Thursday, March 29

New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker Part 2

After the great success of my teddy bears picnic cupcake tower, New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker asked if I would create a wedding cake as a centerpiece for another episode.  How could I say no!

After a lot of brainstorming I eventually found a gorgeous Vera Wang wedding dress and using it as my inspiration.  I love the unusual colors and the structure of the bodice and the gorgeous mermaid style and ruffle bottom.  As soon as I saw the dress I could instantly see the main elements on each tier of the wedding cake.

Introducing the Holly cake, inspired by Vera Wang

I didn't want the cake to all be one color so decided the two middle tiers would be in a peachy tone.

Vera Wang's gorgeous "Holly" dress : Spring 2012 collection : My inspiration

This tier was inspired by the lines of the bodice.

And the bottom tier inspired by the gorgeous ruffles of the dress.

The show was absolutely thrilled with what I had made for them and I'm really looking forward to seeing the cake on the show later on in the year.

Happy Baking!


  1. Absolutely stunning work Vanessa, simply beautiful x

  2. lovely cake, nude colors and your technique are simply perfects!

  3. I just saw this episode. wonderfull and classy wedding cake.