As a Sugar Artist, I get excited during wedding season when I have the opportunity to create something special for my clients. I had the pleasure to work with Events by Andre Wells to create the wedding cake of Omarosa Manigault and Dr John Newman at The Trump Hotel Washington DC. The theme was Cherry Blossom
During our cake consultation, Omarosa mentioned that Cherry Blossoms were dear to her because of how she met her husband. During my research, I found that there were numerous Cherry Blossom cakes on the internet that looked similar. Therefore, I wanted to do something special with a twist.
For the cake design, I took into consideration the venue, her wedding dress, the wedding theme, and the floral design. The reception was held in the Presidential Ballroom (see below), which is the largest luxury ballroom in Washington, DC. Therefore, the cake had to be grand. My motto was 'Go Big or Go Home.' The finished cake was 8 tiers (34 inches high). I opted to create something timeless and regal.
Wedding Cake Details
I was inspired by the European influence of the Gold Baroque detail with the Ivory walls. Therefore, I decided to keep the wedding cake Ivory to match the decor of the room and incorporate the shades of pink to match her dress with the Sugarflowers. I created custom baroque molds that were hand painted with gold. I used 15 pounds of fondant and over 40 hours for the baroque details.
For the handmade sugar flowers, I worked with the florist to discuss the floral types and their respective color. As a result, I incorporated Pink Hydrangeas, Pink Ranunculus, White Roses, and Cherry Blossom branches in the topper and middle floral tier. There were over 300 Sugarflowers created by hand for the topper and middle tier. To add sparkle to the cake, I incorporated jeweled brooches.
To stay in theme with the champagne toast with the wedding guests, Omarosa and I thought that Strawberries and Champagne would be a great attention. It consisted of Moist Strawberry Cake, Fresh Strawberries, and a Champagne Swiss Meringue Buttercream. So Yummy!
Here is a short video taken of the cake during delivery.
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