This cake was done for a 50th wedding anniversary and was a replication of the couple’s original wedding cake. The original was actually much bigger. It had another (very large) tier on the bottom that we left off, but otherwise I tried to stay as accurate as possible. It was a really fun project and I was so happy to make this cake for such a happy event.
The toughest part was trying to get a bell topper and curved lattice decorations since these are not commonly used on cakes anymore. I did find some wedding bell toppers, but none that looked like the picture I was trying to copy. The bells on this cake were originally attached to a giant heart covered in lace and ruffles. I basically tore it apart and then put it back together without all the extra “fluff”. The next challenge was the lattice. We assumed that the lattice in the original cake was made of plastic but, though I searched the internet high and low, I could not find anything like it. So I decided to make my own. This involved some royal icing stringwork and pvc pipe cut length-wise to use as a mold. My dad helped me cut the pipe, but please don’t ask how we did it. If you want a video on how to NOT safely cut pvc pipe, I think we probably made it.