...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!