Saturday, January 22, 2011

Black & white engagement

This is what I've just completed for an engagement this weekend. Nancy showed me a photo of a ring box she wanted on the top tier and asked for everything to be black and white themed with hearts. I made a mix of coconut, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes + cakes to feed 150 guests, that certainly is a LOT of cake! I custom made the stand to match the theme by covering cakeboards in white fabric with black ribbon trim while the support pillars were decorated in black and white damask fabric. All cupcake wrappers were handmade by me in Christina Re black & white damask paper as I tried to match the pillar fabric (and succeeded, yay).

Here is a close up of the top tier, a 6" inch round coconut cake with coconut buttercream icing and covered in white choc fondant. Everything is edible (but I wouldn't try or you'd break your teeth lol), the jewelry box is made from black flower modelling paste while the ring is white modelling paste painted in edible silver dust after it had dried. The diamond in the ring is isomalt (edible sugar) and bought from a cake store (its readily available on the internet), size of edible diamond 1.5 carats set in 6 prong "platinum" setting, wish it was real ;-)


8 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Leoni, I would have loved that as my engagement cake. No wonder you are tired, you have been working very hard!

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  2. Thanks ladies.
    Me too Bonnie, I wish I baked back in those days, alas I didn't even have a cake let alone an engagement party. Boo hoo!

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  3. just stumbled across your blog. You do some AMAZING things!!!

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  4. Thank you, now I am blushing lol

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  5. Unbelievably BEAUTIFUL!! All of the detail you put into this is nothing short of perfection!!!! Love the b/w damask fabric and paper liners...that's a whole lotta cupcakes!

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  6. very beautiful, please can you help me? I have to make a pillow wedding cake with 2 small ring boxes on top. Can you tell me how you made the ring box please?
    best regards, Laura

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