Every now and then, I will get a request for a very unconventional wedding cake. This cake request was from Kayli and Nathan from Denver. Their wedding was on a Sunday, so since I don't work or deliver on Sundays, Kayli came with 3 of her bridesmaids to pick up the cake. Kayli and Nathan met with me several months ago, and described what they had in mind, and I had cake samples for them to taste. I then had my son, Tom (Disney animator), draw a sketch for me to get a rough idea of what I could design for the cake. The request was a bolder or mountainside with grassy patches and a hammock on top, with the bride and groom. Also, they wanted some succulents on the cake because they really like them. So, here are a few pictures to show the progress of the cake.
Rough sketch for cake idea.
Stacked and filled 12, 10, and 8 inch layer cakes with support dowels. In the freezer to chill.
Carved and shaped cake with crumb coat. Back in freezer to chill.
Final coat of buttercream, and back in freezer to chill before adding modeling chocolate.
Finished cake. I used crushed edible rocks for the gravel on the trail, and touched up color with petal dust mixed with Everclear.
Trees and figurines were molded from modeling chocolate, with the bride's dress and hammock from Flexfrost, edible icing sheets.
Succulents were made from gumpaste.
It's always a challenge and takes longer than anticipated to do a new design. But the bride and groom were happy with the results, so I'm good with that.