Worth the Wait Wedding Cake

by Angel Rushing
(Clarkesville, GA)

Cake of the year!

Cake of the year!

A bride emailed me asking if I could make a wedding cake on short notice. Since she only had a couple of weeks before the wedding she told me her colors and said she was open to any design.


I had a vision of a beautiful cake in my head, now if I could just find a picture of something similar to it to show the bride and get her approval. Internet to the rescue, 2 hours later..found it!!

Oh this is the look and I could tweak it a little to get the perfect design. A day later the bride approves the picture so now it’s time to start working. Hmmm looks like there’s going to be a lot of time involved in making this.

You Tube To The Rescue


Ok so I’ve never made a cake like this, I mean there are a{ lot} of sugar flowers on it and I haven’t made this type of flower before. No big deal, I'll just watch {another} YouTube video and I'm good to go, after all that's how I've learned to do everything else.

While I’m on that subject let me give you my opinion on “professional” training verses self-taught skills. If any of you are thinking of paying money to take a class to learn how to decorate I would suggest thinking twice about that. Everything that you will be shown how to do in those classes can be seen for free on YouTube.

You may want to splurge and buy a $40 instructional DVD for sugar flowers since they are a little more tedious but all in all you’ll save a LOT of money and gain the same knowledge by teaching yourself.

I know some people may like saying, "I trained under Chef so and so" and I guess it does look good on a resume but in the end I think your work and customer satisfaction should speak for itself. Enough about that back to the cake, where was I?....Oh yes, sugar flowers.

Lots of Sugar Flowers


Hmmm looks like about 100 sugar flowers and the top is kinda rounded up. For this rounded topper my idea was to buy a half foam ball, cover it in plastic wrap then a layer of fondant, and last add the sugar flowers…better check YouTube, yep that’s what they suggest.

It took a while to make all those flowers and then I had to go back and add the black sugar pearls to the center of the flowers…good thing my 10 year old daughter wanted to help. Oh, and did I mention SHE made some of the flowers too? Now if a 10 year old girl and a lady who has never taken a class can make sugar flowers then anyone can. YOUTUBE…I’m just saying.

Fondant Drapes Dilemma


Next - on to setting up the cake. One of the challenges I knew I would face would be draping the cake. I would have to pre-make the drapes at home and then add them after I had finished stacking the cake at the reception location. If I ever get enough extra money to buy one of the locking cake stacking systems like Cake Stackers, you bet I will. What a time saver that would have been and it would have eliminated my drape worries.

My first experimental attempt at pre-making the drapes at home had failed. The folds in the fondant had stuck to themselves so it wouldn’t open up like it should have. I finally came up with the idea of sandwiching the fondant in between two layers of plastic wrap then folding, hopefully the plastic would keep the fondant from sticking to itself. When it was finally time to drape I held my breath and peeled off the plastic..it worked perfectly! Last was placing all the sugar flowers on the cake and then I stepped back. I LOVED IT, so elegant!

True Love


As I was packing up my things to leave, the lady who was working on setting up the food walked into the room. “Oh it’s just beautiful”, she said. I agreed with her and said that all the time spent was well worth it and that in the end it came together just right! I asked her if she personally knew the bride and she said yes. Come to find out, this was the first marriage of this bride who was over 40.

She then told me that the bride and the groom had been in a relationship when they were young but had gone their separate ways. The bride had never got over him and said that he was the only one for her.

Years and years later they reconnected and now she was marrying her one true love. Like I said in the beginning..I knew there would be a lot of time invested in the making of this cake…just didn’t realize it was actually YEARS in the making.

Just like the wedding cake, in the end it came together just right!

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Mar 14, 2013
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Beautiful Cake
by: MsSherrieJ

Wow! I love the design. I too learned a lot from YouTube.

Mar 14, 2013
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by: donna payne

I admire this wedding cake...great job angel cakes

Mar 14, 2013
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WOW!
by: Cheryl Williams

This is so beautiful! You are truly talented!

