Shona and Amy’s wedding was as wonderfully unique, warm and loving as they are. My friend Terry and I made their cake as a gift and they graciously left the details to us. We have worked together on many projects, including the Woods Hole Village Quilt. For the cake, we were free to create our own vision of our friends and decided to feature our local corner of southern Cape Cod. On Friday, Terry and I got together at her house to work on the decorations. The cake was going to have a raspberry filling, so Terry needed to cut the large cake sheets in half. Using a setup her husband Keith devised for the purpose, she sliced the cake with a saw rigged with a banjo wire.
I busied myself cutting parts out of fondant, while Terry spread the filling and spread the frosting. I combed a wavy texture with a pointy toothed triangular tool. Then, I sprinkled blue shimmer dust on the waves through a fine strainer.
Woods Hole and the Elizabeth Islands were made of fondant and covered with green shimmer dust. I spelled out Buzzard’s Bay and Vineyard Sound, using cute little cookie cutters. I also made the wedding couple’s house out of marzipan.
We positioned the boat and dolls heading southwest along the chain of Elizabeth Islands in Buzzard’s Bay
Terry piped the cake edges with frosting and we started to add decorations. I had made a fondant banner with the wedding date 2 days ahead and it had dried enough to crack in places, so we had to do some patching.
Terry had found these worm shaped candies, which we used to make a wavy border pattern on the lower tier.
Terry fixed the banner, while I added candy fish, lobsters and octopi. This project was becoming more fun by the minute!
We made a candy stone wall along the base of the cake.
And added some walnut-shell sailing dinghies and another candy wall. Beeswax holds the masts on place.
Here’s the sea gull’s view.
And yesterday, Shona and Amy saw their cake for the first time. What a special day!
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