This past weekend, I created my third purple-themed wedding cake in a row. I always find it interesting when brides who don't know each other pick a couple of features that on paper sound the same, but when the wedding cake is created, how different they all can be. Purple was one of the common threads of each wedding cake and also, each bride wanted sugar pearls in the shape of flowers on each of their cakes, using the main color of purple with their respective other color choices.
Since this was the most recent wedding cake, I'll start with this one and work back to June with the other purple wedding cakes.
Wedding Cake #3
Silver & Purple Wedding Cake
Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Outdoor Wedding in Nashville/Summit, Oregon
The cake topper was the bride and grooms first name initials. I love the simplicity of the topper and by having the flowers on the bottom tier, it allowed the topper to have the focus on the top tier.
A few close-up shots of the cake details with the silver and purple sugar pearls and flowers...(I just love how smooth the fondant looks on this cake!)
Silver & Purple Wedding Cake Details:
Top tier [8-inch round]: Coconut-Macadamia Nut Hawaiian Cake w/Coconut Buttercream Filling
Bottom tier [12-inch round]: Classic White-Vanilla Cake w/Raspberry Filling
Decorations: White Fondant Icing w/sugar pearl details, royal icing piping and fresh flowers.
*Serves = 80 guests
Wedding Cake #2
This next wedding cake was also a two-tiered, purple themed cake. Of the three wedding cakes, this was the only buttercream frosted cake. Both types of icing (fondant & buttercream) create different looks, even though both have a smooth texture on the cake.
Romantic Purple Floral Wedding Cake
Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Beazell Memorial Forest - Kings Valley, Oregon
The cake was decorated with fresh-cut local flowers in varying hues of royal purple and tied all the decorations together.