I wanted to thank the amazing photographer Agnes Lopez and Event/Set Designer Liza Chung for inviting me to take part in a story board inspiration project for the blog, Style Me Pretty, a few weeks ago.
Here is a photo of the cake I created for the shoot, which was a winter theme.
This cake was designed over the phone and through emails with a bride from New England. She flew in and out one weekend and was able to hold a tasting, which lead with one of the best taste combinations: A chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream and dark chocolate ganache....HEAVEN!
All the flowers were hand crafted, inspired by the bride's bouquet.
Here is a cake that was designed by the groom. The couple had a specific idea, sketch and topper, already picked out. This was a huge cake with a 16 inch base, because of mixing square and round tiers. The inspiration was the bride's wedding dress which featured the champagne colored strands of fabric in this pattern. The middle tier had a bejeweled base done in pearl, inspired by the waist decor of her dress.
This weekend I was commissioned to create a wedding cake for a lovely couple who had definite ideas of what they wanted their cake to be: Topper, blue bands, quilted, and pearls! FLOWERS, TOO!
I have to admit that I first thought that it was a bit too much going on for the cake, but naturally, we serve the tastes of the client.
I have to be frank and say that I was wrong and they were right!
The cake itself was a yellow butter cake with alternating tiers of cookies and cream and wild strawberry.
The hydrangeas were white and then I dusted them with a light pastel blue. I do not like solid colored flowers, they look fake, there should always be a gradation of colors, as in nature.
I also liked the topper. Here I had to change one request of the couple who wanted to have the topper on the second tier rather than on the top, but it would not have fit on the small ledge, so I placed it on top of the cake.