The first cake was inspired by vintage milk glass designs that the bride planned on displaying at the wedding. The cake was actually pretty large - the photo is deceiving since it doesn't show the large bottom tier. This cake is all about texture, just like the milk glass designs. Every tier had a different design inspired by milk glass, whether it was the hobnail pattern or scalloped edging.
This cake's design was inspired by the bride's lace wedding dress. The leaf/branch pattern is flat while the flowers are textured, outlined and studded with different size edible pearls. This was one of those cakes where the design evolves as I play around with techniques and technology.
Anyone who has the Martha Stewart Wedding Cake book will immediately recognize this cake. While I prefer to create our own designs, part of the business is recreating wedding cakes found in magazines and websites for brides who request them. Rarely will I showcase them on the blog, but I just really love this design! The ruffles and wrapping add so much texture to a seemingly simple design.