Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sweet Heart: Final Flourishes

Christopher Thomas Photography

The final part of our Sweet Heart feature. If you missed the other parts, look for the "Sweet Heart" tag and find the rest.

Final Flourishes
Non-edible details are just as important, creating a spectacular final effect.

A ROSY FUTURE
Miniature handcrafted sugar roses are a favourite for Mimi from Classic Cakes as well as "full blown fresh soft pink and ivory roses, diamantés and embossing."

FLORAL FANCY
Fresh blooms are a beautiful finishing touch for your wedding confection, and Judy from Cakes by Judy C offers couples the best of both worlds. "I love using fresh flowers as I have a certificate in floristry as well and there are some great fresh flower designs out there," she says. "I also love ribbons; they are like the final touches to finish off the base of the cake."

Julie Whitehead also loves using flowers. "Sometimes I have brides that want to replicate their bouquets on the cake so I usually do a textured icing look in conjunction with an assortment of the flowers they are using.”

Cakey Creations

MR & MRS 
Going traditional? For the right cake, a "beautiful bride and groom ornament" is still in favour says Mimi from Classic Cakes.

TOP NOTCH TOPPERS
You don't have to stay serious when it comes to choosing a cake topper.We love the quirky, personal choices many of our Queensland brides have been making with everything from handmade birds and lego figurines to cute caricatures taking pride of place.Want to go glam? Choose a sophisticated black or crystal monogram.

"There are some great monogram cake toppers these days," says Judy from Cakes by Judy C who adds "quality is important when doing toppers ... and there is great variance in price." Judy suggests shopping online to find the perfect piece if you're not having your topper custom made. 

Porfyri Photography

RIBBONS
"Ribbon is very popular to incorporate the colour theme onto the cake," says Leanne from Cakey Creations. "Bling in the form of ribbon, brooches or toppers is also very popular, and the ceramic bride and groom."

BEAUTIFUL BUNTING
Renee from Brown Betty's Bakery loves "handmade bunting, or fresh flowers," as a pretty final flourish and Sherie from The Flour Girl agrees."I love bunting on a cake and sweet colourful paper pinwheels," Sheree says. "The great thing about this is that brides can inject some personal elements into their own cake by making their own bunting or pinwheels out of beautiful fabrics and papers." 

The Flour Girl

CRYSTAL PALACE
A glittering detail is a glamorous addition to any wedding cake. "My non-edible favourite cake detail would hands down be any Swarovski crystal accent," says Vas from Frosted Indulgence. "This can be in the form of monogram toppers, individual crystals on the cake tiers or handmade brooch-like adornments which I especially use as the centres on my icing ribbon bows."

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