Mar 14, 2013
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Oh my Goodness!!!
by: Kathy a. Smith

Oh my goodness this is the prettiest cake I have ever seen. But Angel Cakes are always the prettiest . Love you Angel Cakes

Mar 14, 2013
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Worth the wait
by: Morris

Awesome cake with an awesome story with it.this take's talent to create such a beautiful cake

Mar 14, 2013
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Beautiful
by: Jennifer

What a beautiful and elegant cake. Lovely story too!

Mar 14, 2013
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LOVE IT!!!
by: Shanna

This is a beautiful cake as always:)

Mar 14, 2013
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cake
by: Amanda

The cake is.so pretty. Love all the flowers on the top!

Mar 14, 2013
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best cake ever
by: Anonymous

Dear, Angel cakes your cake' aint only amazing they are defined, and unique and stand out and so moister inside we loved that you took your on time out of your day to please us with one of your cakes god bless and we will do more business with you in the near future.

Mar 14, 2013
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Exceptional Work
by: Debbie

Self taught or not your cakes are a work of art.

Mar 15, 2013
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beautiful
by: tammy W

Just beautiful ..nothing else to say but talented lady who did this beautiful cake.

Mar 15, 2013
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ANGEL CAKES ISVAWSOME!
by: DeAnn Mone

Angel, so much deserves to win this contest! She makes such beautiful cakes. I have never seem one that we all did not love! She made our son his on requested spongebob cake while he was in the hospital waiting on his 2nd Heart Transplant!

Lex starting throwing up blood at 3:00am on the morning of his birthday on June 13, 2012. Even with her knowing what shape Lex was in, she finished that cake for him and we froze it at the hospital, and we celebrated Lex's 4th Birthday several weeks later, but it tasted as if she made it that day literally!

It waste most beautiful children' cake I have ever seen. She not only gave him that cake, she even drove all the way to children's healthcare of Atlanta from Clarkesville, GA. (where we also live) we met Angel thru Lex's prayer page.

You can go to prayers for Lex Money on Facebook and see pictures of the cake. She taught herself how to do this and is totally HAS A GOD GIVEN TALENT TO DO THIS! They are delicious and beautiful! And Angel is one of he sweetest people we have ever met! PLEASE CHOSE ANGEL EVERYONE! :)

Mar 15, 2013
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Perfection!!
by: Crystal Cattabriga

Angel cakes are absolutely beautiful. The styles, technique,and delicious. Studding at it's very best!

Mar 15, 2013
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YUMMY!!
by: Paula Gibson

Angel cakes are wonderful. Our cake for my daughter's birthday was beautiful with pink and black and a large pink fondant bow on top! Yummy!

Mar 15, 2013
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God Given Talent
by: Donna

Beautiful cake! She has made three cakes for me and I have always been satisfied with her work!

Mar 15, 2013
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Beautiful
by: TammyBlack

This cake is georgous!!Also the graduation cake you made for my son last May was awesome!!He's never been a cake person but he absolutely loved that cake!!Great job!!

Mar 15, 2013
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Great master pices
by: Anonymous

Dear.Angel Cakes.
Not only are your cake unquie.They are master pices so moist and and great work and time spent they or define and great to everyone we thank you so much for the time you took ouy of your day to do my husbands cake thank u and god bless

Mar 15, 2013
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Best cakes ever!
by: seamans

You have very unique cakes and you make master pieces. You deserve this more than anyone. You take your time and love with every cake. Great!

Mar 15, 2013
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Angel Cakes
by: Ashley Wade

You for sure have a talent for designing cakes! Not only are your cakes beautiful, they are VERY tasty!

Mar 15, 2013
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Beautiful
by: Linda

This cake and this story is so beautiful as all of Angel's cakes are! I have had the pleasure of having Angel make my daughter's birthday cake one year. It was an American Girl cake and the most unique and beautiful cake I have ever seen. Angel puts her heart and soul in every cake she makes. They are truly works of art! She has also lended her talent to help others by auctioning off her cakes to help a little boy in need of a heart transplant. I also know she has made cakes to take to others that were sick or in the hospital. It shows that her heart is just as beautiful as the cakes she makes! I feel she is more than deserving to win this contest!

