Weddings, Simple or Complicated

Here's what I was up to this weekend in the kitchen.

Simple, straightforward cupcakes, chocolate and vanilla, with dainty rose decorations. 
Only a hundred.

And a little pink wedding cake for the bride and groom to cut together.

And then a cake that was decidedly not simple and straightforward, but challenging, time-consuming, complicated and ultimately satisfying. I really stretched and worked my skills with this one. Learned a lot about the difficulties of black buttercream. Do not look too closely at it or you will see all my mistakes. If I could make another one this week and apply all I learned, it would be three times better.

It is pretty photogenic from a distance though, isn't it?