The inside of this wedding cake was Riesling cake layers brushed with strawberry rhubarb compote, rhubarb buttercream and almond oat crumble. Even once baked, the cake tasted like white wine. I found the texture a bit dry and crumbly on its own but once paired with the buttercream, compote and crumble, it was delicious!
The cake has a number of gumpaste flowers on it. It had been years since I made a magnolia!
It has also been a number of years since I made a garden rose and I had only ever made one in my life prior to this cake! I especially love the string centers on gumpaste garden roses.
The gumpaste hummingbird feeding on the gumpaste lily was BY FAR the most complicated element on this cake! And I'm really happy with how it turned out!
The engraved initials on the front of the middle tier really personalize the cake!
And no wedding would be complete without bride and groom ducks! :) This particular wedding was in a backyard on a river so the ducks are quite fitting. I struggled with making these ducks but they turned out quite good in the end!
All in all, this is my FAVORITE cake I have ever made! It definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to gain more skills too! Here's hoping that the wedding was beautiful and that the couple will have a lifetime of happiness ahead!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!