Fall Fantasy Wedding Cake
by Debi Hallowell
(East Springfield, P.A.)
This fall wedding cake was the most fun cake ever, it was my first attempt at gumpaste decorations.
I cut out each leaf with a small Wilton cookie cutter then formed them in different ways by laying them over the edge of a box or gumpaste tool.
I then let them dry and applied various fall colored luster dust on each one with a small paint brush. I started making the leaves about 3 days before the cake was due so that they could dry.
I then made tiny acorns, also from gumpaste and floral wire to create curly-q branches. The cake itself was made from a box mix. Confetti cake to be exact. It made for a fun and yummy cake!
Grooms Cake Ideas
The bride asked me to do a grooms cake for her as well. I was very hesitant because I had never done a cut out cake with fondant. I promised her that I would try so I went to town.
I baked the cake and froze it so it was easier to cut. When I cut it I started making small cuts and I kept cutting until I had the shape of his race car cake. I formed the wheels of the car out of rice krispie treats and covered them with black fondant.
When I went to place the cake on the board it was too low for the wheels to fit under the cake. I had to cut a flat piece of krispie treats to raise the cake up off of the board. Bingo! It worked.
I covered the cake with fondant and used my airbrush to color the car blue. I used black fondant to make the bumpers. I used a small paint brush and food coloring to make the logos and writing on the sides and hood of the car.
Cake Decorating Techniques
These cakes inspired me to try my hand at new techniques. I am now making figures out of modeling chocolate and I now make my own fondant!
Easy to do and very nice to cover cakes with. All you need is a bag of marshmallows, some powdered sugar, water and flavoring. Quick and cheap!!!
Link to a marshmallow fondant recipe
on Wedding Cakes For You.