I recently had the opportunity to work with a bride who had fallen in love with the Monique Lhuillier inspired mini-cakes featured in The Knot’s spring 2011 issue. There was just one little catch – she wanted them made big enough to feed 100+ guests!
Close up of the original mini-cakes:
And here are the replicas made a lot bigger!
It took a little bit of math to figure out how much cake would be needed in order to replicate these five lil’ cakes into their larger counterparts & a little bit of carpentry to make a few custom cake stands, but I have to say, I think I like the larger versions a bit better!
All five cakes, delivered to the Garden City Country Club in Garden City, LI, were vanilla cake, filled & frosted in vanilla moussaline buttercream, and decorated in a combination of gum paste & fondant.
Here’s a quick shot I got to showcase the size difference before heading out for delivery.
And lastly, here are close ups of the individual cakes.