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Simply Nautical

Simply Nautical.

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The bride wanted a simple cake with a touch of a nautical theme (the rope knot) and their color was navy.

5 tiers of white chocolate cake with raspberry filling and blue velvet with cream cheese filling, all with vanilla buttercream and covered in vanilla marshmallow fondant. This was probably the heaviest cake I have ever made! The bottom tier alone weighed more than the average 3 tier cake. I had to call upon help when it came time to deliver it (Thank you, Andrew!).

And as a surprise for the groom, the bride wanted a small cake to display some of his interests… like golfing, cigars, Fireball Whiskey, boating, and Chihuahuas. I have to say that I really didn’t think I could pull that one off. None of these things really went together… or did they! Thanks to my talented sister, Brandy, who dreamed up the idea to tie them all together, this little guy was born!

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A Chihuahua adorned with a golf cap (complete with a dimpled golf ball for the pompom), holding a shot glass of Fireball Whiskey in one paw, and a cigar in the other, while floating in the water on a life preserver! And to ‘tie’ it together with the wedding cake, I bordered it with a rope and the same knot!

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Congratulations to Brittany and Daniel!

~September 6, 2014~

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Lace Wedding Cake

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I was happy to be able to make this cake for today’s beautiful wedding, and I was honored to be able to stay and take photos throughout the day! The setting was amazing-a luxury ranch just a few minutes from my home that I never even knew existed! The sun was shining and it was balmy (okay, maybe not balmy, but compared to the double-digit negative temps we have had lately, today felt like a heat wave!).

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The snow-covered drive lead me to a big ranch overlooking the mountainside. Everything about this ranch was grand-from the fields and fencing, to the entrance, to the woodwork, to the heated floors, to the fireplaces, to the tub so big you could swim in it, to the glass floor overlooking the indoor pool, to the warm and friendly staff that hosted the event and put out such a great brunch for us all to feast on! (As if you couldn’t tell, I highly recommend the B & B Ranch!).

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I got to sneak into the master suite as they were getting ready for the ceremony. The kids were learning to play chess, while the adults were primping and making sure everything was in order. And it was… so maybe there were a few things forgotten, but that wasn’t going to put a damper on such a great day.

As this friend from my childhood stood there exchanging vows with the love of her life, I saw such happiness, such love, and I couldn’t help but get choked up! It was absolutely beautiful. And the fact that they included their sons in the ceremony made it just that much more heartwarming. It may have been a very intimate wedding with just a few guests, but it was one of the most heart-felt and sincere that I have been to in a long time.

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Congratulations to Aileen and Crystal!

*About the cake… I was asked to make two tiers-one vanilla with strawberry filling and one carrot with cream cheese filling and I was told that their colors were eggplant and dark orange. I frosted both tiers with buttercream and covered with marshmallow fondant. I piped the eggplant colored ‘lace’ on the fondant and topped it with some dark orange fondant roses. The design was left completely up to me-I had always wanted to pipe some lace, but I had no idea that the wedding dress would be lace, too!

Big Bloom Wedding Cake

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Vanilla bottom tier with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant, Chocolate middle tier with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant, and Vanilla and Chocolate top tier with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant. All made from scratch, of course. Ribbon and black ribbon flowers, as well as double heart cake topper, were provided by the bride. The big white fondant blooms were my creation.

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom! 

Red, White, and Velvet!

 

 

 

 

This was a wedding cake for a couple who was no-nonsense when it came to planning their wedding. All the details were worked out way in advance. Hopefully this gave them plenty of time to enjoy their big day when it finally came, because they deserved it! With their wedding colors being black and white with red accents, they wanted to keep it simple and bring the red accents into the cake-literally!

 

Red Velvet Cake  filled with Cream Cheese Icing and frosted with a white Buttercream. Red gum paste roses and red buttercream piping.

 

An extra cake as a gift from the bride to the groom (as he LOVES cake!!).

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Miller!

A Wedding in Nature

I have always loved being outdoors. Growing up, I looked forward to camping with my family. I liked hiking and camping in the woods with my friends. Loved working at a summer camp-having campfires… and cooking over the open fire… and participating in the beautiful harmonious songs… and s’mores!!

