I made this cake a few weeks ago, for a wedding at the gorgeous Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, CT.

When I was discussing the design with the couple, they were in love with a cake by Cinderellas Cakes… check out the fun, “shabby chic” styled bridal shower she created the cake for: here.

My take is very similar… But, I tried to keep the ruffles a little thinner, so they would look like fabric or flower petals pealing away from the cake.

I loved the fashion flowers on the original cake, so I styled my own after them.  The centers are just balls of gumpaste, on wire, coated with copper and gold disco dust.  I used a peony cutter and left the petals un-textured, and fairly un-ruffled to give a nice contrast to the pleated and folding fondant on the cake.  They almost look like paper flowers!

So pretty and romantic!  I brought the ruffles up over the edge of each cake, so it looks like one piece, with out any seems.

The cake was set up on a rustic wine barrel, and later had some fresh flowers arranged at the base.  So beautiful, this cake was definitely one of my favorites from the season!

I am making a list of ideas for my next video tutorials… if anyone would like to see a demonstration of the technique I used, leave a comment below!

Happy Caking 🙂