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.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Craig & Katja's Wedding

Our crazy friends & kitchen mates, (unbelievable Tandori Chicken... check out their company here: Tandoozy,) Craig & Katja, were married this past July. We, of course, made their wedding cake.

Craig & Katja were wed at the 2010 Critical Massive event. It's a week summer camping festival featuring music, art installations, etc. Sort of the Pacific Northwest mini- Burning Man. It's held at a nudist colony in beautiful Mount Vernon, WA.

Hands down, without a doubt, the most fun (and slightly insane) venue at which we've ever set up a cake.

Their photographer, the talented Todd Gardiner, (who took all these photos, might I add, while wearing a kilt, combat boots and not much else) was nice enough to share these photos of the love birds and their cake.


Craig & Katja's Wedding

Craig & Katja's Wedding

Craig & Katja's Wedding

Craig & Katja's Wedding

Craig & Katja's Wedding

Craig & Katja's Wedding

Craig & Katja's Wedding
All photos Copyright 2010 Todd Gardiner, used with permission.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tiramisu

A pick me up, indeed!


We made this sweet little tiramisu cutting cake for Jen & Chris's back yard wedding. I LOVE the luxe simplicity of this little cake with the bright peony accent.

Behold:

Tiramisu Cutting Cake
Photo by Aaron Last.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Retro Cherries

Here's a cute little tower for Lindsay and Maxx. They were married at Pickering Barn in Issaquah.


The little cherries on the cake match the retro table cloths:

retro cherries cutting cake

And here's the whole tower. Look at those gorgeous flowers:
Retro cherries tower.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hot Pink Studded Cheetah Print?

Duh!

(C'mon, you KNEW we would....)



Cheetah Print Crown Set

Cheetah Print Crown Set

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Eye Candy

'Tis wedding season and we're up to our elbows in cake....


Here's a quick preview of some cakes we've done over the past weeks.



Lori & Bryan's Wedding Tower
chocolate butterfly wedding cupcake tower
2010-07-17 17.15.23
Katja & Craig's Wedding Cake
Lavendar & white sugar flowers

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lavendar Sugar Flowers

Just a couple of quick snapshots I took of a little cake and cupcake tower we set up on the Skansonia this past weekend.... such a cute little cake!


This set up is completely edible. The flowers are hand made of sugar paste.



Sugar flowers

And here it is with the delicious cupcake tower in the background:
Lavendar & white sugar flowers

Monday, June 21, 2010

Introducing: Ice Cream Cake!


Fwd: Ice cream cake pics, originally uploaded by lookcupcake.

This cute little guy was our initial collaboration with Parfait Gourmet Ice Cream (www.parfaiticecream.com). It featured our chocolate cake filled with their mint stracciatella ice cream, a whipped cream frosting and luscious ganache poured liberally over the top. Like a brownie sundae, in cake form! It's pretty much gauranteed to be the best thing you've ever eaten and it's coming to our menu, available for order, very soon.

Mmmmmmm!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Butterflies & Flowers

Just a quick peek at an adorable little 1st birthday smash cake we sent out last weekend. Too cute not to share:




Butterfly and flower 1st Birthday Smash Cake

A closer look at the sugar butterfly:

Butterfly and flower 1st Birthday Smash Cake

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lingerie Shower Cupcakes

Bow Chika Wowow...


Check out these snappy little cupcakes we put together for a lingerie shower:


Lingerie cupcakes

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stacy & Joe's New Year's Wedding

Fantastic photos by the incredible JFK Weddings (www.jfkweddings.com). Talk about capturing the emotion of the moment!


Stacy & Joe, one of America's most adorable couples EVER, were married on New Year's Day. Their reception was held at The Grand Hyatt Seattle. The blue & chocolate polka dot theme fit perfectly with the venue decor.

Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

The cutting cake, complete with chocolate sugar paste monogram:
Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

Stacy & Joe get down:
Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

...and then they get on down:
Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

Time to cut the cake.
Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

This tower is TALL.
Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

All that work and then the sweet, sweet reward:
Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower

And, quite possibly my FAVORITE picture of our cake, ever:
Stacy and Joe's Wedding Tower
Awwwww! Congratulations, Stacy & Joe!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

So Adorably Sweet You May Need Insulin

Introducing.....


Mini Wedding Cake Cookies.

We make a butter cookie so good they'll make your mama cry and now we're putting them to excellent use. These make gorgeous wedding favors (because who wants yet ANOTHER organza bag of jordan almonds).

On with the show:


Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies

Wedding Cake Cookies