This cake was for 4 individuals who shared a common celebration... an engagement! Alyssa and Cole and Jade and Dallas were having a joint engagement party that needed a fancy cake. Buttercream Dreams to the rescue. Alyssa's sister purchased this for the party and after the future mother of the groom and bride (Cole and Jade are siblings) asked for a sheet cake so it would be easy to cut she made it a point to make sure this cake did not look like a grocery store sheet cake. Well, I think I succeeded in that.
This cake was a half sheet cake measuring 11" x 15". It was a decadent chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. All of the decorations are edible made from fondant. The writing on the cake was handpiped including the writing on the hearts. All of the recipients are fans of Kansas State and if you are a fan of the Wildcats you know that their main color is purple. Stephanie requested that the color purple was incorporated so I obliged. Purple can get real cheesy real fast but I think I strayed away from the cheese factor quite well.
The writing on the cake says it all. A little ditty I came up with on a whim when Stephanie (Alyssa's sister) and I were trying to come up with something for Alyssa's first engagement cake. It was too much writing for that cake but it fits great here!
The happy couples had a champagne and rings theme for this cake. Each couple had their own toasting champagne flutes and a heart that says it all.
A little bubbles for your bubbly? I think so! It's so amazing how little balls of fondant placed in strategic spots can look like the little bubbles that tickle your nose when your sipping on some champagne.
A little banner graced the front of this cake making the statement that everyone at the party wanted to say to the two happy couples.
And how about the sides of this cake. Dots and rings... DIAMOND rings! I like how all of the dots are a little random. And that little ribbon on the side, yup it's fondant and 100% edible. It matches the purple "ribbon" on top of the cake that lays out the frame for the main design. I know who will be claiming that at the party (Ahem Stephanie)!
Here's a close up of one of those fancy rings. How's the cut, clarity, color, and carat? Ok, that's a little dramatic since it is just a cake! Either way they turned out great!
Although I was not able to attend the party I'm sure the party guests and guests of honor loved it. Here's the fabulous foursome with their cake. Congratulations Alyssa and Cole! Congratulations Jade and Dallas!