Here’s an elegant, classy cake that would be perfect for almost any wedding:
The third cake we brought to the Taste of the Town events was a tall, elegant wedding cake. This cake had a little bit of everything:
Ok, folks. Christmas is quickly approaching. If you’ve thought about bringing a festive cake to your family celebration, you better get baking soon!
But you don’t have to spend hours and hours on a cake for it to look gorgeous, elegant, and Christmas-y!
Make a cake that looks like a gift!
Here’s one I did for my friend Nikki’s office holiday party:
Here’s a close-up of the bow and the gift tag:
Here’s a similar concept, where the cake was covered in white fondant and topped with a big loopy gift bow. Here, you have to have a little more time because each of those loops has to completely dry before you can assemble the bow.
Here’s a very clean, elegant, gorgeous wedding cake. It was 3 hexagon tiers iced in buttercream, with each tier wrapped with a black satin ribbon.
The bride provided the shiny, ornate monograms and the broach to go in the center of the large gum paste bow I made. I love how the bow is offset on the top of the cake, and the tails just drape down over the other tiers!
Yup, they wanted a sugar gecko climbing up the back of the cake! The bride has a pet gecko, and apparently it represents the couple’s quirkiness. Just like no two couples are the same, neither are their cakes!
Or their geckos, for that matter. This is actually the second gecko I made. I based the creation of the first one off a quick Google search for “gecko.” The bride & groom were in the bakery the week of the wedding so we excitedly showed them the gecko. It didn’t pass inspection. You see, she doesn’t have an ordinary gecko. She has one with a stumpy little tail like you see in the photo. The tail actually mimics the head so if the gecko is attacked by a predator, it can fool him and escape!
You learn something new every day, right?
I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately, but I felt ambitious enough to make my own Christmas cards. I guess when you have the energy, you’ve got to put it to work before it fizzles out!
The cards I made were pretty simple and relatively cheap. I didn’t price everything out, but I’d guess I spent no more on these cards than I would on store-bought ones.
To make these, I bought 2 sheets of scrapbook paper (at $0.69 each) that had ornaments all over it. I cut out the ornaments and glued them on to the page with a little brown ribbon and a colored bow. So easy! You can’t tell from the photo, but the ornaments are sparkly so they’re classy and festive too!
For the top two pictured here, I cut a strip of scrapbook paper that had the red and white stripes on it and glued it to the card stock. Then, I glued a ribbon across the seam. The tiny Christmas trees are actually metal brads and the snowflakes are just plastic (got them both at Michael’s Craft Stores).
The bottom card was also made with scrapbook paper! I found a page that had rows and rows of presents and another one that had “Ho” written all over it! First, I glued down a strip of the presents. Then, I cut out one “Ho” and framed it in a piece of blue card stock. I glued that in place with a little white bow accent. It’s “Ho” cubed…get it? Ho ho ho? You do get it, right??? Maybe I missed the mark on that one…
And these are my favorite because they’re so colorful. The center rectangle is scrapbook paper I already had. I’ve actually had it for years so I’m happy to be finally using it! To make these, I framed the patterned scrapbook paper in a piece of colored card stock and glued it to the card. Then, I glued down 2 strips of ribbon (one with a knot tied in it, offset) and stuck two foam candy cane stickers on top! Again, super easy!
I am not gifted when it comes to paper crafts. So if I can make cards that look somewhat decent (at least, I think so…), you can too. Of course, if you don’t feel up to it…check out your other options. Some people are actually PAID to make this stuff!!! Like my good friend Nicole in her Etsy shop.
A couple of weeks ago, a bride and groom came into the bakery to order a cake for their engagement party. They saw a photo of a cake Debbie created previously and loved it so we replicated it for them.
When they saw the cake, both the bride and the groom were excited about it! The bride then wandered around the bakery pointing out the other display cakes she liked, but the groom kept saying, “Our cake is my favorite one!”
Yay! Customer satisfaction is what it’s all about, right?
We made this birthday cake for a young girl celebrating her 31st birthday. She’d spent her 30th birthday taking care of sick family members so she really wanted to go big this year!
She came in, sat down with Debbie, and picked out her own cake. She really liked the Pink & Black Zebra Cake we’d made for a 1st birthday party, and she wanted it to look elegant, mature, and glamorous.
This cake is all about the subtlety. It was made for a baby’s Christening and was iced in very light pink buttercream.