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Wedding Cake for a Peacock Theme

The original plan for this cake completely changed several days before the wedding.  Originally it was going to be a 3 tiered cake with lots of teal buttercream icing, or so we thought.  Then I was talking with the bride's aunt (a.k.a. Sherry-Lee from Krumbs) and discussed that it would be very hot that day and there was no a/c in the hall.  Plans changed to it covered in fondant with ruffles and an ombre effect with teal on the edges.

Then we realised that the cake was going to be the only dessert and that the top tier was not going to be served as part of the dessert.  Did not leave much cake for the actual dessert, so we did decided add a fourth tier.

Then we found out that all the tiers were going to be separated.  Which was great for traveling with for delivery but the ombre effect would be lost.  Oh well!

In the end there was a 10" chocolate cake, an 8" vanilla, an 8" lemon and a 6" vanilla tier.  The stands were a little wobbly so we had to make sure that each cake was perfectly centred otherwise it would topple.  Yikes!  Not going to lie, in the heat of the day I'm glad I didn't have to do the tiers on top of each other.  It certainly made it easy to serve and there was plenty of cake for everyone.


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