A Woods Themed Wedding Cake

I was asked to make a cake for Tori and Brayden’s wedding. I love decorating beautiful wedding cakes. Weddings are such a happy, SWEET time for family and friends:). I am always so honored to be a part of the celebration ❤️

Tori decided on a Mountain Woodsy theme and had lit pine trees with pine freshener all around. It was so cute! I decorated the cake with small evergreen branches and pine cones to match.

img_2042It is so interesting to me to note that the last few cakes I have made have all been the same general style. The brides all want buttercream with a heavy texture on them.

Tori started by wanting an all round cake, but when I mentioned this to her she opted for the square bottom to make her cake a bit more unique.

Isn’t it pretty? The stand was perfect for this cake. It was tall and grand like a stately tree. The cake was a pumpkin cake with a cinnamon cream cheese filling. Yum! It tasted so warm and fallish :)❤️❤️

It was a wonderful day. I am always so happy to be a part of someone’s special day.

Thank you for dropping by. I hope you have a restful, lovely Sunday.  It is my favorite day of the week because it is filled with worship, SWEET family and friends, and delicious food 🙂

It’s a Wedding Cake Day! 

I love wedding cake days!  Colton and Aubrey chose this beautiful design with red roses and heavily layered buttercream.

It is funny how for years it has been fondant, fondant, and more fondant.  I’m glad to see the change.  I like the texture of the loosely laid frosting.

I liked the lighted food bar that gave an added dimension to the room and cake:)

No matter how pretty the cake looks, if it doesn’t taste good it is not a success.  This cake was deep chocolate with a cream cheese center.  Yum!  

Here is a picture of the bride and groom cutting the cake.  Aren’t they cute?!

Thank you for dropping by and reading my happy blog.  It has been a very SWEET day!  

Wedding Cake Blues

This isn’t really a sad or “blue” cake, it is  a beautiful, happy, blue cake.  It wasn’t a full tiered wedding cake though,  it was only a topper for a cupcake stand.  The cupcakes arrived late, so I wasn’t able to get pictures of the entire display. So maybe it was a little “blue” after all…

  I was able to snap a few pictures of the beautiful blue roses though.  My friend asked me if I would make the cake topper a few months ago.  I of course said yes.  I got out my cake decorating apron and the ingredients and then realized I didn’t even know the colors!I quickly called and was told, Tiffany Blue.  Ooohh,  pretty!!  I immediately started making roses.  Aren’t they pretty?

The cake was a soft white cake with a lemon curd filling.  My husband just went on and on about how good it tasted:). He is so SWEET!

It is always a happy day when I get to make a cake, and this was no exception:)

Thank you for dropping by!

Karina’s Wedding Cake

I haven’t made a one layer wedding cake in, well, ever.  My daughter’s friend Karina gets married tomorrow and she chose this very simple one layer cake.   She is going to use it as the topper of a cupcake display.  Easy easy for me, yea!:)

Because this cake was so simple, I decided to to add some gum paste dahlia flowers on top to add a little elegance to the display.   I really thought that I would just knock them out rather quickly, but the leaves were so so so fragile and were constantly breaking as they were drying.  It took me most of the day yesterday to make these three and one more that completely broke apart into little leaves!  I am glad these ones stayed together.  Only a  few petals fell off that I gently glued back in with icing.  It was worth it though.  They are BEAUTIFUL !

She wanted stripes along the side of the cake. I am not the best at perfectly straight piping or painting.  The lines inevitably shake or lean low and then the whole cake looks like it is leaning. So I have learned from my mistakes and shortcomings and used ribbon for the stripes.   I am glad I did because they ended up straight and even.   I made some gum paste pearls for the bottom border and painted them with gold luster dust.

So very very pretty!  The inside is a  lemon cake with a lemon vanilla buttercream filling.  I told you it was simple.

Here it is at the reception. It is absolutely beautiful on the cupcake stand!

Thanks for dropping by:)–Tracy

Their “Naked” Wedding Cake!

This has been a WONDERFUL weekend!   My oldest son married his darling sweetheart, Nicole:).  It took a lot of planning to decorate a wedding so far from our Arizona home, but it was a joy to do.   I had so much fun making their very unique rock climbing themed, “naked” wedding cake. A naked cake is a cake where there is no frosting covering the sides of the cake.  It is very “earthy”.  I made all of the layers in their favorite oatmeal with coconut pecan filling.  (I will devote a post just to that delicious cake and give the recipe as well- it really is the best cake ever!)

Naked Wedding Cake – Climbing to the Top!

Nicole loves the outdoors and trees. She really wanted a natural cake that reflected her natural personality. And since they both enjoy , no are passionate about, rock climbing, it seemed only fitting to make their cake look like a flower covered mountain that they are ascending to the top of:)

Fantastic Rock Climbing Wedding Cake Topper

I found this fantastic rock climbing cake topper on Etsy from Cake Topper Connection.  It was absolutely PERFECT!!  Isn’t it just so cute to see the couple climbing the cake and reaching the top?  I just fell in love:)!

I have been working the past few weeks on the beautiful deep red and cream gum paste roses.  The gum paste started out as a bright, chinese red.  I added coco powder and blue food coloring to get this lovely, earthy, deep red rose.  I placed them in an egg carton under the back seat to transport them all the way to Ogden, UT .  They made it, yea!  Here they are cutting this masterpiece, and of course feeding each other a bite — lol:)

Life is definitely SWEET this week! –Tracy

Trevor and Haley’s Wedding Cake

So I am done with my son’s friend’s wedding cake.  Yea!   I tried to have it done last night, but frustration set in when the strawberry cream filling came oozing out of the layers. LOL:).  I just deconstructed it, put it in the fridge, and went to bed.  Sometimes a good nights rest is all you need to get out of that frustration path.imageI woke up ready to go again and this time just sliced the strawberries instead of adding them to a cream.  The rest of the cake went along as smooth as silk.   I had made the gum paste roses ahead of time which really helped.   I have a few hours before the wedding so I am going to relax a few moments before I head out.  I know the happy couple is going to love cutting in to this delicious white cake with strawberry filling and buttercream frosting:)image



Life is Sweet! — Tracy