BEEEEEEEE MINE FOREVER
Childhood friendships making it through to adulthood are rare. So is the chance to make the wedding cake for a close childhood friend of mine. Back in February my close friend and fellow fashion blogger, Jacqueline, asked me to make her wedding cake for her. As you know wedding cakes was what got me falling in love with cake decorating in the first place so to be given the chance to make a wedding cake for a close friend I was both honoured and extremely anxious. I even tried to fob off the responsibility at first by asking her whether she'd be happier with a professional bakery doing it!
But no, Jacqueline insisted I make it for her and it really means a lot to me that she have me be part of a huge event in her life. Cakes at weddings are almost like a centre piece at the receptions (after the bride's dress, of course!) so I was really feeling the pressure leading up to the week of the wedding. Plus I don't think I slept at all the night before the wedding just thinking about the cake!
My only instructions were "purple" and "bees on top". Purple and yellow bees together? That was a color palette I wasn't used to! But in order to keep it simple and not a mess of two very striking colours I made the bees the centre of the cake and kept the rest of the cake simple but with some "flower" element to it, hence, the sugar petals. As much as I was itching to create large sugar flowers I thought the petals were more classy without stealing the limelight from the bees :) (PS each petal was individually cut out and rolled by these precious hands!)
The highlight for me was seeing Jacqueline's reaction to the cake and being so happy with it after leaving me free to design the cake. For me I just felt it was such a nice sentimental moment to share with a close childhood friend and to make my first wedding cake for her was truly an honour. The nerves were totally worth it knowing that I made something the bride was happy with :) (and kudos to Phu and Truc for helping me deliver the cake to the hotel... I may have stressed them out a bit...)
Another highlight of the night for me was that Jason Soon of Jason Soon Photography took some amazing photos of cake! Based in Perth, Jason who was one of the groomsmen at the wedding took some awesome photos of the night and was kind enough to share some with me for the blog. Romantic and striking, Jason's photos really are breath-taking and you should definitely check out his work at www.jasonsoon.com :)
Until next post!
Peace and Love :)
Peace and Love :)