Marine Themed Wedding Cake
by Julian Harris
(Durban , South Africa)
Beach Wedding Cake
The cake was designed for a wedding which was to held on the beach,and the bride and groom wanted sea shells, sea horses and starfish decor .
The cake was a rich fruit cake, to which I added glace fruit and glace ginger in addition to the glace cherries. To give it a nice, moist texture, I added melon and ginger jam. The base was 30 cm and the middle layer was 25 cm with a top layer of 20 cm. Of course, there was the inevitable lashings of brandy.
The cake was covered with a layer of marzipan and fondant over that. The shells and other marine decor were made from sugar paste. I used real shells to create molds from sugar paste. When they were dry and had hardened sufficiently, they were perfect to re-create realistic shells.
I dusted them with petal dust in colors to match the actual shells, with a tint of mauve to fit in with the color scheme.
The total weight was well over 10 Kg.