Vintage Mixed Media White Wedding Cake
Vintage mixed media white wedding cake was made for a crafty bride that loves to create greeting cards and other mixed media stuff using flowers, sprays etc. Here's a little insight on how I made her cake.
About six months ago this lovely bride came to me to plan her wedding cake. She was so excited about her wedding but with a big dilemma of what she wanted for her big day.
She wanted a couple things
a traditional white wedding cake
a mixed media cake because that's what she loves to do.
She does craft with mixed media stuff - greeting cards, stencil, spray painting.. you get the idea.
She bought some of her work to show me and the pictures were so inspiring. We got down to discussing her vintage mixed media white wedding cake.
One of the cards she designed for her wedding cake were with these bold vintage flowers that really took my eye.
In fact I even airbrushed the sugar flowers a mix of gold and Bronze to give them that vintage color effect.
This cake is all ganache frosting on the outside (it's summer!!) but the cake flowers are
So I think I'll share a little insight on how I created this cake for you.
- The sugar roses were made a few days ago. I have a video tutorial on how I make my sugar roses.
- So first I prepared all my three cakes - baked, filled frosted, covered with fondant and stacked them up.
If you do not know how to do this please check my video tutorial on how to get sharp edges on buttercream or Sharp edges on ganache cakes
- I then browsed thru some of my collection of cutters. I used the plunger cutters which I liked very much. Some lace, some flowers and some shapes
- I cut the flowers out. For some I used a Dresden tool enhance the embossing and kept the cut outs under a plastic wrap.
- I used a honey comb stencil and stenciled some patches with royal icing. I tried very hard to not be precise or perfect. Some place had a very faint stencil work.
- Once the stencil work was dry I placed the cut our flowers. Took a while to decide how I wanted them.
- I used a texture mat on some of the flowers to add more texture.
- Next I airbrushed the front - very low, very light and carefully - looking the inspiration pictures I had from the bride.
- I used my bronze and gold spray - again very lightly.
- Also airbrushed my sugar flowers with a mix of gold and bronze to give that rustic vintage look
- And place the flowers on making sugar I used a large bubble straw so they were not directly into the cake.
And that is how I made my Vintage mixed media white wedding cake.
Do you work with mixed media art? I am fairly new to mixed media kinda stuff but it really gets me so fascinated.
Well, I do hope you find my little write up useful. Feel free to share your thoughts with me.