Monday, August 27, 2012

Recent Wedding Cakes

I wanted to share some recent cakes with all of you. I am behind on blogging, but I am trying to catch up so without further ado here are some more recent cakes. The first wedding was Shannon and Matt's wedding at Top of the Bay in Aberdeen. Shannon wanted her wedding cake to be classic and elegant. She opted for an all ivory fondant cake with ivory sugar flowers and a bow that matched her dress.

Close-up of the sugar flowers.
Close-up of the bow! I think we matched the bow and beading perfectly to the bride's dress!
Shannon also ordered a surprise grooms cake for Seth. We decided on a Jet's hat. I made the board look like a football field for an added touch. We had to sneak this groom's cake inside since the groom didn't know about it. it was quite the challenge to make sure the groom didn't see it since he was hanging around while everything was being set-up. We managed to get it past him into the venue though with the help of the wait staff.
Here is the beautiful bride in her gorgeous dress!
 Next up, we had Lindsey and Matt's wedding at Swan Harbor. Lindsey was going with the popular chevron pattern and  yellow, gray, and turquoise for colors. We designed a gray cake with polka dot and chevron pattern and a big sunflower for a pop of color. Lindsey was having a friend make cupcakes to match the theme.
 Close-up of the sunflower.
Here is the complete set-up at the wedding. I think it turned out very nicely. I love the chevron and polka dot cupcake wrappers. I also love that she made a sign that specified when the dessert bar was open. I know from experience that everyone will try to sneak a cupcake beforehand without a sign :)
The bride incorporated her grandmother's cake topper. i love this vintage cake topper and think it was a great finishing touch to the cake!
That's it for now! 
Lastly, we have been entered in a contest as Best Cakes in Aberdeen Md. The contest runs until August 30th. Please go and vote for us. You can submit a vote everyday until the 30th.
Thanks again!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Seth's Jake the Pirate 2nd Birthday

Janice and Marty's (good friends of ours) nephew was turning the big 2, and we were asked to make the cake. We were allowed to make anything we wanted as long as it was Jake and the Neverland Pirates themed. I wanted to do something over the top, and something we had never done before. I came up with the design of Jake holding up the treasure chest that was full of gold doubloons. We have never made a huge character holding up a cake before so, structurally this was going to be a challenge.

I went over the design with my husband Jason since he comes up with most of my support structures in my cakes. I also put the task of making Jake on him since I feel that he is better at figure modeling then I am. I think he did a fantastic job! It is really difficult to get characters (especially Disney) to look exact, but I think he nailed it. Of course I got to do the easy part of making the treasure chest and the gold to fill it.
The cake was huge. I think it was around 3ft tall when we had it all put together.

Here is the birthday boy ready for his Jake the Pirate party!

Cutting the cake!

I hope Seth had an awesome birthday! I love when we get to challenge ourselves with cakes. If anyone is interested I believe my husband took in progress pictures that I could share how we made Jake.

P.S. The last post was my 100th post yay! Hopefully I'll have 100 more.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Beers and Baltimore 30th Birthday

I wanted to share a recent birthday that I had the pleasure of being a part of. My good friend Steve turned the big 3-0 last weekend, ( that means I'm getting closer too ahhh) so we threw a party in his honor. His girlfriend Gina told me that I could do whatever I wanted for his cake. We decided on a Baltimore theme since Steve likes to go to both the Raven and the Orioles games.

 Since we just recently made a crab basket I decided to make this one a bit different by making it looked like it was spilling out crabs. We then added everything Baltimore including Old Bay, a Ravens hat, a Natty Boh bottle and everything you would find to eat at a sporting event. We made a scoreboard with his birthday as the score and 30 as the time. We also made the board look like a football field with 30 in the middle. i love how this cake turned out overall.

I must confess that we ran out of time so we put real popcorn in the popcorn bucket. however the sweet of the cake and salty of the popcorn tasted really good together!

 Steve cutting his cake!
 Everyone enjoying the cake.

 My poor cake after everyone dug into it. i must say it is a little sad to see all your hard work destroyed, but that it the reason I do this so people can enjoy it.
I hope you liked your cake Steve, and had a very happy birthday!

P.S. In case you are wondering sugar bottles do break over peoples heads!