At the beginning of November we were back at Park Chateau Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey, one of New Jersey's best wedding venues (certainly, one of our favorites!)
For this wedding, we created a modern glam cake using the couple's colors: Plum & Gold. Three of the cake tiers were encased in thin, dark plum fondant, with the remaining two cake tiers covered in equally thin ivory fondant and then painted in a soft, shimmery gold. Painting cake tiers in soft gold can be tricky business - while we want the metallic effect to show, often times a single coat of edible paint can be too pale or too yellow or worst - look like paint on a wall (flat). For this beautiful wedding cake, we applied several layers of edible paint and dusts to create the softest, shimmery, pearlized gold. Creating several layers of color resulted in the perfect color that had depth.
Shiny, metallic gold paint was used for the splash effect. The glam factor came from gold beads, ranging from small to large. The beads were placed in random locations in a vertical formation to resemble elongated clusters.
Our gold vines and leaves cake stand added an extra 4 inches to the height of this 5-tier wedding cake. Our clients added their own cake topper, which was the perfect touch.
A dramatic wedding cake calls for dramatic photography. I have to say that one of my pet peeves is when there's a beautiful cake but less than beautiful photography. I suppose that's exactly like having a beautiful wedding cake that tastes less than delicious!
The off-the-charts wedding photography was done by Moses Cruz Photography. I have to say that when I first saw the photo of this cake, I gasped. It was amazing! I love the composition of the photo. Please, go check out Moses Cruz!