Sunday, September 12, 2010

Butterfly Swarm Cakes

Today is the Gainesville Bridal Expo at the UF Hilton. We're unveiling two new dummy cakes for our booth! Here's one of them:

This dummy cake is 5 tiers, covered in white fondant.

The butterflies were made out of gum paste and "glued' to the side of the cake with royal icing.

This cake was actually inspired by a wedding cake we did last week! The wedding was held at the Florida Museum of Natural History. This is the same museum that has a fabulous butterfly exhibit and for which we decorated the Butterfly Rainforest Cake.

The cake was covered in white fondant and placed on a cake pedestal purchased at TJ Max Home Goods (I love their cake stands!).

The butterflies were all provided by the bride and groom.

And this is a shot of the cake set up in front of the butterfly exhibit. I love the idea of having a wedding here! The wedding attendants ate the reception dinner with a mammoth's fossil! How cool is that?!