Each of the cakes this year were so different from each other. I have a hard time deciding which one shall go first. Let's start with one of my favorite type of style, rustic elegance.
My clients were had a few rustic twig and vine style cakes, which are cool, but not as original. After perusing the net and some sketching I suggested this one. Lucky for me, the bride loved the idea as well.
It was inspired by several spackle styles and one cake with wooden flowers. The shape of the wooden flowers was so different compared to most cakes I have seen, almost poppy like but not quite. These of course aren't wood :) As a finishing touch plum luster dust was brushed on the flowers to give them depth.
The top layer is red velvet with cream cheese swiss merigue filling. The bottom layer is vanilla almond cake with from scratch fresh raspberry curd. The final coat over the entire cake was an vanilla almond swiss meringue buttercream.