This will be the year of the geode. We are already seeing lots of trendy ways to use geodes within your wedding and the cake is no exception. Here's my version of the geode cake made completely of edible sugar!
A little video to show off the depth within the geode...
This amethyst geode cake was created for an industry event celebrating the launch of First Look Events, an amazing boutique planning company owned by Brynn Swanson, as well a new venue, Moss Denver. The cake was the centerpiece for one of three “emotion” inspired vignettes that evening. The stunning “Joy” inspired vignette showcased a variety of geodes. It included rich textures, deep colors and lots of light letting the natural beauty and shape of geodes lead the design. Joy speaks of experiencing something that pleases the eye, warms your heart or soothes the soul. The edible geode is made from a combination of granulated sugar and rock candy that was then crafted with multicolored modeling chocolate and designed within a fondant covered cake. Additional details were added with hand painting and gold leaf techniques.
This cake took about 16 hands on hours to create with several more hours of planning involved prior to making the cake. I was given several pieces of inspiration to draw ideas from, including actual geodes, a beautiful illustration, and a variety of table decor items like plates, chargers, and geometric floral arrangements. I knew I wanted to create a show stopping cake and use the geode as the focal point creating an awe-inspiring visual experience for the guests.
For those interested in learning this technique, here is a link to the tutorial. I have five other classes available via Craftsy.
Cake by Intricate Icings Cake Design: http://www.intricateicings.com/
Planning by First Look Events: http://www.firstlookevents.net/
Moss Denver Venue: http://mossdenver.com/
Photography by Ali N Garrett: http://www.alibrannan.com/
Flowers by Plum Sage: http://www.plumsageflowers.com/
Geodes by Iron Wood Collection: http://ironwoodcollection.com/
Stationary by Sweet Zion Paperie: http://sweetzionpaperie.com
Catering by Three Tomatoes: http://www.threetomatoes.com/
Linens by Chair Covers and Linens: http://www.linenhero.com/
Decor by Event Rents: http://www.eventrents.net/
Lighting by Elite Entertainment: http://myelitedj.com/
Learn how to make this cake HERE!