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Cake artist shows how she turns a $20 sheet cake into a $500 wedding cake
I honestly didn't think it was going to turn out this good but I stand corrected.
Jacyln Abergas
05.26.22

What comes to mind when you think of wedding cake?

Are you thinking elegant, sophisticated, grand, and expensive? That’s what all of us think, right?

We want our wedding cakes to be the best cake we’ve ever had. And that usually means bringing out the big bucks to have the grandest wedding cake in our lives.

But it doesn’t have to be so.

Meet Laurie Shannon.

She’s a Canadian chef who’s a genius when it comes to icing.

And in this video, she is going to turn a $20 grocery store cake into a $500 wedding cake. How is she going to do it?

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YouTube - The Icing Artist

It doesn’t take much.

All it takes is a knife, baking tools, and a whole lot of creativity!

Are you ready to see how she’s going to do it?

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a wedding cake. What are usually the most important elements of a wedding cake to make it elegant?

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An elegant wedding cake usually involves a couple of tiers. Some can go as many as five tiers but as long as you have two, you’re okay.

Elegant wedding cakes are usually round with cascading colors and flower decorations on every tier.

Of course, these are not the only designs but these are the commonly used designs.

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Laurie decided to keep it simple.

She decided to cut two round pieces from each rectangular cake, one at 8 inches and the other one at around 3 to 4 inches.

It’s not the most perfect slice especially since the cakes themselves are not level, with one corner higher than the one across it.

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YouTube - The Icing Artist

But you gotta work with what you have.

Of course, before she cut the cakes, she had to scrape the icing off both cakes into separate bowls, one for the colored icing and the other for the white icing.

Although, even when she bought the cake, she knew she would need more so she asked the grocery store if they sold extra icing and they did.

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Once she had the round cakes, she added cream and fresh fruits in the middle of the tiers before she covered the entire cake with white icing.

Then with the extra icing she bought, she used navy blue coloring for the bottom icing and red and blue coloring to create purple icing for the top cake.

“I didn’t want to… do the classic wedding color, that’s like white with flowers, that’s too easy,” Laurie mentioned. “Let’s do a trendy, modern, different kind of wedding cake.”

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In Laurie’s words, the new colors make a dramatic difference.

And now, the next big challenge is transferring the smaller tier onto the bigger tier without touching the cake.

Can Laurie do it?

Oh, and Laurie had to add a surprise design at the end that definitely brought the elegance to another level.

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YouTube - The Icing Artist

See her final gorgeous design in the vide below!

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By Jacyln Abergas
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Jacyln Abergas is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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