Monday, August 15, 2011

White Three Tiered Cake With Fresh Fruit and Flowers

I made this cake for my brother and his girlfriend and 
the grand opening party at Be Yoga in downtown Austin.  

This is a White Cake, with a Swiss Meringue Frosting, both recipes are from the 
Cake Book by Tish Boyle, so yummy!!!  The cake was then topped with fresh fruit and flowers.
The bottom tier is a 4 layer 12" cake, the middle tier is 9" three layer cake, and the top tier is a 6" three layer.

Here is the link to one of my inspiration cakes :white cake with fruit.  I just love pinterest!  I am collecting great cake ideas all in one place.  If you want to see all my cakes or my cake ideas follow me on pinterest!

This cake was huge!  It took about 50 egg whites to make this baby!  Wow!  
Not to mention 5 lbs of yummy butter.  ;)  I had a blast making this cake.  It took me about 13 hours to bake all the layers, make the frosting, prepare and frost the cake.  Once I had that done, I took it to the location and assembled it there.  I added some piping, fruit and flowers after I placed the tiers on top of one another.  

 They had a ton of people come by, so I hope it was enjoyed by all!  
Now I've got to make some pudding, lemon curd, or something!! with all these egg yolks.  

I love you bro!!  Have a blessed week everyone!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wedding Cake inspired by a Wedding Dress

This is a White Cake by Tish Boyle filled with a raspberry filling, and covered with a Swiss Meringue Frosting also by Tish Boyle.  All of that is then topped with my homemade fondant.
Each tier had 3 layers of cake.  The tiers were 12" and 8".  
The bride knew exactly what she wanted so that made it easy!  I used satin lavender ribbon around the cake then I matched them to go around the cake board.  I even lightly brushed the cake with some luster dust.  

Here is the grooms cake, he is a big fan of golf!  As you can see.  :)  It is Italian Cream Cake, also 3 layers thick, filled with Cream Cheese Frosting, and topped with a Buttercream.  I used the Buttercream on top because I was concerned the Cream Cheese Frosting would melt in the very hot temperatures we have been having here in Texas.  Now that would not have been a good thing!   I added the same lavender satin ribbon around the grooms cake board as well.  

Everyone was very happy with the cakes!

Blessings, Rachel