A few weeks ago, I was delighted when I heard Phil and Liv are getting married AND they are expecting a baby in a few months! it’s been a while since I heard from them. So after taking almost a year long break from making cakes, I was ready to get back into cake making. For their intimate wedding party, I had decided to make a small wedding cake with a classic sugar flower arrangement with sugar peony, hyacinth, lilac and freesia.
I loved the simplicity and the classic look of a lace boarder with the sugar flower arrangement, so I added a top faux cake top tier to see what it would look like.
Whoever said you have to go with a typical wedding cake? Definitely not Regina and Henry! When Regina wrote me an email about a “Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma bear” wedding cake, I was excited to meet up with her to talk about this particular project. And when I finally met Regina at a local Starbucks , I knew I wanted to work with her instantly. She was very friendly, easy to talk to and I love how she always had a very sweet smile on her face. It turns out that my first instinct was right, she was an absolute delight to work with. The best part of this project was that this wedding cake was a surprise for Henry, the groom had no idea that Regina was planning this special cake for their wedding day!
This tall cake was a classic red velvet cake with cream cheese filling , iced with dark chocolate ganache and covered with white fondant. Accented by handmade purple sugar roses, filler flowers, and of course the focal point of the cake was the custom made Hello Kitty (in costume) & Rilakkuma bear cake topper.
There is something really romantic about Fall weddings, maybe it’s the fallen leaves on the ground and the rustic colours of Autumn, but it’s the calm quietness this time of the year which makes it my favourite season.
For Carmen and Sam’s wedding, instead of having a traditional wedding cake, they wanted to have a cake based on their wedding “mascots”. The birdies are actually paperweights that the couple had found and they liked it so much that they used it throughout their wedding invitation and design. I then made sugar models to replicate the birdies. The cake itself was covered with chocolate fondant with tree bark impressions.
I’ve had a chance to preview some of the pictures captured by the brilliant duo – Vince & Irene from Prestige Photo , they did Carmen and Samuel‘s Fall wedding such beautiful justice!
Here is a picture by Prestige Photo of the wedding cake we made for the wonderful couple. Also, I would like to mention that cupcakes were made by Sam’s wonderful friend, Alison – she did such a great job, I bet those cupcakes were really yummy!
I’ve known Candy all my life – no words could describe the joy in my heart when she found someone whom she can spend the rest of her life with – and he happens to be someone I respect very much. Not only is Fraser a very nice and genuine person (a little shy at first), he has been there for Candy through thick and thin, even during the toughest time of her life. It was especially touching for me, when during the couple’ speech, Candy thanked Fraser for giving her the kind of support that no one has ever shown her in her entire life until she met Fraser. (*tear*)
Vicky and Derrick from elllumin photography were the photographers that day, and the pictures they took were simply stunning and captured the day perfectly. And what more can I say about the pictures of the cake? Vicky and Derrick (and Candy, Fraser) were kind enough to let me share the pictures they took that day here.