Shabby Sheek Valentine Inspired Cake
I made this cake for a beautiful couple who got married on the 12th February. The were engaged a year ago on Valentine's Day.
She wanted a Shabby Sheek style wedding cake. And yet wanted to incorporate the element of Valentines Day just to remember her engagement.
Guys I have had Shabby Sheek on my wishlist for so long, you can imagine how excited I was when she wanted to order shabby sheek. If your a cake decorator you probably know what I'm talking, right?
So, quite a few of you on Facebook asked me - What is Shabby Sheek?
Well Shabby Sheek is a form of interior design where the furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where a new item are deliberately distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique.
So everything about this cake is Shabby Sheek.
The bottom tier is a wood panel that has been given an aged look; I used a texture mat that is similar to this - Wood Texture Mat
I then used my Sugar Shapers to enhance some of these textures.
The top two tiers are marbled fondant.
The topper is what brings the element of Valentine's Day into it of course.
I know what you thinking?? - Which camera does she use to click her cake pictures. Right?
I know! I've been getting many of you message me asking that. I'm so flattered.
So here is the camera I use, and yes very soon I will add details on what settings I use to click my pictures. I promise soon.
Panasonic X Series H-HS12035 Lumix G 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH Lens with Front and Rear Lens Cap, Hood and Sto
Panasonic DMC-GH1 Lumix 12-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only - Black
Well, but you know along with taking good pictures you also have to make awesome cakes.
I already spoke more about that on my previous post on - cake decorating as a hobby Vs Profession
For the flavors -
The top tier is my Mocha Cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
The middle Tier is my Matcha / Green Tea Cake with Matcha Buttercream.
The Bottom is my Classic Vanilla Cake with American Buttercream.
I will be uploading my Mocha Cake, Matcha Cake and my Classic Vanilla Cake recipe to the Calculate Series Recipes in my online Shop. So look for that soon.
Remember you can find a lot of recipes on this blog for free - just look under Recipes for Cakes, Fillings, Frosting or Basic Recipes.
I know I don't have a tutorial for this yet but I will make one for you soon. I would still love to know if this post has been helpful to you. And of course, did you like this cake? Would love to know in the comments below.
Have a great day guys, enjoying caking.