My husband had the privilege of performing the marriage ceremony today for his niece and her new husband. It was a beautiful wedding, on the shores of Lake Gaston in North Carolina. They are both just country folk at heart, raised in rural Northeastern NC and love hunting and fishing with their combined 4 boys!
My mother-in-law (her grandmother) used to make all the wedding cakes in the family and I have inherited that job now. I wanted to make this a special cake for her from me and also from her Grandma who would have made the cake if she had been here.
She wanted me to do camouflage on the cake with hunter orange flowers, “But I want it to be classy!” I wasn’t sure if “camo” and “classy” went together in the same sentence. I even sent her pictures of horror story camo cakes from the internet.
And then she sent me her wedding invitation and there was the most beautiful graphic design of a deer with ornately embellished antlers on it. I knew right then I had to use the design on the cake.
The cake is covered in fondant and the deer head is also fondant. The antlers are hand-piped with black buttercream. The flowers are gumpaste daisies and there is a camo ribbon around the base. I love the way it came out and they were all thrilled.
Who knew? Camo and classy can go together!