A Camouflage Wedding: Part 2

Last Tuesday, I posted photos of the wedding guest book I made for my friends Mégan and Angel. Today is my chance to show you the cake I created for them.

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For their reception, Mégan and Angel ordered cupcakes from Cuppies and Joe for their guests, but they still wanted to include the tradition of saving their wedding cake for their one year anniversary. That’s where I came in. : )

Being from South Carolina, Mégan is a true Southern gal and wanted their keepsake cake to be Red Velvet with Cream cheese icing (which totally matched one of their wedding colors—ivory). Here are the results:

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I had seen a knife-dragging technique in a Rachael Ray Everyday magazine, so I gave it a whirl here.

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It turned out pretty neat, but the softness of the cream cheese icing gave me some fits at first. I’d like to try that technique again in buttercream.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE using rosettes.

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They are so pretty and simple to do. I also used my star tip to pull out some icing to make ‘points’ all away around the top and bottom borders.

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Mégan and Angel were pleased with the results. They didn’t cut into this cake at their reception, so I’ll be interested to hear how it tastes in a year when they take their first bite.

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Alba! Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!