We’re starting the week off right with a gorgeous cake from a bakery with a very appropriate name. Renata of Lovely Cakes in Norwalk, Connecticut, has a knack for creating just that…. lovely cakes! Today’s cake has a natural feminine charm that would be perfect for any rustic wedding. With alternating wood grain tiers and oodles of incredible 3D flowers, this unique design makes a beautiful statement. Created for a collaborative photo shoot with other local vendors, you’re going to fall in love with this romantic Wood Grain & White Wedding Cake! Not to mention the insider tips shared by Renata… keep reading!
I absolutely love the contrast created by the simple wood grain tiers and the great white-on-white texture of the flowered tiers. Let’s get a better look at the detail work…
It’s simply beautiful! The entire table was full of rustic charm featuring a combination of both sweet and savory treats. From baked blue cheese apples to cinnamon caramel bread puddings! Not to mention the selection of mini pies, cupcakes, cookies and donuts. I love the idea of balancing out the sweets with a selection of cheeses and fruit! It offers a little something for everyone!
And now for an extra treat! Renata of Lovely Cakes kindly shared a few of her insider secrets to creating the beautiful wood grain effect! Here are her tips:
- The wood tiers were painted with ivory and warm brown food coloring.
- Using a thick brush helps to create the wood grain effect.
- To make the darker spots on the wood, paint random spots with food coloring (straight from the container) and let them dry for a few seconds. Then paint it over with diluted food coloring (I use Vodka to dilute the food coloring) and the spots will drag a little and blend in the ‘wood grain’.
A big thank you to Renata of Lovely Cakes for sharing her rustic Wood Grain & White Wedding Cake with us today! With its natural charm and understated detail work, it’s simply lovely!!