My sister and I are bridesmaids in our friend Carolyn’s wedding this December, so when it came time to plan the bridal shower, I couldn’t think of a better contribution than to make her cake. Carolyn knew about her shower and therefore knew I was heading up the cake, so she sent me a screenshot from Pinterest of a cake shaped like a wedding dress on a dress form. Despite never having done buttercream roses (which, by the way, we’re seeing a lot of lately), the Taylor Made team accepted the challenge and came up with our best rendition of what the bride sent us.
We started by making the top of the dress form, which is cardboard covered in fondant and gumpaste.
We put sugar pearls to create a necklace, as the Pinterest model did, but we added a sweetheart neckline and sprinkle-sparkles to make it look more like Carolyn’s own wedding dress. Then, Christine piped buttercream roses on the outside of the chocolate-on-chocolate cake. Not bad for her very first attempt.
Finally, we pressed the dress top into the cake and added a banner bearing Carolyn’s last name-to-be.
We’re at that age when all of our friends start getting engaged and married rapid fire, so we foresee at least a few more bridal and wedding cakes in the near future! We hope our clients will keep coming up with gorgeous, fun designs like this one that put a new twist on a traditional-looking cake.