Gravity Defying Wedding Cake…
Karen & Mick approached Rimmas Cakes know exactly what they wanted, a Gravity Defying Wedding Cake. It was then up to us to deliver on their request.
What Did Our Clients Require…
Our clients Karen & Mick, a great young couple new exactly what they wanted for their Wedding Cake, but as we described, their cake had to appear as if the top two tiers were floating, and they were very clear that not structure was able to be seen, so as not to take away from the design of the cake.
The Cake was made from 3 different flavors, which you can view on our Cake Flavours Page. The base was made from Chocolate Mud, as this is a very dense cake it would be able to hold the weight and structure of the cake.
Middle Cake was a Vanilla Sponge and top tier was made from our Premium Flavour Range, Fruit Cake as they wish to keep this top tier for a later date.
Once we had the design and flavours all confirmed it was then time to put our thinking caps on and come up with a way to suspend the top two tiers but also hide the construction, to give the appearance of a Gravity Defying Cake.
It was decided to make a “dummy”cake first, with the use of Round Styrofoam the same dimensions as main cake would be. This proved to be a fantastic idea and the structure looked great, but more importantly was very sturdy.
Making The Cakes And Sugar Flowers…
The first thing we needed to do was to make all Sugar Flowers, this was to allow plenty of drying time so they could be air brushed a couple of days before we needed to construct cake. The 3 cakes for each tier were made the morning before their wedding, allowed to cool and then covered with White Fondant.
In the evening before Karen & Micks wedding the cake was completely constructed in the following manner;
- The cake board was drilled through the centre and Poly-pipe which had been soaked over night in sterile water and also covered with fondant was screwed into position.
- The base cake then had a hole cut through the centre the same dimensions as poly-pipe and slid down pipe into position.
- Another cake board was screwed onto the top of poly-pipe in readiness for the top to tiers to sit on.
- Once in position both the top tiers were placed onto cake board
- The Sugar Flowers were tied together to produce a complete ring and placed between bottom and middle tier to hide all construction as directed by our clints.
Overall this was a Wedding Cake that really did make us put our thinking caps on, but the result was a stunning cake that answered all our clients question, produce a Gravity Defying wedding Cake, that looked amazing. A cake that was fun to make and although a headache at times we would like to thank Karen & Mick for giving us the challenge and we wish them many happy years together.