For my wedding cake, I was struggling. So, of course, I went to Pinterest for inspiration.
Now the colours of a lot of those cakes were not for me, but I really liked the designs. My wedding inspiration pin board made it very clear that I liked floral.
One thing that I learned while shopping for a bakery/cake designer is that it is challenging to arrange a time to actually meet and do a tasting, it seemed that because I work the opposite hours as every bakery I was looking into, they were unable to accommodate a time to meet. Until I found Once Upon A Cake. Tara was willing to meet with my then fiancé at an odd ball time and we got to take home 6 cupcakes, each a different flavour. We decided on having a 4 tired cake – the bottom layer was raspberry cake with white chocolate frosting and filling, middle were chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting and chocolate ganache filling, lemon cake with lime frosting and filling and the top layer was another layer of the raspberry. It was amazing!!
For the topper, I didn’t want anything cheesy, so I decided to just have some beautiful flowers arranged on top, and a few arranged on the rest of the cake. I was providing the flowers for the bakery to arrange, so after looking for sugar flowers (and not loving any that I could find) I elected to use silk flowers. I decided to use peonies, garden roses and hydrangea to coordinate with the rest of my flowers.
Beautiful AND delicious?
PS. All photographs of my cake are courtesy of my amazing photographer Nathan Walker of Nathan Walker Photography and they cannot be reproduced without permission.