Violet Wedding Cake with Sugar Cosmos and Magnolia
This violet wedding cake were a real pleasure to make. Commissioned by the bride to make a bright violet and white contrast. Adorned with blush rose pink cosmos and a show stopper sugar magnolia.
I must say I really enjoyed making this cake!! The violet is such a beautiful color and the white in contract was just absolutely perfect. The sugar flowers are some really gorgeous cosmos and one of my favorite magnolias!!
If you look at the cake it's pretty simple in terms of technique. The most important being the basics. Which I have already shared with you before. How to get sharp edges on your buttercream and ganache cakes as well as how to get sharp edges on fondant cakes (video coming soon).
Once you get the basics mastered... the rest is fun! Yes fun!!
Here's how I made this cake
The top three ties are covered in white Satin Ice fondant and then airbrushed in Magic Colours Violet airbrush colors..
For the third tier I have use Marvelous Molds Scalloped Lattice silicone onlay
For the second tier I have use again Marvelous Molds Swag Mold.
The top most is using a Marvelous Mold Damask Onlay
The Bottom Tier
The bottom tier has been covered using a panel method.
I covered the top of the cake with Ivory fondant.
Rolled a long strip of brown fondant and textured it with the wood grain mat. Wrapped it around my cake then paneled it.
I also gave it washed effect to add more depth with white gel color.
How to use Silicone Onlays in Summer.
If you live in a hot humid climate and find it difficult to use the silicone onlays? In my previous post I shared an alternate method to using the silicone onlays. I hope you find it useful. See here - How to use silicone onlays in summer
The Sugar Flowers.
I do plan to make more sugar flower tutorials in future but you can learn to make the Cosmos and Magnolia on Maggie Austins Craftsy Class.
The Cake Flavors
I love when I get to showcase some of my premium flavors with my wedding cakes. Often a reason why people tend to remember my work. Nothing beats the joy you get when a new customer calls and says. I tasted your cake at a previous wedding we attended and we loved it.
- The bottom tier is my Chocolate Cake (Butter based) filled with chocolate fudge frosting and Chocolate Ganache
- The third from the bottom is my Coconut Cake with coconut cream filling and Swiss meringue buttercream.
- The second tier is a Classic Vanilla cake with my American Buttercream
- The Top tier is my creamy carrot cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
Some of the above recipes are from my Calculated Recipe collections created specially for cake decorators. BUT if you are not a cake decorator you can find many of these flavors in my free cake recipe sections such as moist carrot cake, chocolate cake, vanilla cake and coconut cake .