Friday, July 29, 2011

Lisa & Ryan

Hey, You Guys! Know what the secret best part of making wedding cakes is? (I mean, besides the butter, obviously.) It's getting all the amazing pro pictures after the fact. I could (and do) lose days staring at the photographers' websites. Oohing and aahing, gasping & sighing over the detail shots and the way the lighting totally makes that bride's skin look like porcelain, omg. Can we get that lighting installed in our bathroom? Please? Home Depot should totally offer that.

Gabriel Van Wyhe, of, shared these fantastic shots he got of our couple Lisa & Ryan enjoying their cake cutting.

First they cut the cake. (Does Lisa not have the BEST facial expressions?)
Lisa & Ryan
Annnd then:
Lisa & Ryan
Lisa & Ryan
Lisa & Ryan
(I think they liked it... This face says it all, right?)
Lisa & Ryan
Lisa & Ryan

Here are few detail shots of their tower:
Lisa & Ryan
Lisa & Ryan
Lisa & Ryan

Sunday, July 10, 2011

More than one way to top a cake...

SanNi & Daniel went with a nautical tattoo inspiration:

SaNni & Daniel's Nautical Cutting Cake

While Mary & James pay homage to Latin roots with a Dia de las Muertos piece:

Dia de los Muertos toppers

Katy & Michael appreciate a proper monkey:

Monacle Monkey Tower

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shannon & Rob

These pictures just came in from Peter Kearns Photography. Thanks, Peter!

Shannon & Rob were married at Golden Gardens Bath House in Seattle.
We crafted not only a wedding cake, but also a groom's cake with a custom robot & guitar sugar sculpture.

First, the wedding cake. Four tiers, covered in white chocolate fondant with dragee & white chocolate shell details:
Dragee & White Chocolate Shell Details

Shannon's Cake

And the groom's cake. Also covered in white chocolate fondant, made to look like a stage with a faux wood finish and topped with a sugar robot & replica of the groom's guitar:
Sugar Robot & Guitar

And the whole cake table:
Shannon & Rob's Cake Table

Shannon & Rob cut the cake:
Shannon & Rob Cut the Cake

And a bonus shot of ME. I attended this wedding, so here I am showing off the wares:
Hey...It's me!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Goth/Rocky Horror

Check out these great Goth/Rocky Horror themed sweets we made for a 40th birthday:

Goth/Rocky Horror

Goth/Rocky Horror

Goth/Rocky Horror

Goth/Rocky Horror

Goth/Rocky Horror

Cool Cat

These incredible pictures are by Yvonne-Wong.

Two sweet little kitties were sculpted in the likeness of the couple's cats. They're made of sugar and sat atop the cutting cake.

Fwd: Kim & Craig's Wedding

Fwd: Kim & Craig's Wedding

Fwd: Kim & Craig's Wedding

Fwd: Kim & Craig's Wedding

Fwd: Kim & Craig's Wedding

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sometimes You Just Don't Want To Let Them Go.

People who've met me have almost certainly heard me say, "No. There is no such thing as a cake that's too pretty to eat."

I might just have to eat my words.

I made this gorgeous cake for Colleen & Leon's 60th (!!!) anniversary celebration last weekend. When it was finished, after I'd placed the last little silver dragee and secured the figures on top, I almost wouldn't let the client take it.** I love it that much.

The client supplied a picture of Colleen & Leon on their wedding day in 1950. We sculpted these little sugar toppers in their likeness to sit atop the cake:

Sculpted sugar cake topper, "Colleen & Leon"

The cake itself was a three tiered, white-chocolate-fondant covered beauty. Each tier was a different delicious flavor combination:
  • A fresh lemon cake with lemon curd filling and vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.
  • A chocolate hazelnut cake infused with Frangelico, ganache filling and chocolate hazelnut Swiss meringue buttercream.
  • A pumpkin spice cake with cinnamon cheesecake filling and fresh ginger Swiss meringue buttercream.
We accented the cake with royal icing piping, silver dragees and a lush sugar bow. As always, everything you see here is 100% edible.

60th Anniversary Cake

Let's take a closer look at that bow, shall we?
60th Anniversary Cake Bow Detail

**Not to worry - the client managed to pry it from my fingers and I received reports that it was a hit at the party.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oh, The Cakes You Can Cake

Stacy & Dan's Dr. Seuss inspired wedding cake speaks for itself.

See for yourself:

The Dr. Seuss Cake

Stacy & Dan "cut" their cake.

You can see more pictures and read all about their extra-rad affair, here, on Offbeat Bride.

Photos by the talented Ben Blood.