Sunday, 14 August 2011

Wedding Wheels and..CAKE

Hello there, oh the weekend is nearly over. I am sorry my intention was to update you on Friday but the piping on the cake kept me busy for many hours. I know why wedding cakes cost so much I put nearly 36 hours of labour into that cake.
It turned out great though and the bride and groom were delighted with it.
WEDD  cake
Top tier fruit cake which will be kept for the couple’s first child Christening, a nice tradition. Second tier from the top a layer of luscious lemon cake and this is just fabulous a moist and tangy cake, very fresh my favourite ever. Then third tier a brownie like chocolate truffle cake, again melt in the mouth not need a cup a tea with it type of cake. And the biggest layer was polystyrene, by far the tastier option out them all LOL and calorie free>
I dislike seeing small wedding cakes, to me the cake should be tall and grab attention and make a statement! Photographs look much better if the cake is taller etc. etc. but most weddings do not need layers and layers of cake, and of course the bigger the cake the bigger the price tag. So with this in mind I talk everyone into faking it for the sake of the above reasons. Now a days you really can have it all, you can indeed have YOUR CAKE and EAT IT !!
Here’s a close up of the detail, it was hard work and took me hours to do I am definitely rusty as I am not making them as often as I used to.
WEDD  cake close
I did the fresh flower posies as well Winking smile
And here’s the card I made for the couple. I really didn’t want to see or make another cake after the real one LOL so I have mounted the single A la Carte stamp from the Stampin Up mini catalogue called Wedding Wheels and set to work.
Is a very unusual combo for me but the wedding was held in a very pretty and traditional English Garden inside the most beautiful and luxurious marquee I have ever seen  so green sprung to mind for this reason.
I love the retro feel of the stamp image and for some reason I wanted to frame it so the Notably Ornate stamp set provided me with a very ornate frame and I love the effect. The black injects some drama and makes the card look very crisp. Basic Phrases set was used for the sentiment, here’s a close up.
Supplies: all Stampin’Up! unless otherwise stated.
PAPER: Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper white card stock, Hostess Level 1 Designer paper stack in Pear pizzaz
INK: Basic Black and Pear Pizzaz
STAMPS: Wedding Wheels, Basic Phrases, Notably Ornate
TOOLS: Big Shot, Vinatge wallpaper embossing folder, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, word window punch
ACCESSORIES: rhinestones, white satin ribbon
Basic Black card base 15cm x 15cm.
The designer paper measure 14cm x 14cm. Take a strip of Black card stock and cut at 14cm x 7cm. Take a piece of Pear card stock measuring 6.5cm x 14cm and emboss using the vintage wallpaper folder and the big shot.
Stamp the frame in black and using the Stamp a ma jig position the wedding couple inside the frame. Cut the frame out then add a layer of black card behind that.
Stamp the sentiment then punch it out with the word window punch. Next punch a layer of pear card using the large oval punch and adhere to a black scallop shape. Add the sentiment on top and add two rhinestones at each end before positioning  on the card.
Thank you so much for joining me I will see you again soon. Till next time hugs xxx

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  1. WOW Monica the cake and card are both fantastic! Woman of many talents

    Helen xx

  2. Monica you are amazing -what a wonderful cake. I have never heard of a fake layer before but can see it makes sense!
    Gorgeous card as always too.

  3. You are unbelievably clever!

  4. You have done a fantastic job on the cake Monica. Its beautiful.xKate

  5. Your frippin amazing young lady!!

  6. hi Monica
    What can i say ....a Gorgeous ...Beautiful....Amazing should be very proud of yourself.....Fab!!!!!...
    If Roy proposes to me ....i will get you to make the cake......Don`t worry no hopes on that .....Lol.....
    Card is stunning as well ....
    Hugs and Much love

  7. Stunning icing Monica, you are sooo clever!
    Julie x

  8. Wowieeee! It's just beautiful. I love the idea of a fake layer (especially the no calories bit!!), why compromise on the effect for the sake of having that extra height - very clever. Am also loving that card, think I can feel an order for a stamp coming on....
    Issy ;-)

  9. My word its just divine I can see there is just so much love in all the intricate work no wonder it took all those hours!!!! I know what you mean about having a big cake you just need that WOW factor!!! My daughter is getting married at Christmas and she wants a "Big" cake!!!

