Our lovely friends set the date for their journey together to begin on October 7, 2012. They came to us with exactly what they wanted for their wedding and groom’s cake. The wedding cake needed to feed 75 and was to be chocolate with buttercream. The colors of the wedding were silver and watermelon. The groom’s cake was to be red velvet and sculpted into a replica of Josh’s truck.
Prep work began for the cake as the hunt for ribbon and trim began. The photo she showed us in regards to her design for the cake was a three tier cake with a wide silver satin ribbon adorned with diamonds at the base of each tier. She wanted to add a thin watermelon colored ribbon to the center of the silver ribbon to add a touch of color to match the bridesmaids dresses. The center tier had three satin ribbon flowers with diamond studded brooches. We finally found the silver and luckily had the perfect color watermelon ribbon on hand but found the diamond border to be quite difficult to find. This resulted in buying a large container of diamond studs and a thin silver ribbon. We glued the diamonds onto the ribbon and let them dry while we were making the cake.
We also created the ribbon flowers from the same ribbon, sewed the petals together and attached the brooches.
To keep them secure on the cake, we used a wire, skewer and hot glue to create a long wooden piece that would poke into the cake and keep them sturdy.
For the wedding cake we baked two 6″, two 9″ and two 12″ round cakes. We covered them in buttercream and stacked them on my Aunt’s beautiful mirror board (which we broke later in the evening and hate it so bad! Replacement on the way and recreation of broken mirror/mosaic board in the making!) We wrapped the wide silver ribbon around each tier followed by the thin watermelon colored ribbon and the diamond border. We piped tiny white buttercream beads around each base to secure the diamonds, placed the satin ribbon flowers on the middle tier and the “S” topper on top and called it complete after 4 hours of decorating and 4.5 hours baking.
We knocked the wedding cake out first to give us more time on the groom’s cake as it was to be sculpted and we knew all the tiny details would be very time-consuming. We baked a 12″ square cake and cut in half, adding a portion to the top and back-end to make the cake roughly 14″ x 5″. The photo we had printed, luckily, was 7″ so it made our proportions perfect as the photo was half the size of the cake. (photos below)
Ben did his magic and formed the most incredible red velvet truck I have ever seen. (He is truly amazing as everything he does, no joke.)
We coated it with buttercream and placed marshmallow fondant on top. He then traced the lines in the truck to give us a guideline on what we needed to paint with silver luster dust. After the luster dust was painted, we added black to the windows, red as the tail lights and orange to the front headlights. We added a bumper to the front and rearview mirrors to the sides and painted them silver. We used diamond as the headlights to bring the wedding cake and groom’s cake together. Finally, after 6 plus hours of decorating, there was a beautiful show truck in our dining room.
After 14.5 hours the wedding and groom’s cake were complete. We then got a call to deliver early Sunday morning and to take pre wedding photos of the girls getting ready, which was really exciting as we are wanting to expand our wedding business into cakes, design of stationary and wedding photography, you know, the whole package.
Josh and Jackie, we love you and are so proud of you guys! Thank you so much for allowing us to take part in such a special day. It was an honor to watch you exchange vows as it has always been an honor to watch your love grow. Congratulations from the Ross’s!