Some friends got married this summer, and I was honored to make the cake for their reception. They left the design entirely up to me, they said only that Alena really likes flowers, and tulips in particular. I decided to add roses and peonies as well.

This was my first real wedding cake, and my first real attempt at gumpaste flowers. I definitely learned a lot in the process.

This cake was also a bit of a challenge in that I had to travel over 2 hours with it, on a pretty warm day. I ended up deciding to transport it in pieces and assemble it on site. For all it’s challenges, it came together pretty well.


Congratulations to two good friends! I wish you the best.