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On this day everything is possible, and it's all here. The room is full of dreams waiting to come true.
As a baker, I'm awed by the possibilities. I can bring what ever I want. Bake any flavor, decorate in any color.
Everyday at the bakery, we make YOUR dream cake. Today we make OUR dream cake.
Starting with this bouquet of roses cake. It was inspired by these miniature bridal shower cakes by Peggy Porschen in her book "Beautiful Cakes." I could never justify just making these for the shop, but this was the next best thing.
A simple 4-layer 8-inch round vanilla cake forms the base, with multicolored fondant stems.
Then a two-layer 6-inch round of chocolate cake, carved into a semi-circle forms a platform for the flowers. If I were a glutton for punishment, I'd roll, cut, and form the hundreds of small Stephanotis (I do have the cutter), but I opt for larger white chocolate fondant fantasy roses instead. It's a business decision... It still takes me over an hour, and I'm pretty fast at this.
Slight variations in color from off-white to ivory create a realistic sense of depth. After all, in nature, no two blooms are exactly alike.
This would be beautiful as individual cakes or a centerpiece. Or for a bridal luncheon.
Or for the bridal show today.
It's gonna pain me to cut it.
The Hotel Capstone's Bridal Show
Once Upon a Bride... A Fairytale Wedding
January 29, 2012