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A Golden Anniversary for a Golden Couple

Mrs. Judy Bagsby, wife of my seventh grade science teacher, called us a few weeks back in need of a cake for their 50th Anniversary. She wanted a tiered vanilla cake with buttercream to feed 100 and two sheet cakes to feed 25 people each.

We began by baking two 12″, two 9″ and two 6″ round cakes for the main tiered cake and two 10″ square cakes for the sheet cakes. We covered all cakes in ivory tinted buttercream and then stacked the main cakes. The bottom and top tiers were adorned with a gold ribbon and a smaller ivory with gold trim ribbon in the middle. The middle tier was covered in buttercream rosettes. A gold bow was made and an antique broach added to the center for decor. The main cake was completed as the 50th topper was placed. The sheet cakes were covered with buttercream rosettes to match the middle tier and ribbon and bows were added for decor to pull the design together.

Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Bagsby! 50 years is an amazing accomplishment that everyone should strive to celebrate. We are honored to have been able to create this cake for such a special day and an even more special couple.

For more photos of the Anniversary celebration, please see a blog by his daughter, Suzanne Bagsby Andrews: http://peoniesandbuttercups.blogspot.com/

 

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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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Sweet Baby Cake

Mrs. Lynne contacted us a few months back for a baby shower cake for one of her co-workers.  She sent me the image of the invitation pictured below and wanted to go with a design that matched.

The cake was to feed 75 so we decided on a two tier design.  She wanted a vanilla cake with buttercream icing and blueberry filling.  To keep the cake uniform and not pick two of the three designs used on the invitation, we chose the bottom large polka dot design for both tiers.  She also wanted a baby blue base for the cake to sit on.

We baked two 12″ square and two 8″ square cakes.  We piped a buttercream border to act as a “dam” to keep the filling inside of the cake.  We then poured blueberry filling onto the cake.

We piped buttercream on top of the filling, placed the cake on top and covered with buttercream.  We repeated these steps for the 8″ top tier.  We then stacked the cakes, piped the brown polka dots and pearl borders.  We tied a brown/blue satin ribbon for the topper.  After six hours, the cake was complete.

Thank you, Mrs. Lynne, for the opportunity to make this cake and congrats to the mom and dad to be!  What a blessing.

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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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