I have always wanted to make a rustic kind of cake and more so with chalkboard but unfortunately all customers cannot be convinced into it. So when my auntie wanted to celebrate her 40th wedding anniversary I grabbed this opportunity to make her one. The design was already in my head...rustically applied icing top tier and a blackboard bottom tier which I can 'write' and life size sugar peonies against lots of different kinds of green herbs ....all on a tree trunk cake stand.
Then I received an email from my auntie that my uncle would love to have a figurine of himself in uniform and her with long flowing hair with a tiara and wearing lots of jewellery. Hmmm...a total opposite of rustic. B..b..but...I do not want to let go of my ideas. Hahaha...the little rebel in me said "why not!".....in cake there is no right and no wrong. I know, I know I am stabbing myself somewhere. It is just not me, right? But like I said it's the 'the little rebel in me'. Chic and rustic can go hand in hand...my way!!!!!!!!!
The front chalkboard was free hand written ~
"17 May 1975
Love you then
Love you still
Always have, Always will
Patsy & Noel"
Paper thin petals
I used rosemary (herb) only in the end
The marrying of chic and rustic!
My 'uncle' in uniform and 'auntie' with all her fine jewellery
It was a garden party by the sea for a young couple's third reception. First one was in Melbourne, their home base and second in Singapore, at the groom's parents' and this one, the mother of the bride's hometown.