Tiffany’s Antique Lace

Tiffany and Ian came to us with a special request- to incorporate the design from antique lace that had been in Ian’s family for many years onto their wedding cake. They requested that the cake be ivory, which definitely added to the antique lace design. The lace was absolutely beautiful, and included one large flower that had raised petals. Stunning work, which we then portrayed with royal icing onto the 4 tier wedding cake. The base of each tier was piped with double beads of royal icing, really adding to the elegance of the cake, yet keeping it simple in nature.

The entire cake was Decadent Chocolate cake with Vanilla Bean buttercream, our most popular flavour combination. Delicious!

Congratulations, Tiffany & Ian! πŸ™‚

We received this note from Tiffany after the wedding:

It was a dream come true wedding. Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding cake. It was sooo delicious!

 

Esther’s Lace & Cupcakes

Esther contacted us knowing she wanted a small top tier and cupcakes for her wedding. She showed us a picture of the design she liked, which was white on white lace piping. The intricate design turned out beautifully!

She complimented the top tier with cupcakes, half of which were Decadent Chocolate with Vanilla Bean buttercream, the other half Vanilla Bean pound cake with Chocolate buttercream.

Congratulations, Esther & Mitch! πŸ™‚

Amanda’s Fuchsia Flourishes

Trevor and Amanda had a picture picked out of what they wanted their wedding cake to look like… it was even in the right colour! The cake was Almond Marble Pound Cake with Almond Buttercream throughout. It was then piped with fuchsia buttercream, highlighted with fuchsia gum paste leaves and highlighted with orange and yellow buttercream.

We were so pleased when we delivered the cake and the colours matched the decor and flowers.

Congratulations, Trevor and Amanda! πŸ™‚

We received this email from the groom shortly after the wedding:

Hi.

Thanks so much and thanks for making a great cake. Everyone really enjoyed it. Our photographer took a great picture of the cake at the reception that you are welcome to use if you’d like.

Trevor

 

Brittany’s Shades of Purple

Brittany and Garrett(such a sweet couple!) had checked out our website and had picked a few favourites. Their wedding colour was eggplant, so this cake stood out, as we had made a similar one before with purple ribbons at the base of each tier. Garrett preferred to have the entire cake edible, so we added a piped detail instead of ribbon. As the flowers in the topper were in shades of deep purple, we piped beads in three shades of purple buttercream to give an ombre effect.

The cake was Vanilla and Chocolate Marble Pound, filled with Vanilla Bean Buttercream, covered with our homemade marshmallow fondant, and stenciled with royal icing. The white on white of the stencilling is a very elegant look, and looks striking paired with the deep purple tones.

Congratulations, Brittany & Garrett!

Click on any of the pictures to see a close-up of the cake.

 

Peggy’s Chocolate Curlicues

Peggy came to us with a picture of a cake that she loved and asked us to use it as inspiration. It was covered with intricate tendrils and twirls, which resulted in a whimsical, yet very elegant cake. The chocolate on white piping is such a striking combination (even if it is a little tedious to work with πŸ˜• ), and we both ended up loving the finished product.

The entire cake was Almond Chocolate Marble Pound Cake, filled with Almond Buttercream. The marble cake played off the swirl motif on the outside of the cake, completing it with deliciousness!

This cake turned out even better than we thought it would. And hopefully, even better than the picture we were provided with! πŸ˜‰

We received this email from Peggy a few days after the wedding-

Anna!

Our cake was beyond our wildest expectations!! Thank you, thank you so much!! It was so delicious too!!

Thank you again!

And then, we received this thank you card from them once they were settled back home in Ontario-

Dear Anna & Margaret,

Thank you both so much for our beautiful wedding cake. You truly added that special touch to our wedding reception. It was not only gorgeous but delicious too! You are both so talented. Thank you again, so much.

Sincerely,

Peggy & Tim

Congratulations, Peggy & Tim!

