Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wedding in Red

Well I am sharing a tutorial today- I have made a decorated cake as a gift for my future daughter-in-law.
I started with a great Cake Slice Box Set-Two Tier. and Dress & Tuxedo Box Set.

Now I know I could have cut or made my own patterns- BUT please!!!

There is nothing better then having each piece perfectly cut and scored. No guess work was needed to make sure it all was the same.
Terry has great quality papers and I can customize colors and textures.
When I told Terry I wanted to make a gift for my DIL she mentioned this great idea- and told me to choose my colors. Do you know you have two color choices you can make out of dozens of colors and paper textures to make this cake design?
I really thought about making it with the brides color choices- red and white base- but went with Lily White for all the pieces.
I am going to share a few steps along the way making this beauty
I found a cake platter and doily to use along with the package I received from Creative Cuts and More.

This is what the cake slices look like flat-I also showed how I refolded all the score lines before I started assembling. I did use some Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape - 1/4" to all the flaps.

*** since this finished cake had to be wrapped and sent 1600 miles and I wanted to make sure it held together through everything***


Here is a couple views of the cake slices assembled

Tissue paper was used inside each cake slice to help hold the shape- again this isn't necessary but I knew I was adding a lot on the top in weight and then sending in the mail.
Here I wanted to show you how I once again pre-folded the score lines before assembling.

Assembling the tuxedo went together very quickly- just a little tape to hold the shirt in place.
I folded the lapels and taped them down to hold in place.

Now the brides dress was customized by me to match my future DIL's dress- used some white tissue paper and white tulle to make.
Here is a finished view of the extra ones that were added to the package (I did make two sets ).
On this brides dress you can see the folds and pearls.
I added a flower and leaves for the grooms corsage.


I have included a few extra views of this finished project.Ribbon, pearl bead trims, tulle, and small red paper flowers are from Hobby Lobby I also purchased the Prima flowers from Hobby Lobby.


So glad you have popped in to visit today, I so enjoyed sharing this special gift with all of you.

7 comments:

velta said...

Great tutorial...and the whole package is just Awesome!

lisa808 said...

Wow--this is beautiful!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so beautiful!!! This would be such a awesome centerpiece!!! Great tutorial.....tfs

Noelle Reese said...

What a beautiful cake Dawn!

mylaughingmagpie said...

Another beautiful cake!! And great tutorial!

Helen Dooley said...

I am soooooo taking this! my daughter is getting married may 26, 2012 and wants center pcs for the tables. Im going to later it a bit bit THANKS!!!!! for sharing this !

NoraAnne said...

This is just gorgeous! So elegant :)