Archive for October, 2010

MORE Specialty Cakes Coming Your Way!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Since I couldn’t fit all the specialty cakes in one post I thought I’d do a “Part II”!  First up is a gorgeous 1st birthday cake we did for a sweet little girl!  I especially love the crown on this one!

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This next cake was a fun one that Kyong did amazing at!  Everything is so crisp and clean…I love it!  This cake was for a 70th birthday party for a father & grandfather so the client had us put all the special words that mean something to him on the board. It was also the client’s daughter’s birthday, so we threw in one large chip with a birthday wish on it for her as well!

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This cake was made for a special teenage girl who wanted a fabulous cake for her birthday.  Her mother said she always watched all the cake shows & so it was really fun to be able to give her a special cake for her birthday too!

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I’m surprised that we haven’t done a Dora cake yet at the shop, but this was really our first one.  It turned out quite cute and I hope the little girl loved it as much as we did!

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We’ve done it before, but I do have to say that I never get tired of the pregnant lady silhouette cake…too cute!

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This last spread is special since we got to make the cake & cake lollipops for a friend of mine.  Michelle, from Mi Belle Inc, threw the cutest baby shower for a friend of hers and asked us to do a surf themed cake.  I loved that she set it all up on a real surfboard…what a great idea!

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Of course she had to have some red velvet cake lollipops!

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And the inside….our best seller Candy Bar!

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Thanks so much again for stopping by!

Lots of New Specialty Cakes

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

I have lots of fun specialty cakes to share with you!  My team at the shop is so awesome and I definitely relay on them for SO much around the shop.  Kyong in particular does most of the cakes with me and she is especially talented and loves making special occasion cakes!  A lot of these cakes are all Kyong, so I definitely need to brag about her!  She is a great part of the team and I’m definitely blessed by her!

First up, a groom’s cake we made for a sports lover!  His bride surprised him by combining all three of his favorite teams on one cake!

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We definitely do lots of baby shower cakes and a lot of clients love the baby feet so we have found ways to incorporate them into different cake designs.

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Kid’s cakes are always a ton of fun to make too…here are a some recent ones we made!  Kyong does a fabulous job with figurines!

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Gotta love a princess cake!

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How cute is this little cow!

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We had the opportunity to do a fun Yo Gabba Gabba cake and cake lollipops for “Steve Urkel” from the hit show Family Matters. His little one turned one and we got to do the treats!

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Louisa and Brandie did an amazing job with the cake lollipops!

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Definitely let me know which one was your favorite!

Featured in US Weekly Magazine!!!

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Well, as most of you know that weekend was quite busy and stressful for us at the shop.  We had 11 weddings and over 18 cakes total with specialty cakes added on….it was quite an eventful weekend to say the least.  One very exciting part of last weekend though was that we got the opportunity to make the wedding cake for David Annable, from Brothers & Sisters, & Odette Yustman who is starring in the new film “You Again” and their gorgeous wedding was featured in US Weekly Magazine!!! Of course they had the amazing Rebecca from Duet Wedding plan & design their beautiful wedding day…we absolutely LOVE working with her!  Well without further ado here is the gorgeous couple and their cake!

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Our feature…woo hoo!!!

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For their wedding cake we wanted to make it really romantic with lots of delicate lace surrounding each tier and then accented the top of the cake with a gorgeous sugar flower!  I love the moss green center of the flower and that it has just the slightest hint of pink as well!  This cake was so pretty is person!

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I loved this photo that US Magazine added to their website of David & Odette eating their cake!

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Such a gorgeous couple!  And isn’t her dress to die for!  We had a ton of fun making this wedding cake & wish them only the best in marriage!  Thanks to Lauren & Abby Ross for the beautiful photos!

French Patisserie Inspired Shoot

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

First let me start off by saying that this might be one of my favorites shoots I have EVER done!  Everything is pure dreaminess and I really have to thank Melissa from The Loveliest Day for inviting me to be a part of it!  I had the pleasure of making Melissa’s wedding cake about a year ago and now she has turned her passion for weddings & design into a business!  I would definitely recommend any new brides to check out Melissa & her gorgeous work…she is a joy to work with!  Below Melissa describes her thoughts about the shoot…

The inspiration behind this patisserie brunch bridal shower shoot was Ladurée and the other tea and pastry salons of Paris. For this shoot we created a dessert table and a tea bar, both ideas that can be easily re-created! The ribbon curtains, which hung behind the dessert table, were inspired by an image of the gift packaging station at Ladurée. Rolls of pastel ribbons cascaded down the wall, ready to be snipped off and used to tie up a gorgeous package of fresh macarons. In between the ribbon curtains I hung a vintage window pane, which I painted white. To me, the window helped bring in the feeling of a Parisian storefront.”

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I of course have to thank Ashley from Ashley Rose Photography for making me simply swoon over these images.  When I found out Ashely was the one taking the photos I jumped with joy and then when I saw them for the first time I nearly scream they were so gorgeous…thanks a million Ashely!

