Monday, October 27, 2008

Review on Southern Weddings Blog

Here is a review about the Etiquette of Chocolate Experience by Peter and Arjola, a truly charming and beautiful couple whose wedding I had the great honor of creating the cake for, that was posted on Southern Weddings blog. This is the goal that I am always seeking all of my clients to have.

We were planning our wedding from Orlando, so Jaycel was willing to meet with us anytime.
We met him for the first time on an early Sunday morning because that is all the time we had in Jacksonville. I was just shocked that any business would be willing to be open for us at that odd time. He put on a great tasting for us and truly was constantly conscious about our availability. We were captivated by this young, hard-working, and creative entrepreneur. We wanted a very simple cake, that's just who we are, and Jaycel really listened to what we wanted and sent us to appropriate websites to look to get ideas. He explained every step of the process and truly guided and listened to us as we made our decisions. We had our dream cake for our wedding! Not only was it beautifully done with refined artistry, but it was the best cake we have tasted. We have had so many of our guests and family members say that to us. We had the raspberry and champagne filling. We were not even planning on doing favors, and had even decided against them, but we were so happy with how we were treated and how budget conscious he was that we ended up ordering chocolates as favors and, also, we had guests say they were awesome!! I can tell you too, they are AWESOME!

Partnering Up...


A few weeks ago, I had the great chance to work with Agnes Lopez, one of Jacksonville's premier photographers, who recently was named an Editor's Pick by The Knot AND was included in Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book, both great honors and testament to her professionalism and talents.

In addition, I recently, have had the chance to work with Liza Chung, Editor of Jacksonville Luxury Living Wedding and Event Style Magazine. She is a terrific event designer.

All three of us (and many other amazing Northeast Florida Talents) collaborated on a special project of Agnes for a concept shoot she did, inspired by a stunning piece of cinema.

My humble contribution was the above cake, which was inspired by the film.

I saw many of the photos that Agnes took at her shoot and cannot wait for the time she posts everything on her blog! It will blow people away!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Launch Party Cake for Luxury Magazine


I am excited to show a cake that was recently created for the launch party of Jacksonville Luxury Living's Wedding magazine at Ocean 60. I want to thank the amazingly talented Liza Chung.

But until then, here are my humble photos.

The flavors were Yellow Cake with Wild Strawberry and Champagne Buttercream.

The color of the cake was to match the logo of the magazine and the rose was sculpted completely out of hand, no special cutters! Nature doesn't do cookie cutters, neither do I!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Birthday Cake


This cake was created for one of the best customers I have, who has gotten numerous cakes from us over the year we have been open.

A birthday cake that takes a bit of inspiration from the Jaguars with the teal rings and dots.

Wedding Cake


One of my favorite cakes of the year was completed this weekend for a great couple, Debbie Gloria and Bob Smith.

The bride wanted a regal cake that took inspiration from her table centerpieces and flowers.

The flavors of the cake of yellow cake with blackberry buttercream and chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream.

The cake was delivered to River Club on top of the Modis Building.

Birthday Cake


Last week, I had the pleasure to create the birthday cake for, Agnes Lopez, one of the best photographers in Northeast Florida and a good friend of mine. She has many exciting ventures on her plate and I am very happy to call her a friend!

The flavor was carrot cake with pecan cream cheese buttercream.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wedding Cake


Here is a cake that I take some pride in creating. It was designed for a bride that I went to high school with, actually, small world!

She brought in a photo of a cake that had swags and roses, which lead me to create this cake. The flavor of the cake is Yellow and Chocolate Butter Cake with Hazelnut, cookies and cream, and peanut butter butter creams.

The roses and swags were sculpted out of sugar paste! The venue was the Florida Yacht Club.

Simple and Chic


Here is a petite cake that was ordered via one of our vendor partnerships with a local reception venue. The bride wanted a simple cake for her budget, that was still beautiful and able to feed her party of 40. So I created this cute little two tier cake with white fondant and lavender hearts.

The flavor of the cake was yellow butter cake with vanilla bean butter cream.

Birthday Cake


Here is a cake that was done for one of my mother's customers, whose daughter was celebrating her 12th birthday. She wanted something different and elegant. After studying our blog and website, she wanted a white fondant cake with a butterfly and our signature bejeweled Poppy!

The flavors of the cake were chocolate cake with cookies and cream.

Wedding Cake


I had four wedding cakes this week, which is about my limit! But all were fun to create.

The first cake was a short notice wedding, i.e. ordered a few weeks ago by a bride who was a fan of 'Lily' one of the cakes on our site. But she wanted cherry blossoms instead!

The flavors of the cake were: Chocolate Cake and Yellow Cake, with each layer having Pistachio, Hazelnut, and mocha layers of our amazing swiss meringue buttercream!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Even in hard times....


Yesterday I got a call from a local tv station wanting to do a story about how the economy is effecting people's buying habits when it comes to chocolates!

Here is the video: