Ivory, Gold and a bit of Blingity Bling.

 

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Now I hate to say this out loud – but Wedding cakes aren’t typically my thing.  Novelty is what I do more of but I do like to mix things up now and then though.  Keep me on my toes, sort of thing.  And I have to say I actually, truthfully, really enjoyed this one.  An Art Deco and Gold themed Wedding cake was on the cards for a really cool bride to be.  After a bit of thought, some inspiration and a good discussion back and forth we came up with a design.

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(Things changed as they developed but the basic design stayed the same. In the end I didn’t stick with the feathers, with the Bride’s approval, of course.  Things just looked better without.)

 

 

 

 

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First off was to slice, ice and cover these beautiful puppies baked by the lovely Laura from O’Rourke’s Farm Produce.  They were a 6″ chocolate biscuit cake, 8″ coffee cake and a 10″ lemon zest.Art-Deco-Siobhan-Wedding-Cake-Angle

I wasn’t sure how to go about the gems so I dusted off the ol’ isomalt and got myself a nice gem mould and had some fun.

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I wanted a mix of gems – so that they didn’t look all the same.  The first batch was clear isomalt.  Next I tried clear isomalt with gold leaf on the underside and flecks above so that it would show through the back. (This turned out to be my favourite)Gold-Leaf-Gem

Next I went with isomalt mixed with something new that I hadn’t used before.  TruColor – Natural Food Colour Paint.  When I first looked at it, it didn’t seem to look very gold – but when I added some vodka it totally popped.  I mixed that up with the clear isomalt and it came out gold but more of a muted shade.  I still liked it.

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Then, after glazing all of the isomalt ones, I went with white modelling chocolate gems dusted with both gold and snowflake sparkly for an even lighter gold shade.  Then when they’re all together – they’re shades of gold and all lovely and sparkly.

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For the Art Deco shell pattern I scoured the internet hoping for a mould for it and didn’t see anything that was exactly what we were looking for.  SO… back to manual drive with a circle cutter, grease proof paper pattern, white modelling chocolate, some good old Gold Sparkle and a bit of elbow grease.

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Then over an hour of meticulously placing each one to make them look even. I also added bits of gold flecks to the lower ones for a bit more shine and bling. That gold leaf stuff is seriously fun, by the way!

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And in the end I was really happy with!  AND (more importantly) so was the bride!

Materials used:
Vera Miklas Modelling Chocolate

FPC Sugarcraft Gem Mould

TruColor Gold Shine

Squires Kitchen Gold Leaf

Ice Wise Bridal Ivory

2 Comments

  • Corinna I love reading your blog. And of course I am happy you were using my modelling chocolate even though I didn’t expect that until I read your blog. Thank you. Looking forward to the next one!

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