When I first spoke to Eilish on the phone, I knew it was to be a special cake and an honor to make. She told me her fiance, Charles, works with studying and preserving the habitat of the Great White Heron in the Chesapeake Bay and she wanted us to create a cake with the heron as the focal point.
Eilish found the the beautiful bronze statues for the top and I created the “habitat” with buttercream.
The cattails around the herons were made from modeling chocolate and then painted to resembled the statues. It was so convincing that the staff did not believe they were edible!
The cake itself was Vanilla Chiffon Layers filled with Lemon Curd and and iced with Vanilla Buttercream.
Simple and lovely. Perfect for a spring wedding.