Monday, February 20, 2012

Cobalt Cosmos

Some clients you just connect with right away, Cassie and her mom Annette were those types of clients!  Cassie wanted something bold and modern to fit her ultra modern venue, The MEZZ in downtown Orlando.  She loved the fresh and sharp color contrast of white and cobalt, and I couldn't agree more!  She also wanted to incorporate some bling for flair!  She ended up finding 4 gorgeous brooches that we used as centers of the cosmo inspired flowers.  We made little sugar jeweled centers for the cosmo buds to compliment the larger flowers.
The Inspiration

The Sketch

I wanted to design to use clean cobalt ribbon for lines to reinforce the modern style she wanted for the reception. Lastly, I used silver dragees around the flowers to bring in more bling, but also making the buttercream look more full (and not so naked)

The Cake

The cosmos were made with a parrot tulip cutter, and heavy veiner.  The brooches, which had see-through areas between the diamonds were backed with white fondant, which became invisible in the final product.  A wire anchored from the backing of the brooch, stabilized the placement of the flowers.  We achieved the blue with a sapphire edible luster dust over already blue gumpaste.  All that being said, we had to remake them three times before getting this final flower.... but it was all worth it when we received this email from the bride the following day (*squeal!)*):

"Jennyfer!!!! Everything was beyond perfect. The cakes looked and tasted amazing. Thank you so much for helping us!"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bohemian Elegance

David and Alaina came to our design consultation with their dream cake already in hand! They found this photo from The Knot and loved how it was different, not like any other cake.  They wanted something original, something that would fit with the vibrant personality of their venue, and most of all something that was elegant.
(This amazing cake was made by Nine Cakes in Brooklyn, NY)

We made a couple of design choices to personalize the cake.  Their reception was at The Grand Bohemian Hotel, a modern artsy hotel in downtown Orlando. We pulled in some of the hotels colors of cranberry, eggplant, and lots of metallics to give the cake a more sophisticated feel.  The couple also liked the idea of having the florals in a cascade pattern on the cake.  Aside from design, it was really important to them that the cake be buttercream, no problem!
The Cake
Here is the sweet couple sharing their first bite!

Photos by the brilliant Castaldo Studios

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Cupcakes at The Sugar Suite!

Get your "Suitie" a dozen rose cupcakes for Valentine's Day! 
On February 14th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM, The Sugar Suite will be hosting a Valentine's Day Cupcake Day!
~All of our flavors will be piped with a pink buttercream rose in the following flavors

*New* Amaretto
DiSaronno Amaretto cake with Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla bean buttercream and our new cherry filling!

Champagne cake with raspberry buttercream

Chocolate Covered Strawberry 
Chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream and chocolate ganache

*Delivery is available, restrictions apply*

CLICK HERE to order