This past weekend two of my good friends, Merryl and Karen, got married. I was honored when they asked me to be a bridesmaid, but when they also trusted me to make their wedding cake I was truly grateful. Since they were getting married in January the theme of their wedding was everything winter and snowflakes. I knew they both loved penguins so I thought what could be better than a bride and groom penguin wedding cake.
The bottom tier is a 15inch hexagon cake, chocolate cream cheese swirl with chocolate ganache filling, and caramel buttercream. It was covered in vanilla fondant and each face of the hexagon was decorated with a fondant snowflake. The second tier was a 10 inch round, maple cake, white chocolate cinnamon ganache filling, and white chocolate buttercream. It was also covered in vanilla fondant and painted with pearl dust to give it shine.
For the separator I covered a 6 inch 4 inch cylinder with fondant and then submerged it in a sugar solution for about a week in order to grow sugar crystals on it so that it would look like ice. I did the same thing with a piece of foam board I cut into an 8 inch hexagon, the top tier sat on the foam board. The top tier was the same flavor as the second tier, I covered it in fondant and then an alternating pattern of small fondant snowflakes. To top it off I hand made a bride and groom penguin out of fondant. The groom has a silver bow-tie and the bride a veil along with a Calla Lilly (the brides flowers).