Posts Tagged ‘modern wedding cakes’

Ace Hotel Photo Shoot

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Happy Monday!  I am so happy to share this next photo shoot with you…it might be one of my favorites of all time!!!  One of my best girlfriends, Jesi Haack, wanted to do a fun shoot at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and I knew I had to be in on it.  I love the fun pops of color everywhere and the florals that my sweet friend Carissa, from JL Designs, created are simply stunning! Gabriel Ryan Photography shot the fabulous photos!

For the cake I was really inspired by a chevron style pillow I saw online and wanted to mimic that on the cake, so Kyong hand painted the design in various color and then we accented the top of the cake with a vibrant sugar flower!

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Pitbulls and Posies created amazing paper designs for the day!

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Jesi and Carissa always blow me away with their design concepts and inspire me every time!

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How cool is this heart shaped tumbleweed!

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Fiore Beaty did the hair and make up for the day and I thought the models looked stunning! I also love the heart hair clip form Ban.do!

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Here’s one more look at the cake with a different background and the accent of some tumbleweeds around it…

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I’m in LOVE with the bouquet!

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This was such a fun team to work with and we were all SO happy when we found out Design Sponge wanted to feature it as well, so you can check it out their post here.

Hope you liked this Palm Springs shoot as much as I did…thanks for stopping by!

Vendor Credits:
Photography – Gabriel Ryan Photographers

Concept and Design – Jesi Haack Design

Florals and Design – JL Designs

Cake – Sweet and Saucy Shop

Paper Goods – Pitbulls and Posies

Hair and Makeup – Fiore Beauty

Bride’s Hair Accessory – Ban.do

Dress – Mary Me Bridal

Venue – Ace Hotel Palm Springs

Wedding Cake Time!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Thanks so much for your sweet comments from our last wedding cake post!  I am excited to share some new designs with you today as well!

This first cake design I got inspired to create based off a intricate print.  I loved how the bride & groom silhouettes were surrounded by words that described marriage & their relationship.  I also love the color scheme of blush pink and grey…overall I was quite happy with it!

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Kyong did a great joy hand painting all the details on this cake…it definitely was a labor of love!

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These next three cakes were all for one wedding.  The bride couldn’t make up her mind about just one design, so instead we did three completely different techniques on three different cakes for her, while keeping with her same color scheme.

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Kyong hand painted these gorgeous, delicate branches & added two fondant love birds.  The design matched the bride & groom’s invitation.

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Up next was a simplistic two tier wedding cake we did for a modern Hawaiian style wedding.  I loved the texture on the cake with the pearlized finish and then we simply accented it with multiple burnt orange sugar flower dahlias.

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All buttercream cake below with detailed piping that matched the bride’s invitation.

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The bride wanted lots and lots of gold and that’s what we gave her!  We also incorporated a touch of brown & then a deep red in the garden rose sugar flower.

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This next cake is a great example of an inexpensive cake that still looks gorgeous…I love the mixture of rustic, yet elegant!

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My idea of an all-white wedding cake…lots of detail & texture, but still simplistic & modern.

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I do have to say I love gardenia sugar flowers!

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This last cake is both elegant and romantic…I love the combination of blush pink & gold together!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog…we’d love to hear which cake was your favorite!

Recent Cakes from Sweet & Saucy Shop

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I’m still trying to catch up on blog posting some cakes that we had the pleasure of making last year!  I have been so blessed to have such an amazing team behind me this past year and am excited as we go into this next year full of new couples, new cakes, and lots of fun times!

First up is a cake that I was so excited to work on!  This cake definitely has the most sugar flowers we’ve ever done before and I loved it.  We wanted it to be romantic and elegant and I think we did it!

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This next cake was a challenge that I was up to.  The bride worked for the Girl Scout Company and wanted to implement the cookies onto the main wedding cake and 4 small side cakes as well.  I painted the cookies with edible gold paint and then added some chocolate jewels & bottoms too.  I really was thrilled with how it all turned out!

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This black and white cake below is one that Kyong and I dreamed up.  I love having Kyong hand paint on our cakes so we came up with a look that we liked and let her go to town.  We accented it with a huge white sugar rose on top and it was finished!

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Not all cakes are elegant & girlie, this next cake is full of modern fun with a whimsical flair.  We used hand cut fondant pieces and then painted on the cake as well.  The shape is unique too because instead of traditional rounds the bride wanted hexagon shapes.

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Next up we did a traditional elegant wedding cake with a vintage twist.  We did brush embroidery on two of the tiers, mimicked the brides jeweled band on her wedding dress for one tier, and then lastly added a single blush pink garden rose to the bottom tier.

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I love the look of bright colors, textures, and multiple cakes when done in the right way and I think we managed to pull it off with this next wedding.  Thanks to Jasmine Star for the photo below!

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And lastly, normally draping isn’t my look, but I really did like this traditional style cake that we created.  I think the monochromatic look of it makes it look a little modern, but still very elegant and traditional.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and definitely let us know what you think of the cakes!

Modern Photo Shoot

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I absolutely love getting to do photo shoots with talented people and this shoot was definitely one of them!  I teamed up with my dear friends Courtney, from Joyful Weddings & Events, Carissa, from JL Designs, and Elizabeth & Karrie, from Posh Paperie for this amazing opportunity!  The fabulous wedding photographer, Jessica Claire, asked us to do a mock wedding set up for one of her photo workshops and I have to say that I think we went to town!  I absolutely love this modern, bold look for a wedding!  I thought it would be fun to start out with dessert photos for a chance, so here they are!

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Posh Paperie always blows we away with their innovative designs!

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My sweet friends Brianne and Sean Walker modeled for us…I know…they are a gorgeous couple !

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I love the details Courtney always puts into her wedding designs…she is just too crafty and talented!

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How fantastic are these florals!  Seriously, if you are getting married you need to check out JL Designs!

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And of course I had to do more mini desserts…whoopie pies, mini cheesecakes, brownie bites, meringue cookies, cake lollipops and more!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Gorgeous Wedding Cakes

Monday, November 15th, 2010

I’m so excited to share some recent wedding cakes we’ve done!  These are some of my favorites from the past summer and I hope you enjoy them!

First up, a Victorian style cake with gorgeous, light tones and intricate molds!

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This next cake is a completely different style…modern, bold, and very unique!  We based the cake off the design of the bride & groom’s invitation and I was very excited to see it come to life.  Did I mention that is was HUGE!

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This cake is definitely my style…clean, modern, gorgeous colors, and perfect pops of design!

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This dahlia sugar flower that my sister made has to be one of my favorites ever and the sugar threads that we made brought the design full circle.

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Lastly, this mustard yellow vintage lace cake was a pleasure to make.  Kyong and I loved the look of this cake and placing it on a wooden log pulled it all together!

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Thanks so much for stopping by…let me know what cake you liked the best!

Tori & Dean’s Renewal Vows

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

This has definitely been a post I have dreamed of doing!  As most of your know I was lucky enough to be a part of Tori & Dean’s renewal vows a couple months ago.  It was such a pleasure to be part of their amazing team of talented vendors.  Tori always has such great style and her vision for her special day really came into its own.  I loved the personal and eclectic touches throughout party and of course the color scheme is one of my favorites.  Thanks so much to Elizabeth Messina for the gorgeous photos…she truly blows me away every time I see her work.

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For the desserts we wanted a modern, eclectic look.

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Of course when I need amazing designed dessert cards, edible graphics, or packaging details I always call my bestest girls over at Posh Paperie & this time they definitely didn’t disappoint.

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I thought this picture wall was such a great way to pull in personal moments that were so special to them.

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I adore the monochomatic florals and all the clear glass.

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Here are some more yummy desserts we created for them…

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Mini hand painted cakes with passion fruit filling, mini key lime pies, and lemon french macaroons.

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They had such fun touches everywhere for their guests to enjoy!

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We made some take home gifts for guests that shares an edible memory of their wedding day with their guests….mini sand castles since they were married on the beach!

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I’m so excited to be working with Tori & Dean on some new upcoming projects and can’t wait to share the details with you in the future!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and make sure and tune in for Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood!


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