This beautiful wedding turned family barbecue cake is a beautiful summer cake. Finished in a smooth fondant finish, it is wrapped with real raffia ribbon and our gumpaste sugar cala lilies and yellow day lilies. For the … Continue reading →
This day and age, cakes are becoming more unique and personal to the client, and wedding cakes are no exception. Often times, couples give us an idea of what they have in their head, and allow us artistic license to create the design. In this particular case, the couple let us know that shortly after their wedding they would be headed to Africa on a mission trip. This was very important to them, and they wanted to incorporate this theme on their wedding cake. When we heard Africa we immediately thought of animals and the great African savannas.
Below is a picture of the wedding cake created.The animals are made out of a lace style applique that we custom designed.
We loved being part of this couple’s special day and had a blast using our imagination and creativity to create this cake for them.
From time to time we get to produce cakes that are used in photoshoots that are put together by our fellow vendors. It’s a great and rewarding way we can all showcase our work!
This cake was inspired by the soft feminine pink spring feel of the shoot. To ensure a cake will hold up for a shoot – and not have wasted cake – we use what we call ‘dummy cakes’ or carved styrofoam that is the same size as a tier of cake. Once covered in fondant and decorated it is impossible to tell the difference (unless you pick it up or attempt cutting it).
Dummy cakes are not only excellent for doing bridal shows or photo shoots, but you can use a dummy tier to increase the size of your cake – be it a birthday, graduation, anniversary or wedding – without needing to have a surplus of actual dessert cake.
It might seem odd to be talking about winter weddings in February, but winter is still with us for another six weeks (give or take until March 20th), and it’s inspiration is abounding in the bakery. As well as the fact that it is very common now-a-days for couples to be engaged 9 months or more, so this might help inspire those planning a winter wedding.
What makes a wedding cake ‘winter’? First and foremost, ‘cool’ colors (not as in ‘that’s cool’, but as in a ‘cool color pallette’, usually blue based as opposed to red (warm) based).
Winter cakes can be a combination of white on white or white on ivory with no other colors. This makes an elegant, refined statement. To clarify all pattern, flowers, ribbon (etc) are all ‘white’.
A variation on this is to use silver, icy blues and/or bling; very particular metalic’s can work as the metalic evokes the sense of something being covered in ice.
Like making a color picture into black and white to completely change the feel and look, most cake designs can be ‘winterized’.