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Monday, June 18, 2012

Steve and Judy's Surprise Wedding Cake

Last month my father-in-law got married, and I made this wedding cake for the occasion.  It was a simple, but delicious, white chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.  I used my basic cake recipe, and the frosting techniques found here.  Since I didn't cover this cake with fondant, after I frosted each tier, I wet the spatula to smooth the frosting.  I used a medium round tip to make the pearl border at the bottom of each tier.

The flowers are colored fondant.  To make these, roll out the fondant to about 1/8 inch thick, then cut with a flower shaped cutter.  Place the flowers on a sponge and press in the middle of the flower with a small dowel (I used the back of a small paint brush) to give the flowers dimension.  Let the flowers dry overnight.  Use a small dot of frosting to glue each flower to the cake.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you...there's something else you might want to know about this cake.  Just one part of the surprise.  Are you ready?  Can you guess what the secret is???

It's only 6 inches tall!  Steve and Judy got married in Estes Park without a reception, so Adam and I brought them this cake as a surprise.  I had so much fun making this tiny cake.  I used a 6 inch pan, a 4 inch pan, and a 2 inch pan.  Seriously, how cute is this cake?

So the question is...could you tell?


  1. Wow!!! I couldn't tell! It's beautiful!

  2. How fun! and they wont get stuck with cake for weeks to come.

  3. Wow! Cute idea -love the small size!

  4. This cake is beautiful. And I totally could not tell that it was small until the photo with your hand. :) How sweet that you would do this for your friends.

  5. That is adorable. I love it! Mini cakes are all the rage, but yours really does look like a big one! I am super impressed!

  6. Stunning looking cake
    I could not believe it's so tiny. Wow!!

  7. Clicked through from Lovely Crafty Home because I loved the cake. Love it even more now I know it is unexpectedly tiny!

  8. Oh wow...I would have never know the size of this cake if you hadn't had your hand there. That takes skill to make a tiny cake like that. I love your design. It is fabulous. Great work.

  9. Thanks for sharing this pretty cake with us at Fancy This Fridays Malory! You've been featured this week! Check out your feature at Truly Lovely! :)

  10. did you use a 6x2 cake pan, A 4x2 cake pan and a 2x2 cake pan?

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  12. Hey! This wedding cake looks awesome. Its size is just cute. Looking for a reputed cake services for my niece’s wedding at one of wedding venues. Want to have a wonderful cake for her big day. I am sure everyone will love it to see lovely cake there.


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