Before making this wedding cake I had never heard of lisianthus before. It is a really pretty flower, very similar to a rose, and it grows in many beautiful shades of purple.
For this wedding cake the bride wanted something simple, a buttercream cake with some scroll work, a ribbon around each tier to match the bridesmaid’s dress color, and fresh lisianthus flowers. The cake itself had four different flavors. the bottom tier was Cannoli (Marsala cinnamon cake with cannoli cream filling). The second tier was Tiramisu (yellow cake soaked in a coffee-Kahlua syrup and filled with mascarpone whipped cream). The third tier was half vanilla cake, half chocolate with fresh strawberry buttercream filling. The top tier, which was only for the bride and groom, was chocolate cake filled with peanut butter buttercream and fresh bananas (yum).