The first was an extremely simple cake, just five light blue squares. Don't even ask me how we got this color. It had to match a fabric sample from the brides maid's dresses. Kristi said some sky blue, some ivory, some black and some royal blue. Then she said she added a drop of this and a drop of that until the color seemed right...
We can't take credit for the gum paste flowers and butterflies, as they were made in the Philippines and sold wholesale here. When the bride and her mother showed me the photo of the cake they wanted (from a magazine) I explained that she didn't want to pay us to make gum paste flowers.
We did make gum paste and roll out the vines. And we arranged the pre-made roses, rose buds, blossoms and butterflies on the cake.
The invitations had big abstract flowers in black and yellow so we matched the design and cut flowers from black fondant.
The white roses on the top are piped from buttercream. You don't really need much with the bold floral design on the cake.
It takes a certain kind of bride to venture outside the box with a cake like this. I love when they do.
And no live flowers on either of these cakes.