Vintage Wedding Cake

by Kortney McCune
(Arizona)

Vintage Wedding Cake

Vintage Wedding Cake

Vintage Wedding Cake

I absolutely loved working on this vintage wedding cake! It's my new favorite wedding cake design!


The client gave me a few guidelines, but other than that I was given artistic freedom. She wanted to have something romantic and vintage-y (two things I love!) I decided on some basic things such as ivory colors, pearls, and roses.

Fondant Roses and Leaves


As you can see there are oodles of fondant roses. They are all handmade. I wanted the colors to bleed out (like real roses) So I just added little bits of white to the original color for each row of petals. I rolled out the leaves on a veining mat. The detail really is what makes it all come together.

Fondant Pearls


TIP:The pearls are also fondant. I actually just got a mold for it (way easier than rolling all those little pearls by hand, I would have never finished) then I painted them with white pearl dust. I put on one row of pearls then put on another that overlapped a bit.

Fondant Ruffles


Glue Tips The ruffles are just strips of fondant that are sort of bunched up as you "glue" (use vodka or vanilla) I use vodka. Sometimes if I need something stronger I dissolve gum paste in vodka to make a syrup-y mixture)

After the ruffles were all on I decided they needed something to make them stand out a bit more, so I brushed gold pearl dust on the tops of the ruffles. Then I needed something to help tie in the gold. That's where the gold decorative piece at the top came in. I used a mold I had recently purchased but hadn't had the time to use it. And as you guessed I painted it with gold pearl dust.

I wasn't sure where I was heading with this vintage wedding cake, but I like where I ended up. Can't wait for my next wedding cake! Thank you so much for looking!

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Apr 26, 2012
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Awesome
by: Paige

This looks amazing !!!!

Apr 26, 2012
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WOW!
by: Kathi

SO MUCH DETAIL AND WORKMANSHIP, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

Apr 26, 2012
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beautiful
by: christina salicos

What a beautiful cake

Apr 26, 2012
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AWESOME
by: Peace <3

AMAZING!!!
awesome work :)

Apr 29, 2012
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Awesome work
by: Barbara - Charlotte NC

Wow, what a beautiful cake. Talented beyond words...

May 08, 2012
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Amazing
by: Sierra

Such an amazing cake
Looks yummy

Jun 02, 2012
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beautiful
by: teresa clayton

So,so pretty beautiful work

Feb 15, 2013
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Amazing
by: Jenn

My sons soon to be wife wants a vintage cake. I was not sure where to begin.you have solved that for me.
Beautiful cake,

Feb 15, 2013
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Hi Jen!
by: Kortney

I actually just finished another vintage wedding cake. I'm kind of vintage obsessed I will have to upload the pictures.... I'm not sure you will see this comment...

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