The flowers on the second tier are completely covering the tier; adding a great deal of texture. Each flower is cut, stamped for texture and then the centers are dotted. Once they are dry, they are individually placed on to fit together evenly. This is actually quite a process but well worth it. The end result is beautiful.
I remember this cake very well. It was probably one of the most symbolic and unique wedding cakes that we have made. It was customized by the bride, who was an architect. It barely fit in the fridge. I also remember how long it took to place the chocolate cigarettes on!!! Notice the running sneakers; that is how the couple met...running. This cake represents the trail that they ran on.
The piped flowers and vine details are quite elaborate on this cake and very time consuming to do.
The leaves are handmade and applied onto the cake to give the design more dimension.
A special thank you to Options Photography for sharing these images with us.