Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Classically Orange and Blue

Lindsey and Del were married this past Fall at one of my favorite wineries in Charlottesville, Veritas Winery. I just love how they incorporated UVA's orange and blue in such a beautifully elegant way. The flowers from Joey and Randy at Floral Images were brilliant, and just flat out perfect!

Lindsey was a knockout in her all lace dress and Del looked dashing with his orange tie. For their wedding cake, we used the vine inspiration directly from their invites. It really helped to tie in the whole beautiful theme. Fresh flowers from Joey and Randy completed the look. Their cake was Sour Cream Almond with Maple Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache and Red Velvet cake with Cream Cheese frosting.

I would like to thank Christoper Duggan, of Christopher Duggan Photography, for all of the fabulous photographs! Check out more of Lindsey and Del's wedding here!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Trio of Cakes!

I just love this way of featuring bridal cakes for your guests! Instead of one large bridal cake, how about 3 or 5 smaller different cakes arranged beautifully with a recurring theme? McKinley chose this option for her gorgeous Fall wedding at Pippin Hill. McKinley's cakes were Sour Cream Almond cake with Chocolate Buttercream and Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting...perfect for the start of the Fall season! After covering them with a marbled fondant we placed seasonal fresh fruit on her cakes...a few silver stands and servers and a unique and beautiful look was created for her wedding!

Just a word about the beautiful images...they were shot by Jen Fariello Photography and I love the ethereal quality of them. In addition to digital photography, Jen is brilliant with film as well. Thank you for the gorgeous images!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Calligraphied Cake

When Kristen and Jurgen contacted me regarding their wedding cake with their names done in calligraphy, I knew there was only one person to call! Jen Maton of Ifsoinklined Calligraphy creates beautiful art with the written word, from invitations, to enveloped and custom artwork, her skill is undeniably beautiful! Kristen's cake was a Pumpkin cake with Maple Buttercream and a Sour Cream Almond cake with Chocolate Ganache...yum!

Jen came over the night before the wedding and lovingly handpainted their names onto the about a tag team. Loved working with you, Jen and I hope we get to do it again soon! Congratulations, Kristen and Jurgen and thank you for choosing Maliha Creations and Ifsoinklined to create your wedding cake at Sweely Estate Winery!

Beautiful pictures courtesy of Julie Napear Photography!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cosmos on Cake

Abby and Darrin were married at Pippin Hill late this summer. After spending time in Japan, Abby wanted her wedding cake to incorporate the beautiful fields of cosmos that she loved to gaze at while there. Isn't her cake topper adorable!!! It includes their little one eyed cat. Thank you, Abby and Darrin for choosing Maliha Creations to create your wedding cake. I loved working with you!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Inspiration Shoot on JuneBug Weddings!

When Jamie, Jessica and Claire of Simply Chic Events and Anne and Bill Holland of Holland Photo Arts came over to tell me about their magically inspired photo shoot at Clifton Inn, I knew it would be a blast and of course, beautiful! Over chai and cake, they filled me in on the inspiration...the modern chevron print, with pops of color in corals and pinks...the gorgeous backdrop of Clifton Inn, real life lovelies, Eric and Lora Kelley (with their own successful business' of their own), florals from Pat and Sherry of Pat's Floral Designs, and of course, the beautiful papers from Rock, Paper, Scissors. I was so thrilled to be a part of this shoot. What fun it was to create 3 small cakes incorporating the chevron design and including the fabulous colors. Thank you for thinking of me to be is an honor. The fabulous pics speak for themselves...for more, check out Anne and Bill's blog...

Venue: Clifton Inn

Event Design: Simply Chic Events

Floral Design: Pat’s Floral Designs

Make-Up: Lora Elaine Kelley

Hair: Jennifer with Elan

Stationary: Rock Paper Scissors

Wedding Cake: Maliha Creations

Signage and Calligraphy: Nichole Creative

Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza

Groom’s Apparel: J. Crew

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Best Thank You!

For a wedding vendor, there is nothing better than receiving a note from a bride or groom detailing their joy with your work. When I opened my email and received the following from a previous bride, I was of course, thrilled that they enjoyed my creations so immensely, but I was also reminded of why I love my job so much. The opportunity to be involved in some of the happiest moments of my clients lives, from new babies, to weddings and everything in between, is a never-ending thrill. Thank YOU, Marjorie, for choosing me to create your wedding cakes!

"Dear Anita,

Ryan, our families and I cannot thank you and your husband enough for our two divine, delicious and highly detailed cakes on May 28th, 2011!! The fern cake was elegant, delicate and perfectly fit into our wedding theme. The UVa football stadium was ABOVE and BEYOND what we ever imagined! The lights? The UVa good old song? The field, the fans and the colonnade? The deep, delicious red velvet? Seriously, it was one of the many highlights of the wedding and many, many people refereneced how fabulous it was. I know that Patricia Lyons will have many photos of it, so we will make sure to connect you.

As well, on Sunday May 29th, it was so lovely to run into your husband and your daughter to get to discuss the amazing depth of engineering that went on to get this cake to perfection. It was really a family effort and we utterly appreciate your time, energy and creativity!

More photos to come!"

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cobalt blue...

Kally and Ben were married at the gorgeous Veritas Vineyard this past summer. Kally's inspiration was beautiful cobalt blue glass. There were hints of cobalt blue throughout their wedding...from the bridesmaid dresses, to the flowers, to backdrop lighting on the sheers surrounding the ball room. We created this cake for Kally and Ben by forming dozens and dozens of hydrangea blooms. After the blooms had dried, we airbrushed them with a cobalt blue edible food coloring. Once dried again, they were artfully placed on the cake. Their yummy cake was Vanilla Butter cake with Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache...a classically delicious combination! A special thanks to Meg Runion Studios for beautiful images.