This was actually out front on the porch as guests arrived.
Erika wanted me to make a Tiffany Box cake. I learned a TON doing this. But the biggest problem was that the lid was too big! I am not sure how that happened, but I measured the top of the pan for the gumpaste, and should have measured the bottom. Plus, I added a quarter inch to each side, thinking with the icing it would be bigger. But a cake shrinks down too, so next time I will be able to judge that a lot better. The color was right on, and the cake was THE best tasting cake I have ever had. In fact, Laura requested this for her wedding cake.
I searched and searched for a giant diamond ring to put on the box top. Found one at Z Gallery finally. It was the perfect touch for this cake.
I have had a wicker dress form in my sewing room for a long time. I got the idea to take my wedding dress out of the box it has been in for 30 years, since I was married and had my gown professionaly cleaned and boxed. I love having it on my dress form, and being able to see it all the time. And when Erika asked about doing this shower, I thought it would be so fun to use it as a focal point for the shower. It turned out so pretty to use this.
This is the back of my dress. I used my daughter Gennifer's veil, and put fresh flowers in the neck of the dress form.