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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pillow Wedding cake

On August 11th, our cousin/brother/uncle married the love of his life! The cake I made for them was probably the most difficult, and beautiful, cake I've made to date. Since it was my first time making a shaped cake, I took progression pics chronicling the process.

Day 1: Bake all layers twice and let cool completely. Refrigerate overnight. Color fondant to desired shade(s).

Day 2: Level all layers. Crumb coat then frost bottom layers and let set
Cover in fondant and trim edges; trim cake boards if needed

Carefully, flip over bottoms. Frost and/or fill then place top layer on
Just as before, crumb coat, frost, set and cover with fondant. Make quilt design with a ruler
Add tassels and buttons to bottom tier; pipe trim
Stack tiers and anchor with dowel(s). Add embellishments to top tier and cover all tiers with edible pearls
Shape bow and let set overnight
Day 3: Carefully remove bow from form, cover middle with a strip of fondant and secure on cake...DONE!!!
 I absolutely loved the end result and I hope you did too!!


  1. This is beyond amazing! your cake skills are super impressive. I'd never ever be able to make something like that - and it's so clean too! Great job!
    The Fashionable ESQ

    1. Thank you so much...I appreciate the kind words!