This beautiful green, purple, and blue peacock wedding cake was for made for an Indian wedding.
All three tiers were covered in green fondant and then airbrushed with a green shimmer dust. Bright gold fondant circles border each tier and were painted with gold luster dust.The gold designs on the tiers were hand piped using an interesting medium called Sugar Veil. It starts out like the consistency of frosting or royal icing. Once it begins to firm up it holds it’s shape and is flexible. Over time it will dry to a stiff shape, but can sometimes be re softened if it is put in a humid environment.
I was able to make the design a few weeks in advance. Once firm but still flexible I used an airbrush to color it with gold color. I then kept the decorations in an air tight container so they would stay flexible until I was ready to put them on the cake. I also made isomalt blue gems to put in the center of each gold design.
For the separators I covered round styrofoam cake dummies with purple satin ribbon. This did require me to assemble the cake at the wedding site. Blue royal icing scroll work finished off each tier with faux Peacock feathers topping off the cake.
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