Eating the Invitation: A Wedding Cake We Love

Inspired by a couple’s wedding invitation, a McLean cake artist creates a grand and gorgeous confection

The wedding took place at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Photograph by Greg Gibson

When we see a fabulous cake, like the one pictured above, we’re always curious about what inspired the design. So we tracked down the cake artist, Lara Stuckey of Fluffy Thoughts Cakes, in McLean, to get the inside scoop.

“When the bride came to us, she was unsure of the type of cake design she wanted,” says Stuckey. “At her tasting, I asked her to bring her invitation, color swatches, pictures of her gown, and photos of other cakes she liked. I was immediately drawn to her invitation.”

To create this dramatic cake Stuckey printed the invitation’s design on sugar paper, which was placed on fondant, and added to the bottom of each tier. Pearl white fondant covered the cake, and gumpaste cattelya orchids, edged in Egytptian gold, also adorned the confection.

And in case you’re curious, inside was a white cake featuring three tiers of passion fruit curd and vanilla filling, and one tier each of fresh blackberries, fresh strawberries, and fresh raspberries.

For more information on Stuckey’s cakes, visit Fluffy Thoughts’s Web site.

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