Please, put down your coffee and have a seat. I feel like today’s post needs to come with a warning label. It would go something like this… CAUTION: Today’s cake may take your breath away. Some have experienced intense, gorgeous-induced giddiness when viewing this cake. Swooning and fainting may also occur.
Okay. Now that you’re fully prepared, we can proceed. Seriously, today’s cake is truly magnificent. It’s bold. It’s bright. It incorporates both classic beauty and current trend into one design. Vibrant blue poppy flowers inspired by an antique painting dance their way up a side of pale yellow fondant. Blades of grass, shaded from dark to light, curl together creating a soft, ruffle-esk bottom tier. It’s all enough to make a girl feel faint! It’s a spectacular Blue Poppy Flowers Cake created by Rachel Skvaril of Fondant Flinger.
Rachel Skvaril of Fondant Flinger shares the story behind her design:
“When most people think of poppies, they think of the “Wizard of Oz” variety – fields upon fields of red blooms. But, the blue poppy is special. Unique. Just like the kindhearted woman this cake was made for. I was approached by this lucky lady’s husband and daughter to create a cake to not only celebrate Mother’s Day, but also a not-to-be-forgotten birthday surprise. The special birthday girl owns a local home furnishing store in Kodiak, Alaska, so I took an artistic approach and molded her favorite flower to imitate those that may be seen in a painting hanging in her store. And since I love all things ruffles, I went with the idea to create blades of grass in shades of green for the bottom tier.
This cake was such a joy for me to make. Happy Birthday and Mother’s Day to one loved wife, mother, and grandmother.”
In addition to it’s beauty… this cake is a chocolate lover’s dream. The bottom two tiers were chocolate rum cake layered with chocolate ganache and vanilla swiss meringue buttercream, and the top tier was chocolate rum cake filled with whipped chocolate ganache.
This cake is simply A.MA.ZING! A very special thank you to Rachel of Fondant Flinger for sharing her Blue Poppy Flowers Cake with us today! It is simply exquisite and a wonderful way to end another week of cake! Happy Friday everyone!
VENDORS & CREDITS:
Cake: Fondant Flinger
Photography: Sylwia Ok Photography
Alison Lawson Cakes says
That cake is the most beautiful that I have ever seen! What are the flowers made from? Gumpaste? Gelatin? Blown sugar? I must know!
That is just BREATHTAKING! ♥
OMG that cake is beautiful. I thohgt the flowers were made outof gelatin. Are they?
Rachel that’s just divine!!!
Rachel Skvaril says
Thanks everyone! The flowers are hand painted gumpaste.
Julie Streeter says
Rachel another beauty!!!!! you are an amazing cake artist!! God blessed you with triple talent! =-) And the photography is awesome as well! =-) Good work!
oh wow, so pretty. What a talent she has.
Absolutely beautiful! The flowers are so pretty..I wish I have the talent to paint gumpaste flowers like you…Congratulation, this is superb!
Wow amazing what is the base the green part fabric?
Rachel Skvaril says
Thank you, Sue!
Lynn, the green “grass” ruffle on the base is fondant.
I just stumbled upon your site and I must say all these cakes are GORGEOUS! I love this blog! 🙂
Just came across this site – its fabulous and Rachel the cake is just amazing!
Just came across this site – its fabulous and Rachel the cake is just gorgeous!!
This cake is so GORGEOUS! Took my breathe away.
WOW WOW WOW. What a FIND! I stumbled across this site (after baking for 7 years no less!) and saw this and it stopped me in my tracks. I love the poppy as a sugar flower, I have never made one in blue but against this yellow background and that amazing bottom tier I am dying to give this style a try. Fabulous work.
What were the dimensions of each of the tiers?