Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Single Tier Cake

I've had the opportunity to make a few smaller cake designs over the past few months...whether they are for intimate weddings or even the occasional birthday celebration, there is a lot of interest in creating a WOW factor with a single tier. It's been a lot of fun for me...I love to create tight, lush and full arrangements of sugar flowers on larger designs - so imagine the challenge in creating an opulent  and over-the-top feel when working with a very small surface area!

Here are a few of my recent favorites...I've also experimented with cake edges that are sharper and more defined...definitely a look I've picked up from my time visiting and teaching in Australia. What do you think?

Parrot tulips and freesia blossoms mixed with lots of buds and filler flowers:



Dark purple anemone flowers arranged on chocolate fondant...with a little peek of green and white buds and filler flowers to give it a fresh, modern look. I think it helps to have the ribbon in a similar chocolate color so it doesn't compete with the flowers:



A trio of my garden roses with a few buds and leaves...and finished with a dark pink gingham ribbon. The cake edges are softer and rounder here:


And finally, a graceful and stoic Southern magnolia flower...mixed with buds and hydrangea petals, and finished with the very important dark, glossy magnolia leaves:


What decorations would you use if you only had a single tier to work with?

Thanks so much for stopping by...more to share soon! x


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14 comments:

SweetGaby said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! What an amazing piece of art. Congratulations Jaqueline. Hugs from Madrid!

Ivone said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for being such an inspirations. Love all your works! And I can't say this enough, I can't wait to learn from you in October! See you in Vancouver soon!

Neecerator said...

Just amazing, Jacqueline! Love the sharp lines, kinda scary to risk ripping, eh? Love the chocolate one, and the white one with pastel pinks is super elegant too. Your work is just lovely! When are you coming to Pittsburgh??? Would love to host you there. Denise (Adairdet) on Craftsy.

aandara said...

Jacqueline what can i say, absolutely gorgeous, love them all, thanks for sharing your work

i dolci di laura said...

super! bellissime torte, vere opere d'arte!

plumbing said...

You got the right choice of color. This is looks so elegant. This will be a center of attention of the occasion.

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Vicky Cake Amor said...

Amazing job! Love every cake! :)

Cécile said...

Jaqueline, I love so uch your cakes!! So neat, perfect and well balanced. With your "little cakes" you are able to give a so beautifull present!! I hope to become a little bit better making flowers one day :-) Cécile

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are exquisite. Do you plan on teaching classes in New York City soon? Also, what cutters do you use for your anemone flowers?

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thank you very much! I'm sorry I don't have any plans to teach in NYC in the near future. I'm not connected with too many venues in that area, and there are so many other cake designers in NYC, the market is already pretty saturated. You can find Anemone cutters from Scott Woolley online, or Sunflower Sugar Art. Jacqueline

Diane said...

What color did you use for the dark purple? I understand it was purple, but is there one that you do not have to use the whole container to get a dark colour?

Diane
Cake Heaven

Jacqueline Butler said...

Diane...I started with paste that was fairly dark so I didn't have to use too much dust. I like Crystal Colors, and used a mixture of their Grape and Plum, and I also added some generic brand dust in Lilac and Fuchsia. Blending colors is always best rather than just one shade. This flower was also steamed afterwards to help deepen the color. Jacqueline