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.
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!
Cake Cutting photo by Brittni Willie
Cake photos by Cassidy Tuttle
I hope you’ve heard about the Wedding Cake Im giving away in 2014 with the Utah Wedding Contest! If not, I’ll tell you all about it because it is awesome.
When Ali Brown Studios and Elizabeth Coopers Boutique approached me about participating in this wedding giveaway I was so excited. Of course I had to be a part of it! If 2014 is the year you are getting married you are going to want to enter this contest, trust me.
This is your chance for a FREE WEDDING! You get the venue, florals, hair and makeup, the dress, jewelry, catering, the wedding video, the DJ, and The Wedding Cake by me, just to name a few. And you get it all for free. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Go to www.utahweddingcontest.com and enter to win.
Now lets talk about the cake. I will be giving the winner a two tier, buttercream wedding cake that serves 45 people, with one statement piece. The statement piece could be a sugar flower (like in the photo), some lace detail, or a beautiful pipped design. I will be happy to work with the winner on designing her perfect cake.
The cake will be beautiful, even better than this gorgeous cake. Seriously, go enter the contest right now, www.utahweddingcontest.com.
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.
This beautiful Ruffle cake was for my childhood friend Vanessa. We go way back, back to kindergarten. So when she asked me to make her wedding cake I was so excited! I wasn’t surprised when she told me she wanted a ruffle cake because it is so popular right now. And I’m loving it.
We all know how much I love sugar flowers, and I loved making these coral peonies. Peonies don’t typically come in this color but that didn’t stop me from making them coral. That is the fun part of making sugar flowers. They don’t always have to be exactly how they are found in nature.
Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography
This cake might be one of my favorite cakes that I’ve made so far. I love the simplicity of it and I love the white lace on top of the white fondant. Plus she wanted a chocolate cake with caramel buttercream. So delicious!
Ashbee is the niece of a family friend and she lives in Wyoming. So this cake made a three hour journey to Wyoming on the lap of her mother, who happened to be in Utah the morning of the wedding. Her mom and aunt offered to transport the cake, and it made the trip safely and looked beautiful when it got there. Everyone was happy, especially me. It was kind of hard to give up the control of delivering the cake but they both did an awesome job. And once I knew the cake was at the reception I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
A special thanks to my second family, the Parkers, for letting me steal some roses off of their rose bush. Ashbee was going to put her own flowers on the cake once it arrived to Wyoming. So, these are my substitute flowers.
Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography