Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Recent Wedding Cakes

So since it is technically still fall I thought I would share with everyone the my recent fall wedding cakes. First up was this beautiful three tier cake with fantasy flowers. The bride Lauren came to me with a photo of a cake that she wanted me to replicate. We changed a few aspects of the cake but pretty much kept everything the same since she was in love with the design. I unfortanely do not know the original artist so I can't give them credit.

I think the cake turned out wonderfully and I love the modern design. The wedding was held at a yatch club in Delaware which was an absoulutely amazing backdrop for photos! I love all of the natural light in this photo!

Next, up was a fall cake that matched the bride and grooms invitation. I love the way the cake turned out. I was unsure how the tree would look wrapped around the cake, but in the end I think it was really stunning. We added the bride and grooms intials to the tree to make it look like it was carved into the tree.

 I convinced the bride and groom to use a tree trunk as the "cake plate" to display the cake. I think this cake was perfect for this type of display and think the tree trunk fit the theme of the wedding and cake perfectly. To top it of I made edible love birds!

Last up was a more classic fall themed cake. We added fondant leaves, acorns, and pumpkins on each tier around the entire cake. The fall leaves really added a pop of color to the cake and brought it to life.
The sweetheart table!
I love the lantern centerpieces, and think the cake fit in the reception area nicely.

Well hope you enjoyed this last glimpse of fall. I wish I could hold onto fall a little longer, but now its time to get into the Christmas spirit and start baking cookies and making gingerbread houses!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Disney and a Special Birthday Surprise!

So for those of you that follow me on Facebook know I went on a family vacation to Disney back in October. This year the whole family was going including all of my nieces and nephews who had never been to Disney. It was especially special because it was my niece's Paige sixth birthday while we were there.
 So naturally I came up with a plan to make her a birthday cake, and have my wonderful husband drive it 900+ miles down to Florida.
 If anyone has ever delivered a cake, you know it is very stressful, so this was especially nerve wracking since the cake had to go so far. Luckily for my husband, I was not in the car with him for the drive, otherwise I'm sure I would have been driving him nuts checking on the cake. My husband did a great job though because the cake made it in one piece with no damage.
When I got down there I had to finish decorating the cake, adding Minnie's ears and her bow to the top tier. Sometimes when you are on the road you don't have all the tools you need so you have to improvise. I didn't have a steamer with me so I used the tea pot to remove the excess powdered sugar from the ears and bow.
For the design I decided to go with a similar design to my Mickey Mouse cake since it was so popular. I went with pink for Minnie instead of red because what little girl doesn't love pink.

I think she really liked her surprise!

Of course, I had to include some pictures from Disney!

We decided to go to the Mickey Mouse Halloween Party which, I would highly recommend. I think all of the kids had a blast seeing the special parade and trick-or-treating in the park.

So I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into our family vacation! If you live near Disney you have to go and see the parks decorated for the season!