Trend Alert: The Monogrammed Wedding Cake
This weekend's wedding cake was created for one of our favorite ever brides- Gertrude, who tracked me down last year and touched my heart when she told me that she couldn't imagine anyone else making her wedding cake. After a tasting and design session Trudy settled on an all-white design complete with rosette ruffles, pearl dragee beading, sugar lace and a stunning gold monogram.
Mad about Monograms!
The cake featured four real tiers and two faux tiers which were adorned with layers of sugar ruffles.
Monograms seem to be REALLY trending this year, not only have we noticed a lot of monogrammed cakes popping up in top wedding cake results on Pinterest and Instagram, but we've been getting a lot of requests for them in the design studio too. This cake featured a hand-painted monogram in a fancy script, which really stood out against the monochromatic color palette.
The cake was delivered to a stunning country club venue in Haymarket VA and the design was absolutely perfect for the ivory and blue color palette in the ballroom. One thing that I always talk to brides about during the design stage is what the venue is like, and what the venue room colors are like because really, the venue should always play a role in dictating the style of cake you choose. You want a cake that is in-keeping with the design and colors of the surroundings. Trudy's romantic and elegant cake was a perfect fit for her understated elegance and relaxed-glam style.
The monogram was hand-painted with edible gold luster dust in a fancy antique script.
This cake featured four real tiers of cake in alternating signature chocolate and red velvet flavors and the two bottom tiers were faux (foam tiers) that were decorated with ruffles. This was a purposeful design choice to give Trudy the height and grandeur she wanted in the design but without all the additional cake servings. The cake would comfortably serve 130 guests and there were enough servings for Trudy and her fiance to reserve the top-tier.
Lace and Luster
Pretty sugar-lace appliques adorned two of the tiers, which really added a touch of femininity and romance to the design.
The ruffles on this cake took the longest to complete. We used over 30lbs of sugar paste and spent over 14 hours creating the large rosette ruffles on the bottom two tiers. We balanced the ruffles by keeping the rest of the design clean and elegant. I was concerned initially that the lace might be too much, but when the design was complete, the lace was my favorite element of the whole design.
I really enjoyed creating this beautiful cake for Trudy's wedding and look forwards to taking some much-needed time off to rest my weary elbows and organize all of our caking supplies!
We're also looking forwards to working on an upcoming coffee table book and shooting some gorgeous displays for Opulent Treasures! So stay tuned!