Naked cakes are a trend that is here to stay. They offer a neutral palate for the surrounding decor, and because they aren't finished with a layer of perfectly smooth icing, they are usually a less expensive option too.
Matt and Deshayna liked the look of the naked cake, but they also wanted fondant flowers as well. Their colors were shades of blush pink and dusty rose, and the edible flowers turned out just perfect for the color palate.
This 130 serving cake was delivered to The Grand Ivory in Leonard. Instead of a groom's cake, the couple chose a single large cake with two flavors. The top and bottom tiers were Strawberry cake with Cream Cheese buttercream, and the middle two tiers were Cookies & Cream Cake with Cookies & Cream buttercream.
Venue The Grand Ivory
At the end of September I delivered this wedding and groom's cake to The Grand Ivory in Leonard. The bride knew exactly what she wanted at the consultation. She brought me pictures of three different cakes and said I want the bottom tier of cake one as my top tier, the middle tier of cake 2 as my middle tier... That part of the consultation went quickly and the design was inspired by a glass of champagne.
We then started talking groom's cakes. The only real requirement was that they wanted to incorporate a tier that was painted to look like wood. I love hand painting wood grain because each time you get something slightly different and unique. We talked about where the couple went to college and came up with a design.
The bottom tier was a square cake covered in fondant and painted to look like a wooden box. On top was a buttercream tier adorned with the Texas Tech Red Raider's mask and cape, "guns up" signal, and the double T. My husband, an Aggie for life, had a hard time watching me make this one!
Venue - The Grand Ivory
Hi! I'm Melisa
I am the owner, baker, designer, decorator and all around 'one woman show' of Sweet By Design, a home based, custom cake bakery which is located just outside of Dallas, Texas. I hope to shed a little light on the wedding and event industry and make your day a little sweeter!
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