• A TOWER OF GOODIES…

Cake – 05.30.09

Beth contacted me quite awhile back about doing her wedding and grooms cake. She had picked out a cupcake wedding  and a sculpted trooper’s hat and badge for the groom. Her main color was green with white, pastel pink yellow, and orange flowers. The 75 cupcakes were to be  in vanilla with green buttercream and a fondant 6″ topper to match for the bride and groom to keep.  The groom’s cake was chocolate with buttercream and fondant. So with all the details in hand, off I went.

Cake #1 – Groom’s Cake

I baked an 11 x 15″ chocolate cake and sculped around the edges to form an oval badge. I covered it with buttercram followed by tan colored fondant and free-handed the golden and red details on top to make the state trooper patch. Next I baked a 6″ round cake and a ball shaped cake and stacked them together. I placed them on top of a 12″  cardboard circle to act as the brim of the hat. I scuplted the dips in the top of the hat and then covered with buttercream followed by green fondant that draped over the cakes and the 12″ board. I made up black fondant and wrapped around the hat as well as gold luster dust painted fondant as the cords. I placed on the final black and gold embellishments and it was complete. I leaned the hat upon the badge as soon as we got to the reception to keep from damaging during transport.

 

Cake #2 – Cupcakes!

My wonderful Aunt, whom I might add taught me all I know, decided to surprise me and bake all 75+ cupcakes while I was at work. This turned out to be such a blessing because they tunred out gorgeous and such a time-saver. I started with the 6″ topper cake by covering in buttercream, then green fondant. I came back with green buttercream and created leaves and vines. My mother and I rolled out white, pink, yellow and orange fondant and cut out flowers for each cupcake and the topper. After placing the flowers on the topper we rolled up little white balls and places them in the center of each flower.

Then, it was time for the cupcakes. I made up a huge batch of green buttercream and piped a large beehive-like swirl design on top of each cupake. I then came back and piped the leaves to match their topper. We then placed a flower on each cupcake, and they were  finished. After 9 Hours/Baking/Decorating I was complete at 1 AM Saturday morning. Ben and I delivered the cakes to the beautifully decorated recpetion hall and left the tower of goodies for the happy couple.

 

Congrats to you both! May God Bless you in the many years to come.

 

Specials thanks, again, to my wonderful Aunt, Parents and Ben for all their hard work and helpful hands. You’re all such troopers!

5 Responses to “• A TOWER OF GOODIES…”

  1. Bevie, the finished product is so cute! Didn’t think I’d like a cupcake tree, but this one changes my mind. And, thanks for the kudos, but I think you could teach me a thing or three…
    Love you, Non

  2. Great badge & hat. You did a beautiful job. Love the cc tower too. Nice work.

  3. Hi, I stumbled upon your website and love your cakes. They’re really cute! I was wondering what buttercream icing recipe you use?
    I took a course with Wilton and find their icing too stiff and not so tasty. Yours looks so creamy. Would you mind sharing?
    The recipe I use now is basically icing sugar, water, meringue powder, crisco…

    Thanks a lot!

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