Mar 15, 2013
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Angel cakes
by: Vickie

Angel cakes are BEAUTIFUL and exactly what you want when you place an order!! AND they are also delicious!!! I got a zoo cake last year and the animals were exact replicas of the real thing. LOVE ANGEL CAKES!!!!

Mar 15, 2013
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worth the wait wedding cake
by: Kristina Tyre

BEAUTIFUL cake! Angel made the sweetest dearest Gender reveal cake for my expecting daughter in law. The cake was wonderful in welcoming and announcing the new grand baby. :)

Mar 15, 2013
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Stunning
by: James Nix

You always can bring your cakes to life. This one is beautiful.. Great job...

Mar 15, 2013
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Beautiful!
by: Rachel Moore

It's a beautiful cake!!

Mar 15, 2013
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Angel Cakes!!!
by: Andrea Metrick

I am always amazed how talented Angel is.. She is truly an artist and to think she is totally self taught!!! This is such a beautiful cake and I'm sure that it tasted so wonderful!! Her cakes are so delicious. I'm sure the Bride and Groom and everyone at the wedding was thrilled by angel's latest creation!!

Mar 15, 2013
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Angel Cakes
by: Sylvia

Angel not only puts a lot of work into her cakes, she also puts a lot of love as you can see by the wedding cake she made. Her cakes are unique and just for that person on their special day. They don't only just look good but they are one of the best tasting cakes you will ever eat. Angel has blessed many by her great talent in cake making.


Mar 16, 2013
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Angel cakes
by: Cathy

The wedding cake is beautiful!

Mar 16, 2013
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Angel cakes
by: Kassy Baird

Love the story! And the cake is beautiful! Angel, is such a wonderful person! Me and my husband adopted our little girl last year and Angel sent me a message telling me she wanted to make her 1st birthday cake! March 2nd, 2013 came around and we had a beautiful little "owl" cake for our sweet blessing! It was perfect! :)

Mar 16, 2013
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Wedding Wonder!
by: Thelma

This is the prettiest wedding cake I have ever seen. It looks so elegant. I can tell a lot of work went into making this wedding wonder.

Mar 16, 2013
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A very SPECIAL cake for a Very SPECIAL day !!!
by: Gina

My daughter is getting married in October and she and i have looked through magazine after magazine and keep coming back to this cake as her favorite. It is so gorgeous and elegant ! just as every bride is on her special day.

I would rename the cake " A Special cake for a very Special Day"

Good luck Angel!

Please let me know if you could make this cake again or very similar to it for my daughters wedding.

Blessings,
Gina Anderson

Mar 17, 2013
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Beautiful Cake for a Marriage that is 'Worth the Wait'
by: Tammy

I am the blessed bride in this story. This cake tasted every bit as good as it looks. With the short notice given, I never expected such an elegant cake. Angel, you have such an amazing talent and you truly glorify God with your talent and the way you share it.

Mar 17, 2013
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Wonderful!
by: Linda

Fantastic cake! Any bride would love having this at her wedding.

Mar 17, 2013
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AWESOME
by: MaryAnn

AWESOME AS ALWAYS!!!!!

Mar 17, 2013
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Awesome!
by: MW

This cake is BEAUTIFUL!! One of the most beautiful wedding cakes I have seen in a long time!

Mar 17, 2013
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Worth the Wait
by: Gwen

Beautiful Cake. It had to be for a wonderful lady.

Mar 17, 2013
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Thank You All
by: Angel

Wow I am just so humbled right now to be reading all the great comments that everyone has left. Thank you all for your great support! DeAnn I was soo honored to make that cake for Lex and I'm so glad he is doing well with his 2nd heart..hopefully no more troubles for him or ya'll. Gina I would love to make a cake for your daughter..just let me know and we'll create her something special. For the rest of you I appreciate your encouragement soo much, you'll never know how much that means to me. Love to all!

Mar 23, 2013
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Sweet
by: Lee

Gives me hope that my Price Charming is still out there...hope to have a cake as beaurtiful as this if I ever find him!

