|Ozark Mountains, Missouri|
The wedding took place in a beautiful Catholic church with large, aged wooden beams lining the pitched cathedral ceiling. ....and the dress! Who could help but be in awe of an ethereal goddess wearing a roman inspired imperial waisted gown encrusted with radiant crystals. Simply stunning!
I had the daunting task of creating a wedding cake that would be a perfect blend of country and elegance infused with elements of nature. The cake evolved over many meetings with the bride and groom. The final design was absolutely perfect for this amazing wedding!
The tiers were alternating designs of quilted fondant infused with sugar pearls and two simple, understated clean fondant tiers. The layers were wrapped in a deep, midnight purple fondant ribbon with an additional dot detail just above. Cascading down the tower of cake were beautiful sugar flowers including deep purple tiger lilies, white calla lilies, roses, daisies, and draping stephanotis.
The elegant monogram "J" cake topper is made from gum paste and is drizzled with Austrian crystals.
The stunning wedding cake rested on a custom designed cake stand made by Couture Cakes to coordinate beautifully with the cake design. The stand is covered in pure white Dutch satin and finished with a pleated satin ribbon, crystal ribbon, and three pearl and crystal circle broaches. The three satellite cakes surrounding the cake stand included coordinating satin ribbons and pearl and crystal broaches. This cake is one that combined country and elegance in a way that is both stunning and understated!
Congratulations Shawn and Whitney on a spectacular wedding!
Oh, I can't forget the grooms cake! Designed in collaboration with the bride and Couture Cakes as a surprise for the groom who is an avid hunter. The cake incorporated his love of deer hunting with both guns and bows. Deer antlers made of gum paste rest on top of a tier that has an arrow shot through the cake. This tier is surrounded by hand painted fondant shot gun shells and has the logo of his favorite bow hunting brand printed on edible paper front and center.