The only two specialty cakes I made in 2012 were a quinceañera cake and a wedding cake.
In March I made this cake for a 15 year old girl who wanted a cake pull included in her quinceañera party.
[caption id="attachment_1267" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Red Velvet Cake with mm fondant. Disregard the white bow I decided to switch out![/caption]
The whole idea of a cake pull is so neat to me. I can't wait to use it for one of Elizabeth's birthdays or bridal shower! The young lady whom I made this cake for chose each charm to represent a specific quality/fortune (like a horoscope/fortune cookie type thing). At the party each of her closest friends simultaneously pulled a ribbon to see which charm fate had chosen for them (no one knew where I had placed each specific charm!). Fun, huh? I kept the charms off the fondant and cake by placing the top tier on a cake board and a piece of parchment paper between the charms and the bottom tier.
I also made my first wedding cake for a friend who was married New Year's Eve. The cake had to travel to Utah and be stored for a few days so I did not assemble it, which means no pictures. It was a two tiered square cake covered in white fondant. The top was chocolate cake, the bottom was rice cereal treats. They were to be stacked askew and then wrapped with a few strands of black thin ribbon.
I did, however, get a picture of the topper. Aren't they cute?
[caption id="attachment_1268" align="aligncenter" width="451"] Snowmen Wedding Topper, as requested by the winter bride.[/caption]
UPDATE (yes, very nearly right after I published this..): below is the finished, assembled cake. The bride stacked the tiers and added the ribbons and dots. So glad it made the journey safely!
[caption id="attachment_1273" align="aligncenter" width="243"] Winter Wedding Cake[/caption]