Burlap and Buttercream

Patty, my co-worker and friend, is now a beautiful bride! She has talked to me for the past few weeks about her decor/colors/style of the wedding to match her cake.

She wanted a vanilla tier covered in ivory buttercream that set off to the side from the cake that was to be served. On the main cake, she wanted a vanilla cake covered in chocolate buttercream to feed 50.

Since she had the shabby chic design with neutral colors, burlap fabric and brooches, I passed on some cake design ideas to her and decided upon the following cake.

For the top tier that set to the side, Patty found a beautiful vintage stand that fit the 6″ round cake perfectly. We stacked the two layers and covered with ivory buttercream. We then cut a 2″ wide strip of burlap (double layered) and iron the crease to create a nice thick ribbon border. After wrapping it around the tier we added a 1/2″ dark brown ribbon to the center. We then piped a small ivory bead border around the bottom of the cake and piped cornelli lace on the top portion. Since she had a bride/groom topper picked out, we piped a small bead border on top to help leave the center flat for the topper. We then piped chocolate buttercream flowers to add a touch of color to match the bottom tier.

For the main tier that will be served, she wanted a basic 9″x13″ sheet cake double stacked. We created the cake base from 2″ thick styrofoam wrapped in burlap and cellophane. After stacking the two layers of cake, we covered it in chocolate buttercream. We repeated the burlap & brown ribbon steps to the bottom tier and piped an ivory bead border. She made an initial topper for this tier so we left the top open for placement. We then piped chocolate cornelli lace and added ivory buttercream flowers.

We created two burlap bows to adorn each tier and placed a beautiful brooch in the center.

After 6 hours, the wedding cake was complete.

Congrats, Patty and Todd! We wish you a lifetime of happiness, love and laughter.

Love you!

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One thought on “Burlap and Buttercream

  1. I LOVE this cake! I had to pin it! 🙂

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