5.04.2009

clay and cake.

I finally got around to making the flowers that will go on our cakes!  I was originally going to make them out of gum paste, but worried that if it was warm on our wedding day, they would get all soft and wilty.  Inspired by the Weddingbee PRO interview with the talented Diane of DK Designs, I decided I would give clay a try. During our crafting session, BM Dana and I tried first to make a dahlia, but with all the little petals, it just wasn't working for us (I should've taken a picture, it was bad!).  I was just about to give up and use real flowers (or possibly consult a professional) when I was messing around and came up with one of these.  I liked it enough to make a couple more!  One small flower will be on each of the smaller cakes and the biggest flower will go on the center cake.
We've also chosen our cake-cutting song!  It's the cute and quirky "All I Want Is You" from the Juno soundtrack.



Now all that's left in the cake department is figuring out what we'll cut it with!  Oh yeah, and picking our flavors.  

Have you chosen your cake-cutting song yet?  Which song did you pick?

5 comments:

Amber said...

those turned out great!

Julia said...

well done- those clay rosey-type thingys look lovely!
don't think we'll have a cake cutting song...

Crafty said...

Nice shimmer! Did you use pearlescent Sculpey or paint? It looks just like the petal dust used on gum paste flowers. Great job!

I love the song, too. We're leaning toward Harry Connick Jr.'s "Recipe for Love".

holly p said...

I used pearlescent paint. I was trying to make it look like the pearl dust used on gum paste, so I guess I was successful :)

Anonymous said...

wow what pretty shimmery flowers! i haven't even thought about picking a seperate cake song (was just going to let dj go with it) but now i think i should! i've been obsessed with the wedding cakes in this gallery but haven't chosen a design yet. thanks for the inspiration!