Good morning, you gorgeous lot. Happy hump day!
It’s a weird sensation to be looking forward to a mini-break with Chris this weekend… it’s been so long since we went away for a few days just for fun. Our visit to Munich is set to be filled with our favourite things; history and music and food. I cannot wait.
Seeing as I am feeling all romantic and rock’n’roll, I have the perfect Wedding Cake to share with you this Wedding Cake Wednesday.
Couples don’t come much more rock’n’roll than Scott and Rebekah. Scott Elvis is the lead singer in The Unconditionals and a much-loved Elvis Presley impersonator. When the couple were newly engaged, Rebekah asked me if I would be able to bake something suitably rockabilly, inspired by tattoo art and the Mexican celebration of The Day of the Dead.
I thought this sounded right up my street!
Once the crucial Wedding plans had been put in place, the venue booked and the dress bought, Rebekah and I met to talk about Wedding Cake. What I loved instantly about this design prospect was that Rebekah had bought a blush toned Wedding dress.
Those very typical Rockabilly colour palettes were not going to work without clashing with the dress – word to the wise, if your Wedding dress is not white, steer clear of white Wedding Cakes. Go for ivory or another shade all-together as your dress will look dirty in the pictures next to the cake!
A Rockabilly Wedding Cake in blush tones? I was up for this. My first sketch looked like this…
The blush tone of the Wedding dress was brought into the colour of the icing and the powder blue sash brought out in a satin ribbon around the cake board and blue forget-me-nots in the floral spray. The hearts around the bottom tier were a touch that I really loved – Rebekah’s Wedding shoes had pearl-trimmed hearts on their heels so I replicated these with a tattoo scroll featuring the couples’ pet names! Talk about a personal touch!
We made some changes. Rebekah spotted the perfect Wedding Cake topper online and asked that we make the flowers a little less formal.
Changes are never a problem! We kept the main design elements, including the large hand-painted sugar skull motif on the middle tier, copied from the couple’s Wedding invitation. I loved this design; it was the perfect combination of personal moments, Wedding branding (when a motif runs across your stationery, your cake etc), and traditional Wedding glamour with its pearl swags and traditional stacking.
If you are planning a Wedding in 2017 and would like to challenge me to take everything that you love and bake it into a delicious Wedding Cake, now is the time to get in touch. We will meet over the cold months for cake and a chat. You can read all about my Bespoke Wedding Cake Service by clicking here or by clicking on any of the pictures in this post.