This week I am going to start making a wedding cake for some lovely friends of mine who are getting married in October. When I said yes to making their cake I was so happy that they were wanting a traditional fruit cake….working full time this was a dream as I can make the cakes in the summer! The flavour of the fruit cakes will develop so by October they should be even more delicious!
Here is the first wedding cake I made last year. Again it was a fruit cake (their choice, no persuasion from me!) and I used the brush embroidery technique on the design. Now, I seriously love brush embroidery, it feels me with so much joy! I love the simplicity and beauty of the finished designed, it’s such a relaxing technique I’d happily decorate all my cakes like this!
I learnt the brush embroidery technique from my amazing cake teacher – Carmel Cake Classes Cardiff – she’s so patient with us I’m always so grateful for her help. I completed a one day course to learn how to do brush embroidery, learning how to pipe correctly to get the edges of the petals, which type of brush I was comfortable with and how to correctly use the skill. This was my cake from the course:
I think it’s definitely a technique I’ll be using many times in the future, especially if I need a relaxing cake to make!