Creating a Navy wedding cake with textured icing was way out of my comfort zone. You’ll see from my photos I create a lot of semi naked wedding cakes using fresh flowers or smooth iced pale coloured wedding cakes.

I’ve seen dark and navy wedding cakes flying around the internet for a while and am increasingly being asked to create them, so I took the bull by the horns and started sketching some ideas.

I knew I wanted to include ruffles and have gold feature very heavily in the design.

The first challenge was to source Navy icing, I generally find buying dark colours as appose to mixing your own works better, for light and white cakes I use Massa Tincino sugarpaste but they don’t produce a navy. So on recommendation I tried Sugar Paste Direct . I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and the way it covers, it gave a flawless covering with no cracking. That probably will only make sense to other cake makers but basically that’s very…

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