Let's start with taste... this cake was DELICIOUS! The flavor was Almond Amaretto Praline. Each tier was composed of three layers of almond butter cake soaked with an amaretto moistening syrup. The layers were filled with a homemade almond praline crunch and amaretto Italian meringue buttercream.
Each tier was crumb coated with amaretto Italian meringue buttercream and covered with an almond-flavored fondant. The top and bottom tiers were wrapped with ribbon and the middle tier was covered with black gumpaste diamonds.
The initials on the top tier were made from gumpaste inserted on florist wires. A number of various sizes of gumpaste calla lilies were arranged on each tier of the cake. Up to this point, I had never made gumpaste calla lilies and I haven't taken a course to learn them. It took a few tries but I'm happy with how they turned out!
I was so excited to make this wedding cake and I'm certain it was a beautiful night! Congratulations to the happy couple!!
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