50th Golden Wedding Anniversary Cake
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The Story behind this Cake
This was my first tiered cake, completed for my aunt and uncles 50th wedding anniversary.
My cake was inspired by the brides love of flowers and the gold theme that comes with a 50th wedding anniversary. It was served at an event in northern Adelaide in a Lutheran church.
The base is a foam base with gold trim, topped with gold board for strength.
The largest tier is mud cake, with the ganache filling and fondant petals.
The smaller tier is foam with fondant petals, whilst the hearts are 3 fondant hearts arranged in a triangle for stability.
The faux ruffle ball is edible with rice krispie centre and fondant ruffles.
The look of the ruffle ball was achieved by creating the ball out of rice krispies treats, then a thin layer of fondant was applied over the ball using a wet brush to provide some stickiness for the fondant to stick to the rice. The ruffles were created by rolling the fondant then cutting using a ruffled edges cookie cutter and scrunching and cutting off the back flat to apply to the ball.
The hearts were moulded by hand a week before to allow them to be completely hard to support the ball. Then they were dusted with gold shimmer.
I used a mixture of part fondant and part water microwaved to form a thin paste to use as the 'glue' to hold the petals and ruffles together.
I sampled a tutorial from YouTube on creating the ruffle ball, but no tutorial for the hearts.
My inspiration from the petals came from many nights googling flower cakes, and various tutorials on forming the petals helped in my design. My biggest hint is definitely make sure you have enough room around you when putting the petals on the cake, and don't cut too many more than you can place on the cake quickly else they start to go hard and crack when forming :)
My name plate was an acrylic plate sourced from eBay in which they cut whatever personalised wording you are after.
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