Meadows/Light Wedding

On August 7th, my amazing sister-in-law Anna Meadows married her warrior, Cody Light. I was honored when they asked me to design their wedding cake. The following photos were taken by Anna and Cody's friend Abi Martin, an exceedingly fabulous photographer. Thank you, Abi, for capturing their day so perfectly and for being so gracious to share your images with me! (Check out her blog, y'all!) Anna and Cody wanted a simple "cutting cake" since their reception featured various dessert stations and they wouldn't need much cake to satisfy the guests. I made a two-tier classic white wedding cake with almond buttercream icing.

To give the cake some height, I placed it on the Luigi Bormioli footed glass pedestal I received for my own wedding this past May. I was so excited to finally have a chance to use it! It made transporting the cake a little precarious, but we made it to the church in one piece! (whew)

closeup

Since peacock feathers were the inspiration for their wedding colors, I adapted a technique I created last summer to make a one-of-a-kind cake topper. My mother-in-law and I must have spent two hours in Hobby Lobby searching for just the right beads and feathers.

I also tried my hand at making marshmallow fondant for the first time. MANY thanks to the woman who posted this tutorial on YouTube...it was incredibly helpful and my fondant turned out perfectly! I'm normally NOT a fondant fan, but the homemade marshmallow kind is yummy. I rolled it into balls to cover the floral pick that contained the wires and feathers.

topper

I have to admit that I love this beading technique. It is simple to create, yet elegant at the same time. I also LOVE this picture that Abi took.

beads

Anna and Cody looked so cute cutting their cake and sharing the first bite. I made sure to save the top tier for them to enjoy on their first anniversary. Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Light! Thank you for asking me to be an important part of your special day. Love you both dearly.