I ran across another cake by Becky at Consumed by Cake, which led me to a little digging (I simply had to know more about her lovely work), which led me to brashly introduce myself to her when I found this incredible hand painted tattoo wedding cake.
The introduction went something like this:
“Hi, my name is Brooke, and I am in love with your cake.”
Becky graciously responded to my fawning and gushing, and sent me some darling details about this one. This was, it seems, her first “international” wedding cake! The couple, from Belgium, saw her work in a wedding magazine, and from that point, the bride absolutely had her heart set on one of Becky’s original creations. As they were honeymooning in the UK, they planned to collect their cake and take it home for their wedding reception. A harrowing 250-mile journey by car and boat back to Belgium ensued – but the cake made it!
The two layer, white on white cake is decorated simply with fondant and a lovely deep red dotted trim around the base. But the real show stopper is Becky’s hand painted “true love” tattoo placard, featuring lovebirds, and a heart. From the drawing, to the writing, to the shading in the heart, there is nothing that isn’t perfect about it. Becky tells us that she opted for rich fruit cake, which would hold up to the journey and time lapse between creation and consumption much better than sponge.
Credit goes to Assassynation for the stunning photograph.