Shawna contacted us with a request that really made us think. She’s a librarian, and was planning on incorporating books into her wedding decor. She was also going for a vintage feel, decorating with autumn colours and leaves. She also mentioned that her fiance, Ryan, loves hockey. She asked us if it was possible to incorporate all of those aspects into one small cake for them to cut and 120 cupcakes… Sure, it’s possible! 😉
Using our previous Antique Books cake as a starting point, we thought about maybe a vintage hockey themed book. After searching the web, we found a book entitled “For The Love of Hockey” and thought that having the hockey theme including the word “Love” was fitting for a wedding. To incorporate the vintage feel, we would make the book look antique using petal dust. That last request, autumn leaves- well, we took care of that by scattering a few gum paste leaves over the book and decorating about a quarter of her cupcakes with them.
Shawna was very excited about all of these details and also added a few of her own. We changed the title of the book to “For Love Of Hockey” and added the couple’s names as the authors. We also added a pair of crossed hockey sticks and a puck to the front cover, and a puck with a heart inside of it to the spine.
The cake was Decadent Chocolate filled with Chocolate buttercream and the cupcakes were a mix- Decadent Chocolate with Chocolate, Vanilla Bean Pound with Vanilla Bean buttercream, and Almond Chocolate Marble with Almond buttercream, to please all of the wedding guests.
This cake, with all of the special touches, definitely reflected the bride and groom and the things they love. We love to create cakes that have that personal touch. 🙂
Congratulations, Ryan & Shawna!
We received this email a few weeks after the wedding:
I just wanted to let you know that we absolutely LOVED the cake. Both Ryan and I were amazed at how well it turned out, and how beautiful the cupcakes were! They were also delicious- I’m glad we ordered extra because they were all gone! We had a lot of people try to sign the cake because they thought it was the guest book! 😀 I was absolutely thrilled with it. Thank you so much for everything, it really added to the look and feel of the whole reception.