Tie Dye Wedding Cake

June 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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A few years ago, some friends asked me to make a Tie Dyed cake for their “hippie” themed wedding.  They were getting married a little later in life and weren’t worried about having a fancy, traditional tiered wedding cake.  In fact, they told me I could just make a standard sheet cake with some sort of tie dyed frosting.  I agreed to give it a shot and felt pretty good about it.

I went to our local baking supply store and asked for their input.  The shop proprietor was HORRIFIED at the suggestion that I would be making a sheet cake for a wedding.  My optimism quickly evaporated as I realized that it really would be better to make a tiered cake.  I had never made a tiered cake, and it would be a lot of pressure to make one for a wedding.  I actually had dreams about it crashing down en route to their reception.

But ultimately, it ended up turning out great.  I’m so happy with how it turned out that I end up showing the pictures to my friends often, and it seems appropriate to share them here!

I ended up making 3 tiers – 6 inch, 9 inch, and 12 inch layers.  Each tier was a triple layer, and each layer had two colors of batter.  The frosting was a basic buttercream.

I also made these jewels for the top of the wedding cake in the initials of the bride and groom:

Here was the pretty white cake, pre airbrushed frosting.

And here is the cake with the airbrushed frosting:

And here is the cake set up at the wedding:
And here is the inside of the cake:

One more look:

And most importantly, it was yummy!!

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  1. Great cake and quite a conversation piece. You did a beautiful job.

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