Friday, November 07, 2008

Magical Fairy Wedding

I came across this lovely Fairy Wedding Collage in my daily blog travels and was so inspired by the beautiful, soft details of this ultra feminine wedding design. The theme is perfect for a May or June Garden reception. Thank you to Elizabeth Messina for the photographs.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cakes from the Pros

I thought maybe some inspiration for the Wedding Cake was in order. I have compiled pictures and captions from some of the most stunning cakes I have come across. Enjoy!

Matt Lewis of Matty Cakes Bakery created this frosted feat of alternative angles known as the Topsy Turvy Cake. Four tiers defy gravity while displaying intricate surface sugar designs and fluffy frosting detailing.

Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman is not known for his conventional take on the almighty cake. His confectionery creations display the wild imaginings of a pastry rebel, though this retro example shows he also has a soft side.

Kristine Bender's Bride and Groom Silhouette Cake features a fondant-covered almond cake with custom silhouette plaque, black and white ribbons, and sugar sweet peas, anemones, and ranunculus. To complement the pink theme, the cake is layered with strawberry cream.

Edible iridescent orchid pink pearl dust and a hand-piped floral design give this cake its unique beauty. The tiers feature Tahitian vanilla cake with strawberry, white chocolate, and lemon mousseline and dark chocolate cake with espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and hazelnut mousseline.

Rick Reichart, who co-owns cakelava with his wife, Sasha, designed this colorful sculpted-pillow wedding cake with handcrafted accent pieces for a yoga instructor's tropical wedding. To tie in the Hawaiian component, the bride chose guava and mango flavors for her cake.

Colette Peters, who earned her bachelor's degree in painting and worked as a designer for Tiffany & Co., started Colette's Cakes in 1989. Her artistic background is evident in this whimsical nod to Tim Burton's haunting classic animated film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Clocktower Wedding Cake: Designed by Mikes Amazing Cakes The bride and groom were musicians who met in London and moved there after the wedding. They wanted the cake to display their love of music and the city where they met. Photo Credit ::Mikes Amazing Cakes::
In homage to the hydrangeas, cabbage roses, and calla lilies the bride chose for her wedding decor, Amy Beck re-created the blooms out of sugar, as well as an intricate system of sugar branches to anchor them.

This stunner features five stacked tiers of vanilla and chocolate cake with floral separators of sugar flowers that include deep coral peonies and white cherry blossoms. The sugar peacock perched on the top tier was inspired by the motif of the wedding reception.

As a natural extension of the season's beauty, Dianne Rockwell created this pumpkin buttercream tiered cake tiled in chocolate mosaic. This edible display of autumn splendor features handmade sugar paste fall leaves and pumpkins.