Inspiration: A Hand-Painted, Homemade Wedding Cake

Andrea at the blog Cooking Books just got married, and she baked her own wedding cake. That alone is a feat (we've watched Faith do the same thing). But Andrea also draped fondant, which is not always easy, and painted a beautiful, bright green scroll around the edge. She even disguised less-than-perfect edges with brown satin ribbon—beautiful and clever. Get a link to the full post, below...

Andrea had just 25 guests at her wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado, so she didn't need a huge cake. Still, we think this is a seriously impressive result. The cake and filling are both chocolate, and we love the idea of cutting into this crisp, clean, white beauty to reveal dark, fudgy cake.

There are detailed instructions for transporting, icing, stacking, and decorating. Go take a look.

Read the post: This is My Wedding Cake. I Made It.

Congratulations, Andrea! We hope it tasted as good as it looked.

Related: DIY Wedding Cake and Ice Cream: the Recipes

(Images: Gary Soles. Used with permission.)