Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
When I asked this bride what was her favorite design element of her wedding, she quickly answered this print. She used this paisley print she found on ETSY from Two Yellow Shoes on her invitations and other stationery. After some amateur graphic design getting a 1" x 3" triangle shaped image into a solid band.....I printed the design on edible paper with edible ink. I wanted to incorporate the sugar gardenia as a topper because this bride along with many others always confess they really want gardenias and magnolias in their wedding flowers. Good florists always recommend against this because of the rapid browning of these flowers...... so a sugar gardenia can capture a dash of Southern charm in the style of the wedding.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Black and White Damask is the love of many brides.... and when a bride brings me an invite or tear sheet with this pattern I know she likes the contrast of the two colors, and her wedding is sophisticated. This particular cake was made with buttercream and the piping was also done with a black tinted buttercream. Flowers by Lee Forrest..... a super-creative and quality driven florist,who is also such a joy to work with!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
There are wedding professionals that think cupcakes are too informal for a wedding... but I think that cupcakes have come SO far from the grocery store shelves that the idea of a fun and individual dessert is just perfect for some weddings! Neatly piped buttercream, brown liners and a fondant accent add style and presentation. This bride wanted pretty (but not too cutesy) bows on the top of each cupcake. Her colors were brown, light pink and ivory... so we alternated the buttercream and bow colors to give a variety to both the flavor and look of the towers.
Most caterers have their own cupcake tower and this one was provided by Puff 'n Stuff Catering (this wedding served 200+, and they have an additional tower if needed). The key to taking an ordinary cupcake tower and not having it look plain is filling it up! We placed each cupcake in the same direction (see bows) and as closely together as possible... so that the stand disappears and all you see is cake!