Aren’t rose petals pretty? We see them scattered on aisle cloths or lawns. Sometimes they’re strewn across the cake table (like they are here.) But this baker goes a step further and actually puts them on the cake.
The simplicity of the vision is simple, and perfectly symmetrical, which lends a sense of calm and order to this lovely cake. Pink roses crown the cake, and petals rest at each corner of the five graduated square layers, which are decorated meticulously with buttercream, royal icing swags, and classic white Read More
I am seriously a know-nothing when it comes to pop culture, y’all. I’m the last to (reluctantly) start playing the coolest new game or obtain the hottest new gadget. So I’m totally sure that the little guys on this cake have enormous meaning…but I have no idea what it is. Do you?
Anyway, I think this cake is brilliant. Look closely, and you’ll see two little twirps among the flowers, wreaking havoc. Rather than sticking these characters on top, and posing them in some “unnatural” way, couple and baker have a terrific sense of humor, and allow them to stay in character…thus terrorizing the cake. The pristine buttercream is Read More
Normally, I don’t feature cake pics that were obviously taken in the work room of a bakery, or in other non-glamorous settings. But c’mon. It’s a sombrero cake. I mean, seriously. I couldn’t resist.
THIS…is a fun couple. I mean, I’m sure there is probably some kind of cultural connection…or perhaps they met Read More
Pretty spectacular, eh?
I’m sure there is a prince or princess floating around this reception somewhere. Or at least a socialite.
I love when white on white is done right. The detail of the piping, which features a fern motif, is heavy enough to capture the lights and shadows, which really makes it stand out. The flower garnish, made up of pale hydrangeas and pink roses, fills in the spaces perfectly, giving the cake a cohesive look. This cake is kind of old fashioned, in that it’s not stacked (and we predict a swing back Read More
Yes, I’m aware that we both have Spring Fever, and the mention of autumn (and the thought of approaching chilly weather) might make your moan. Still, I figure that a couple of you reading this blog may actually be planning – or at the very least, dreaming – of an autumn wedding. And so, it seems fitting, yes?
The gumpaste leaves on this three-tiered, ever-so-slightly off white cake, are the perfect touch of warmth, and the freehand chocolate swirls give a wonderful sense of motion to the whole thing. Can’t you just picture Read More
Here we are! At the BEACH, spring breakin’ it up!
I hope you aren’t stuck somewhere cold and snowy, but if you are, snuggle up with some hot chocolate and dream of warmer days that are JUST around the corner! Better yet, let me send some spring vibes your way in the form of the sweetest and prettiest I can find around the interwebs. So let’s get started with a review of the cakes we brought you this week!
On Monday, I showed you what is certainly destined to be Read More
What is with me and chocolate lately? Wait. Could there BE a dumber question? Eh. It is what it is. And…what it is…is another chocolate cake from Brooke. 😉
But look at it, will ya? Like I could resist! It’s a giant Hostess cupcake, perched upon the top of what we suspect is the groom’s cake for a lovely summer celebration. And it’s perfectly executed and instantly recognizable.
Okay, so…confession. I was never really allowed to have these as a kid, and I wouldn’t let my children touch Hostess products with a ten-foot pole, so they would have Read More
My senior year in high school, the sweetest boy took me to prom. I wasn’t big on corsages, especially those wrist-y kind that were so popular at the time. So I asked for a nosegay, a little bouquet that I could carry. He obliged with the most adorable little cluster of pink tea roses, surrounded by baby’s breath and variegated leaves and pink ribbon. Sigh. And wow. I can super still remember that
So nosegays have always had a little place in my heart. My girls carried nosegays instead of full bouquets for my wedding, in fact (Nikko blue hydrangeas in that instance.) There’s just something so classic about their Read More
I remember that we flirted a little with chevrons last year, and I’m happy to see them representin’ again in 2012.
Isn’t this a darlin’ little cake? I love the sassy little polka dots that bring just the right pop of color, and the ruffly peonies say summer pretty in such a lovely way. Really, are there any prettier flowers for a wedding than flouncy peonies?
The demure size just lends to the charm. We could see this design translated to any number of hot color combinations (teal and chocolate? grey and yellow? blue and green?), and the design would be darling on a cutting cake and matching baby cakes or cupcakes or cake pops – oh my! And Read More