Cascading Floral Wedding Cake

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

A classic shot in front of the iconic Van Dusen fireplace.

 

Alisha + Austin  |  September 2016

Van Dusen Mansion

 

Collaborating with florists on a cake design is super fun.  I provide a cake that looks great as a stand-alone piece of art, but THEN -- then the florist comes in, loads it with the most amazing mix of white and peach roses, and you simply couldn't imagine it any other way.

That's what happened with this cake for Alisha and Austin's mansion wedding.

Don't get me wrong - it's definitely nerveracking watching someone poke stems into a cake you've spent dozens of hours perfecting.  I basically hold my breath and pray they don't screw it up! ;)  But seriously, before the poking even begins, I always chat with the florist to make sure we're on the same page about the look that the client wants to achieve.

In this case, Alisha wanted a lush spray of roses cascading across the cake, but not in a boring straight line.  Sadie's opted to add a heavy curved swag, almost completely covering the 3rd tier.  The spray even starts at the very top of the cake surrounding the cake topper, which I love.

I ADORE how gorgeous this cake turned out after Sadie's worked their magic.  Sadie's Floral does a fabulous job with all types of floral design - not just cakes!  I've seen their work first-hand multiple times and it's always amazing.

Scroll down to see more of the cake!

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Sadie's knows how to dress a cake.  GORGEOUS!

And I love the couple's monogram topper from Better Off Wed (my go-to supplier for elegant cake toppers).

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

Captured by DnK Photography | Cake design by Enticing Icing | Fresh florals by Sadie's Floral

That dress!


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And if you're set against having fondant on your wedding cake - good news for you!  This design is 100% buttercream.  (Although, our fondant actually DOES taste good.  Read more about it here.)

BONUS MATERIAL

My own photos can't compare in quality to DnK's work above, but I'll share a few anyway just to showcase a few more details :)

You may have thought the top tiers of the cake were perfectly smooth.  Upon closer inspection, you'll see that there was a subtle "spackled" or "stucco" finish.  This was a super fun look to achieve, and I love that it adds just a bit of unexpected to the design.  The "rough" texture is contrasted by the delicate pearl borders.

Next, I wanted to show you a close up of the beautiful base tier.  There's a very popular design in both wedding and celebration cakes where tiers are completely covered in large buttercream rosettes (pick out the large ones from my photo below and imagine only those covering the tiers).  It's a very pretty look, but not quite what Alisha wanted for her wedding.  Instead, we intermixed those large rosettes with a variety of other piped flowers a more varied look.

Peach buttercream floral rosettes | Enticing Icing, Minneapolis, MN

vENDOR tEAM

 

Cake design:  Enticing Icing

Catering:  Mintahoe Catering & Events

Floral design:  Sadie's Floral

Photography:  DnK Photography

Venue:  Van Dusen Mansion

...and many more.  Let me know if I missed you!

 

Heather Jurisch

Enticing Icing LLC, 4301 Quebec Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN, 55428, United States