Shantel & Parker

I loved this wedding cake table that I did for Shantel and Parker’s wedding last month.  I’m always so excited to make multiple cakes for a reception because who doesn’t want more cake?!  Also I love when brides ask for sugar succulents.  I’m kind of in love with them right now.  And Shantel wanted THREE of them!

Barely Frosted Sugar succulent cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Rough Frosted Gold Wedding cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Sugar Succulent Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Barely Frosted Sugar Succulent Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Lilac Cake

Can I just start off by saying that I love lilacs, like a ridiculous amount.  I’m obsessed with them.  I especially love my next door neighbors lilac bush.  They are the prettiest shade of plum purple.  So when they finally started to bloom in early May I ran over, cut some (with permission), and stuck them on this cake!

Mint colored Cake with Lilacs and Purple pastry cream filled Macarons by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

I love the color combination of the mint and the purple too.  Everyone is doing the coral and mint combo right now so I thought it would be fun and different to try this combination.  Let’s start a new trend!  What do you think?  I LOVE it!

I had to pair this cake with some purple French Macarons too.  Just because.

Purple Pastry Cream filled Macarons by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Sydney & Michael

Simple Succulent Cake and Naked chocolate and vanilla Groom's Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design.  The Succulents are made out of sugar!

Sydney is my cousin and I could not even begin to tell you how awesome she is.  She is beautiful and so talented.  She sings and plays the piano in a band called The National Parks.  They are so good.  Anyway, when Sydney got engaged and asked me to make her wedding cake I was thrilled.

Syd and Mike wanted different cakes, which was so fun for me to do.  Syd wanted a simple white cake with very few succulents on it and buttercream that just barely had a texture to it.  Also it had to be chocolate cake with Oreo filling because I’ve never met anyone who loves Oreos like Sydney does.  Cookies and Cream is her favorite.  Mike wanted a chocolate and vanilla Naked Cake with caramel dripping down the sides.  So instead of making a compromise on which cake they should do I told them we could do both!

The succulents on Sydney’s cake were made out of sugar.  Which everyone knows I love to do.  I loved these succulents because of the color variation in the center.  The inside is a pale yellow that turns into green then ends with the purple tips.  I loved how these little guys turned out.

Simple Succulent Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design. These succulents are made from sugar.

Simple Succulent Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design. This succulent is made from sugar.

Simple Succulent Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design. This succulent is made from sugar.

Michael's Groom's Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design. A Naked chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream.

Michael's Groom's Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design. A Naked chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream.

I think both cakes turned out perfectly.  I am so glad that I got to be a part of Sydney and Michael’s big day.  And Im so excited to have Mike join our family!  Congratulations you two!

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Cake Cutting photo by Brittni Willie

Cake photos by Cassidy Tuttle 

Kristi’s Naked Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Naked Chocolate and Raspberry Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

This is a naked cake.  I’m calling it a naked cake because it’s NAKED!  I love that the only buttercream on the cake is found between each layer of cake and not all over it.  And I know I say this about all of my cakes after I’m finished with them but I’m totally serious about this one.   It. Is. My. Favorite.  I love that it doesn’t look like a typical wedding cake.  I love the contrast between the dark chocolate color of the cake and the pink fresh raspberry buttercream.  I love the fresh blackberries.  The fresh flowers were gorgeous and the smell of this cake was unreal.  Trust me, this cake smelled incredible.  It was also my heaviest cake to date.  I don’t know for sure how much it weighed, but I wouldn’t have been surprised to find out it weighed 50 lbs.

Here are some beautiful photos by the lovely Cassidy Tuttle.

Naked Chocolate and Raspberry Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Naked Chocolate and Raspberry Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Naked Chocolate and Raspberry Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Naked Chocolate and Raspberry Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design