We were thrilled to receive a call from Samantha's mom requesting a petite surprise birthday cake to be presented to Sam at her sister's rehearsal dinner. I'm already on board designing Samantha's own wedding cake, and have had the pleasure to present my ideas for her cake and getting to know them:)
Sam is truly sophisticated and modern...with that in mind, I thought that making a "Sequins and Ranunculus" cake to celebrate Sam would be perfect!
Inside this beauty was our toasted almonds cake paired with a praline mousseline alternated with line layers of chocolate ganache.
Wafer paper ranunculus and leaves adorned the cake. We highlighted each petal with silver paint and sprinkled a few tiny dragees to adorn the centers!
What I LOVE about wafer paper flowers is how whimsical they are. Wafer paper is a potato starch based edible paper and is a bit translucent.
Sequins are one of the hottest cake trends these days, and I have wanted to try this for a while!
Sam was the perfect client for this look, so I jumped in and developed a technique that worked flawlessly!
I plan to write a step by step photo tutorial on how to do it...stay tuned, it will be up soon!
Our Craftsy class " Make-ahead techniques for stunning cakes" is LIVE!
Hello, My name is Ileana Saldivia. Venezuelan born and adopted daughter of Cincinnati, OH, where I reside with my husband and kids. I'm an Architect by trade and a professional baker. I created this Sugar Realm all for myself, and now, I share it with you! It's like my third child, and it makes me IMMENSELY happy. Thank you for being part of my sugar kingdom.