A Mix for Anne

Anne and Andrew came to see us (we love when the groom is into the cake design too!), looking for an assortment of cupcakes. Something to please everyone. 🙂 They decided on three flavours: Carrot with Cream Cheese frosting, Decadent Chocolate with Vanilla Bean buttercream, and Vanilla Bean Pound with Vanilla Bean buttercream. They also ordered a 6 inch cake for themselves, and Andrew was very excited about ordering a cupcake shaped cake. Anne wasn’t so sure, and shortly after their consultation, we received an email from Andrew saying he was going to let Anne have this one, and he ordered a regular cake, rustically frosted(he has learned early when to give in. 🙂 ). This all fit in perfectly with their laid back venue, which was a barn. The cupcakes were displayed on a variety of mismatched dishes, wood cookies, and crates, which showed them off perfectly.

The wedding cake itself was Carrot cake with Cream Cheese frosting, which looks like a dream. So luscious and delicious all at once. 🙂

Congratulations, Anne and Andrew! 🙂

Andrea’s Garden Roses

Andrea wanted to go in a different direction with her wedding cake, or should I say cakes. Instead of a tiered cake, she opted for three separate cakes, each rustically frosted with buttercream and topped off with beautiful fresh flowers, including stunning garden roses and Queen Anne’s lace, a very romantic combination.

The blush colours of the flowers looked so perfect atop the Vanilla Bean buttercream, which topped off Decadent Chocolate and Vanilla Bean pound cakes.

We received this email from the bride’s mother after the wedding:

Anna

I cannot tell you how gorgeous ( and delicious ) the wedding cakes were.

Absolutely beautiful and totally delicious. Everyone was raving! Thank you so very much! The wedding was beautiful and it is obvious how important the cakes are. The staff at the Old O were very complimentary of you and your mother’ s ‘works of art ‘ !!

Take care . I would recommend you to anyone who asks 🙂

All the best, Sheila

Congratulations! 🙂

Laura’s White Chocolate Coral

Laura’s wedding had a light, airy feel to it, with touches of a nautical theme. She wanted coral to be incorporated into her cake design. We looked at pictures of piped coral, but then we suggested that we could add another dimension to her white on white cake. We used white chocolate to make coral pieces to adorn the cake. We did pipe coral, as well as bubbles, onto the cake, but then really made the idea of the coral pop with the white chocolate. The coral has a very organic look to it, as it is made by piping hot white chocolate over crushed ice, so each piece is definitely unique, unlike a store bought mold. The finished product has a very simple elegance to it, as white on white cakes often do, perfect for the big day.

The cake was a Lemon Pound cake with Vanilla Bean buttercream, a very fresh flavour for a summer wedding.

Congratulations, Laura and Gordon! 🙂

Two Sides to Every (Love) Story

Sarah and Adam got in touch with us through Old Orchard Inn, as they were planning their wedding from out of province. They were in Nova Scotia over the winter holidays and came for a consultation with us. They had a very unique vision for their wedding cake, wanting it to reflect a lot of themselves. They love both the look of a traditional white on white wedding cake, but also love the rustic look complete with flowers and an antiqued finish to the fondant. So we were able to incorporate both. 🙂

The white piping on the traditional side of this cake was also specific to Sarah and Adam. Music is a big part of both of their lives, so the piping was musically inspired.

The rustic side of the cake included flowers that were in Sarah’s bouquet- roses and calla lilies with touches of green and purple. We added accents of gold on both the cake and the flowers as well, giving it a rich, old world feel.

We then brought the two sides of this love story together with draped gum paste, keeping a very romantic theme to the cake.

The cakes inside were also different and yet tied together- two tiers each of Decadent Chocolate cake and Vanilla Bean pound cake, with all four tiers filled with Vanilla Bean buttercream and Salted Caramel. The bride and groom made delicious choices, considering they hadn’t even been able to have a tasting beforehand because of the last minute consultation!

Congratulations, Adam and Sarah! 🙂

We received this email a couple of weeks later:

Hi Anna,

I wanted to let you know how unbelievably amazing our wedding cake was. It was gorgeous, it was delicious, and it was perfect. Our photographer – who has done dozens of weddings as a photographer and DJ and even as a guest, said it was the best wedding cake he’d ever had. We had 55 guests, and the cake did not last the week even though it was meant for 80 people. We didn’t get plates or forks – just went to town with our fingers and LOVED it. Our families were so impressed, they went to work the next week and told everyone about our amazing wedding cake from this mother-daughter couple out of Centreville.

Thank you soooo much for being a part of our special day and for making it that much more delicious 🙂

We will be in touch for an anniversary cake!! And birthday cakes, and easter cakes, and just-because cakes…

Take care,

Sarah & Adam

 

Update: One year later, and Sarah and Adam are writing The Next Chapter in their love story. Congratulations again to you both!! 🙂

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Lisianthus for Lisa

Lisa wanted a cake similar to Jenna’s Orchids, but with a few differences. She preferred a square cake to the round and her wedding bouquet included lisianthus. Lisa provided the ribbon for the cake(to be sure that it matched her wedding decor), and we made the lisianthus the same regal shade of purple. The result is a simple elegance, perfect for a beautiful wedding day.

This cake was both Decadent chocolate cake and Vanilla Bean pound cake, both filled with Vanilla Bean buttercream.

Congratulations, Lisa! 🙂

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