I wanted to feature a cake today that was sort of an homage to summer’s last big hurrah. After all, it’s still summer. It’s too hot to call it fall yet, and besides, we haven’t hit the equinox.
So what signals the end of summer better than gathering an overgrown bounty? This Flower Basket Wedding Cake was the perfect fit.
Look closely, because those baskets are, in fact, cakes. The sugar paste flowers appear to be the star of the show when really, they’re just garnish.
Isn’t the detail amazing? The cake artist nailed the look of wooden slat baskets, complete with green trim and “staples.” There’s even “dirt” on the cakeboard and on top of the layers! (We’re assuming these are chocolate cake or cookie crumbs.)
All in all, this is just a lovely cake, and the perfect way to ease into fall from our beloved, long, lazy summer days.
(I couldn’t find the cake artist, but Becker, a wonderfully talented photographer out of Orange County, California, took the original photo, which we found on Pinterest. Check out his blog for more of his stunning work.)