Well, I am finally feeling like life is getting back to some sort of pattern and I am really enjoying it! Today, I am actually at my in-laws beach house in Newport Beach and then off to lunch and shopping with my girlfriend Kate! But before I left for my day of fun I thought I would post these gorgeous photos from a recent wedding that I had the pleasure of doing. Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings & Events completely blew me away with the look of this wedding. She worked hand in hand with the bride and groom who were very involved with the planning of their wedding day since their reception was actually in their backyard. I loved my wedding day too, but if I were able to go back in time I think I wish this was the style of my wedding -intimate, detailed inspired, and a touch of vintage…love, love, love it! The bride and groom were so much fun to work with and really let me try out some new ideas with the design of their cake! Lastly, I have to say that Amy Squires did an amazing job with the photography! I was able to work with able on my first real wedding back in the day and it was so much fun seeing her work her magic again with this wedding!
Tracy from The Buttercream Studio just sent us this photo of a cute wedding cake she created based on our Chandelier wedding invitation by EIEIO. It reminded us that wedding invitations and stationery can be great source of inspiration for cakes - sometimes the design motifs on the invitation translate really well into 3-D and can help carry a consistent style through the details of wedding day.
You may remember the bride and groom sugar cookies I made for a dear friend’s wedding. I had an amazing time at their wedding and had the privilege of making their cake and cookies and even being a bridesmaid. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend trying to do both, but in the end it was all worth it!
I got the silhouette cookie cutters custom made to fit their profile from The Victor Trading Company. This company did an amazing job with the cutters and the end result was more than I could have asked for. The wedding theme was “Silhouettes” and my friend Karrie (the bride), who is a graphic designer, carried the theme throughout the whole wedding seamlessly. She even had the lady from Disneyland who cuts silhouettes come and cut each guest’s silhouette! Their wedding photographer, Amy Squires, from WeddingChicks was absolutely amazing!!! I highly recommend her to any bride-to-be looking for a fantastic photographer. I was also lucky enough to have a couple shots she took of my desserts and of the gorgeous bride and groom. I just can’t help sharing my joy with you all, so I hope you enjoy these photos!
I have been waiting for a while to post this uber-fun wedding! I knew when I first met the couple that this was going to be very creative and beautiful wedding! They had such fabulous ideas and weren’t scared of putting in the extra time to pull off a one-of-a-kind dessert display. Not only were they super creative, but their wedding planner and my personal friend, Jesi Haack of Jesi Haack Weddings, is one of those people who is so talented and loves pulling off gorgeous, yet unique events! Thanks so much to my other friend, Adrianne Bonafede, who is a great photographer and came along with me to help capture a lot of these yummy images. Their wedding photographer, Juan Posada, of Posada Photo shot some lovely images too and was kind enough to share them with me!
I catered a wedding for 200 people. I didn’t do the full meal, but rather the appetizers and the cake…which was definitely enough for me. The bride and groom’s colors were dark chocolate brown and turquoise. They wanted a chocolate ganache covered cake with chocolate cake inside and chocolate ganache filling and fresh strawberries -can you say yummy! They also wanted to cut the cost a little so we did a smaller size wedding cake with two other kinds of sheet cakes. The other two kinds of cake were almond cake with lemon cream and fresh raspberry filling and lemon cream cheese frosting and hazelnut cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting with fresh raspberries and raspberry buttercream. So without further ado here are some photos of the cake.
Who knew that ordering bakery equipment and supplies could be so daunting!?! I think I have over analyzed every aspect of cupcake liners, packaging design, ovens, and baking racks. I am happy to announce that I placed my HUGE order for all the baking equipment and tried not to look at the price quote when I got it…I simply closed my eyes and signed the check! I have to give a shout out to my wonderful parents who have practically funded my whole dream and decided to jump on board as partners in the business with my husband and I! I absolutely love working with my family and so happy that they will all be surrounding me as I take this crazy journey into sugar, spice, and “hopefully” everything nice!
One thing that has made this journey so sweet has been the amazing vendors that I have met along the way, and now I am even lucky enough to call them friends! Carissa from JL Designs has probably helped me more than anyone in the wedding industry and has truly been a blessing in my life! She is the most talented floral and event designer and seriously blows me away each time I see her work! I can still remember the first time she asked me to tag along to one of her photo shoots and I couldn’t believe it! It was so last minute, but I didn’t care. My sister and I busted out 6 mini cakes and a two tiered wedding cake in one night! When I asked who the photographers would be and Carissa said Carlie and Gabriel from Gabriel Ryan Photographers I was jumping for joy! I am in love with their work and was so excited for them to shoot my sweets! They are not only talented, but some of the most fun, genuine, and sweet people I know! We were all also so lucky to work with Allison from Invitation Innovations, Desiree from Wildflower Linens, and Megan from Classic Party Rentals! Carissa’s fabulous publicist Leila Khalil, from Be Inspired PR, landed us in the new issue of Bride & Bloom Magazine, and I can’t thank her enough! Here is one of the two shoots we did that day!
I’m so excited person today because all of my equipment has finally arrived for the dessert studio! We are in the final stage of everything and hope to open by the end of the month!!! I even got to meet with some clients in my new office this past weekend. It was so much better than meeting up in a coffee shop! I will definitely be taking some more photos of the studio and post them up soon, but for now I wanted to share a fun cake decorating technique with you! I originally saw this design on another cake and loved the look of it, so I thought I would try it out. I came up with this easy method to get the lines even…I mean it has probably been done before, but I never saw a tutorial on it, so here it is for your viewing pleasure!
Get ready for some gorgeous photos!!! I have to say that I was so excited when one of my old friends from college asked me to do the desserts for her wedding. To make it even better she introduced me to Jesi, of Jesi Haack Weddings, who planned the whole wedding and design! Since the day we met Jesi and I have hit it off, and I absolutely love spending any time I can with her. She is a fabulous job with every detail of this wedding and really carried Kayli and Darren’s wedding design to the next level!
I was so excited when I got to the venue and saw the incredible backdrop Jesi created for my desserts! I can’t thank her enough! Not only was I blessed with an amazing planner for this wedding, but the photographer is one of my favorites! Aaron Shintaku, from Aaron Shintaku Photography, captured these fantastic images and literally left me speechless when I first saw them. Congratulations to Kayli and Darren…may your marriage be greatly blessed!
This post is all about love…I have been meeting with lots of brides lately, and recently we did some fun bridal showers and a wedding cake with mini desserts too. These first photos are of the wedding. The bride wanted to incorporate lots of color, her love of butterflies, and their gorgeous monogram that they featured on their invitations. This is the design we came up with!
I hope you enjoy the photos on my posts and possibly even get some ideas for cakes/cupcakes you want to make at home or for your wedding. Here are a few more cakes I’ve done. The first cake is a wedding cake I did for a couple that wanted a Tiffany blue square cake with an Asian feel. They wanted small twisting branches and white dogwood flowers. I was quite happy with how this cake turned out, and thankfully it had no glitches along the way and was quite fun to make.