Saturday, December 15, 2012

Maitland Arts Center Cake

We love our little Artsy town of Maitland, FL and when were asked to create a cake inspired by the tiles at the Arts Center, we were so thrilled! We created purple "ancient flora" flowers to fit the venues Aztec feel.  The topper was provided by the client.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Honey-Inspired Wedding Shoot Featured On Wedding Chicks

Photographer Amalie Orrange wanted to create a southern honey-inspired wedding theme.
She had us at "honey"!

Our job was to design a wedding that incorporated warm, rich honey tones with an outdoor feel.
We also wanted to incorporate texture with some billowy ruffles on the center tier.
The shoot was done with an incredible team of vendors:
Amalie Orrange, Weddings By 2+ Hue, Cristina Severino, Weddings By Carly Ane's Floral Studio, and Dogwood Blossom Stationary & Invitation Studio.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thanksgiving is peeking around the corner!

It’s the time of year for cornucopias, turkeys, and everything pumpkin! 

One of our clients got into the spirit early for her birthday,
with this tasty vegan vegetable basket cake.

Our best client always orders cakes for friends and family throughout the year.
For her birthday, she wanted something that matched her healthy lifestyle. 

This "carrot cake" is vegan friendly!

Tasty vegan cake tomatoes, artichokes and eggplant - yummy!

A vegan cake in the shape of vegetables was the perfect complement for her birthday,
which included health-related festivities that lasted for a week!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MTV’s ‘16 and Pregnant’ reality star Briana celebrates baby’s birthday with The Sugar Suite!

What a crazy surprise to receive a request for a special cake to celebrate the birthday of Briana’s 1-year-old baby Nova! The ‘16 and Pregnant’ reality star from MTV planned a garden theme for Nova’s birthday – Nova means butterfly – and wanted a beautiful, sunny cake from The Sugar Suite!


MTV invited Jennyfer to participate in a televised episode of Nova’s birthday party where she delivered the cake to Briana, Nova and their family. 

Fun fact: Briana requested a chocolate cake, because she thought it would be messier for the baby. What a fun photo opportunity for Nova!

We’ll be sure to let you know when the episode is scheduled to air!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Fireworks inspired wedding cake

Marcy found fireworks everywhere she looked while planning her big day. She found the perfect invitation to match the guilded, sophisticated essence of fireworks. 

Normally when a bride visits The Sugar Suite, she has a wedding theme, colors and inspiration; we take those ideas and design a wedding cake that embodies her style. With Marcy, she was already head over heels in love with a cake design. While dabbling on Pinterest, as many brides do, she stumbled across this cake and it was love at first sight!  She just needed an artist who could recreate it! We were up for the task.

This cake was THE cake for Marcy's firework-inspired wedding. Planning a wedding is always a unique experience. When a bride finds her perfect cake, we make sure to deliver what she is dreaming of!

The Sugar Suite's replication of Marcy's cake at the couple's Hammock Beach Resort reception.

(We haven't come across the inspiration cake since, so if you know who created it, let us know who we should credit for the original design!)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wedding Dress Rose Inspired Cake

I love using fashion as inspiration for wedding cake design.  Especially when the bride is in love with her dress, as most are.  Our bride Laura Meeks came to us with this photo and her color swatches (yay for color swatches) and let us design something original.
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The first thing we did was to sketch our idea for the cake with a right cascade for a more modern placement.  The scripty "L" tied in with other design elements of the reception.  The main unique attribute - the bride wanted a gray cake! We love gray, but know that there is a fine line between a yuck gray and a beautiful greige, we tread lightly. 
The bride loved the sketch, so we proceeded with the next phase.... testing our ideas.  At our bakery we use new or invented techniques every week, but try to iron out any wild card ideas way in advance in case the execution is not what the bride had in mind.  In this case we pinched fondant in a rose shape to get the three dimensional texture that makes the dress so rich and lush.  Here is the result of our test:
Although we felt like geniuses, it ended up not being what the bride had in mind. She really loved the graphic feel of the original sketch.  We decided to do the rose piping in the deep ivory/light yellow in her color swatches. The scripty "L" monogram was made of gumpaste and royal icing, custom made for the 4" topper.  Here was the final cake:

We love to hear what design details brides get excited about.  Taking those details and incorporating them in the cake design is even more fulfilling!  Thank you Laura for trusting us!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wedding Chicks Feature!

We are excited to announce that The Sugar Suite has been published on a national blog for the very first time!
We were excited to this amazing vendor list with Brittany Sobering of Tickled Pink Brides, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co., Binary FlipsLee Forrest Design and Dubsdread!