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Jennifer’s Peacock Cake

Wow! This was a bride with a vision. Jennifer contacted us from Ottawa, and through email and phone calls, she relayed her vision for her cake. Jennifer really wanted her cake to be a work of art, to really have a presence. Her wedding was decorated throughout with peacock feathers and she used a very balanced mix of peacock colours (chartreuse, teal, gold, deep purple… you get the picture).

Jennifer was definitely drawn to the hand painted cakes she had seen. So we knew that was going to be the focal point. She had also seen the topper we had used on our first hand painted cake, and asked if we could do one in the peacock colours. No problem, we just ended up using the same food colourings that we used on the cake itself, so it ended up matching perfectly. Jennifer also wanted the bottom tier to act more as a platform for the top three tiers, so we came up with the idea of going with a texture, but keeping it simply white. It worked beautifully.

And although Jennifer really knew what she wanted, she trusted us to make the call on any minor changes that we may have had to make to ensure that the cake turned out as beautifully as she expected. Thank you Jennifer, for collaborating with us. It turned into one of our favourite cakes so far!

Click on any of the pictures to see a close-up of the cake.

Mandy’s Topsy Turvy Cake

Mandy wanted to have fun with her cake, but also wanted it to have some elegance. The piping and the gum paste roses offset the really fun silhouette and topper.

We received this response from Mandy’s mom, Cindy:

Hi Anna,

I wanted you to know how beautiful we all thought the cake was. It tasted great too.

Thanks.

Cindy

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Girly Girl Princess

This was for a baby shower. Can you guess the theme? πŸ™‚Β  We created an ombre effect, with each tier getting a little darker pink. Tiers were then embellished with piping and ribbons, to create this girly cake, fit for a new baby princess!

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Vanessa’s Seven Tiers

This was the cake we had been waiting for! Vanessa & Derek came to their consultation with a few things already decided. Vanessa wanted the bottom 3 or 4 tiers to be fake and just have enough cake for the 100 or so guests. Derek figured that if you are going to have a seven tier cake, it should be seven tiers of cake. He won.

Vanessa had also told us as soon as she came that she didn’t want chocolate. She doesn’t like chocolate cake. But, she tried a sample of the chocolate. We won. They ended up ordering seven tiers of our Decadent Chocolate cake, filled and frosted with our Vanilla Bean Buttercream(43 pounds of it!).

This was the cake we bought our Cake Stacker for. We were just a little pretty nervous… but I’m pretty sure our friends and family were even more nervous than we were. So Cake Stackers to the rescue. But then we ran into the little glich of how do theΒ two of us little chicks carry a cake that big? Easy. We enlist family. πŸ™‚ The two biggest and strongest family members we could find(thank you, Toby and Joey!), and it wasn’t without struggle that we got the cake delivered to the Old O.

Vanessa’s flowers were in rich, deep tones, with red roses, moonvista carnations, deep orange gerbers, bright green button mums and berries. We recreated these with gum paste, and when we delivered the cake, we were thrilled that the colours were bang on!

Vanessa sent us a lovely card following the wedding:

Anna & Margaret,

Thank you so much for our spectacular cake! It was so impressive the way you made the flowers. When I first saw it I actually thought they were real.

It tasted amazing! Many guests said it was the best cake they had ever had. It was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding.

You were both a pleasure to work with.

Derek & Vanessa

In all, this cake was amazing to work on and gain experience with. Many thanks to Vanessa & Derek for entrusting us with such an undertaking.

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Last minute monogram…

Michael and Melissa contacted us with about a month’s notice before their wedding, which had been moved up to the date of his parents’ anniversary. These two were so sweet, and put so many beautiful details into their wedding (like the bagpiper, the monogrammed napkins, and the M&M’s as favours), we were honored to be a part of it. They even let us surprise them with flavours for one layer of the cake! The cake was frosted in chocolate buttercream, then piped with the same. The monogram we made of gum paste and painted with food colouring to match the ribbon. It was topped off with a pop of brightly coloured silk orchids, which contrasted the chocolate brown beautifully.

These two were proof that wedding planning can all come together in the end, even if it’s rushed and seems like it should be extremely stressful. It’s all possible. πŸ™‚

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