My sister Becca was just married and I got to make her wedding cake! I loved every minute I spent working on it. My youngest sister spent hours threading the pearls so they'd be easier to place on the cake. My parents made the cake stand. My mom ordered the gum paste orchids and dusted them with petal dust. Becca helped me arrange the flowers. This was definitely a family effort!
Here's a side view where you can see the brush embroidery flowers.
Here's a closeup of the brush embroidery.
Here are some closeups I took of the brush embroidery on the 10" tier.
Here's a closeup of the same tier after I used cocoa powder mixed with gold luster dust to shade the embroidery. The difference is subtle, but I think it's so pretty and adds a lot of depth.
Here's a closeup of the fondant plaque with their monogram.
Boxed up and ready to go. This cake had to travel 11 hours to the wedding site, so I used non-slip padding under each tier. I also wrapped each cake in a ton of bubble wrap. I wasn't going to take any chances.
Rhonda's Ultimate Marshmallow Fondant
Link to a video that demonstrates the brush embroidery technique:
Link to the site where my mother purchased the gum paste orchids:
Cake Stand Tutorial: