I have always loved Paris and especially the Eiffel Tower. Considering we were engaged under the Eiffel Tower I thought it would be fitting to somehow incorporate the structure in my own wedding cake.
It took months of making sugar flowers (in fact one of the reasons why I wanted to take the sugar flower course with Ron Ben Israel in the first place was to find a way to make flowers that look very real).
On this cake were:
- Chocolate Orchids
- Calla Lilies
- Peony buds (because of a peony disaster all I had left were buds)
The very bottom tier was chocolate Guinness cake (of course) and the rest of the cake was fake (Styrofoam). You can see this when I removed all the flowers.
I waited a full three years before taking the tower apart, I simply couldn’t imagine discarding something that took so many months to create. Yes, those are string led lights on the cake, they were hidden under the green foliage that covered the Styrofoam and the flowers and blueberries were stuck into the foam through the foliage so you could just see the little lights if you looked very closely.
We lit the cake when the sun went down, right before cutting it.
I created a shadowbox for the remaining flowers.