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Albena's Wedding Cake

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending the wedding of a good friend and co-worker of mine.  It was a beautiful wedding in her parents' backyard.  Albena had asked me to make her wedding cake even before she was officially engaged.  After a few weeks of sending pictures back and forth, Albena settled on the Rainbow Wedding Tree Cake.  Even though I swore I would never do more than a 3 tiered cake, I couldn't say no to Albena.

This is my version of the cake.  I did the tree trunk and branches in dark brown fondant.  On the original it looks like it was painted on in black. I drew the sections freehand and traced them onto the fondant.  Cutting out the 100 odd leaves were so easy compared to piecing the trunk and branches together.

The bottom tier is a 10" cookies and cream cake; 2nd an 8" chocolate cake; 3rd and 8" coconut lime cake; 4th a 6" vanilla with banana and strawberry filling cake. It was incredibly humid.  When it was time to put the cake together some of the leaves had fallen off and broken.  Fortunately I had brought a container of extras just in case.  Surprisingly the cake stayed together even after being moved twice.  Phew!

Albena asked me to add lovebirds to the cake design.  I can handle anything in silhouette form!

As you all know I make a lot of cupcakes for work events and I always try to save Albena one who works in another building.  Her favourite is the Oreo cupcake.  So I made some mini Oreo cupcakes for the sweet table.  I added a little heart to each one in the same colours as the leaves.

The happy couple, Ablena and Alberto.

Congratulations! xo


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