Wedding Cake with a difference
Last month we had the pleasure of creating a wedding cake with a difference. Instead of the usual edible wedding cake, we made a gorgeous four-tier ice cake. And instead of putting flowers on or around it, of course with ice, you can put them IN it.
The bride and groom had their reception in the National Museum, so they were already looking for something different to the normal wedding feel. And when the bride asked if we could create a “point of elegance” for a focal point at the end of the room, we got excited. She sent us some lovely faux orchids to use. I love being given creative rein with a clear brief.
It took quite a bit of fuss to get the flowers positioned correctly inside the blocks. Odd shaped objects that can’t be crushed in clamps are always a challenge to arrange in the freezing water. We managed not to get frostbite but it felt like a near thing! Then it was a matter of waiting for the ice to form, and then carefully carving the layers out of the block without cutting the flowers.
At the venue they used a pink light behind it which lit the “cake” up to stunning effect. Our bride was thrilled with the results, pictured.