Shelby’s Succulent Wedding Cake

Succulent Ruffle Wedding Cake with Craspedia (billy balls) and Chrysanthemums by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Okay, Succulents might be my new favorite thing.  I totally understand why people get so addicted to these little guys.  I was so excited when Shelby told me that the flowers she was using in her wedding were Chrysanthemums, Billy Balls, and Succulents.  I love Mums and Billy Balls  but I had never made sugar Succulents before.  I love a challenge though.  And I think they turned out pretty cute.  The square ruffles are kind of new and exciting too.

Succulent Ruffle Wedding Cake with Craspedia (billy balls) and Chrysanthemums by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Sugar flowers are always my favorite thing to make when it comes to wedding cakes.  I love when brides ask me to transform the flowers they are using in their bouquets into sugar flowers for their cakes.

Succulent Ruffle Wedding Cake with Craspedia (billy balls) and Chrysanthemums by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Succulent Ruffle Wedding Cake with Craspedia (billy balls) and Chrysanthemums by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Succulent Ruffle Wedding Cake with Craspedia (billy balls) and Chrysanthemums by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Succulent Ruffle Wedding Cake with Craspedia (billy balls) and Chrysanthemums by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

As always, these beautiful photos were taken by Cassidy Tuttle.  She is an incredible photographer with an addiction to Succulents!  She has an awesome website called Succulents and Sunshine where she teaches you all about these little plants and the fun things you can do with them.  Head on over to her website and check it out.  She’s a very talented lady.

Sarah & Joey’s Ombre Wedding Cake

Ombre Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Sarah and I go way back, back to the days of awkward Jr. High and High School choirs and even back to school plays.  So when Sarah asked me to make her wedding cake I was so excited!  She had been telling me for years that she wanted me to make her cake.  So I couldn’t refuse, not for Sarah.  I just love her too much.

Ombre Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

She showed me a photo of a couple cakes she couldn’t decide between and the second I saw this one I knew it was perfect for her.  This is Sarah in cake form.  She is bright and bubbly, and happy and loud, and unique.  This cake was going to be perfect for her colorful wedding.

Ombre Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Sarah wanted vanilla cake with strawberry jam filling.  It was simple and delicious.  And she even let me make the whimsical roses out of sugar!  I love when brides let me make sugar flowers.      I think they make the cakes so unique.

Thank you so much Sarah and Joey for letting me be a part of your special day!

Ombre Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Ombre Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Ombre Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Ombre Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Ombre Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

Chase & Carlie’s Lace Wedding Cake

Flower Lace Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

I made this cake for my cousin Chase and his wife Carlie.  We thought it would be really pretty to match the lace of the cake with the lace on her dress so that is what we did.  I think it turned out really beautiful.  I love the white lace on the cream buttercream.  It really makes the lace pop.

Flower Lace Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Carlie wanted all three of the tiers to be different flavors.  So the bottom was red velvet cake with vanilla bean buttercream filling.  The middle tier was lemon cake with raspberry buttercream filling and the top tier was vanilla cake with lemon buttercream filling.

Flower Lace Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

I love making cakes for friends and family members because I get to be there when they cut the cake.  Without fail, every time I am at the reception when they cut the cake people always ask me if it makes me sad to see it cut into.  I always tell them no!  I love to see it get eaten.  The cake should be cut and served to the guests, that’s the fun part!  I love when the whole cake gets eaten.  It means that people loved it!

Thanks to Chase and Carlie for letting me have a part in their special day.  This was one of my favorites.

Flower Lace Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

Chocolate Mum Cake and Sugar Flowers

Chocolate Mum Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Sugar flowers are my favorite part of decorating cakes.  I love making new kinds of flowers and trying to make them look as real as possible.  I even love making the whimsical flowers.    Making sugar flowers is relaxing to me and it’s fun.  I always love when people ask me to make the flowers for their cake because it’s a challenge.  A really great challenge.  Im always trying to get better, to make more realistic looking flowers.

Chocolate Mum Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

This cake was made of alternating layers of yellow cake and chocolate cake.  One of my all time favorite cake flavor combos is yellow cake and milk chocolate ganache frosting…so good.

The sugar mums were an experiment.  I actually think they turned out really nice.  Next time I make them I think I can get them looking even better.

Yellow Sugar Mum by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Pale Pink Sugar Peony by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Peonies are going to be big again this year, I can tell.  People love them.  I love them.  If you asked me to make them for you, I would say yes.

Chocolate Mum Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Yellow Sugar Mum by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Chocolate Mum Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

Ashley & Tanner’s Ivory and Coral Wedding Cake

Ivory and Coral Flower Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

This is a cake I made this last weekend for Ashley and Tanner’s wedding.  And I am so in love with this cake.  The bride wanted the cake to be lemon and red velvet with a cream cheese mousse as the filling.  Her colors were pale coral and mint green so I made the little flowers to match.  I’m pretty sure this might be one of my favorites, and also one of my largest cakes.  The venue, Wadley Farms, was gorgeous too.  The weather was also perfect.  All in all, a perfect day and a tasty cake.

Ivory and Coral Flower Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

I have a feeling coral is going to be everywhere this season too.  It is so pretty.

Ivory and Coral Flower Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Ivory and Coral Flower Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

I love the idea of whimsical flowers.  Sometimes a cake just needs a little whimsy.

Ivory and Coral Flower Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Ivory and Coral Flower Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography