My most recent wedding cake assignment represented the union between two avid footy fans of opposing teams! While I admit that I know zilch about Australian football, I loved how our two chef friends, Charmaine and Christopher decided to incorporate their love of the sport into their wedding theme. The result was a classic white three-tier cake highlighted with their respective footy club’s colours; Brown and Gold of the Hawks (Hawthorn Football Club) for Christopher and Navy Blue and White for Charmaine’s Geelong Cats. While the design is fairly simplistic; relying on satin ribbons and classic sugar roses, the bold colours of the navy blue and marigold ribbons made the cake pop and that crisscross marigold ribbon on the middle-tier brought an element of fun to the otherwise classic wedding cake; much like their wedding ceremony and reception which was both as fun, warm and lighthearted as it was traditional. Adding to the quirkiness of the cake is the bride and groom topper which Charmaine requested we kept as a surprise for Chris. And he was delighted with them; the groom proudly showing off his super Hawks team on his chest and the bride flashing her support for Geelong with her navy blue and white stocking-clad leg. Yellow sugar roses add a classic finish to the 3-tier cake which was made out of chocolate mudcake with passionfruit italian buttercream for the bottom tier topped with two tiers of nut-free carrot cake with sultanas, pineapple, dried apricots, coconut, spices and a frosting of cinnamon-laced italian buttercream.
I was also very excited when they asked if I could crochet their ring pillow that would symbolize their union; two footy team colours meeting in the middle, bound by ivory satin ribbons to tie the two rings together. It’s all quite romantic isn’t it?
Thank you Charmaine and Christopher for letting me be a part of this very special celebration. I wish you all the love, blessings, and joy in your journey and partnership as husband and wife.