Tropical Sunrise Wedding Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 14
Decoration Time: 2 Days

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  • 2 x 8” by 4” Choc Cake
  • 6” by 4” Choc Cake


  • 1kg Dark Chocolate Ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 6” Round Cake Card
  • 7” Round Cake Card
  • 8” Round Cake Card
  • 10” Round Cake Drum


  • 2kg White Sugarpaste
  • 100g Gumpaste or Sugarpaste with tylose

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  • Sugarflair
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  • Lemon Yellow
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  • 26 Gauge Wire – White and Green


  • Piping Gel
  • Lemon Extract or Rose Spirit or Ever Clear
  • Corn Flour
  • Wafer Paper 5 x A4 sheets
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  • Cranked Palette Knife


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Raewyn Read introduces us to her exquisite Tropical Sunrise Wedding Cake, which we're sure you'll agree is like a dream come true! This is a double barrel cake plenty of servings. It uses moist chocolate sponge cake and a delicious dark chocolate ganache. Raewyn shows alternative ways to use wafer paper, by making pretty and edible flowers.
This cake is perfect for any large event, especially a wedding, and could be adapted to suit any season - imagine the glorious hues of autumn. The design incorporates different skills and techniques such as ganaching, covering a tall double barrelled cake, making wafer paper flowers, water colour painting and - in true Raewyn Read style - this tutorial is full of brilliant tips and tricks. This cake is perfect for those looking to progress from beginner to intermediate and would make a fantastic addition to your cake resume.

We'd love to see your take on the Tropical Sunrise Wedding Cake  - so share your snaps with us on our Facebook page!

Raewyn Read

Raewyn Read

Raewyn Read is an award-winning, international cake decorator and instructor who discovered her passion for cake decorating when she made her youngest daughter's first birthday cake, utilizing the strong base of art and design knowledge she had honed through many years of creative pursuits. She is able to create using a variety of mediums but is mostly known for her figure modelling and original design concepts which have lead to her participating in numerous collaborations, including the award-winning Starry Night collaboration, and teaching cake decorating classes all across America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, including her own studio in Sydney.
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