Being in the woods and camping are awesome enough… but how about adding getting married at the base of a waterfall? That’s what one couple did this weekend. Here is the tree stump wedding cake I made for the happy campers:

4 thick alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate cake, coated with vanilla buttercream, covered in marshmallow fondant, topped with chocolate frosting ‘bark’, and decorated with random gum paste butterflies.

The end result was over 8 inches high!

Congratulations Michael + Michele!

Simple. Elegant. Bursting with Flavor.

This week’s bride and groom were such a pleasure to work with. Both of them were so laid back and relaxed, they knew what they wanted, and they were both very sweet to boot. They were having a smallish wedding but wanted to make sure they had plenty of cake for everyone, so they asked for 3 round tiers with buttercream frosting and simple piped-bead borders. The florist* was to provide the flowers for the cake, so not too much fussing with decoration was needed. The one big request they had, was for berries… and lots of them!

I don’t normally take pictures while assembling a cake; but with how gorgeous and inviting these berries were, how could I not?!!? The cake was very simple but elegant with three beautiful bunches of flowers… and then when the guests bit into the delicious, moist vanilla cake, they got a sudden BURST of berries! Ripe, juicy, mouth-watering strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries! What a taste of summer!

 

 Congratulations Gerry and Fred!

*Flowers by Mohican Flowers. http://www.mohicanflowers.org/

Floating Hearts Wedding Cake

Brides (and Grooms) have so many decisions to make that it can sometimes be overwhelming. One might even feel like they are loosing their mind… or maybe just loosing a purchase they made for the big day (or possibly even leaving said purchase in the store where you bought it… that’s hours away from home!). I remember making my own garter for my special day. It was hand sewn with lace and pearl beads and very pretty. However, when it came time to put it on, it was nowhere to be found! Sure, it was eventually found… in the bottom of the dress bag… but only when the dress was being hung back up at the end of the day! lol.

Decisions about cake can be just as difficult to make. In the end, everything looked great! Congratulations to Matt and Melissa-not only for getting married, but also for all the decisions, planning, and hard work that went into creating your very special day! I hope it was just that-very special!!

This cake was a labor of love for sure! 48+ hours=swollen hands and ankle and continuous back spasms… but I still love what I do! And I hope they did, too.

Congratulations Melissa and Matt!

Have Your Cake… and Brownies, Too!

What could be better than cake? How about a cake, that’s FILLED with chocolate brownie?!!? That’s exactly what this bride and groom thought when discussing their wedding cake! Each of the three tiers had a middle layer of chocolate brownie-first came the white cake, chocolate brownie, white cake tier… then the chocolate cake, chocolate brownie, chocolate cake tier… then another white cake, chocolate brownie, white cake tier. Each tier was coated in vanilla buttercream and then covered in a smooth marshmallow fondant. A sprinkling of deep purple-ish/blue-ish flowers, with pearl centers, were the finishing touch…. That is, until the cake topper was placed-two cute little Adirondack chairs!  You see, the wedding took place in the Adirondacks and the couple shares a love for the outdoors!

Congratulations Kim and James!

And now for the cute little Adirondack Chairs/Cake Topper:

Chocolate, Peanut Butter… and Butterflies!

The chocolate and peanut butter combo is a favorite of many… and the butterflies… don’t worry, they weren’t real-they were made of fondant!

3 tiers of moist chocolate cake, filled with peanut butter buttercream, and topped with fondant butterflies. The cupcakes were chocolate with vanilla buttercream.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

From Invitation to Inspiration

A wedding cake was ordered. Details were discussed, like purples and fuchsia… and I was given a lot of freedom on the design. At first, I had no idea what direction to go in. Then came the invitation:

This invitation arrived to our friends’ wedding, and that’s where my inspiration came from for the design of their wedding cake! We couldn’t make it to their wedding, but I knew I wanted to make them a great cake… so the cakorating began! It was a big cake! At least 17 pounds of frosting alone!!! I never could have lifted this cake by myself ; I had to have help putting it on a rolling cabinet just so I could maneuver it for piping! Thank goodness for the extra set of muscles… and wheels!!

The final details (to incorporate the fuchsia color) were added just minutes before the “delivery men” came to pick it up and transport it the 3+ hours to Rochester!!!

Congratulations Joe and Julie!!!

Good luck on your many new adventures!!!

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