    Love Chanelle xxx

  10. This cake is really well done!! I know how much work it is!!! Congratulations! In my opinion you've got A+

  11. Fantastic cake monica u r so clever. Had fab time this morning c u soon luv Louise xx

  12. Monica the cake is magnificent. Your hands must have been aching after all that piping, but it is so worth the effort. The flowers are beautful and quite dramatic on the cake. Your card may be different but it is very elegant and I loved that the embossing sort of matched the piped icing.
    Hope you had a great day at the wedding.

  13. The cake is stunning! So fabulously classy and elegant. I bet the bride was over the moon :o) xxx

  14. fab card love the 'non' wedding colours too so modern.

    the cake - O My Word it is gorgeous! well done you are very tallented and i know how long these things take my granddad used to make wedding cakes when i was small, and made mine.

    take care

  15. Wow (nearly everyone has sais that I see but it just has to be said again), you are some talented lady. Love the card and the fabulous cake. XXXXXXXXX

  16. WOW WOW WOW Moncia this is stunning and from someone who used to do sugarcraft and wedding cakes I know the hours you must have put into this...your piping is fabulous..


  17. WOW Monica!! You are indeed a lady of many talents (as well as passions!!) What patience you have!! The cake is just amazing - totally stunning. Hope you are well and enjoying full time SU! ( with the odd cake thrown in!!) See you soon..... Amanda

  18. Your talents are boundless Monica. What a beautiful cake - no wonder they were delighted. Love the idea of the faux layer - it really adds impact.
    Your card is fab too.

    Edna x

  19. What a stunning cake Monica and can see that it would have taken you hours and hours, very very well done!

  20. Absolutely stunning Monica and sounds so tasty too!!!


  21. I can believe all of the work you put into the cake. I have baked and decorated wedding cakes, and I finally said "No More". This cake was beautiful. Great job.

  22. WOW-WEE Mon that cake takes my breath away. You are so, so clever and creative :D

  23. you deserve an award, GF!! it's all so stunning & I might add, yummy looking!

  24. OMG that cake is absolutely fantastic. I have just discovered cake decorating and am a real beginner and could never ever reach your standard - did you train for it or are you self taught. The card was lovely too but the cake WOW. Sara B

  25. Wow Monica you are even more amazing than I thought, that cake looks so scrummy! Love the card too, you are a very talented person. Love you too x

  26. A truly stunning cake! Dawn x

  27. OMG! You are Wonder Woman with all of your amazing creative talents! Sooooo lovely --- thanks for sharing!

  28. Your cake and card are beautiful!

  29. Hi Monica,
    I love your card especially the Wedding Wheels image. I did a search on the SU sight and didn't come up with anything. Which mini is it from?

  30. Oh my word, you are one talented lady! That cake is just fabulous! Sounds as divine to eat as it is to look at as well!

    Love the card too, what a fresh combo!

  31. Wow, Monica, the cake is amazingly beautiful - I can see why the couple would be thrilled with it. I would never have thought of having a false layer - hope no-one tried to eat it LOL!
    Your card is gorgeous too - a lovely colour.
    I should think you need a rest after all that! Have a lovely week.
    Love, Andrea xx

  32. Amazing cake must have taken you ages!!!!

    Such detailed piping and you say you are rusty, yeah right.

    I just posted on my blog a picture of a "cupcake bouquet" I made if you would like to check it out. Nothing of your standard but a little different and a quick and relatively easy gift.

    Sorry for plugging my blog but I am in your downline so hopefully you will let me.

    Kirstie xxxx

  33. Wow what a talent you posses, from cakes to cards. AMAZING!!!

    Ter ;)

  34. Wonderful cake Monica- love the card too. Wished I had thought of a fake cake when I made my 3 tier wedding cake all those moons ago! I hope they were thrilled with them all.Teresa xx

  35. Monica, this cake is truly amazing, what a beautiful job you did, and the description, well it made me hungry, tee hee....oh yeah, loved your card also!

  36. OMG! that cake is to die for... I bet they were over the moon with the result. You should be so proud of yourself and the hours it took we so worth it!! I love the card too, it's stunning, well done.
    Luv Lynne

  37. OMG this cake is amazing ! you are one multi-talented lady, hugs Sara xxx

  38. Beautiful both the cake and card x


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