Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wedding Cake

Good morning my dearies,

I'm sorry I haven't been here much this week, but my personal life is a bit crazy at the moment and I've just had a lot going on.  I am hoping I can get out of this stuff soon and get back to that even a word?  I won't bore you with all the details because I really want you to come back to visit...hahaha.  I do think that crafting is my therapy and I needed to dig into something time consuming so that I would be able lose myself in a project and this is what I came up with.

My friend Amy at Love to Crop has a challenge for the Decorate to Celebrate blog.  The theme for this challenge is WEDDINGS, ENGAGEMENTS, and BRIDAL SHOWERS!!  So we want to see all of your decorations and party supplies celebrating everything fantastic about the UNION of two people in LOVE!!   I just couldn't resist in creating this beautiful Wedding Cake.  Now as I said, this was very time consuming, but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it turned out.  So here we go, (picture heavy):
Here is the cake....
doesn't that just look nummy?
The cake was cut with the Tags, Bags,
Boxes and more cart on my cricut
at almost 7 inches
I inked the edges with a soft 
pastel pink for definition.
If you want to know where I got the idea from the Roses
head over to Penny Duncan's blog.
The rose for the slices were cut on my E-craft from
white copy paper at 1.5 inches.  I misted the flowers with my 
homemade glimmer mist before assembling them. 
 I did not coat each flowers to it's fullest to give it highs and lows shadows.
The roses for the center were cut at 1 inch and the
green leaves were cut from glitter paper also on my E-craft.
The slices open up.
I embossed each piece of cake with my cuddlebug
and the Textile texture folder.  Isn't this just gorgeous?
The lace was from my stash, but I believe it came from
a yard sale or maybe a thrift store.  I have tons of this stuff.
It looks so real.
I used my E6000 glue to glue the plate onto a candlestick
One last look.  I am so happy with how this turned out.

Before adding this to my blog I had shown some of the pictures to a friend the other night.  Her daughter is getting married on 9-10-11 (what a cool wedding date) and she commissioned me to make one for her with teal and brown.  As soon as I've completed it, I will post it on my blog.  
I am also going to etch the last name and the date onto the plate.  
That will be my "gift" to them.

So now hurry on and create something for a Wedding, Engagement or Shower and enter the challenge.

I am also linking this up over at Sew Woodsy.


  1. Brenda this is gorgeous. Such yummy creations you can preserve for posterity!


  2. Brenda, this is just beautiful. I just love all your projects. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Love ya!
    Big Hugs,

  3. That is so absolutely beautiful!!! I'm sorry you were having a rough week. It seems to be going around. Pretty rough here too. But your diversion is amazing. What a wonderful gift.

  4. Absolutely Fabulous. Looks good enough to eat or maybe too beautiful to eat. I think Stress brings out your creative gene. I will not pray for you to have more stress however, just pray for more wonderful Creations from you...
    Love you honey... Dixie

  5. you did a beautiful job on this cake it really looks good enough to eat. thank you for sharing and playing along on the challenge at decorate to celebrate. hugs

  6. The wedding cake is Bee-utiful! Thought it was real but this is better than real since it is a real keepsake memory. Great job on the detail work. Have a bee-utiful weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting on my wedding ring napkin ring.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Decorate to Celebrate

  7. Oh this is so GORGEOUS!!!!! You've done a breathtaking job on this!!!!

  8. Hi Brenda, OMG!! that cakes looks delicious!! Don't you just love that Vintage emboss folder? Once of my favorites:) I'm already a follower and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following!!

  9. Brenda, OMG...this is absolutely beautiful!! I have to take more time and try my hand at one of these!! I always get a creative block when trying to do projects like this!! Thanks for sharing.

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama

  10. Hey Brenda, got your nice email and I love your stuff as well. The cake is SUPER yummy looking and I can see why you were asked to make another one! Looking forward to following you as well,thanks again,

  11. Your cake is just beautiful! I'm in awe at how real it looks! You did a wonderful job!

    God Bless,

  12. Brenda
    I love it, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Ohhhh Brenda! This is beautiful! Simply Beautiful!

  14. This is great! Thanks for visiting! CallyAnn(new follower)

  15. How gorgeous! You did an awesome job on this.

  16. Brenda, your wedding cake is beautiful! I can't wait to see the one you do for your friend's daughter. TFS!

  17. Thanks for leaving such kind remarks about my slice of cake creation. Yours is incredible. Love the embossing and pink flowers.
    Hope you get time for craft time soon.

  18. hi brenda I couldnt find a email address so could you email me please when you get this today is sept 4th thank you this is Rhonda at decorate to celebrate.

  19. Congrats on a well-deserved WIN with this BEAUTIFUL cake!! :) It is absolutely gorgeous, and I SWEAR I can smell icing every time I look at it!! LOL... :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  20. This cake is amazing! And I love the one you did as a gift to with the etched cake plate! Stunning! CallyAnn

  21. Bee-utifully embellished cake creation. Visiting from Decorating to Celebrate comment blog hop.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  22. Gorgeous cake. love the doily and flowers. coming from DTC hop

  23. That is beautiful I love the roses. You put a lot of little details on that really made the finished project pop. Thanks so much for sharing, I'm here from the DTC Hop.

  24. Beautiful project. I love the roses. I use Penny's files all the time. Hopped over here from DTC. New follower. Would love for you to come by my blog too.


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