Hello dear readers of the final installment ( I promise) of the Wedding Cake Diary! I've decided to show everyone the sketch or the plan of the wedding cake that I shared with the Bride and Groom a couple of months before their wedding.
With some couples it is the Bride that has all the say in the wedding details and the cake design. With some couples, the Groom throws in his ideas as well. Not to say one is better than the other, every couple is different. Well, with this couple, I only worked with the Bride.
After some time of talking and brainstorming, it was the Bride who had the idea of a park and children for her wedding cake. So I took that idea and thought about it some more and came up with this sketch which I scanned and emailed them for feedback and response. She liked this one so we stuck to it.
Of a truth, the reason why I didn't share this on the blog at the beginning of this Wedding Cake Diary is because... I wasn't sure the final cake will turn out the way I planned.
I'll reveal that I am afraid of the Singaporean consumer who is so used to getting exactly what it shows in the catalog that they cannot understand when the final product is not exactly the same way it was planned.
This is a person here who is doing unique designs that haven't been tried before. Not a factory with close to 100% predictable outcomes. Sure, I do practice (as you see from my blog that I do practice) and do as much as I can before hand but it is too costly and time consuming to be making an exact cake. So the actual cake has alot of "artistic impulse" to it.
Sometimes, I have to deviate from the plan because it looks okay on paper but not when I'm making it. So, on the spot when I'm decorating, I tweak the design a little. That's art, I believe, and I guess it will require the customer alot of trust in the artist's choices and taste. I do wonder if it is like that with other bakers?
All this I explain to the couples I've baked for and I've been blessed to have very agreeable folks to work for.
So, you will see from the sketch that the general ideas were all produced, only some changes here and there with the figurines that was all for the better.
See the bride and groom in the sketch? Carol and I didn't give the Bride and Groom figurines much thought at first. But whilst we were making all the other pieces with all their lively actions, it seemed strange and out of place for the Bride and Groom to be just standing there arm in arm like the usual traditional toppers. So we decided they should be doing something so Carol thought of the bicycle, which was more work, but in the end it added wonderful touch to the whole park scene.
That's all folks! Feel free to applaud! :O)