Copper, Blue, and an ‘I Love You’…First Wedding Anniversary Cake

 

Earlier this year a customer came to me with an idea. Having been married the year before, she wanted to order a cake to celebrate her first wedding anniversary, and for this cake to be both our own creation, and a complete surprise to her husband.

 

We started with a colour theme: copper and a sort of ‘Wedgwood’ blue. Something a little bit different and far removed from their ivory-on-ivory wedding cake. My customer left me in charge of flowers, saying that she would be happy with whatever type of flower I decided to make.

 

Copper coloured sugar flower paste camellia - Bonnie's Cakes & Kandies, Gympie

 

I chose a camellia flower. I had never made one before, and thought it would look lovely in a rich, copper tone. We decided on three flowers in total. Although I can see some room for improvement, I’m quite happy with how the camellias turned out!

 

Copper coloured flower paste camellias | Bonnie's Cakes & Kandies

Copper coloured flower paste camellias & ‘Wedgwood’ blue fondant | Bonnie’s Cakes & Kandies

 

Knowing that she has a great love of birds, I was not at all surprised when my customer decided that she would like to add a pair of handmade birds to the top of the cake. I made a stencil to cut the birds out of flower paste, and loved the way they perched sweetly on the top tier. As a last minute addition, I painted small blue wings onto the birds, continuing the copper and blue theme.

 

Blue ribbon & copper-coloured camellias and bird cake toppers, ready to decorate my daughter's wedding anniversary cake | Bonnie's Cakes & Kandies, Gympie

Blue ribbon & copper-coloured camellias and bird cake toppers, ready to decorate the wedding anniversary cake | Bonnie’s Cakes & Kandies, Gympie

 

The cake itself was made from two tiers in a larger height than standard tiers, and covered with a blue-coloured, white chocolate fondant. The flavour chosen was a gluten and gelatine free lime & coconut cake, with lime syrup and buttercream filling.

 

Here’s the final creation:

 

Copper & blue wedding anniversary cake: gluten & gelatine free lime & coconut cake with white chocolate fondant | Bonnie's Cakes & Kandies, Gympie & Sunshine Coast Cake Decorator

Copper & blue wedding anniversary cake: gluten & gelatine free lime & coconut cake with white chocolate fondant | Bonnie’s Cakes & Kandies, Gympie & Sunshine Coast

 

Happy anniversary!

 

Copper, blue, and an, 'I love you'. Happy 1st wedding anniversary.

Copper, blue, and an, ‘I love you’. Happy 1st wedding anniversary.

 

 

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