Category Archives: Wedding Cake

Parks Wedding

Megan contacted us last year about doing her and Charles’s wedding cake.  Their wedding was scheduled for June 15, 2013.  They were going for the country chic them and she provided us with wedding cake and grooms cake photos that she wanted.

The wedding cake was to feed 150.  It was to be four tier buttercream cake with alternating flavors, vanilla and strawberry.  We baked two each of 14″12″ 9″ 6″ round cakes.  My lovely and talented Aunt, who taught me all I know, iced the cakes for us while we prepared the grooms cake and dowels that would support the cake.  We then stacked the tiers.  We mixed up brown buttercream and began piping the twig like design around each tier.  We attached the grapes for the final touch.

The grooms cake was to feed 100 and to be chocolate.  She wanted to go with the muddin’ jeep theme for Charles’s cake.  W began by baking two 14″ square cakes.  Ben then carved away at the cake to make more of an off-road appearance.  We then caked on the brown buttercream for mud and piped on the grass.  She had us order a toy jeep for the topper.  After it was in place, we added brown buttercream to the jeep and it was complete.

After 11.5 hours, the cakes were complete.  We delivered to the outdoor farm wedding and cut/served the cake.

Many thanks to my Aunt for helping us knock out this bad boy and to Charles and Megan for allowing us to participate in such a special day.  Congrats and God Bless!

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Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Josh Seay!

Our lovely friends set the date for their journey together to begin on October 7, 2012.  They came to us with exactly what they wanted for their wedding and groom’s cake.  The wedding cake needed to feed 75 and was to be chocolate with buttercream.  The colors of the wedding were silver and watermelon.  The groom’s cake was to be red velvet and sculpted into a replica of Josh’s truck.

Prep work began for the cake as the hunt for ribbon and trim began.  The photo she showed us in regards to her design for the cake was a three tier cake with a wide silver satin ribbon adorned with diamonds at the base of each tier.  She wanted to add a thin watermelon colored ribbon to the center of the silver ribbon to add a touch of color to match the bridesmaids dresses.  The center tier had three satin ribbon flowers with diamond studded brooches.  We finally found the silver and luckily had the perfect color watermelon ribbon on hand but found the diamond border to be quite difficult to find.  This resulted in buying a large container of diamond studs and a thin silver ribbon.  We glued the diamonds onto the ribbon and let them dry while we were making the cake.

 

We also created the ribbon flowers from the same ribbon, sewed the petals together and attached the brooches.

To keep them secure on the cake, we used a wire, skewer and hot glue to create a long wooden piece that would poke into the cake and keep them sturdy.

For the wedding cake we baked two 6″, two 9″ and two 12″ round cakes.  We covered them in buttercream and stacked them on my Aunt’s beautiful mirror board (which we broke later in the evening and hate it so bad!  Replacement on the way and recreation of broken mirror/mosaic board in the making!)  We wrapped the wide silver ribbon around each tier followed by the thin watermelon colored ribbon and the diamond border.  We piped tiny white buttercream beads around each base to secure the diamonds, placed the satin ribbon flowers on the middle tier and the “S” topper on top and called it complete after 4 hours of decorating and 4.5 hours baking.

We knocked the wedding cake out first to give us more time on the groom’s cake as it was to be sculpted and we knew all the tiny details would be very time-consuming.  We baked a 12″ square cake and cut in half, adding a portion to the top and back-end to make the cake roughly 14″ x 5″.  The photo we had printed, luckily, was 7″ so it made our proportions perfect as the photo was half the size of the cake.  (photos below)

Ben did his magic and formed the most incredible red velvet truck I have ever seen.  (He is truly amazing as everything he does, no joke.)

We coated it with buttercream and placed marshmallow fondant on top.  He then traced the lines in the truck to give us a guideline on what we needed to paint with silver luster dust.  After the luster dust was painted, we added black to the windows, red as the tail lights and orange to the front headlights.  We added a bumper to the front and rearview mirrors to the sides and painted them silver.  We used diamond as the headlights to bring the wedding cake and groom’s cake together.  Finally, after 6 plus hours of decorating, there was a beautiful show truck in our dining room.

After 14.5 hours the wedding and groom’s cake were complete.  We then got a call to deliver early Sunday morning and to take pre wedding photos of the girls getting ready, which was really exciting as we are wanting to expand our wedding business into cakes, design of stationary and wedding photography, you know, the whole package.

Josh and Jackie, we love you and are so proud of you guys!  Thank you so much for allowing us to take part in such a special day.  It was an honor to watch you exchange vows as it has always been an honor to watch your love grow.  Congratulations from the Ross’s!

 

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Burlap and Buttercream

Patty, my co-worker and friend, is now a beautiful bride! She has talked to me for the past few weeks about her decor/colors/style of the wedding to match her cake.

She wanted a vanilla tier covered in ivory buttercream that set off to the side from the cake that was to be served. On the main cake, she wanted a vanilla cake covered in chocolate buttercream to feed 50.

Since she had the shabby chic design with neutral colors, burlap fabric and brooches, I passed on some cake design ideas to her and decided upon the following cake.

For the top tier that set to the side, Patty found a beautiful vintage stand that fit the 6″ round cake perfectly. We stacked the two layers and covered with ivory buttercream. We then cut a 2″ wide strip of burlap (double layered) and iron the crease to create a nice thick ribbon border. After wrapping it around the tier we added a 1/2″ dark brown ribbon to the center. We then piped a small ivory bead border around the bottom of the cake and piped cornelli lace on the top portion. Since she had a bride/groom topper picked out, we piped a small bead border on top to help leave the center flat for the topper. We then piped chocolate buttercream flowers to add a touch of color to match the bottom tier.

For the main tier that will be served, she wanted a basic 9″x13″ sheet cake double stacked. We created the cake base from 2″ thick styrofoam wrapped in burlap and cellophane. After stacking the two layers of cake, we covered it in chocolate buttercream. We repeated the burlap & brown ribbon steps to the bottom tier and piped an ivory bead border. She made an initial topper for this tier so we left the top open for placement. We then piped chocolate cornelli lace and added ivory buttercream flowers.

We created two burlap bows to adorn each tier and placed a beautiful brooch in the center.

After 6 hours, the wedding cake was complete.

Congrats, Patty and Todd! We wish you a lifetime of happiness, love and laughter.

Love you!

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Tears of Joy

Amanda contacts me a few months back about doing her wedding cake.  She wanted a three-tier vanilla cake to feed 100.  The cakes were to be square with polka dots, middle tier turned at an angle and their monogram on top.

We baked two 12″, two 9″ and two 6″ square cakes.  We placed the bottom of each tier on boards, filled with icing, placed the top cake of each tier on top and covered with buttercream.  We used a polka dot stencil to get the dots perfectly place and then began stacking the cakes with dowel rods as support.  We placed the second tier at an angle, followed by the top-tier straight so that the monogram would show clearly from the front.  We piped buttercream dots as well as a pearl border on top and bottom of each tier.

The monogram was made the night before with royal icing so that it would harden.  After it was placed on the top tier and 8 hours of baking/decorating, the cake was complete.

Congrats to you both.  We pray for abundant blessings to fall upon your marriage.


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