From Inspiration to Dream Cake!

For those of you who have not yet designed your dream wedding cake, we thought we’d show you a bit of what we do during a design consultation.  We’ll use a recent wedding in Plant City as an example.  Kara came to us with 2 of her favorite cakes:

Kara's 1st wedding cake inspiration photo.

Kara's 2nd wedding cake inspiration photo.And her wedding colors – coral/orange hues and blue:

Kara's wedding colors

Within about an hour, we had designed her cake from the inside (flavors), out (decorations)!

She chose a 4-tier cake to serve her 140 guests and the flavors were….

Top tier: vanilla cake with buttercream filling

2nd tier: chocolate cake with cream cheese filling

3rd tier: white almond cake (our most popular flavor) with buttercream filling

Bottom tier: vanilla cake with raspberry preserves

We incorporated her favorite design elements: large edible bows with brooch centers, quilting, and Damask stenciling.  And we added a little extra sparkle with strings of faux diamonds around 2 of the tiers.

A blue and white wedding cake covered with fondant and decorated with Damask stenciling, quilting, blue fondant bows, and a little sparkle!

The cake was beautiful on its own, but it really came to life when we delivered it to the reception at the Wishing Well Barn in Plant City, FL.  Set against the country barn background, the sparkle and elegance really stood out as a perfect depiction of rustic charm.This cake is the epitome of rustic charm.

This was truly a successful wedding cake design session, and Kara was thrilled with the results!  In an email to Mel after the wedding, she said,

“The wedding was fantastic!  Your cake was beyond perfect! I did not even want to cut into it! Thanks so much for a beautiful cake! I got so many compliments and people asking who had made it.”

And you can read her reviews on and

Stay tuned for a future post on how to prepare for a cake design session to ensure you get exactly what you’ve dreamed of!