A couple of months ago I was approached by the lovely Meren Dehaze from Some Like It Classic to create a cake for a unique, masculine, and edgy styled shoot she was designing. She had me at unique, masculine, and edgy!
I love designing and creating cakes that you don’t see everyday, and I knew that I could come up with something that would compliment her uses of leather, wood, and mixed metals. I wanted to create a cake that was “simple” yet bold with a lot of texture.
Unlike most of my cake designs, where sugar flowers are a main component, I felt like this cake didn’t need them and I wanted the gold, braided texture on the bottom tier to be the main focal point. I actually had been wanting to try this braided technique for some time now and I loved how it turned out. Each individual piece was hand cut and painted before being attached to the cake tier creating the braided effect.
To achieve the braided look, I had to be extremely precise in cutting and shaping each piece to ensure they were all exactly the same. I wanted to also bring in a slight marble effect and so I marbled some gray tones into the white fondant tiers. This helped soften the edginess of the black, leathery tier and the bold texture of the braided tier. I finished off the borders with small clusters of sprinkles that I painted gold and dusted with some edible gold glitter.
Below are a few of my favorite photos from this styled shoot captured by the talented Brushfire Photography. A complete list of the participating vendors who contributed to this day are listed at the bottom of this post as well as the link to Ruffled Blog where this styled shoot was featured!
Click here to go to the featured post on Ruffled Blog that was picked up in just 12 hours after being submitted!
Event Design || Some Like It Classic – Designer Meren Dehaze
Photography || Brushfire Photography
Floral Design || Carte Blanche Floral
Rentals || Classic Party Rentals & Glamour and Woods
Linens || La Tavola Fine Linens
Wedding Invitations || Idieh Design
Venue || Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Hair and Make Up || Sarah Monachos – Hair Makeup By Sarah