Challenge Criteria: In teams, each team got to pick a wedding theme. They had to then create the wedding cake to fit that theme with the hopes of winning a feature in Brides magazine.
Here are the inspiration tables for the challenge that the bakers had to choose from
Wedding dress: Ugo Zaldi
Wedding dress: Ines Di Santo
Dress: Jenny Packham
And now the cakes
Fantasy Princess- This theme honest makes me vomit in my mouth a bit. If you're not an actual princess then don't act like one. This day is not just your day all about you. It's about the joining of two people. Having that been said, it's a very fine line between Princess Wedding & Princess Sweet 16, and this cake crossed it partially due to the 19yr old unmarried team leader. Things I like: The bow on the 2nd to last tier & the use of pink at the top. The draping is also nice as well as the piping work on the top tier. Here's where it goes sweet 16: the bright pink color was the wrong shade. IF you look at the table: There were various shades of more adults pinks: this shade was not one of them. If they had done the base & the pink tier in an adult shade we'd be looking at a safe cake and not a losing one. Also, that silver band looks like aluminum foil, but they had to improvise since one of the bakers lost the crystals for that layer cuz she's a messy baker who can;t seem to keep her workstation neat.
Vintage Romance- This cake was exquisite and my favorite as well as the winner. The piping work was impeccable, the lace piping & fondant work really looks like lace, the color of the cake is perfect, and I really like the pink band with the bow even if the judges did not. The only problem with this was there wasn't a use of the gold color. They ran out of time. I'm just glad that the team listened to Marissa and not that electrician turned baker guy who wanted to make the actual cake gold: yikes. It would looked like a Vegas Chapel wedding cake.
Pictures from Brides.com & TLC.com