Pansy and Ivy Wedding Cake
This was my 6th wedding cake, for SCA friends. It was iced in buttercream with buttercream basketweave added. The pansies were made with air-dried buttercream, and the ivy leaves were made of gumpaste, glued to floral wire with royal icing and then wired into vines with floral tape. I was dismayed by how long the ivy took to make, but thrilled with the effect on the cake.
The bride wanted purple and yellow icing pansies. By happy coincidence, I happened to already have a pot of pansies in exactly those colors sitting on my front porch, so I had live models from which to copy the coloration.
Here is a close up of the top of the cake, which shows more (but not all) of the detail.
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