Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweet Sixteen

I love weddings but I love me a sweet sixteen! This weekend I got to do two. They are usually full of color, creative, young, and I really enjoy that. That first was for a good looking guy. I helped his mom make this. It was a yellow butter cake covered in a messy chocolate icing and a peanut-butter drizzled chocolate filling. Can you say rich?
This one was for a super nice client, Halie. She was throwing a sweet sixteen for her cousin whose birthday was being outshined by an older brother's graduation. I hope this cake made her feel special. It was a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. Simple but sooooo yummy. Hope you like:)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lydia & Andrew

I spent a lot of time with this bride and her mother. We had a great time planning and creating the cakes for the big day. One thing she was sure of was the flavor. We had done a tasting and she loved the lemon berry. She was also sure it was going to be a huge wedding with lots of people. We ended up creating a simple but modern wedding cake and 7, yes I said 7, sheet cakes to go with it. They were all a dense, moist lemon cake (world's best lemon cake recipe but also most difficult and time consuming recipe) with a sweet berry filling and slathered in yummy vanilla buttercream frosting. Courtney helped me out with this one and we got to stay for the wedding and the banguet afterwards. Thanks family for helping me out with this one. Lydia, you looked gorgeous!

We did a rustic buttercream (not smooth) and put lots of olive green and deep purple fondant flowers to match her awesome invitations.This is ONE of the seven sheetcakes. They were huge and heavy but it's what they need so I was happy to do it.This is one of four of the humungo tables of food. It was all beautifully prepared and delicious. My lovely assisstant Courtney;)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Emily's Cake ... Part 2

I already threw some pics up of this cake, but the cakes ALWAYS look better when a professional is the one taking the pics. The photographer is actually a girl who grew up in the same area as me. Before, the wedding, I was setting up and she was taking pics. I knew she was familiar and as soon as she said her maiden name I remembered her family went to church with ours. Most of the people who check my blog will know her as well. Her website is but her maiden name was Swayberg. This wedding was way out in east Chandler so it was so random bumping into her. Make sure you check out her website and blog. She does amazing work!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Taryn's wedding cake was so fun to do. We found a cake online that we liked and tweaked it slightly to get what she wanted. It was a milk chocolate cake with the ultimate cream cheese frosting, covered in fondant and decorated with black royal icing. The toppers were hand made and I LOVED doing them. I was really happy with how they turned out (shocker, I know). The pics below are doen by Be sure to check out his website!
Taryn had amazing family and friends who were willing to make multiple Texas Sheet Cakes, the brides favorite. Doesn't it look sooo good??

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Susan's Wedding Cake

This cake was for a gorgeous, creative bride. When I first met with Susan, I was so impressed. She had a huge binder full of all the little details a wedding should have. I fell in love with her color scheme and all the creative and unique things she was doing for her wedding. Because we both had so many ideas for her cake, we had a really hard time deciding on the final design. I think we were both really happy with the ending result.

We decided to do a fresh, and springy lemon buttercream on a simple, plain wedding cake. She opted out of the fondant and went with an almost rustic buttercream design. It was so modern...and so affordable;) We of course had to throw on a gorgeous pink peony and some navy blue ribbon.

The reception took place at the Scottsdale Country Club.

Amazing tables and centerpieces!!! Every table different!!!

Cd for the guests to take home.

This girl had a sweet tooth. Huge candy bar and goody table with flip flops and tons of yummy things to eat. Also, you can't see it in the pic but there was also a gelato bar! Notice the cute DIY cupcake tags.

The awesome dance floor...just a huge decal, like on your wall at home ( very DIY).

Sarah's Bridal Shower

The sister of one of my brides called me up and asked me to do up some cupcakes for the bridal shower she was throwing. She gave me full reign when it came to the design. These are chocolate cupcapakes with a rich chocolate mousse filling and vanilla buttercream icing. She put each one in little take out boxes. How cute is that!! Hope you like.

Anyone Need a Good Laugh??

Just LOVE these cake pics!!!
Grosser. With ugly wedding cakes, come ugly wedding dresses.
Usually a cake topper is meant to represent the bride and groom. What kind of people are the ones who wanted this????