Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

This chocolate zucchini cake is one that my family makes every year when the zucchini in the garden get away from us.  You know what I mean?  What do you do with a 16 inch long giant zucchini?  Make zucchini cake!  I just made it fancy with candied zucchini slices and chocolate buttercream frosting.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

Peony Ruffle Wedding Cake

Sugar Peony by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Peony and Ruffle Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

This cake was for Kaitlin’s late spring wedding.  She said she wanted ruffles, peonies, and red velvet cake.  I asked her if I could make the peonies out of sugar…and she said yes!  I was so excited because I love making sugar flowers, especially when it is one I haven’t ever made before.  I love the process of figuring out what looks the best.  This flower was a labor of love that’s for sure.  Each peony has at least 25 petals and each layer needs to dry for a little while before you put the next layer of petals on.  I loved every minute of it though!

This is what we came up with!  I think it’s a winner.

Red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting.  Ruffles.  Sugar peonies.  What’s not to love?

Sugar Peony by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Mini Sugar Peony Bud by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Large Sugar Peonies by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Small Sugar Peonies on a Ruffle Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Ruffle Peony Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography