Thursday, December 8, 2011

Curious George Birthday Party

What little child doesn't love Curious George?!?!?

This little girl calls birthdays, "Happy Days!" So on her cake, it just had to say 3rd "Happy Day."

These were custom-made cupcake toppers and wrappers to go along with the entire yellow and red color scheme I selected.
All the photography was also provided by Compliments of Kim. Here are some fun shots from the day!

The birthday girl and her little sister.

Monkey Baby Shower Cake

This baby shower cake was for a couple who are waiting to find out the gender of the baby! They wanted green and brown...and baby monkeys!

Along with the Red Velvet Cake, I also served a Chocolate Fudge Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling. Congratulations Troy and Carol!!!

Ruffle Cake

One of the newest cake design trends is the Ruffle Cake! It's crisp and delicate ruffles are best displayed with a blush pink color and a peonie to adorn the top of the cake. This particular cake was a six-layer Chocolate Fudge Cake with a Chocolate Mousse favorite!

Winter-themed Bridal Shower

This bridal shower was for a bride of mine that is having a "Winter Wonderland" type of wedding this January. We decided to theme her shower around the wedding for a little preview!

Some of the elements include, crystals, pearls, candles and babies breath.

The desserts provided were Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes and a Caramel Apple Spice Cake for seasonal flavors.

Each guest left the shower with an Almond Sugar Cookie favor.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Round vs. Square?

I have been meeeting with more and more brides that are having a hard time choosing between a round and a square cake. They both have their stunning qualities!

Do they let go of the tradition of a round cake, a circular symbol of neverending love?

A square wedding cake pushes a more modern design with its crisp edges and corners.

However a round cake is a statement of elegance and simplicity.

With either shape, flower placement also comes into play.

If you are having difficulty choosing, move on to another aspect of the cake that you might have a more definitive opinion on. For instance, scattered flowers on each tier tend to favor a square cake due to its corners. Flowing flowers tend to favor a round cake. And flowers in between the tiers can go either way you wish.

In the end, it's really your personal preference. Happy decision making!

*All images courtesy of Google*

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rustic Wedding

This 'Rustic Wedding' was custom designed down to every last detail. The bride wanted a rustic feel without losing the necessary romantic flair.

A lot of different details were wound together to create this ambiance, including wine bottles, taper candles, lit branches, twigs, moss and more!

Every element is sought out to create a unique display.

These sweet hand-crafted love birds were a perfect find to adorn the top of the cake.

Congratulations again you two!

Other Vendors:

-Venue: Grand Affairs

-Photography: Illuxia

*Photographs compliments of Illuxia*

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rustic Wedding Decor Inspirations

Isn't is funny how you can find inspiration from the unlikeliest of places? The theme chosen for an upcoming wedding in August is Rustic & Romantic. This theme will spill over into the cake and the entire cake table decor. The challenge is to incorporate both aspects without one overshadowing the other. How is that done?

Decorating with birch twigs....cake and all!

Incorporating plenty of soft-lit, flickering candles. Using an authentic-looking bird's nest as the cake topper. (Along with some yet-to-be-revealed hand painted ceramic lovebirds!)
Pulling in elements with a vintage flair such as this bird cage candle holder.
I cannot wait to reveal the final pictures after the wedding!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sugar Flower Cupcakes

These elegant cupcakes were created for a wedding tasting. With summer full fledge upon us, I created handcrafted sugar flowers for the season.
I love how they mimic a large flower tucked gracefully behind a bride's ear!

Dr. Seuss Themed First Birthday Party

I was thrilled when Aidan's mom contacted me to cater the desserts for his first birthday party. If you don't remember, I catered her baby shower before he even arrived! This time, she wanted a Dr. Seuss themed party! I created a 'Cat in the Hat' smash cake for Aidan and 'Thing 1-Thing 2' cupcakes for everyone else!
This party was just a whimsical as Dr. Seuss' language! I had to include a picture of the sign Aidan's mom posted up to greet their guests!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

'Cute as a Button' Baby Shower

These desserts were created based off of the invitations given to me by the hostess.The shower didn't really have theme but the invitations were decorated with these multi-colored polka dots. I decided to incorporate the colored dots into buttons to match the color scheme.The fondant buttons were made into an assortment of colors and styles and adhered to an Almond Buttercream. The cupcakes were our very popular Vanilla Bean, iced with an Almond Buttercream.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bridal Shower Favors & Prizes

Have you ever thrown a bridal shower and lost hours of time trying to find ideas for the perfect favor? This hostess fell in love with these Almond Wedding Cake Cookies. I came up with a design to incorporate a wedding dress. She was also in search of prizes for the lucky winners of each shower game. The bride's main wedding color was used as an accent among the desserts. Each favor and prize was packaged individually for hand out.

Owl-Themed Baby Shower

Owls are such a popular baby shower theme lately! This baby shower was thrown to welcome baby Finley into the world.

An assortment of C-HOO-colate Fudge Cupcakes and Vanilla Bean Cupcakes were topped with Vanilla Buttercream and matching owls.

The hostesses loved the idea of a large Owl Cupcake 'Cake' where cupcakes are put together to form larger shapes! This little wise guy was made using fondant, pretzel rods, orange candy, coconut and buttercream icing.

We designed the custom display to incoporate wooden plaques for serving dishes, mason jars wrapped in twine, pinecones, burlap sacks for table coverings and twigs to complete the woodland theme.