represent the bride and bridesmaids. I made a double layer 1/2 sheet and used the Wonder Mold for the base of the wedding dress and the Mini Wonder Molds for the base of the bridesmaids dresses. I used the colors of the wedding party to make the cake. Her colors were Lilac with an assortment of purple colored roses in her bouquet.

The flavors were White Chocolate with White Chocolate Buttercream. The dresses and Roses were made with White Chocolate.

I learned a couple of things with this project. It was my first sheet cake experience. Making it was the easy part, but when it came to cooling it right side up I had to have my husband help me flip them.

Chocolate Modeling Tip


When it comes to working with Modeling Chocolate make sure that it isn't in 80 degree weather. Usually the end of May it is still cool, but not this year. It becomes sticky and is not easy to work with. Trying to drape the chocolate was frustrating it kept stretching so I had to work fast after screwing up the first one and having to re-do it.

The roses I did the night before so they were fine. Also one other thing I learned was I didn't need such a large size. Everyone ended up taking some home!

When I told the girls at the shower that the bride and bridesmaids all had their own pieces to take home with them they loved the idea.

I had a lot of fun with this and also learned a lot.

Thank you Jodi, What a pretty cake. I love the bridesmaids dresses and the fact that they got to take home their individual dresses. Very nice story and you added a couple of tips too. Really excellent entry to the Contest!

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Aug 19, 2011
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Beautiful Cake
by: Carole Schafer

Jodi shows real talent!

Aug 19, 2011
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Jodi's Cakes
by: Margi Borck

My daughter was one of the bridesmaids and we both fell in love with this cake. We have also been the recipient of Jodi's wonderful cakes and they are not only gorgeous in their construction and decoration but are melt in your mouth, make you beg for more delicious!

Aug 19, 2011
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A talented person emerges!
by: Jill Sloat

I've known this young lady since she was in grade school, she was always gifted in the art field. It took being mother of the brides for her to finally let her light shine! She has very good taste in color and balance of the decor on her cakes, I am so happy and excited for her!

Aug 19, 2011
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Jodi's Bridal Shower Cake
by: Jeri Sue

This cake is great Jodi. I didn't realize you were self-taught!!! Awesome!!! I've done some cake decorating, nothing like yours though, you have some beautiful cakes! Keep at it!!!

Aug 19, 2011
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Great cake!
by: Christine

I saw Jodi's first wedding cake in person. It was great. This one is, too. I like the idea of people being able to take home "their" part of the cake.

Aug 19, 2011
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Creative!
by: Elizabeth

What a fun and creative cake! I like the use of the dresses, a great way to include the wedding color :)

Aug 19, 2011
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by: bri

great job!

Aug 20, 2011
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beautiful
by: Beverly Beatty

Awesome cake

Aug 20, 2011
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awesome cake
by: Darlah Allfie

My sister cake was an awesome idea. I loved that I got to take my own part of the cake home! The cake actually represented us girls and our dresses and the color of our dresses. You have learned a lot about making cakes and have come very far in making awesome cakes. I wish you the best!

Aug 20, 2011
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Bridal Shower Cake
by: Danielle Strait

The cake was awesome, I loved the idea of having our own cakes to take home. You have done a great Job at making cakes!!!

Aug 22, 2011
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Bridal shower cake!!!!!
by: Mariah

I think that this bridal shower cake looks amazing. You did a great job!!! How did you make the dresses on this cake ? They look really cute. Great JOB !!!

Sep 08, 2011
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Delightful and Different!
by: Kathy

You did a marvelous job on the cakes! It's hard to believe that you're a relatively new decorator...you clearly have talent!

Sep 12, 2011
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love the colors
by: kristi de seve

this is such a great idea for a shower cake. very pretty colors and decorations!

Sep 12, 2011
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Pretty cake!!
by: Minnie M.

I love your cake...the dresses are so pretty!

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