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I truly had a wonderful time dreaming up the desserts for this shoot. I wanted to stay away from fondant for once and really play around with beautiful colored buttercreams for the cakes.  It was so fun accenting them with french macarons, fresh fruit, and whimsical piping!  Instead of traditional cream puffs and eclairs I thought it would be fun to dip them in colored chocolates so they looked light and airy.

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For the mini cupcakes I made mini french macarons and used them as a fun accent on the frosting.

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I do have to say this is one of my favorite cakes…I just adore the mini madeline cookies on top!

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Melissa describes the decor a little more…

“I wanted to include some fresh flowers, but opted to keep it simple. I displayed the flowers in galvanized metal pails to mimic the look of street side flower shops in Paris. I also added a few single stems and mini bouquets here and there for a bit of added charm.”

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“Jane of Olive Hue Paper Goods created some darling favor boxes. Perfect for guests to take home a few macarons or a colorful cream puff! The boxes were topped with some vintage mother of pearl buttons from my personal collection. You can add buttons like we did, or any other kind of accent you wish. The box has a lovely pattern, so it will also look great without additional accents if that’s the look you prefer! No matter what you choose, your guests will love these adorable favor boxes!”

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If you are wondering where we got all the amazing furniture and accent pieces look no further than Jenni from Found Vintage Rentals!  Jenni has the most fabulous collection of gorgeous pieces and they were just perfect for this shoot!

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If you loved this shoot as much as I did definitely check out the whole post on the lovely Ruffled Blog which also has downloads of Jane’s adorable printable material!

The Ace Hotel

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I had the pleasure of being a guest at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs this last summer for my good friend’s Molly & Donovan’s wedding at the O’Donnell Golf Club!  The whole weekend was tons of fun and a weekend that I’ll remember for a long time!  My husband was in the wedding and my good girlfriend’s Ashlyn and Heather from Carter & Cook Event Co did the wedding planning and design.  The lovely Windy Dougall shot the gorgeous photos and The Floral Lab did an amazing job with the flowers!  I was especially in love with Molly’s bouquet!  This wedding was lucky enough to be featured on Style Me Pretty today as well, so make sure and check it out to see all the fun details!

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The Dear Darling made the most adorable table numbers and dessert tags!

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Molly and Donovan danced it up all night long and it turned out to be quite the night!  Here are two fun pictures I took!  Loved having such a great time with some of my best girlfriends and of course my hubby!

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Like I said at the beginning, I was lucky enough to get to stay at the Ace Hotel this past summer and I am SOOO excited again to go back at the end of October for a big Halloween Bash I am going to be a part of.  This event is going to be so much fun!!!  It’s all being put on by some of the top wedding professionals and your invited to come join us!  Check out the details below and make sure and RSVP to have a spot at the party!!!  I’ll be there with lots of scary treats!

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Lots of Eye Candy!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Now that summer has officially ended I thought I would have time to breathe and the amount of weddings each weekend would slow down, turns out that October is one of our busiest months ever!  The last couple months we have had the pleasure of making so many wedding cakes for amazing people and I am truly blessed to look back on this summer and see what we did!  Here are some photos of recent cakes we have done…enjoy!

First up, one of my favorites!  We got to explore the Wedge Wood style for this cake and I really loved how it turned out!  We searched hi and low for real pieces that we could make custom molds out of and I love the detail that each mold brought to the cake.

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This cake we did a whimsy style white flower with a black center and then did hand painting on the cake that matched the invitations for the wedding.

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Here is a fun peak at the whole set up from the fabulous Amelia Lyon!

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I also got the chance to make a cake for my dear friend Nancy’s daughter.  I went to pastry school with Nancy and we have kept in touch over the years, so it was quite an honor to have her ask me to make her daughter’s wedding cake!

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This bridal shower cake the client wanted it to be fun & girly, so we did white crystal sugar all over the white fondant cake and then accented it with a fushia sugar flower, black fondant ruffle, and three black brooches.

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This wedding cake below is very sweet and taylored looking.  Sugar bows, brooches, and quilting…oh my!

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This next cake was for a small Indian style wedding we recently did.  I loved the pattern and colors that we used on this cake!

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When writing this post I can see that we have made a LOT of fushia sugar flowers lately!  Although a lot of the cakes have similar flowers, the overall design is completely different.  This cake had brown ribbons, damask, white chocolate jewels & brooches.

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This next cake was on the simple side.  The main accent piece we made was designed after the bride’s dress.  She had white jewels on her dress, but we wanted to pull in the avocado color in her wedding so we did the jewels in that color.

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Another sweet pink cake we did for a birthday party!  The design was based off of a cake from Confetti Cakes that the client liked…very cute style!

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This last design was a very fun one to see come to life.  I loved the gardenia flower and the whimsy style flowers & vines. I made them all out of sugar paste with new molds that we made.  Since grey is one of my favorite colors I loved seeing it on a cake too!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Definitely let me know which cake was your favorite!


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