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Rocky Wedding Cake

This past week we had the opportunity to work on an insanely awesome cake! To give you some background….the bride met her husband while working in a live performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. And she is a die-hard Nightmare Before Christmas fan. With these notes in mind we created her a punk rock wedding cake that we refer to as “The Rocky Wedding Cake”.

The cake is composed of  moist layers of Apple Cinnamon Cake with a silky Brown Sugar Buttercream filling.

Rocky Wedding Cake

themes from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Nightmare Before Christmas

This is “The Proposal” – a close up the Bride and Groom Cake toppers. They are sculpted out of Gumpaste (an edible sugar dough).

proposal close up

The Bride’s color scheme was red, white and black so we used those colors for the cake topper bouquet as well.

backside cake topper

cake topper bouquet

The roses on  the bottom tier were piped free-hand so each one has it’s own look. We wanted to use roses as part of the cake design, but still keep the cake on the gothic and modern side without making the cake seem  too dark and heavy; since it is still for a Wedding.

piped rose

I loved making The Rocky Horror Show lips! They are done with a technique called “flooding”. They are made out of royal icing. What’s great about using this technique over gumpaste is that it creates a 3D design that has a smoothness to it that is not achievable with gumpaste. In this shot it is also easy to see the detail in the hand-painted leopard garter. The bride was wearing a garter just like this at the wedding!!

The Rocky Horror Show Lips

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3 Responses

  1. amazing stuff!!

  2. Your blog is so informative … ..I just bookmarked you….keep up the good work!!!!

  3. OMG – this cake is fabulous!!! My fiance and I also met while performing in a live Rocky Horror Show and I came across this cake while looking for cake toppers – absolutely beautiful!!!

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