a golden wedding season, part 1

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Photo provided by Reflectivity
Photo provided by Reflectivity

Whether it was splatters, splashes, hints, highlights, or full-on coverings of gold—this season’s custom wedding cakes had them all. The theme was romance with lots of detailing, ruffles, and sugar flowers. This first cake in our series was, fittingly, the first “golden” wedding cake of the season.

Jocelyn and Skylar’s reception was held in the insanely gorgeous atrium in the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. A super tall, glassed-in roof makes for a spectacular unseen backdrop with amazing natural lighting—the perfect way to highlight, well, everything.

Photo provided by Reflectivity.  Look at that stunning dress!
Photo provided by Reflectivity. Look at that stunning dress!

Golden white chocolate ribbons set the base for every uniquely designed tier on this wedding cake. What could have been just considered classic, this cake was modernized by having three different shapes (square, hexagon, and round) as well different height tiers. These elements, combined with the golden touches, made the cake big, bold, modern, and romantic…and quite the centerpiece.

Photo provided by Reflectivity.
Photo provided by Reflectivity.

The bottom tier of the cake, quilted like a pillow with gold dragées started the softness of the golden design. The tier above, piped in a chandelier style and then painted gold continued the look; while the top tier with its two golden ribbons topped off the modern romantic design. The focal point of the cake was the custom-made sugar flower spray of pink gardenias, coral stephanotis, and gold berries.   Each individual petal, flower, and berry was hand molded, dusted, and painted to create this light and airy floral feature, matching the look and feel of the bridal bouquet.

Photos provided by Reflectivity
Photos provided by Reflectivity.

Check back in later to see more of our custom golden wedding cakes from this past season—we’ve got a lot of beauties. Congratulations Jocelyn and Skylar and a big thank you to Chelsea Diffenderfer of Reflectivity for these beautiful photographs!