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Fall Cascading Squares Wedding Cake


Earlier this fall I worked on a wedding cake for a lovely couple who had a very intimate wedding of about 30 people at The Peninsula Hotel in New York City.  While discussing design at my cake studio during our initial tasting & design consultation, the groom fell in love with the design below that I had created for New York Weddings magazine back in the summer of 2010.  Given the theme of fashion oriented cakes, I designed a cake inspired by one of my favorite Monique Lhuillier‘s wedding dresses.  As you can see by their final cake above, the design was altered slightly, changing the tiers to hexagons from octagons, switching up the color palette to fall colors & adding on a few orange calla lilies as a topper.

This cake was comprised of a delicious combination of vanilla cake, soaked with Grand Marnier, filled with lemon moussaline buttercream and fresh strawberries,  frosted in lemon buttercream, and decorated in a combination of fondant and gumpaste.

Burgundy Filagree Wedding Cake

This wedding cake was definitely one of my recent favorites both in design & flavor selection!  All hexagon tiers were pistachio cake, filled with lemon zest cannoli cream, frosted in pistachio buttercream and decorated in fondant and gum paste.  The top dusty rose calla lilies were handmade to match one of the wedding colors.

 

View of one of the side panels.

Close up of the calla lilies.

This was our first delivery to Rat’s Restaurant within the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.  I was overwhelmed with how absolutely magical and enchanting the venue was & cannot wait to go back for dinner myself with some friends and dine at the chef’s table!  If you ever find yourself looking for a special venue for a small dinner or a larger catered event ~ definitely check them out!


Just in case you were wondering … the design was heavily inspired by this one element from my clients’ wedding invitations.  Yet another example of how valuable an “design inspiration” package of all other event elements can be to your cake designer!