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 🙂

I Love Weddings!

I was honored to make my nephew’s wedding cake this weekend.  

It was fun to make the gum paste roses.  I was surprised when so many people asked me if they were real!

My new niece wanted lemon cake with soft lemon curd filling for the top and bottom tiers.  My nephew wanted German chocolate with the yummy coconut filling for the middle tier.  I frosted the cake with a Swiss Meringue buttercream .  Yum!  

Aren’t they just beautiful?!  I love the happy smiles of a newly married couple cutting their wedding cake. They are so SWEET:)!

Congratulations Sean and Alexa!  I love you❤️

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:)

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It’s a Wedding Cake Day! – Chelsy and Jaron’s Gluten Free Cake

My friend’s daughter got married today and I was asked to make her cake.  Yea!  I really like making wedding cakes:)I love to see what ideas the brides come up with for their design.  Chelsy wanted a hand painted cake with large strokes of gold.She wanted a small bottom layer with two tall upper layers.  I think it adds a fun dimension to it:)This was the first Gluten free cake I have ever made.  Chelsy brought me some Namaste chocolate cake mixes that she can eat.  I was a bit timid to give them a try, but was very pleasantly surprised.  It tasted delicious!  I especially liked it paired with my homemade fresh raspberry jam filling. SWEET!!

I enjoyed making the pearls, and ruffles, and painting the swirls.  It was a very fun, beautiful cake:)

Thank you for dropping  by!   I hope you are having a great weekend:)

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