Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Erin and Joel

I met Erin and Joel late last year as they began their wedding planning. They are both artistic and creative and had definite ideas about their wedding and cake. Over the months we emailed back and forth and finally ended up using the delightful design from their wedding invite. They chose square cakes for a unique look, and we also offset the tiers. The cake had a simple, yet striking quality with the green branches against the white background. Congratulations Joel and Erin!

Amber and Charlie - TJ would be so proud!

I first met Amber and Charlie in February of this year when the fabulous Jennifer Carroll brought them in for a tasting. To say their wedding would be unique would be an understatement. They had requested a wedding cake in the shape of The Rotunda and I was thrilled to do something beyond the "traditional" wedding cake. To further challenge me, Amber wanted to surprise Charlie with a penguin cake...not just any penguin, but one that was wearing a "barong," the traditional formalwear of Filipino men. She emailed me a picture of what Charlie would be wearing and I took it from there. Meg Runion of Rob Garland Photographers, photographed all of the festivities...check out her blog for more pics of Amber and Charlie's special day. Thank you, Meg, for making my cakes look so great!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Henna Cake

I had the pleasure of working with a bride and groom who wanted to incorporate the ancient art of henna into their wedding. A picture of the cake was brought along to the tasting and this is my version of Gail Watson's Henna Cake. The cakes are Double Chocolate with Amaretto-Mocha buttercream and Madagascar Vanilla Cognac cake with Navan infused buttercream. Sherry of Pat's Floral Designs supplied and arranged the beautiful fresh flower topper. Thanks, Sherry!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Susy's Cakes

I just wanted to post a few cakes made for one of my favorite customers! Susy clearly has a zest for life and loves ordering unique cakes for her children. She sends me her thoughts and then gives me the creative freedom to whip up special cakes for her family. Thanks, Susy...I love working with you!

Monday, May 5, 2008

My sweet niece

This cake was designed for our very good friends daughter...I call her my niece because we are such close family friends...it is a delight to see our children grow up together. Her mom gave me a picture of a dress that the birthday girl would be wearing and told me to take it from there. No matter how many "girly" cakes I do, I never tire of them.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Welcome to my Blog!

Well, I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and start a blog. I decided to start writing in honor of my wonderful clients who have put their trust in me on some of their most important occassions. I feel so blessed to be included, if in a very small way, in these often monumentous celebrations.

Please bear with me as I figure all of this out..hopefully in the next few weeks, I will have a blog that is semi-coherent and somewhat enjoyable to read!