Purple Anemone Cake

If you’re a regular reader, you already know how much I love a gorgeous cake stand.  A pretty pedestal is the ultimate accessory for any cake design and it can make or break your entire look.  And honestly, can you ever have too many?  Ummm, let me think for a millisecond…   Nope.  You can never have too many cake stands!  Which made the launch of the new Simply Stunning Collection from Sarah’s Stands news definitely worth noting.

And if you’ve been reading for awhile, you know that I’m a huge fan of Rachel Skvaril, owner of Fondant Flinger in New Orleans.  Rachel continually wows us and we’re always up for a little swooning when it comes to her lovely creations (like this one, and this one here).  So when Rachel was asked to design a cake inspired by a striking purple pedestal from Sarah’s Stands new line… it was a match made in heaven.  Today’s feature brings together a cake with its perfect complement – an incredible stand.

Purple Anemone Cake by Fondant Flinger  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Rachel of Fondant Flinger gives us the scoop on this cake:

“When I first opened my box from Sarah, I was elated!  I’m talking, giggling and jumping kind of elation too.  I adored the purple color, the sleek design and that incredible shine from the carbon steel.  Initially I wanted to do bold color on the cake but eventually scrapped that design and decided to try and match that brilliant purple with an accent piece.  I wanted Sarah’s stand to be the focus of the attention and therefore, went with an all white cake with white detail work.”

Purple Anemone Cake by Fondant Flinger  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Rachel of Fondant Flinger talks about her technique:

“Two tiers were completed with delicate white flowers and I did a wrap texture on the other two.  I had seen other decorators do the flower covered tiers but really as inspiration for those layers, I worked from a dress I found on Pinterest.  I kept that cake simple in its entirety so that the flower and the stand would really stand out.  I went with a version of a purple anemone as my inspiration.  After I had formed the flower, I painted it with various burgundies, whites, and violets until I got the petals to replicate the stand’s color.  I dusted the center of the anemone with some black and yellow petal dust to finish it off.”

Purple Anemone Cake by Fondant Flinger  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Are you kidding me with this flower? It is absolutely stunning! And it definitely warrants another close up shot. Let’s see if we can get an even better look at this gorgeous bloom…

Purple Anemone Cake by Fondant Flinger  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Purple Anemone Cake by Fondant Flinger  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Talk about wow-worthy white on white!  The soft texture of the petal-covered bottom tier is amazingly romantic.  Coupled with the pop of the purple stand and that breathtaking purple amemone, it’s simply spectacular!

A special thank you to Rachel Skvaril of Fondant Flinger for sharing her gorgeous Purple Amemone Cake with us today!  And contratulations to Sarah’s Stands on the launch of their new Simply Stunning Collection!

Cake & Photography:  Fondant Flinger
Cake Stand: Sarah’s Stands

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    What a stunning cake! The stand and flower create such a striking effect against the white cake and at the same time the cake still looks soft and delicate, just spectacular! The anemone flower itself is a piece of art!

    Thank you for sharing!


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    Lora says

    Wow, so gorgeous! The details on the flower are definitely amazing, and the stand is definitely highlighted and complemented. Another great cake from Rachel & Fondant Fligner!

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    Thank you for sharing the cake stand love, Carrie! It is such a treat to be on Half Baked. And, Rachel did an AMAZING cake for the purple cake stand. I was thrilled when I saw it for the first time. It was wonderful collaborating with such a talented cake designer.

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    What a stunning cake, flower, and cake stand. The flower is gorgeous and looks even more real as you get closer to it. And I just love white/white cakes. Also, everytime I admire a stand, it turns out to be Sarah’s – I need to get my hands on some of them.

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    Joyce Larmore says

    I love seeing all these detailed photos of such an incredible cake! The flower just amazes me and the overall effect is just stunning. It is such a perfect accompaniment to the beautiful cake stand. Rachel is such an amazing artist and her attention to details is to be commended. Spectacular!

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