Semi-naked Wedding Cake w Flower Corsages

I made this Semi-naked wedding cake with fresh flower corsages for my sister-in-law and her husband to be.

She wanted a cake with no fondant and without a lot of icing so the semi-naked wedding cake seemed the perfect choice.

The cake needed to be able to feed at least 170 people so I decided to go with a barrel cake design where each tier was made of two cakes consisting of two 2 inch layers put on top of each other.  The finished wedding cake was 24 inches high. Each tier was made using four 2 inch cake layers.

Semi Naked Wedding Cake with flower corsages

The cake was a butter cake with almond and the filling was a strawberry buttercream with strawberry galette.

 

Semi naked wedding cake

This is the cake from The Pink Cake Box in the UK that inspired my cake design.

I just loved the elegant look of the flower corsages on the cake and I really like the way they were placed on alternating sides.