It took every type of edible gold to make this cake. Airbrush spray, luster dust in several shades, and gold sparkle dust.
Plus a special lace fondant mold, lots of fondant, cornstarch, rolling pins, tweezers, x-acto knife, scissors, brushes, edible laquer... and an overabundance of patience.
And royal icing (to fill in the gaps).
Plus more edible gold paint (much of the painting was done on site after the cake was set up).
Just about everyone in the shop had a hand in this cake, from baking to making the buttercream icing, rolling the fondant, molding the lace, trimming the lace, painting the lace, icing the cake, placing the lace on the cake, and setting up the cake at the venue.
To get the full effect, you've got to see the cake from a distance. It sits under a canopy and crystal chandelier in the North End Zone of Bryant Denny stadium.
So if you happened to be looking for gold luster dust or spray at Hobby Lobby or Michael's Art Supply this weekend and they were out, we're really sorry. We had some on hand, but it took a lot more than we thought.
It's gonna take days to get all the gold off my hands and finger nails.
Gotta show a couple more pics of the venue and set-up...
Just in case you wonder how we deliver cakes here in Alabama... Seriously though, we found this shopping cart by the elevator to the Zone at the stadium and it was perfect to cart all the little stuff plus the extra cakes up five floors and across the room. Yeah, we DID feel a bit like rednecks with the shopping cart, but it worked.
We were slightly ahead of the caterers, so we left them a note in buttercream on the back-up cake boxes. The bride wants these cakes cut first, so the stacked cake looks as pretty as possible for as long as possible.