99% of the time, we sit down with the bride and/or groom to design their wedding cake from the inside (flavors), out (decorations). However, we are sometimes contacted by out-of-town brides and design the cake via email or phone conversations.
In July, Ashley and Juan drove from Georgia to get married in St. Petersburg. The reception was held at the Parkshore Grill, and Ashley asked us to create her wedding cake. She sent us a photo of a cake she liked and some samples of her wedding colors, and we took it from there!
This cake is a real beauty! The bride and her Mom found us at the Great Bridal Expo in October 2012, and they already knew exactly what they wanted the wedding cake to look like. They found a cake by and wanted it replicated almost exactly.
As always, we sat down for a cake consultation & tasting, and everyone left happy with fully bellies! Here is Jennifer’s completed wedding cake:
This wedding cake is from back in October…why haven’t I posted it before now? Your guess is as good as mine! But I think you’ll all really like it.
It was a seven tier wedding cake – all decorated with white and ivory fondant.
The cake topper was a dome of white and ivory gum paste flowers, and the top two tiers were decorated with fondant swags, lace, and quilting.
Then we had some ivory fondant stripes, more lace, more quilting, and a lot of fondant pleats around the base!
While I was in the middle of setting up the cake, the bridesmaids announced that Caroline was dying to see her cake! So, I moved all my stuff aside and…here comes the bride!
I think she liked it.
And I think she was even more excited to cut into it!
After tasting the cake, Caroline gave the camera a thumbs-up…yummy! But, wait a minute, Rob has icing on his finger…and a rather sinister look on his face. Don’t do it, Rob! Do NOT rub that icing on Caroline’s gorgeous nose!
*Thank you to Dana Goodson Photography for providing such amazing photos of the cake and cake cutting! See more of her shots of the wedding here.
If you’ve ever been to the bakery, you’ve seen our show cake that looks like a bunch of gift packages. It’s a stunning cake – very elegant and sophisticated! It would be perfect for so many occasions – a holiday party, wedding, anniversary party, etc. It’s huge and really makes a statement.
Well, a couple of weeks ago, a bride specifically requested that we replicate that show cake for her wedding.
It took a full day just to decorate this beast, and two full-grown men to carry it into the reception hall.
This cake is great if you need an idea for how to decorate a gift box cake. Each box was decorated in a different manner and 5 different bow styles!
This was an 8-inch round cake sitting on top of a 10-inch square cake…which was sitting on a 12-inch square cake…which was sitting on a large rectangular cake…phew! Also notice bow #1 with wide bow loops.
And here, you have a 6-inch round cake with bow #2 (extremely thin bow loops) on a 8-inch square cake with bow #3. The square cake is actually twice as tall as a normal cake!
I love this little pouch. There’s a cupcake hidden inside!
This is an aerial view of the cake, and you can see bow #4 on the mini package to the left and bow #5 front and center!
Maybe you should sit down before I show you this cake. The order was placed only TWO weeks ago by a woman for her granddaughter’s first birthday party. Big deal, right?
Well, the party was for 120 people! And she wanted a 3-tier pillow cake. Actually, she specifically wanted this cake from Elegant Cheesecakes, but we changed it a little to incorporate her colors and “feel” for the party. The party colors were dusty rose, ivory, and pink! And the party had sort of a girly vintage feel to it.
The cakes were carved, covered in fondant, and decorated with fondant accents.
The pillows were topped with a gum paste princess crown, which was wrapped around the smash cake! See it peeping from behind the crown in the picture below? At the party, they were able to lift the crown and smash cake and set it in front of the birthday girl.
I knew this would be a fun delivery. I love it when the rooms are at least partially set up so I can see how the cake fits into the rest of the party.
I’m proud to say we perfectly matched the party colors! Yay!
Just look at this room!
Again, there’s the girly vintage feel…an elegant, mature centerpiece with a pink & silver crown sticking out of it!
And how many 1st birthday parties have you been to where there is a favor bar. What’s the favor? GOLDFISH! Yup, each party attendee took home a new pet!