This very nontraditional wedding cake was my first wedding cake as a Cake Decorator. The couple were interested in making it all about their interests instead of about flowers and piping. You have no idea how relieved I was to hear that. I had only ever done “whimsical,” so traditional terrified me.
When it comes to wedding cakes, this was on the smaller side. This cake had two tiers, the bottom 8 inches, and the top 6 inches, which I secured with a cake plate and pillars that I stuck down into the bottom cake. These pillars helped to take the weight of the top, off the bottom tier, so it wouldn’t sink into the bottom cake. I was provided with the tent, fire, trees, and canoes, so I didn’t have to try and make those by hand. Because the cake was so small, that didn’t leave me much room to add the camping pieces that I was given, so I expanded the cake onto the board to add more depth. I finished it off by piping on the rocks, fish, grass, waterfall, and seaweed.
It took me about 4 hours to decorate and went much smoother than I thought it would, so of course, I figured something would go wrong before I delivered it. Luckily for me, nothing did and It got delivered safely and intact. The bride and groom loved the cake and it got rave reviews from all their guests.