'He Asked, She Said Yes' Engagement Cake
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The Story behind this Cake
This cake was made for my own engagement party. I wanted something that had a wow factor and that also was elegant.
I have seen many Ruffle cakes about and have been wanting to try out the technique for months. I found a tutorial by Sharon Wee Creations which really helped me to create the ruffles.
I covered my cake in layer of fondant first and then started adding on the fondant ruffles. Had I known how long they would have taken I may not have started!! Several hours later it was complete. I loved the look of it!
I had one of those moments where you sit back look at a cake and just can't help but smile and squeal in delight as the image in your head is created in front of you.
For the top tier I wanted to do a silhouette but I wanted it to look different as there are so many of the same engagement silhouette cakes out there ( The man one bended knee)
I also loved the look of some invitations and engagement photo shoots I had seen that had the words 'He asked, She said Yes' and fell in love with the wording.
I created two sketches one of which had the lettering in the middle of the top tier and one which had a silhouette (the man on bended knee as I hadn't found the silhouette I wanted)
I posted this to a closed cake group I am in on Facebook for their in deciding which one to go with as I loved them both! The response was amazing, I had a couple of hundred likes and several hundred comments most of which suggested I either had one on the front and the other on the back to create a two sided cake or to merge the two themed together.
So I merged them together and feel in love with the design again! I wanted the 'Yes' part of the saying to really stand out, as most of mine and my Fiancés friends and family have waited for the engagement for a while :)
I chose to do this lettering freehand by rolling out a thin rope of fondant and laying it over a font I had found and printed out to the size I needed.
I did not buy the Silhouette. This was done by finding an image on google that I liked, printing off at the correct size and cutting it out by hand on to fondant.
The rose's on the top finished the cake of perfectly, and was another technique I was desperate to add after seeing McGreevy's Rose tutorial on YouTube not having had the chance to practice them yet.
The top tier was a vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam.
The Bottom tier was a chocolate sponge with a vanilla buttercream.
The cupcakes were lemon, vanilla and chocolate orange. I designed the printed topper myself to match the theme of the top tier and left the other cupcakes fairly basic as not to distract from the main cake itself.
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