Mar 24, 2013
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BEAUTIFUL
by: Denise

Beautiful! 5 stars

Mar 29, 2013
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by: Joyce loudermilk

Beautiful cake.

Mar 29, 2013
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Beautiful Job
by: Nina

You are really talented.

Mar 29, 2013
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Just Beautiful!!
by: Alison

It has always been said, "Good things come to those who wait!!" ;-)

Mar 29, 2013
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very Regal!
by: Diana

LOVE THIS!

Mar 30, 2013
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What a beautiful cake!!
by: Cassie Mark

What a beautiful cake! i'm so jealous of your talent!

Mar 30, 2013
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beautiful
by: maryann

beautiful!!!

Apr 03, 2013
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BEAUTIFUL
by: Sandie

What a Beautiful BEAUTIFUL 'Gift' to add to any Wedding Day! - And for ANYONE that has the pleasure of being a recipient of one of Angels Creative Cakes. Her talents ASTOUND us!

Apr 11, 2013
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Family teamwork
by: Anonymous

Not only is your design beautiful and you showed creativity and innovation under pressure with all of your draping tricks and crafting skills, but I love that your daughter pitched in, too. Great advice on youtube videos, as well. I find that youtube is always a better investment than pricey classes or instructional DVDs. Congrats on a gorgeous cake!

Apr 14, 2013
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Nice
by: Totina

Luv the flowers and draping

Apr 18, 2013
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GREAT JOB
by: Leigh

Another great job Angel...your cakes are the best. Can't wait for my next birthday cake.

Apr 19, 2013
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Awesome job. Needs to bepicked overall winner
by: Jacqueline Iosa

Awesome job! This cake needs to be picked for the overall winner.

Apr 19, 2013
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Best overall cake!!! You did a wonderful job on this cake!

Apr 19, 2013
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Worth the wait
by: Anonymous

Angel cakes is an amazing artist with her cakes and they taste as good as they look. The story behind this cake is awesome the absolute best cake for the occasion.

Apr 20, 2013
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Beautiful
by: Lesae

This cake is absolutely beautiful, but then I think all your cakes are!!! :)

Apr 20, 2013
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Tasted as good as it looks!
by: Tammy

Not only is this cake Beautiful, but it was delicious as well. Best overall for sure!

Apr 20, 2013
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Gorgeous!
by: Wendy Tedder

Absolutely breathtaking! Angel, your work is so inspiring!

Apr 20, 2013
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So Pretty
by: Aimee

It's pretty and all her cakes taste so good! I love all her designs. Please make he rthe overall winner!!!

Apr 24, 2013
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Love this ONe
by: LeeAnn

Love the flowers and overall look!

Apr 24, 2013
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Beautiful
by: Michael

Liked on facebook. Chose this one as overall winner.

Apr 27, 2013
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Just Beautiful!!

Apr 28, 2013
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wow
by: Anonymous

That is a beautiful cake...too beautiful to eat!

Apr 28, 2013
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wow
by: Anonymous

That is a beautiful cake...too beautiful to eat!

Apr 28, 2013
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Worth The Wait Wedding Cake
by: M.Edmonds

I chose this as most beautiful cake of the twelve !

Apr 28, 2013
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Angel Rushing's Cake
by: Gloria

This cake is beautiful. It looks like a wedding gown made into a cake. Just amazing.

Apr 28, 2013
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Elegant!!
by: Debra Bethel

Angel did such a wonderful job on this wedding cake. This cake looks so elegant..God has truly blessed Angel with a talent!!

Apr 28, 2013
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Magnificent!!!
by: Russ

Once again Angel you have outdone yourself. That is a truly work of art.

Apr 29, 2013
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SIMPLY BREATH TAKING
by: Anonymous

LOOKS SIMPLE BUT YET SO ELEGANT AND GORGEOUS!!!

May 29, 2013
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Angel's Cake
by: Gloria

This is a beautiful cake.It looks like a wedding gown that has been made into a cake. Amazing !!!

Jul 25, 2013
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Beautiful cake
by: Anonymous

This is a beautiful design!

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