Utah Bride Blog Fall Inspiration Photo Shoot
A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in an amazing photo shoot with some incredibly talented vendors that was conceptualized by the fabulous ladies at Utah Bride Blog. The inspiration was Rustic Chic and the color palate was rich berry colors, mustard gold, and teal. Honeybees and hexagon or honeycomb patterns were also part of the inspiration.
I love getting to do inspiration shoots. It gives me a chance to really play and be creative, and I usually like to go a little bolder, more unique, or just think outside the box for the cake design. For the cake design, I wanted to really stick with the rustic and organic elements of the theme of the shoot.
I loved the honeybees and honeycomb idea we had to work with, so I made fondant honeycomb pieces and fondant honeybees and randomly attached them. I also wanted to give the look of actual honey dripping from the honeycomb, so I used piping gel, which is a thick sugar gel, to make it look like honey and brushed it on some of the honeycombs. I love grossgrain ribbon and the organic texture of it, so I used a fondant grossgrain ribbon texture for the teal bow and also for the yellow ribbon borders. The buzzing bees were added to give it some whimsy and also a bit of movement.
Fondant blackberries and raspberries were added for that pop of bold colors. Dried purple flowers and twigs were also added. The cake base was covered in burlap, which really tied in with the rest of the theme. This was a blast to work on and I had a wonderful time!
The incredibly talented Jimmy Bishop with Gideon Photography photographed the shoot. His work is absolutely stunning.
Make sure to visit Utah Bride Blogfor more details and photos of this spectacular inspiration shoot!