My "I DO-over" Wedding Cake

by Kristi DeSeve
(Rockledge, FL)


Cake Decorating Class Final



I come from a long line of artistic people and finally, at the age of 46 (and a divorce), found where my creative juices flow. I made this for a cake decorating class that I took; it was our "final". I love everything about weddings, so, my inspiration for this cake came from an "if I could do it again, only not with the 80's mentality" thought. Cakes and gowns are so elegant now and I imagined today's bride might go for something like this.

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Aug 06, 2010
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Beautiful Fondant Wedding Cake!
by: Anonymous

Kristi, What a beautiful fondant cake! Thank you so much for entering the Wedding Cakes For You Contest! You should get an A+ for your final in your cake decorating class!

Your fondant flowers are amazing, and I LOVE the pillow design! Your story is inspirational(Love it!) I am sure my readers will love it too. Please tell all of your friends and family to visit so they can rate and comment on your "If you could do it over" beautiful fondant wedding cake. :-)

Are you considering a career in Cakes?
Lorelie

Aug 07, 2010
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wtg kristi
by: Pam Manning

Beautiful I'd say you got it!!!!! first place

Aug 07, 2010
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kristi
by: Tracy smith

Kristi your cake is beautiful and you should definitely start this professionally,having made cakes most of my life for friends and family it is so enjoyable and I can see from your description that it truly comes out in your cake design a winner all the way.

Aug 07, 2010
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beautiful
by: Anonymous

beautiful!

Aug 07, 2010
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Beautiful!
by: Anonymous

I would hire you to make a cake for me! This cake is absolutely stunning!

Aug 08, 2010
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Cake
by: Anonymous

Your cake is beautiful,love the pillow idea.Hope you get an A.

Aug 09, 2010
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Just Right
by: Sherry Pozzi

Love the cake and the colors,

Aug 09, 2010
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WOW
by: Rocky

I am a man and I'm majorly impressed.

Aug 09, 2010
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rocky...
by: Anonymous

Thanks, MAN. LOL!!

Aug 10, 2010
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I love where this is going!
by: Lorelie

LOL I love Rocky's comment. Thanks for joining in Rocky! Guys can like wedding cakes too right?! :-)

Oct 14, 2010
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Wonderful Cake!
by: Chris

I am new to this site. Kristi, your cake is simply stunning. I am new to "cakes" and your cake and others I have seen here are truly inspirations to me. Keep up the fantastic work and I look forward to seeing your next work of art. By they way, how did you manage to create that "pillow"?

Oct 14, 2010
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re: pillow
by: kristi

thanks so much! for the pillow, you would ice two layers together; using a pillow as a model, carve away the cake to form the shape. drawing the shape with a knife (as you would see it from a side-view) on the side helps, too. once you figure it out (took me two tries with the help of a youtube video), all you have to worry about is how fluffy you want it, rounding edges, etc. covering it is easier than a square shape, too.

Watch any show you can on cake decorating(food network challenges, ace of cakes, cake boss) and learn their techniques. have fun!

Oct 14, 2010
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Wonderful Cake!
by: Chris

Thanks Kristi for the reply..I understand now how you made the pillow, but I'm still astounded at how real it looks. Re: the tassels and rope around the pillow, is that all fondant?
Thanks.Chris

Oct 14, 2010
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re:pillow
by: Kristi

Chris-

it is all fondant. I rolled out the two colors of fondant for the cord, and twisted them. I used a mix of gum paste and water to attach the cord and pinned it until it was set. the tassels idea came from a play-dough kit my kids used to have. What I ended up using was a garlic press. I had to stick two balls of fondant in it to get one tassel. Worked perfectly. Then, I trimmed them with scissors and attached the tassel and the balls on with melting chocolate.

Questions are most welcome!

Oct 15, 2010
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And The Winner is...
by: Lorelie

Kristi You are the winner of The Cake Decorating Contest Three at Wedding Cakes For You. I emailed you but it kept bouncing back. So you did get the A+.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Can you contact me through my contact Lorelie page? I want to give you your gift coupon for $25 off of a cake stackers cake support system and I have another gift to mail to you as well.

Thank you for your beautiful cake entry and for all of your helpful advice, which you can continue to give to your admirers . Looks like you have a fan club :-)


Oct 15, 2010
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Wonderful Cake!
by: Chris

Kristi,

Thanks so much for your input. Great idea for the tassels..making them with a garlic press! I did think the cord was an actual "cord", not made of fondant. Truly, the work you did is "art" and you are very creative.
Congratulations to you for winning this contest! Your creative work and helpful comments are great inspirations to those of us who are new to "cakes".
Thanks for suggestions to watch all of the "cake", cooking shows, which I already do watch..my sons continually say: "the only stuff you watch on TV is cooking and cake shows"
Thanks again for your help,
Chris


Sep 26, 2011
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how aboutt....
by: Chloe

I don't have very agile fingers, so I wondered if a spaghetti machine would work too? Congratulations with this cake!!

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