The world of design is full of inspiration, borrowing and expanding on ideas that cross the genres of graphic, textile, visual, architectural and natural forms. On wedding dresses, I love the row of tiny little pearl buttons that often grace the back of the bodice and sometimes trail down the skirt. And rouched bodices! Oh how I wish there were more occasions to wear formal dresses.
Thankfully, I can have my taste of formal design (and eat it too) with couture inspired cake design. I think that this would be an amazing small wedding cake, or incorporated into a larger tiered design. The cake itself is wedding worthy: a bridal white cake with raspberry filling and Italian meringue buttercream (recipe follows)
Italian Meringue Buttercream (IMBC)
1 1/4 cups sugar