Friday, October 31, 2008

I Don't Mean To Brag, But...

...this cake kind of deserves it, right? I am SO in love with it!

I love the Pink Cake Box, and a couple of weeks ago, a man who was getting married on Halloween contacted me and asked for ideas for a cool wedding cake. The first thing that popped into my head was the awesome Corpse Bride cakes that they make. I sent him a photo through email and no more than thirty seconds passed until he said "Yes, let's do it!" Cool!

This is my version of the cake, with a few differences. I don't airbrush my cakes, and the Pink Cake Box had their swirls airbrushed on, so instead I used black fondant to look like vines crawling up the cake. The middle tier is different widths of black fondant stripes.

The colors were a little tricky, because I wanted them muted and not too bright. For the blue, I found a color called Wedgwood Blue, which had gray already incorporated in it. For the purple, I used Violet, and mixed in a teeny bit of black.

The topper is something I searched and searched for, and finally found on a website called Heteromorphic.com. Little did I know that it is a collector's item, and that these suckers are $$$. I had found one on amazon.com and another on eBay for about $100, but heteromorphic definitely had the best price by far.

The finishing touches are the butterflies and dragonflies. This cake is beyond gorgeous, I can't even tell you how much I love it.

The other cake I made was for a very sweet girl who ordered a cake for a friend's 21st birthday. She wanted my topsy turvy zebra cake, but didn't need that many servings, so we decided to do a one tiered version of it. Very, very cute!

5 comments:

Wendie said...

Um, yeah, it does! That is the coolest wedding cake I've seen.

Shannon said...

It's pretty and spooooky. Happy Halloween.

Kim said...

brag on! What an awesome corpse bride cake, you did fantastic. I also love the zebra cake!

Custom Cakes by Brenda said...

I love the Corpse Bride and I love that cake! Great Job:)

bretsgirl said...

You definately deserve to brag!! I am a fan of the pink cake box as well. Great replica!

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