Rose Walk Inspired Wedding Cake Design


My baking inspiration comes from all over Haywood County.  This wedding cake design came from the love I have for the Rose Walk at Lake Junaluska.  The roses are made of white gumpaste and the cake is covered in scratch-made vanilla fondant.

The Rose Walk at Lake Junaluska

My husband Rick and I walk around the lake at least twice a week.¬† It doesn’t seem so much like exercise when you’re in a place as appealing as this.

Arguably, the Rose Walk is the most beautiful stroll you and your family can take in Haywood County.  This section of the Frances Asbury Trail centers you between thousands of breathtaking roses and a beautiful view of the Lake Junaluska.

The Frances Asbury Trail is a 2.5-mile paved walking path, circling Lake Junaluska.  There are benches, bridges, a dam, a meditation labyrinth and a rose garden.

Following the trail will take you past the roses through their spectacular butterfly garden and waterfall, and around the bend where you are down at the water’s edge and can feed the wildlife.

You will then wind around the wooded section around the lake popping out just in time to walk across the dam that forms the lake.

The path continues along the other side of the lake allowing you to a spectacular view of the lodges, homes and museums that bring thousands of visitors to Lake Junaluska every year.

About half way around the lake is a foot bridge crossing the lake that will take you to the activities and aquatic center.

Lake Junaluska Conference
and Retreat Center
689 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745