We talk a lot about inspiration here at Half Baked. Our site is meant to inspire you! And time and time again we see that a great cake can be inspired by just about anything… an invitation, a pillow, jewelry…you name it! Today’s cake was inspired by a collection of ladylike stoneware plates from Anthropologie. Normally cake goes on a plate… but in this case, I think they got it absolutely right.
Jessica Harris, of Jessicakes, created this lovely cake for a collaborative photo shoot with Dani of Weddings Fresh and an excellent team of Portland-area talent. This design is just stunning with its white on white detailing and textures, clean modern lines and romantic flair. Perfectly trimmed with a ruffle and topped with a dainty flower, it’s love at first sight!
“When Dani asked me to do a cake for this wedding shoot I was thrilled! She wanted something feminine, modern and white. She showed me the plates from Anthropologie that she was going to use and I went to work on some sketches.”
“From the beginning I knew the cake was going to be white on white, so I wanted to incorporate some textures on it. That’s where I came up with the pearl tier and the reverse ruffles. The ruffles were tricky, and had I had the time to do them again, I would have made them a bit thinner and more delicate. But, all in all, I was really happy with the cake. To make the ruffles, I rolled some fondant mixed with gumtex out and cut strips about 1.5 inches wide. I marked on the cake (with toothpicks) every place where the ruffle would come out from the cake. I left the toothpicks in the cake until I had wrapped the fondant strips around the cake and then used the toothpicks to help form the ruffles. I then pulled the toothpicks out and smoothed the ruffles more with my thumb and index finger. It took a bit of practice, but I liked the modern feel of them a lot.”
I want to send out a special thanks to Dani for the inspiration and putting together a beautiful shoot, and to Diana for her beautiful pictures that I will be able to keep forever!”
And we’d like to thank Jessica for sharing both her design and thoughts with us today! Wishing everyone a Happy Friday and great weekend!
Vendors & Credits:
Event Design & Styling: Weddings Fresh
Photography: diana marie photography
Floral Design: Quince Flowers & Events
Tableware: Anthropologie & Pottery Barn
See the Full Photo Shoot: Style Me Pretty
Melanie Couch says
Wow! It is perfect! Thanks for sharing!
Peony and Thistle says
Oh my, this cake is gorgeous! Such a great job!!
Those mini cakes are to-die-for cute! The whole thing is stunning!
Love love love! especially the individual cakes!
diana marie photography says
thank you so much for the feature! i absolutely loved photographing this cake! Jess did such an amazing job!
Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says
This cake is absolutely gorgeous! Probably one of my favorite cakes of all time! I love the various design techniques used! Love how the inspiration came from a plate!
LOVE all of these cakes, they are all so simple looking but gorgeous. ah just STUNNING
please check out my cakes at https://megansmellows.blogspot.com/
im in highschool still learning/teaching myself and would love to know any tips and suggestions you have. i only dream to be able to make cakes like these one day!
. . . and I just saw the minis. Wow! Perfection!