Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Colour Purple

This cake was fun to do, and what was even better was the reaction when I delivered it today! I love to see people get excited over cake!

I was contacted by Heather who was planning a surprise 25th wedding anniversary for her parents. When they got married something went awry with their wedding cake and they never had the cake of their dreams - so she wanted to make sure they had something extra special for their 25th anniversary.

She wanted something bold, fun and whimsical - so an Off Kilter design fit the bill just perfectly. Heather came to me with a design in hand, we added a few elements during the consultation and the finished product is a show stopper!

Each tier is Vanilla Orchid cake filled with Hot Buttered Rum buttercream, iced in lavender buttercream with fondant accents.
Congratulations Joel & Beth!

Sweet & Simple

Simple 2 tier wedding cake for a small backyard wedding. Each tier was a different flavour: lemon/lavender top tier and midnight chocolate base tier filled with white chocolate buttercream, then iced in pale yellow buttercream and decorated with sugar daisies and ribbon.

Sweet & Simple!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes!

Well wedding season is still here....and so is the cupcake craze. The cupcake tower phenomenon started oh so many years ago now, but they have not lost their popularity unlike other fads. In fact this year I seem to have more cupcake towers on the books than wedding cakes.

Why are they so popular? Well some people just like the look of them - I mean 100 or more cupcakes all decorated the same way lined up on an elegant stand with a coordinating top cutting cake can look quite impressive. The other reasons are: they are cute, portable, single serving cakes that can be customized to suit any wedding theme - and who doesn't like to eat a cupcake??

This past Saturday I had 2 wedding cupcake towers at 2 different venues - and it was pouring rain - I mean pouring! That kind of rain doesn't help much when you are transporting multiple boxes of cupcakes, a boxed top tier, a stand, extra decor, etc....

The first tower was for Cynthia & Steve's black & white wedding at Deer Creek. To keep the entire display in their colour scheme, they went with Midnight Chocolate cupcakes with Vanilla buttercream swirls in white cupcake liners. Each cupcake was decorated with 3 tiny black flowers with white centres. The top cutting tier was iced in vanilla buttercream and decorated with an edible grosgrain bow and ribbon and more black & white flowers.

The second tower that day was for Shantell & David's "colour purple" wedding at Tosca Banquet Hall. Their room decor was gorgeous! From the linens to the flowers to the lighting, nothing was left out. They chose Pink Lemonade cupcakes each decorated with a either a lavender or eggplant sugar hydrangea. The top cutting tier was iced in buttercream and then decorated in a romantic fashion with hand piped buttercream flowers in shades of purple and a pair of sugar butterflies.