We love small cakes just as much as towering designs. If there’s one thing we’ve always said it’s that single tier cakes can be just as eye-catching as multi-tier creations. Last weekend we created this hand-painted cake for a wonderfully intimate wedding reception.
The cake itself was our delightfully refreshing and fun lemonade cake with Sicilian lemon oil infused cake filled with Sicilian lemon and lemon sherbet buttercream – one of our most popular flavours for wedding cakes! It’s them crumb coated and iced with marshmallow fondant.
The couple requested bold illustrative florals incorporating striking blush and black anemone flowers, but also wanted a more pretty and rustic inspired colour palette. As their wedding them was generally white on white with hints of blush pink and gold we had a little room to play with! We created different colour palettes first to look at how other colours would work with white, pale pink and gold before sourcing some floral illustrations and paintings to see which the couple preferred.
For the floral style the couple choose some of the Rifle Paper Co. designs we showed them which incorporates, simplified colour schemes, bold strokes and shapes, and illustrative details. We then sat and sketched out a few pattern and motif ideas with the chosen colour palette before the cake was even baked!
Monograms are very on-trend at the moment in the cake world – not just for beautiful wedding cakes. We created an ornate gold-painted frame for the front of the cake before adding a blank fondant insert on which to carefully hand-painted the required letter.
Finally a lovely large organza bow was tied around the cake’s base which adding a little dimension and drama. So that the cake wasn’t over powered by the ribbon we selected a crisp white sheer ribbon and positioned it to the side for a more carefree look.
Hand-painted cakes are a wonderful way to incorporate a certain motif or colour palette to a cake. It also helps tie in a themed party or wedding really well.