Saturday, December 26, 2009

Britta


Sometimes the best cakes are the most simple designs (simple, by the way does not equal easy). Britta's aesthetic was clean and monochromatic, with the accent on texture rather than a bunch of color. We obliged by modifying a tier of Darcy Miller's (editor of Martha Stuart Weddings Magazine) wedding cake, then topping the design with one magnificent, enormous hand-made and oh, so fragile, gum paste rose. This follows my rule of gumpaste floral...if you want a realistic flower, use a fresh one. If you want frosting flowers, make them dramatic, exaggerated, stylized, something that you can't get from mother nature.