Archive for September, 2009

Paper Flower Madness!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

As many of your probably know Jesi Haack is one of my favorite wedding planners to work with…her designs, personality, and professionalism make her a fabulous find in the wedding industry!  I was so excited when she and I were able to work together on Jessica’s wedding!  I had the pleasure of getting to know Jessica previous at events at The White Dress is Corona Del Mar. Jessica is a manager there and has had us come and sample our yummy treats for their clients on various occasions.  This is a special store for me since it is where I got my fabulous wedding dress a couple years ago.  So as you can tell, I was doubly excited to work on this wedding since it was for people I knew!  Jesi did an amazing job with the design for the wedding and I thought I would share some words from her blog that described the event…

“When Jessica, manager of The White Dress in CDM, hired me to design and plan her wedding, I squealed at the opportunity! Besides the fact that Jess & Eric are BEAUTIFUL people, they have such a clean, classy, modern style. My favorite part was that Jess gave me FULL reign so my crazy mind was whirling! The only thing they insisted on was having a cocktail party style of event with lots of EATING, DRINKING, and DANCING! We were working with a tight budget, so it was so fun pushing through the challenge and thinking outside the box…and outside the box is my favorite place to be! My AMAZING team created 500+ paper flowers to flood this event with style and sass.”   

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The GORGEOUS photos were taken my the uber-talented Ashley Rose!  Ashley is a gem of a photographer and I am always so excited when I get to work with her on events!

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Now take a look at some of Jesi’s hardwork…

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And of course these are some of my favorite photos of the day…love this design idea!

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I just loved the venue, The Ocean Institute, in Dana Point and thought the details Jesi incorporated, like the balloons & fun signs were perfect!

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And of course it doesn’t hurt to have a gorgeous looking couple either!  How cute are they?!?

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And last, but hopefully not least ;) is the desserts bar!  Jessica wanted a small cake for just them to cut and then wanted all of the guests to have lots of mini desserts! Jesi helped by making the fantastic backdrop and cupcake stand and then we used her candle sticks for a backdrop piece as well.  My sister made the most fabulous sugar flowers to accent the cake and match the paper flowers that Jesi made and I have to say they turned out perfectly!

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For the mini desserts we did assorted cake lollipops, mini cheesecakes with raspberries, sugar cookies, mini cappuccino cheesecakes, and mini cupcakes.  

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And to show you just how fun and crazy Jesi is (and the rest of my wedding industry girls) I had to post a photo from In The Now’s studio launch party!  This was such a fun night and I am so blessed to know all of these ladies!

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Lots of Cakes!

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Well, since there has been a lack of blogging these last couple months that only has to mean one thing…lots and lots of cakes!!! Here are just a couple cakes that I thought I would share with you…we’ve had a lot of fun special occasion cakes lately, some small and some large, but all of the clients behind the cakes were a blast to work with and hopefully enjoyed the cakes we made them!

First up is the flip flop cake that we made for a recent 50th birthday party that was hawaiian themed.  It was a ton of fun to make and the hibiscus flower that my sister made was the perfect accent to the cake!

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Then next couple photos are of a recent wedding cake with sugar flowers, a baby shower cake with sugar booties, and a birthday cake with a motorcycle that was printed on our edible frosting sheets.

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This next cake was a replica of part of a couple’s new home they purchased.  They wanted to celebrate their birthdays at their open house and thought what better way to do it then with a custom cake!  I have to give a shout out to my new employee Susie and intern Danielle who helped a ton on this cake…thanks ladies!

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These next photos are from a recent 50th birthday celebration for two ladies.  Gervel has been a fabulous client of mine and I was so happy to get the chance to help her and her best friend out with cakes and mini cupcakes for their special day!  

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Another cake that was a lot of fun to make was for Bonnie Tsang, who is a fabulous photographer and friend of mine.  She wanted to get her sister a fun birthday cake that had her favorite theme throughout it…Anchors/Sailing!  The front of the cake had a cute anchor on it too!

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And last, but not least is a Roulette cake we did for a recent birthday party!  One of my previous brides sent me a client of hers who wanted a fun birthday cake that celebrated her husband’s favorite hobby.  It was a TON of work, but I was quite happy with how it turned out!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to take a look at the photos…I’d love to hear which one you like the best!

Weddings with Family & Friends

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

One blessing that comes with my job is being able to help dear friends and family out on the most special day of their life…their wedding!!!  A couple months ago I got to make the wedding cake for my brother-in-law and further sister-in-law. They are such an awesome pair together and I am so happy to have them both as part of my family!  Their wedding day was filled with lots of fun, family, and friends.  The color scheme for their wedding was red, black, and white and had a spanish flair to it, so I decided to do sugar jewels and deep red sugar roses.  I loved the stacking of the cake and overall the day was a blast!  Here are some photos from the day!

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How cute are they!  Thanks so to Nathan Board for the wonderful photos!

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My fabulous mother-in-law who is beyond amazing and helps me out all the time!

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How cute is the flower girl Madison!

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Here is Louisa and I enjoying the moment!

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And lastly watching my little baby getting cut…a little painful, but the result is delicious ;)

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The second wedding that I had the privilege of being a part of was for a dear friend of my family…Nicole is actually the sister of my husband’s best friend and their family has been extremely close with my in-laws family for forever, so it was so nice to be able to be a part of their special day!  I loved all of the personal touches that Nicole and Paul had for their wedding!  We got to make ranunculus flowers and use lace sugar accents and piped tiny white dots for accents.  Here are some photos of the fabulous day!

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I love the backdrop they created!  It really helped pull in the whole look of the wedding!

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Here is Louisa and I with the gorgeous bride and groom!  Louisa was a bridesmaid…how lovely does she look!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and talking a look!


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