Caitlyn and Alex were having a nautical theme at their wedding, having it right on the water, with lots of ocean touches to the decor. They wanted this incorporated into their cake as well, so we created a cake worthy of a mermaid’s wedding. 😉
The aqua tinted cake was decorated with gum paste pearls, shells, sand dollars, and starfish, piped with buttercream “coral” and finished off with ombre “waves” on the bottom tier. It suited a beachy, summer wedding perfectly.
Caitlyn and Alex chose two different flavour combinations- Decadent Chocolate with Vanilla Bean buttercream, and Almond Marble with Almond buttercream.
Jenna had originally wanted this cake in buttercream, but when we discussed the potential heat of an outdoor wedding and gave her a sample of our homemade marshmallow fondant, she agreed that fondant was the way to go with her cake. Which was wise, considering it hit 29 degrees the day of the wedding(which is wonderful for everything but the cake!). The cake was made up of both Vanilla Bean Pound cake and Decadent Chocolate cake, paired with Chocolate Buttercream and Salted Caramel.
Jenna requested that the ribbons cascading around her cake match the centres of blue dendrobium orchids, which were to adorn the cake. The original photo Jenna provided showed the ribbons in two different widths, but when we found a third width of ribbon in the same colour, we decided that it would only add to the elegance of this cake.
We wired each orchid blossom individually, which gave us a lot of flexibility in arranging them. The ends of the stems with the buds added an exotic touch to the cake, with the asymmetric topper giving it a very natural, organic feel… Great for an outdoor wedding!
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!
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We love that one of the first wedding cakes we created (for a family member) has caught the eye of many of our brides. These cakes are fondant covered, then stenciled with royal icing, often with the top of the cake being embellished with stenciling in a matching hue to the chosen ribbon.
The chocolate one was for a bride who was actually from California, and came to Digby to get married. We didn’t actually ever meet AJ, but conducted all of our business via email. It went so smoothly. We received this email from after her honeymoon:
We are back from our honeymoon now, and I wanted to be sure to email you and say thank you. The cake was perfect!!! Ross & I loved it and were very happy with the way it turned out. All of our guests were raving about how delicious it was.
Thank you again, and all the best!
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