Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fancy cake and flowers

This Summer has been full of weddings for me as well as our family. We had two back to back in July and they were both very beautiful.
My husbands niece was married on July 17th and she requested that I make her wedding cake and flowers for her. I wanted this to be so pretty for her so I set out weeks ahead designing her cake.

I have to admit that this is the biggest wedding cake I have ever made and was scared to death it was going to go all wrong. Nonetheless I put on my Cookie girl cape, rolled up my sleeves and licked my fingers through 30 pounds of cake frosting. It was so much fun and tasty too!

Each tier of the cake was a different flavor. I did a traditional wedding cake, a Hawaiian sunset with coconut and pineapple filling, and a Lemon cream cake with a lemon and strawberry filling.

Each moist and flavorful cake was such a big hit with the guests. My favorite has to be the traditional wedding cake. You just can't beat a classic.
The flowers were a mix of colorful blooms including pink and white roses. Yes they were absolutely fake but turned out to be very pretty. They complimented the fuchsia bridesmaid dresses perfectly.

All in all I was pleased with how things turned out and the Bride was so happy with it too. Especially the fact that the cake was black and white. She had wanted that so bad and I surprised her with it.
Her expression when she first saw the cake
is what made it for me.


  1. Carrie in all of the years I have been designing wedding flowers, your cakes are some of the most artistically created. They are very beautiful & do not need many flowers to complete them.

    Some of the cakes I have added floral touches to....well let's just say, if it wasn't for the flowers, they would have fallen into the category of....boring & they paid how much for this cake??

    I'm loving your work!

  2. It always amazes me how many forms of artistic creation there actually are in the world...and you my dear friend have the bases completely covered with your wonderful Bakery Confections...Masterpieces...truly masterpieces!
    That is a sheer understatement...!

  3. Wow! You are so talented! I love the black and white. The bride and groom must have been bowled over. Great job!

  4. You are the Martha Stewart in the kitchen honey. Wowzers!


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