When you get a call from renowned florist Zita Elze for a commission, you know it will be for something pretty special. Zita has a unique floral embroidery style that is delicate and ethereal and unique to her. Undoubtedly one of the most talented floral artists in the world, Zita’s original vision and creative concepts know no bounds. For this reason, she attracts so many students from all over the world who consider themselves lucky to learn from this floral maestra.
We’ve worked with Zita in the past and this time she wanted a simple cake adorned with Heuchera leaves as well as matching cupcakes.
Bred for heat and humidity tolerance, Heuchera or Autumn Leaves is a particularly interesting variety of Coral Bells, and its foliage of lobed, rounded leaves changes colour throughout the seasons. In spring, the mid-sized leaves emerge red, change to taupe in summer, then deepen to ruby red in fall.
We created a four tier white luxury wedding cake with a green watercolour effect flecked with gold leaf. Creating the sugar leaves was pretty special as the sheer diversity of the leaf colours gives room for many possibilities.
Once the green leaves were cut and veined, we used shades of red, burgundy, plum, foliage green and even orange to paint and dust the sugar foliage.
We arranged the sugar leaves on the cake in a cascade and softened the look with some hand made tendrils. The result was a luxury wedding cake stunning in it’s simplicity!
With thanks to Fiona Caroline Photography for the images.