I hope you enjoy this Anniversary Cake made for a couple celebrating 50 years of marriage!! Wow. This cake wasn’t for a huge gathering but for an intimate party for the couple & their closest friends.
Meaghan asked me to do this Anniversary cake for her married friends of 50 years. She left it up to me to pick the decor & color scheme. Complete design control, yeh! It’s fun when this happens but you need a direction, where to begin? I went with light wedding colors, fault line style, palette knife flowers, rosette piping, stencil accents, chocolate brushstrokes & sails for toppers. This sounds like too many ideas but it’s all about combining those ideas without overdesigning. Multiple details & techniques are great you just need to know how to edit. So not to trail off too much I made a few sketches, chose the color scheme & stuck to it.
Originally I did a grey buttercream fault line around half the cake then decided the color didn’t work well with the overall look & light color scheme. I was using light grey for another cake & took a chance. Off it went. Sometimes things don’t work. It’s ok, step back, breathe, study your canvas & go in a different direction.
This cake was a challenge as I had to edit down my ideas & at the same time bring them all together. It was also important I didn’t decorate the top of the cake too much b/c I needed room for my chocolate sails & brush strokes.
Depending on the size & height of your cake will determine how much design room you have to work with. Use your cake pans for spacial reference.
Finding the proper cake liners, cake boards & boxes are always a challenge. I took a silver cake board & covered it with white contact paper (sticky back), & added felt tabs so the customer could easily move the cake from box to
See this masculine fault-line cake here. I hope you found this post helpful and interesting. Please stay a while & check out my other cake pages.