Bas-Relief White Wedding Cake
I made this Bas-relief Inspired White Wedding Cake a few weeks ago and forgot to share it with you here on my blog.
Bas-relief is a kind of sculpture that has less depth to the faces and figures than they actually have to give the faces and sculptures a more 3D effect.
While the Bas-relief was first on the design elements, the second most important was the sugar flowers. Some gorgeous collection of my David Austin Roses, Classic Roses, Hydrangeas, Orchids, and berries.
The cake flavors are my
Bottom Tier - VAOC Classic Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Ganache
Middle Tier - VAOC Red Velvet Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and White Chocolate Ganache
Top Tier - VAOC Chocolate Fudge Cake with Chocolate Frosting and Ganache
The little flower vase on top is carved from Styrofoam and covered in fondant. I used Satin Ice fondant here but you could use my homemade Sugar Paste as well.
For the bas-relief, I used a combination of molds I have. These are not exact but similar to what I have. I usually buy my molds just because I tend to like the design when window shopping and I have so far really made a good collection.
I have some from Marvelous Molds which are the best as far as quality go but I also tend to shop a lot on Amazon and Ebay for non brands such as these. As I said these are similar not exact but I hope they give you an idea.
The bottom tier border is a rope silicon moldas well. The light basket weave in made using my Basket Weave Rolling Pin
The couple is a silhouette I cut using a cookie cutter. But most often I do these by just printing a picture I like from the internet and then cutting it on black fondant with a sharp exact-o-knife.
Of course, all of this starts with the most basic foundation from baking, layering, getting sharp edges, covering your cake in fondant as well as doweling and stacking your cakes. You can learn all this from me here in my online videos
How to bake a perfect Cake from scratch
How to get sharp Edges on Buttercream Cakes and
How to get Sharp Edges on Ganache Cakes
Well, that's all the information about this cake. Feel free to ask any more questions you have in the comments below and I'll be happy to answer.