I made this Wedding Cake with sugar roses and Millennium Falcon for my nieces wedding.
The bride and groom are Star Wars fans so they requested a Millennium Falcon crashing into the cake.
Millennium Falcon on Wedding Cake
The Millennium Falcon has a sign on the back that says Just Married. I made a pink heart at the top of the letter i. It crashed into the cake just behind one of the rose bouquets.
Here’s a picture of the whole cake that shows the Millennium Falcon a little better.
Here’s a close-up of one of the sugar flower corsages. The wedding colors were burgundy and a darker rose pink color. The bride’s flower bouquet included burgundy Black magic roses and pink Royal Porcelina roses, so I made sugar flowers to match.
Furthermore, I made burgundy sugar roses which I modeled after the Black Magic roses and light pink roses which were modeled after Royal Porcelina roses.
I watched Nicholas Lodge classes on how to make sugar roses. They were very helpful. I used graduated shades of pink fondant to make the pink roses lighter at the outer petals. I also used graduated shades of burgundy fondant to make the outer petals darker on the burgundy sugar roses. I used edible paints to shade the roses and leaves.
I also made other sugar flowers and buds in a smokey rose color which is a bit darker than a dusty rose color. These matched the bridesmaids dresses.
In addition, I made sugar flowers of seeded Eucalyptus and other types of Eucalyptus leaves. Nicholas Lodge videos on this were very helpful. These videos used the Katy Sue Mold for Wedding Foliage.
I have never made sugar flowers on this scale before so it took me quite a while to do these, but I was very happy with the result.
Burgundy Black Magic Sugar Roses and pink sugar flowers
Here’s a picture of another Sugar Flower bouquet on the cake.
I taped a few flowers and leaves together and placed them into a straw. I first inserted 1 straw into the cake at an angle. The straw was long enough to reach to the cake board at the bottom of the tier. I took that straw out. Then, I placed a piece of fondant at the bottom of another straw the same size so cake would not get inside the straw. Then I inserted it in the same hole. I used 2 to 4 straws with smaller sets of flowers to build the larger flower bouquets on each tier.
I first tried to make one large bouquet with all the flowers for the tier, but it did not work very well for me so I changed to the 2 to 4 smaller straws with flowers and it worked much better.
Furthermore, I used a Katy Sue Rose Medley mold to make the fondant white rose border that goes around the bottom of each tier. This added a nice finishing touch to the cake. You can see it at the bottom of the picture above.
In addition, I used this Millennium Falcon silicon chocolate mold to make it. I put a wooden stick in the mold while the chocolate hardened. This way, it could be attached to the cake.
I painted it with cocoa butter shaded gray. I used red and black cocoa butter to paint the red and black accents.
Moreover, the Just Married sign was made using fondant and edible markers in black and pink.
Here’s a picture of the cake in subdued lighting at the venue. Real rose petals are on the table beside the cake. They match well with the sugar roses on the cake.
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