The following cakes were made for wedding events…whether it was a cake for the groom, bride, bachelor/bachelorette party, bridal shower, or the actual wedding itself.
Bridal Shower Cupcakes
Earlier this year, when my neighbor came knocking at my door to ask me if I could make some bridal shower cupcakes for her, I was more than happy to help. She wanted to stick with the simple colors, so we just went with white and silver. Traditional, yet elegant. These are white almond cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream icing, edible silver sprinkles as a garnish and white chocolate wedding bells that I made with a chocolate mold and used them as a topper.
Several months ago, I went to a friend’s bridal shower. As we sat there chit chatting, she asked me if I could make them a cake for the rehearsal dinner…as a surprise for the groom. This guy loves, and I mean LOVES…the zoo. Any zoo. They have season passes to the local zoo, and travel to other cities to check out their zoos as well. Quite the animal lover. So, off I went on looking at some other zoo cakes to get ideas of putting this cake together for them. I gave her the option of two flavors, since it was going to be a larger cake, and she picked red velvet and dark chocolate. The rock cave is made out of rice krispie treats, surrounded by Twix bars, a mixture of piping gel and icing as the pond, and graham cracker crumbs as the sand. I just used plastic animals to go on top, the Zoo sign is made out of fondant, and I used skewer sticks to hold it up. The sign was made ahead of time, and the sticks were attached with chocolate to the back.
While sitting at the computer one day, I received a text message from my super creative friend, asking if I could make a groom’s cake for her friend who was getting married…and in a panic, because the rehearsal dinner was in a few weeks and she didn’t have anyone making the cake. When the bride and I started talking about what she was looking for, she wanted the theme to be around the fact that her groom loved to play Ultimate Frisbee…so she wanted an Ultimate Frisbee cake. While doing some research, I got the basic idea of what would be something simple, yet obvious that this is what the cake was representing. She sent me pictures of his jersey and the Frisbee that they normally use, so that’s what I based the colors on here with both. The Frisbee is made out of gumpaste, the jersey is made out of fondant, along with the end zone lines. The cake is dark chocolate with chocolate chips, and covered with cream cheese icing.
One of my childhood friends was having a very small wedding, and she asked me to make a cake for them. She looked at several different cakes, pointed out the things she did and didn’t like about them, so I went off the information from her on what she wanted. The top tier is 6 inch, and the bottom tier is 10 inch. I bought the red icing roses, because I was concerned about all of the roses looking identical (yes, I’m that particular with some of this stuff). Since I don’t make a lot of icing roses, making sure they were identical and uniform was a requirement in my head. So, we went with the classic white icing all over the cake, black fondant ribbon as a base, and the red royal icing roses. The entire cake is white almond, covered in buttercream icing.
This cake was for my aunt. The colors she wanted to go with were white and light blue, and since this wasn’t her first wedding, we decided to do something a little different than the traditional white cake…and switched it up! Blue icing covered with white royal icing flowers and icing. She wanted a square cake, so the bottom tier is 12 inches, and the top tier is 10 inches. The bottom tier is two layer white almond cake, and the top tier is four layer chocolate caramel cake with chocolate filling. There was literally one piece of the top tier left, and 2/3 of the bottom cake left…and that was only from 30 people eating it! I did up cutting a bunch of pieces of cake for people coming back for seconds, and who also wanted both flavors. The spiked pillars are separating the tiers, and I loved it this way. Since the cake was traveling (and the church was in the middle of nowhere, and we made 4 u-turns trying to find the place), it worked out perfectly that the cake wasn’t put together until we got to the site. I didn’t want a repeat of the Alice in Wonderland Cake, especially since this was the same side of the family. 😉
Girly Bling Cake
This wasn’t made for a wedding, but honestly I think it would be amazing for a bachelorette party or some sort of bridal shower for a girly girl. This is a 10 inch 4 layer yellow cake with buttercream icing ruffles, bling border, plastic tiara, edible silver glitter, and a gumpaste high heel. I actually used a high heeled shoe mold to make this shoe, and LOVED the way it turned out.
Also, the Girls Night Out Cake I made a while back would also be great for a bachelor or bachelorette party. And I’ll be honest…I’ve actually made some R-rated chocolate lollipops for bachelor and bachelorette parties in the past, but I don’t think it would be exactly kid-friendly to post the pictures on here…but it’s definitely an option if you’re looking for something to add. 😉
And if you want a REALLY girly cake that’s covered with all kinds of girly goodies, check out the 40th Birthday Girly Cake. Just take away the 40 topper, and you’ve got a killer bachelorette party cake!