For more photos of this beautiful wedding with incredible details click here to see the full post: Wedding Chicks Feature!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jennyfer teaches wedding cakes at The Notter School

It was an honor to teach a wedding cake class at The Notter School of Pastry Arts, a European and design focused pastry school in Orlando founded by celebrity chef Ewald Notter.  Just four short years ago I was looking into The Notter School as a student, so personally it was an INCREDIBLE opportunity and milestone to be asked to teach their wedding cake class.  The students did an amazing job, and the last photo is of their mini wedding cakes!  They have some super talented instructors, and it was an honor to even be considered for this class!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Cupcakes at The Sugar Suite!

This Saturday May 12th we will have our mom's favorite flavors from 10-2 at The Sugar Suite!

When deciding what flavors to make for Cupcake Day, we asked our moms what THEIR favorite flavors are, and here is what they said:

~Joann's pick (Jennyfer's mom)~
Lemon Poppy
- lemon poppy cake with purple (her favorite color) vanilla bean buttercream and raspberry filling

~G.G.'s pick (Zenobia's mom)~
Chocolate and raspberry
 - chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream and raspberry filling

~Sherry's pick (Erin's mom)~
Chocolate and Salted Caramel -
chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream and sea salted caramel ganache
*Winner at the 2012 Festival of Chocolate for "Best Chocoalte Cake" and "Best of Show"

~Hyacinth's pick (Andree's mom)~
Pina Coloada - white coconut flavored cake (no flecks), vanilla and Meyers Dark rum buttercream and caramelized pineapple filling

The cupcakes are $3.00 individually and $20 for 8
Last time we sold out of all but one flavor by 12:30, so pre orders are recommended!
To pre-order email

Hope to see you this weekend!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Cupcake Day at The Sugar Suite

Saturday, April 7th is Spring Cupcake Day! Come by our shop in Maitland  on Saturday April 7th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM.

We will have four flavors available for sale:
Coconut - with almond cream cheese and shredded coconut
Lemon Poppy - with vanilla bean buttercream and raspberry filling
Strawberry Blonde - vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream
Carrot Cake - with cream cheese icing and caramelized carrots
All in our festive Spring decor!

The cupcakes are $3.00 Each and can be purchased individually.
For orders of 12 or more, please order in advance.

To RSVP or to place an advance order email us at

The cupcakes are $3.00 Each and can be purchased individually.

The cupcakes will be on a first come first serve basis so plese RSVP if you would like ensure you get your favorites!
To RSVP or to place an advance order call the bakery at (321) 972-8650 before 10:00AM!

Bunny Cupcakes
We will also be featuring our little bunny cupcakes!  These little guys were popular last year!

They are specialty order only and can be ordered

5 for $30.00

Order your bunny cupcakes before Wednesday, April 4th by clicking here:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Extreme Flowers with Ron Ben-Israel!

Yesterday I got back from an incredible flower class taught by Ron Ben-Israel. The class took place at Custom Cakes in Savannah, GA at the bakery of Minette Rushing whom I affectionately call my Fairy Godmother of Cake! 
Ron is a wedding cake designer from NYC that specializes in sugar flowers and really spectacular wedding cakes.
Not only is Ron an credible talent, but he is an excellent business man and very generous with his knowledge and experiences.  The last half our of each class students are encouraged to ask questions about cake, business and himself... he's an open book!
The title of the class was "Extreme Flowers" meaning extremely large and extremely small.  

First was the rose. Below is my rose which was approximately 7" in width,  These roses don't exist in nature, but during the Victorian time people would place additional petals behind a rose to great a giant flower called a Glamelia.

The next extremely large flower we made was the Orchid, which also measured 7+"  the flower is made up of 7 wired petals and and the center was hand painted with the red detail.  To finish the petals we added a small amount of pearl dust to give it a shimmer.

Then we moved onto the extremely small. 
The traditional wedding flower the Stephanotis and the mini-mini Lilac. We also made some Lily of the Valley, Princess Kate's wedding bouquet choice!

These are the roses that Ron made with his signature spiral and pointed edges.

Here is the lucky gradutate "hug-posing" (my new move) with the flower guru himself! :)

Ron giving instruction on the wiring of the orchid

My Fairy Godmother of Cake

Our first intern Brooke is now working full time at Custom Cakes, we are so proud of you Brooke!

Excellent class, incredible teachers and lovely fellow students! If anyone is interested in finding out more about these classes I recommend visiting