Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I LOVE monograms!
They are such a beautiful way of signifying the unity of the new couple! For my own wedding, I included a monogram on the front of my invitatioin, only to later find that I incorrectly placed the letters! thought the rule was always "ladies first" and the bride's name is first on the invitation, but turns out the brides first initial is on the right of the couple's monogram :)
(Note: My name is Jennyfer, my husband's is Anthony and our last name is Mancino..... therefore our monogram is AMJ)

This unified new "brand" of the couple can be used for the invitations, detail elements of the reception such as napkins, place cards, lighting, and of course the wedding cake! This tone on tone buttercream accent was done in 3-D to add a subtle and personal touch.

Some couples chose to have the first letters of their first names as their monogram (helpful if the bride is hyphenating or keeping her maiden name, or in the event of same sex ceremonies), or even just the first letter of the couple's new last name. Any way you decide, this beautiful wedding detail will grace your photos!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Vanilla Buttermilk and Brides

The sercret to making great vanilla cake includes a wonderful ingredient that we use for almost all of our other cakes, buttermilk! Buttermilk makes a dense, super-moist cake that cuts perfectly neat slices (see photo). The flavor is so rich and delicious and I recommend this recipe to all my brides to ensure that every piece is perfect. This buttermilk cake will keep away the bridal-worries about crumbliness (thus ugly cake "mounds" on plates), dryness (yuck) and waste (from the pieces that are lost in the cutting process, mostly from the knife). The vanilla buttermilk is also available in cupcakes for that distinct buttermilk flavor (always used in our Caramel Latte cupcakes) but we also make a fluffier vanilla cake for cupcakes.
Side note: In my experience talking with brides, many prefer the look of taller tiers on a cake. That is why we have chosen to make all of our wedding cakes {insert industry term} "deep" meaning that there is an extra layer of cake on each tier. The photo above shows a three layer cake, which we would serve for any of our regular cakes. We believe not only that brides should have exactly what they want, but also that wedding cake is an entirely different category in the cake world, and deserves this distinction in our bakery.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lets Eat Cake Fundraiser

Last night we participated in a wonderful event put on by Melissa Margarita DiStefano of Masterpiece weddings called Lets Eat Cake. Melissa dreamed (litterally) of putting together a wedding cake competition to benefit the St. Jude's Hospital. This was The Sugar Suite's first cake competition and we were blown away by some of the cakes!!! Notable bakers include The Ritz-Carlton of Naples, Party Flavors of Ocoee, Anna Cakes of Winter Park, and The Ettiquette of Chocolate.

It was such a great experience meeting other bakers, and seeing their creations and to top it all off the event raised a lot of money for St. Jude's Hospital!!!
To see more about the event visit: http://letseatcakefundraiser.blogspot.com/

Baby Amelia and Nicole Archambault attended the event as well, thanks so much Auntie Nicole!!!