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The Gold Standard Cake
Even the subtlest application of gold has a big impact. Edible luster dust was brushed onto leaves piped from royal icing and left to harden. The gilt foliage is attached to the untinted buttercream along with similarly dusted pearl dragees. Gold trimmming edges the porcelain stand.
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A Shimmering Altar
These ornamental intials -- his and hers -- were formed out of camelia leaves sprayed with gold paint and attached to a wire frame. Blueberry clusters, similarly gilded, and generous lengths of aquamarine ribbon dress up the chairs.
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Gold and Aqua Jewelry
Clockwise from top: Wedding bands by Furrer-Jacot sparkle against a handmade velvet ring pillow. Any bride will shine when she wears lacy glold-and-pearl earrings by TenThousandThings or marquise-shaped drops in 18-karat gold with faceted calcite stones by Becky Kelso. Cuff links for the groom in blue topaz and lemon citrine by Seaman Schepps will perfectly complement either pair of earrings.
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Gold Monogram Cake
The monogram from the invitations is repeated on the blue-fondant covered cake; it was piped in royal icing and painted with gold luster dust. Oval rococo frames of foil-covered paper are attached to the tiers with royal icing, as are the ribbon bows. Metallic laces trim the tiers.
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