Sunday, July 3, 2011

June Brides

As June has now officially come to an end, I wanted to take a closer look at my top 3 personal favorite and most interesting cakes of the season, thus far.

First up, the lovely Gunton/Miller wedding at the Loomis Flower Farm Inn. On occasion, I happen to be honored with the task of creating a beautiful cake for a wedding that I am in attendance. A pair of my husband's great friends were wed late spring. They covered their venue with gorgeous wild flowers and hand-made accents. I even got to play "florist" by arranging the fresh freesias, hydrangeas, peonies, and ranunculus on the cake.

The 4-tier cake had alternating layers of Mocha Spice Cake with Fudge Filling and Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Almond Buttercream Filling. The entire cake was iced in a "home-made" style with our Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream.

My husband was a groomsman, in a crisp gray suit and clover tie. Here is a snapshot of us enjoying the reception.

Along with custom design decor, we occasionally are able to create custom cakes and recipes as well. When a client comes to us with a special request, I see it as a new challenge. My second most interesting June Bride came to us for a 100% eggless cake. This was our first request of the sorts, and ultimately ended in a success! I now can say, YES- we do offer eggless alternatives!

The completely eggless menu only required minor adjustments. At first I was a little hesitant when I soon discovered this meant: NO fondant, NO gumpaste, and NO Italian Meringue Buttercream. My helpful bride guided me to a solution. We used Ener-G Egg Replacer in our standard cake recipes, and they turned out great!

I love, LOVE a great reception venue. In fact, I think that was the very first thing we picked when planning our own wedding. We picked the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria to hold our never-ending guest list for its extra-tall windows, multiple levels, and unconventional wedding location.

Our third cake was delivered to an equally unique venue. The Jay Jay Art Gallery is uber modern, and industrial chic. I love it! What a great idea! Even their current exhibit matched the wedding colors and decor.

1 comment:

Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting said...

All of this is TOO MUCH FUN! Love your talent! XOXO