Sunday, April 24

Peonies & Roses

I had the pleasure of creating this cake for some very good friends of ours who got married over the Easter weekend.  I've known both Mui & Andy for a very long time {since high school}and it was so lovely to be able to make their wedding cake.

Mui really wanted peonies on her cake and well you know me and peonies {LOVE} I was so pleased with how my peonies turned out.  It was my first attempt at making an open peony and Oh I love, love, love,love,love them {heart}.  Peonies, roses and bride & groom topper were all made with fondant with a little bit of added CMC powder.

All three tiers 6, 9 & 12 inch were chocolate mud cake filled with chocolate ganache and covered in ivory fondnat.  The bottom and middle tiers were 5 1/2 inches in height and the top tier measured 6 1/2inches.  It was so heavy! Lucky my hubby was there to help delivery the cake.

Everyone loved the cake and I got lots of wonderful comments about it at the wedding.

I also had to dismantle the cake at the wedding and man!! that was so strange!! It's funny you spend hours and hours on a cake and then to take it all apart is quite a freeing experience!!  It was some nice to see everyone enjoying the cake!!!

Congratulations Mui & Andy!! Wishing you a lifetime of blissful happiness together.

Happy baking!


  1. This is gorgeous!!!I wonder how you made those peonies and roses. Can I ask which sugarpaste you used to make them? They are so delicate. I love it.

  2. Thank you Emmy =) My peonies are made with fondant mixed with a little bit of CMC powder.