Wedding cake silhouettes
15.01.2016 by Charles Burns
During 2015 I noticed a lot of couples adding a wedding cake silhouette to their cakes. This is a great way to bring the theme of silhouette into the wedding. Some of the cakes are really creative.
The wedding cake silhouette
Here are a few of the cakes I saw at weddings last year:
I cut these silhouettes from paper during a Skype session before the wedding. The bride and groom gave them to their cake designer who recreated them in white icing sugar on the side of the cake. The wedding was a 1950s-theme event in London. The two buildings are on top of the cake!
These silhouettes of two grooms were cut by Alison Russell at an event, some years before they got married. They have then cut out of black icing and used as a focal point on the cake.
I cut these two silhouettes from stiff black card during a Skype session with the bride & groom. The cutting included a card spike, under the silhouettes, which they pushed down into the cake.
This cake topper was cut with scissors from stiff black card, using photographs sent by the bride and groom. The photographs were taken during fitting sessions for the dress. The cutting includes a spike to fix the silhouette to the top of the cake.
Full-length silhouettes of the bride & groom, which I cut on the day and mounted on card. The cutting was displayed alongside the cut cake during the evening party.
If you are considering booking a silhouette artist for your wedding, I am happy to cut your silhouettes in advance. The best way to do this is via a video link, such as Skype or FaceTime. The silhouettes are yours to do with as you please. You can add them to your cake or use them for the invitations. We can also add them to the silhouette backing cards the artist will use on the day.
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