I love, LOVE, LOVE this wedding cake!
I think the rustic in me comes out when I’m asked to create a one-of-a-kind cake for a very special couple who love simple beauty and charm, but don’t really have a specific idea in mind for their cake.
This is just what I’d design if I were designing my own wedding cake (I actually can’t even remember having a thought about my wedding cake except it was the Christmas season and the colors were green and red–yuk).
This is a 3-tiered design (12″-9″-6″) with sour cream chocolate cake filled with salted caramel…yum. The icing is Swiss meringue almond buttercream put on with a textured, rustic look. The flowers are real and match those used at the reception. I added the raffia border on each tier to pull the whole look together.
The groom’s parents were actually hosting a reception in the area after an earlier wedding for the couple on the West Coast. I heard from the groom’s mother that the cake fit their personalities perfectly (and was delicious to boot :0).
Congrats to the lovely couple and here’s to a great happily-ever-after!