So this is what I came up with. The top and bottom tier are made of wafer paper, which edible paper that is made of either rice or potato. It's one of my absolute favorite mediums to use. The second tier down features a floral bas relief texture. I'm obsessed with textures and this is one of my favorite. The third tier down is a custom mixture of colored rock candy, jimmies and drages. Again - I'm obsessed with texture - and I wanted a super dark tier to contrast the crisp pure white of the wafer paper.
Finally, the sugar flowers. This was the scary/pushing myself aspect of the cake. I've made many sugar flowers before, but I had yet to make a giant cascading spray down the side of a cake. I was up for the challenge. Included in the spray are seven English Roses, three Casa Blanca Lilies and a handful of flowers that frankly, I made up. Haha!
I absolutely adore this cake, I hope you do too.
And a big huge thank you to Nola Fontez Photography for these amazing photos.