East Meets West

Now this is a story of trust.

Alex and Sophie contacted us about a wedding cake and when we met for a consultation, they asked if maybe we would be interested in trying something a little different. As soon as they showed us the idea they had in mind, we got excited. We love a challenge, and this was a good one. And both Alex and Sophie trusted us to execute their vision.

Let me begin with the traditional wedding cake, mainly because once you see the entirety of the cake, it gets a little forgotten. Poor little wedding cake!

Sophie is from here, Nova Scotia, and was already incorporating a few East Coast details to the wedding, including anchor shaped bottle openers for favours. So we were able to incorporate some nautical touches into the wedding cake design as well. We made an anchor topper out of gum paste to match the favours and painted it with metallic food paint, and we also made gum paste starfish to sit among the gum paste flowers to match Sophie’s bouquet of white roses and blue hydrangea. All of this, trimmed with a cornflower blue ribbon, made for a beautiful wedding cake. Delicious too- all Decadent Chocolate cake with Vanilla Bean buttercream.

The cake could have been finished there, and I’m sure it would have been a hit. But then we throw Alex into the mix…

Alex is from Alberta, and he loves his truck. That’s cool, boys like their toys. In most cases though, their fiancés don’t give them the leeway to ‘destroy’ their romantic, meaningful wedding cake with a cake of their own. Well, Sophie did. Alex provided us with a photo of his truck, and we modelled a cake after it. All to scale. Margaret’s very thorough measurements resulted in a delicious GMC Sierra Crew Cab made of Decadent Chocolate cake. And then it was all about the details. The grill, the lights, the mirrors, the door handles, all chromed out… every time we added another little detail, the better it looked. (I did get a little stressed about the details halfway through and need to thank Brandi and Margaret for forcing me to step away from the cake for awhile to figure things out.) Again, the cake could have been finished there, but the wedding cake and the truck cake needed to be tied together somehow, right? Right. The right way? Mud, of course. Or in this case, chocolate buttercream. A lot of chocolate buttercream. Neatly frosted? Not quite. I have to admit, it was difficult to begin making a mess of Sophie’s pretty wedding cake. Once we got started, though, look out! Seriously, I spotted chocolate buttercream on the ceiling the next day! It was worth it though. See for yourself!

Congratulations, Alex and Sophie, and thank you for trusting us with your creative spin on wedding cake! 🙂

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