Hello everyone! Here is the final installment about the display cake I made for the ICES Convention 2010. I certainly appreciate everyone who has been reading and following along...thank you for your patience and encouragement! I hope you like the cake!
In my last post, I left off with photos of all of the flowers in different stages of being finished:
Stacked tiers covered with chocolate fondant... the sizes were 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 14 inches in diameter and most were 4 inches tall. The 8 inch tier was 5 inches tall:
Dusted hydrangea flowers and buds:
All of the flowers organized and close at hand on the day I made the cake topper and smaller arrangements. Ranunculus, peonies, hydrangea, freesia, filler flowers and lots of little buds and leaves:
Half of a Styrofoam ball that was used as the base for the topper:
The topper in progress...most of the larger flowers were in place and I was starting to add filler flowers and buds:
The completed topper with all of the flowers:
And here the leaves have been added to the base of the bouquet. The topper is almost 9 inches across:
I used my favorite chocolate brown/white stitching grosgrain ribbon around the base of all of the tiers. The original design sketch had green ribbon with white edging...but in the end, the additional color of that ribbon competed with all of the flowers, so I went with a more tailored and subtle choice...and I actually like it much better!
Keeping the back of the cake as neat and tidy as possible...with the exception of a few smudges:
The small arrangement for the cake:
The large arrangement for the bottom tier:
And at last...the completed cake design:
And a second view from the top so you can see more detail in the topper:
Again many, many thanks for stopping by, and for all of your wonderful comments and good wishes! And now that the convention is over...it's back to work on more flowers and some new designs...coming soon!
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