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Chocolate & Turquoise Cake

There’s something about creating a dark cake for a wedding that gets me all excited. It’s different, flashy and emotional even when the design itself is understated.

This wedding cake was based on the save the date card that was sent out for the wedding. I also drew inspiration from Spanish tiles when designing the monogram.

The wedding was held at The Regent Beverly Wilshire, an absolutely beautiful venue. The room had a dim,  intimate ambiance that paired nicely with the noble colors of the cake.

Shabby Chic Country Cake

My lack of posting can only mean one thing….wedding season! That being said, I am very excited to get back to sharing what we’ve been up to!

Earlier this summer we made a cake for an outdoor, country themed wedding. The event was very low-key and even had a horse shoe toss for the guests.

We decided to go with a “country kitchen” feel for the cake. Simple lines but intricate details. We created a tiled pattern and then distressed the tiles using a water colour technique I learned back in my art school days. I loved making the tiles the focal point of the cake and creating a real “pop” to the design with the white and blue detailing. By choosing a square cake design the cake was able to have a modern vibe while still pulling into play the airy, country feel. I would best describe it as country shabby chic. Did I just create a new design aesthetic? 🙂

Black and White Wedding

One of my favorite events to-date, was a stunning affair at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. The wedding was black and white and modern. The tables were made of mirrors and every napkin had a fresh orchid placed on it. This is just an example of the beautiful details that went into the event.

I love the cake we designed for this event. One side of the cake was covered with edible black lace and the other with black swags. Where the two sides met we used white orchids and greenery to bring a fresh element to the design. The cake was severe and yet delicate at the same time.

We also made individually boxed two-tier mini cakes for every guest to take home at the end of the evening. Having a fork tied to every box was so cute!

Here’s what the little guys looked like inside the boxes

White Wedding

We recently made a cake for a beautifully elegant wedding. The wedding color was ivory and the ambiance created was amazing. There were chandeliers hanging above the dance floor, crystals woven into the floral centerpieces and even swans made completely out of flowers!

The cake was 5 feet tall. Each tier was separated by a tier of flowers and pillars wrapped with pearls.

I absolutely loved doing this cake. There’s something so cool about having to use  a ladder to set up a wedding cake!

Individual Opulence

Recently there has been quite a demand for individual “Wedding Cakes” or “Cakelettes” as I call them. These are two-tier cakes decorated to the nines – the same way a full-size wedding cake would be.

While the Cakelettes are definitely labor intensive I love the idea of every guest receiving their very own cake at an event. It is a touch that goes a long way and keeps the celebration going even after the guests return home with their sweet treat in tow.

Here are some Cakelettes that we have done recently. Just as with a regular sized cake, a mini cake is like a blank canvas – the design options are endless!

The Ruffle Cakelette is beautiful on its on or with some added gilding as seen below

Wheat Sheaf Cake

We were involved in a gorgeous outdoor wedding on a vineyard in the Malibu mountains. That day it was incredibly overcast, creating a very magical feeling of being on a hilltop in the clouds.

The bride and groom are very nature oriented and liked the look of clean lines and simplicity.

We designed a white wood-grain pattern for the cake and then placed gumpaste Rununculus and Wheat on the cake. I loved that there were intricate details to each element of the cake, but while looking at it as a whole it seemed very straight forward and simple.

Pleats and Gold

This wedding was incredibly chic. The bride came to the tasting knowing exactly what she wanted. She has such unique and wonderful taste! The entire event was planned perfectly with no detail being overlooked.

The cake was reminiscent of the bride’s dress.

To mimic the dress we created an asymmetrical pleated design on the cake.

Since the ballroom was incredibly grand and had a lot of gold accents we added hand-painted gold lines to the cake to tie it into the room but still keep the cake modern.

Every seat had a chocolate menu with the guests name engraved on it.

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