Jennifer and Jerry came to see us with a cake in mind- definitely Carrot Cake, and definitely buttercream frosted, to fit in with the rustic barn wedding they were planning. Well, it just so happens that we had an apple barrel cake on display that day, waiting to be delivered that afternoon. And it caught Jerry’s eye. And Sally’s(Jennifer’s mom) eye. And Jennifer’s eye. And then the plans changed. A bit. 😉
While keeping the inside the same- still Carrot Cake filled with Cream Cheese Buttercream- the design for the outside was completely changed. To accommodate feeding all of their guests, Jennifer and Jerry decided to go with three tiers, which we topped off with gum paste flowers and leaves to match their wedding colours. The bands around the barrels were also changed to a grey, to coordinate with the rest of the wedding decor.
We love this cake! The colours made it seem very bridal, but still so fun and whimsical.
This cake was so much fun! And it ended up so sweet… we loved the idea, the colours, every bit of it!
Malorie came to us a bit reluctant to show us this picture of the cake she liked, thinking it wasn’t possible to have this cake. Her fiance Sam encouraged her to show us the picture and when we said we would be able to replicate the cake, within their budget, she was very pleased. She requested that the flowers on the cake highlight that her wedding colour was eggplant, but not overpower the cake with dark purple. We matched the flowers to a photo of her bouquet, including roses, hydrangea blossoms, apple blossoms and ivy. The barrels are fondant, dusted with petal dust to emulate wooden slats(thanks to Noah for his artistic eye!), and we finished off the rings with hand painted copper staples. Chocolate cookie crumbs topped off the barrels, which contained Decadent Chocolate cake, Vanilla Chocolate Sour Cream Pound cake and Vanilla Bean Buttercream. The cake was accompanied by 130 cupcakes for their guests(would you want to cut this cake? ;)), both Decadent Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Pound, topped off with Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Buttercream.
The end result of this cake is so unique, quaint, and just downright adorable! It’s become one of our favourites to date.
Congratulations, Sam and Malorie! 🙂 Thanks for your confidence in us!