Some friends of mine went to Vegas to get married about a month ago. They had a small party yesterday for close friends and family and they wanted a wedding cake for this party.
They didn't want the traditional white wedding cake with flowers on it, but a colourful Vegas wedding cake.
I started by making the "welcome to Las Vegas" sign out of gum paste about a week before the cake was due so it would have time to dry. This is the sign all put together after the pieces were dry and painted.
The bottom tier was 3 layers of 12" round white cake iced and filled with white buttercream icing then covered in red marshmallow fondant. Then I hand painted gold swirls on it with pearl dust and a little water.
The top tier was 2 layers of 8" round carrot cake iced and filled with white chocolate cream cheese buttercream icing then covered in yellow marshmallow fondant. Then I hand cut all of the card suit decorations and 7's out of fondant and put them on the cake.
The finishing touches included a yellow buttercream bead border around both tiers and putting the "welcome to Las Vegas" sign on the top.
Here is the finished product:
Closeup of the top tier:
Side view of the top tier:
Closeup of the sign:
Closeup of the bottom tier: