One of four dummy cakes which I made for 2018 wedding fairs.  This one combines three different ideas which are trending at the moment.

The chalkboard is made with a black icing, with hand-painted writing and a dusting of white powder food colour. The bottom tier, is a duck egg blue, with a same coloured royal icing stencil, just a shade or two lighter, giving less contrast and being less “in your face” than a white icing would have been.  The top tier is made from lots of little “ribbon roses” attached in the shape of a heart.  This effect could also be achieved with sugarpaste ruffles in a suitable colour.

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Any of these tiers could be taken and used on another cake design, they are intended to give an idea of different styles for inspiration.