We were contacted a few weeks back by some of our dear friends about doing the Bridal Tea cake to feed 20 for our awesome friend, Amanda. They left design and flavor up to us, but her sister suggested peacock theme/colors since she knew Amanda loved that. We knew her wedding colors included a Tiffany Blue so we played that into the design of the cake.
We decided to go with a two layer 8″ round cake with a single layer 6″ round cake on top. We went with a vanilla cake with strawberry filling, covered in buttercream as this is what her wedding cake will be. We wanted to give her a taste of what’s to come. We also covered the cake in Tiffany Blue colored marshmallow fondant with a luster dust shine. After the cakes were stacked and the sparkle of the dust was added, we made a fondant ribbon to wrap around the base of each tier. We then wrapped a silver band around the center of each ribbon. We then added a fondant bow and the peacock feather to the bottom tier. After 4 hours baking/decorating the cake was complete.
The excitement came when it was time to deliver. As we arrived at the Bridal Tea destination, which so happened to be a local bakery with a dining room/party room, Ben went in the ask where to place the cake as we delivered thirty minutes before the Tea and none of the guests or hosts had arrived yet. After they showed him the location, he came back out to get the cake and went in as the owner held the doors open. It was then that Ben was asked if the cake had been made there. After Ben informed him we were in charge of the cake, he was told that it was not allowed on the premises. So here came Ben back to the car with the cake as I called the Bridal Tea Hosts. The heated Bride was immediately on the phone with the owner and succeeded with the argument. (Way to go, Amanda!) Two minutes later our cake was on the cake table inside of the bakery, ready for the Bridal Tea. Stressful moments have finally led to some giggles, as we have never delivered to a bakery before and will never forget this experience!
We love you, Amanda! We cannot wait to witness your special day! God Bless you both.