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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Very clever and original! Is there anything you cannot do? Fun fun fun occasion! Bet no one has ever had a wedding cake even remotely like your gift….and I bet it was much appreciated!
You ladies are so creative! I am sure Shona and Amy loved it and appreciated all the time you put into making such a personalized and cute cake for them!
Wow! There’s some serious love gone into that cake!! Good work xx
That has to be the most wonderful cake ever! What good and talented friends you are! The cake is a work of art. You and Terry did an amazing job. Hats off to Terry’s husband for the clever cake cutter. Amazing talent there!
Que lindo. Também faço aniversário no dia 16 de outubro. Me senti muito feliz ao um bolo tão lindo com a minha data.
Beijos do Brasil
Fabulous! What an amazing and memorable gift.
what a wonderful and special start to married life, filled with love.
What a lucky couple, as usual, you make me smile!
Blessings to Shona and Amy.
It was so cool! Too bad it had to be eaten… 😉
Salley, can you be my friend?
p.s. The cake’s amazing
Oh! That is just soooo sweet!
What a fantastic cake! I absolutely love your creative talents!
The cake and the figures came out beautifully. Lots of work and imagination and love went into their creation. I’m inspired by the use of the candies, too, and trying to think of creating some of my own cake fun with them. I wonder if your friends live near our part of the bay? love, Beth