I was contacted by bride’s mom and as we chatted over the cake’s design she mentioned her daughter Kim loves hearts and that was all I needed to know. I got to work and made a sketch.
Picture above shows the initial design of the cake, bottom tier painted with silver ,top either piped and painted or imprinted with intertwined hearts, on both sides are 2 layered hearts made from gum paste
.Hearts were suppose to be connected with a bow or a plaque decorated with pearls, I was going for a meaning of 2 hearts : Bride and Groom. At the end I decided to go with one layered heart instead of two, it looked too crowded using both.
Here is a quick recap of the process:
Last part was to attach the layered gum paste hearts. I decide to use one heart on each side.Using a little bit of royal icing as a GLUE, I piped some on the back of the large heart and attach it to the cake. I had to hold it for a bit till it adhered completely. I broke one of these in the process, thankfully I made more just in case.
Here is the finished look
Transporting the Cake
To transport a cake I always place my finished cake on a wooden board(I use a round turnable one from IKEA)and I keep the board with the cake sitting in my lap while traveling, that is if somebody else is driving, I haven’t attempted driving a cake alone.) I always line the board with a berry grip liner-
I forgot to take a picture but I’m sure you get the idea.
Liner helps to keep the cake from moving, it has worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you. If transporting a cake while driving, I suggest lining the surface of the car with the berry grip liner as well, and then place the cake on the top of that, this will help to prevent cake from moving, of course you still have to drive with caution.