According to Martha Stewart Weddings, these are romantic ruffles.
What makes a wedding gown special? Extraordinary embellishments, of course. Here, desserts get adorned with fabulous flounces, beautiful beading, and more. Playing dress-up just got delicious.
A David Fielden gown served as the inspiration for this cake. "To match the dress's airy feel, we formed dampened wafer paper into edible ruffles and pressed them into the buttercream," says contributing editor Wendy Kromer, owner of Wendy Kromer Confections in Sandusky, Ohio. Come reception time, they serve a ruffled rosette with each slice.
We were asked to re-create this cake as for a bridesmaids luncheon.
The bride liked the airy feel of the cake, but wanted it smaller, with a pale pink base. She also wanted it as a charm cake.
The charm cake dates back to the Victorian era. It is sometimes referred to as ribbon pulling, and often takes place at the bridesmaids’ luncheon (though traditionally it was done at the wedding reception, and the charms were in the bride's cake).
Basically a number of charms (equal to the number of bridesmaids or significant women in the bride's life) are placed in a cake with ribbons attached to them. The ribbon is visible and every lady takes a ribbon and pulls out the charm. Each charm has special meaning–i.e. an airplane means travel/adventure, a four-leaf clover means good luck, a wedding ring means you’ll be the next to be engaged.
So here's the cake we created.