Culture Magazine

The Royal Blue & Silver Wedding Cake

By Crushland @crushland

This four-tiered chocolate cake was my first real wedding cake, and was a real challenge! It was a request from my cousin Ilhaam, which I gleefully accepted. Until she settled upon a Royal Blue and silver theme. I was afraid.

It took hours of hard labor (and lots of help from my dad) to color the pristine white fondant icing with 10 bottles of royal blue gel colouring. Which is a lot because it’s so concentrated.

blue cake crushland (2)

On top of that, I dusted it with a very fine shimmery blue pigment. What I did not know was: a) It sticks to EVERYTHING   b) It’s not water soluble and does not wash off. ANYTHING.   c) My house/utensils/clothes/favourite kabuki brush would have a blue shimmer for weeks to come.

blue cake crushland (1)

I wasn’t sure how much icing I would need and proceeded to make double the quantity as I didn’t want to have to mix another batch for fear of the shades of blue not matching up. Hoarder that I am, I kept the leftover blue batch sealed up at the bottom of the fridge for months, in case I got a Smurf cake order, or something very blue along those lines. (Never happened.)

 

blue cake crushland (8)

Finished off by piping white royal icing, and then painting it silver which again took longer than anticipated. Not my best piping work, but I was still new at this. And a dusting of pearls. No wait… meticulously applying pearls one at a time.

blue cake crushland (4)
blue cake crushland (3)
blue cake crushland (5)

Some pictures I took during the day, on the bridal shoot down the characterful road in Obz.

blue cake crushland (6)
blue cake crushland (7)


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
    LIFESTYLE
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener
    GARDENING, HOME

Magazines