Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Custom Wedding Cake, St. Regis | NYC

Two weeks ago, Priscilla Li and Werlson Hwang were married at the St. Regis in NYC. 

Ana worked with Priscilla to create a unique custom wedding cake design, perfect for her special day. 

Priscilla and Werlson's Wedding Invitation

Ana was inspired to create Priscilla's one-of-a-kind custom wedding cake base on Priscilla and Werlson's wedding invitation and table setting cards. 

Based on the shades of light pink and purple in Priscilla's invitation, as well as gold detailing, Ana created a sketch of her cake. 

Priscilla and Werlson's Table Setting Cards

Priscilla wanted her custom wedding cake to echo the colors and style of her wedding invitation, but also harken to her favorite brand, Chanel. Signature elements of design house, Chanel, would be incorporated into the cake design, such as, quilting and chamilia flowers, and the structure of the cake tiers. 

Ana's Sketch of Pricilla's Custom Wedding Cake

Ana brought her sketch to life by creating a five-tiered custom wedding cake covered in white fondant and adding carefully planned accents to each tier. 

Molded gum paste jewels were handcrafted and brushed with pearl dust for a shimmering effect. Each individual jewel was meticulously set in a hand piped setting painted with gold dust. 

Brooch-like embellishments were created out of gum paste and painted with gold dust to accent the tier. Priscilla asked Ana to replicate jewels for the custom cake design because she loves Chanel jewelry.

The top tier of the cake was textured in a diamond pattern to appear quilted. Throughout the pattern golden mini pearls were placed to accent the quilted effect. 

Handcrafted pink peonies and purple sweet peas were placed atop the tier to coordinate with Priscilla and Werlson's invitation and table setting cards. 

To accent the middle hexagon tier of the cake, Ana created an elegant fondant ribbon, painted with gold dust. Rather than a bow, the ribbon was accented in the middle with a molded gum paste embellishment featuring tiny sugar pearls.

Golden Molded Gum Paste Embellishment with Sugar Pearls

Ana accented the base tier of the cake with handcrafted sugar chamilia flowers. These flowers were painted with gold dust to coordinate with rest of the design. 

The chamilia flowers were chosen for the design because they are frequently used in designs by Chanel.

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