This was a wedding cake week that I enjoyed, since I got to paint on a couple of them. Painting cakes is always fun.
The ribbon at the base of the tiers on this cake was designed after the paper pattern that the couple was using on their invitations and other paper items. The bride wanted the design on a ribbon at the base of the tiers, but on a purple background. I applied a purple fondant band at the base of tiers, then I cut out the flower shapes from a lighter purple fondant. I attached the flowers to the darker band, then painted some of them with food color to match the colors on the paper. After that I went back with darker purple and painted in some vines, and also used white food coloring to add detail to the flowers and leaves.
To cut these out I used an exacto knife...in case anyone was wondering.