Ruffled Beauty

When I first started making cakes, I loved doing fondant cakes and wasn’t too fond(ant) seewhatIdidthere? of buttercream cakes. Now, it’s often quite the opposite. I love creating buttercream cakes and it’s amazing the different textures that can be created.

This wedding cake was my first time trying ruffled buttercream and it’s beautiful!

I created the bunting for this cake as well.

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Loved the astillbe and spray roses for this cake!

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Rustic Charm

This style is right up my alley so I was more than happy to put together these treats for a woodland-themed baby shower.

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Treats of all kinds…lemon cake (with candied lemons – my first time doing this and definitely not my last), French vanilla cupcakes (regular and mini), cake pops, and heart-shaped chocolate covered Oreos. Oh, and s’mores for the take home favors. So much sugar, so little time. DSC_0879

Candying some lemons…yum!

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^^Handmade bunting — I also can’t wait to do this a lot more. Cute and easy!

Matching cupcakes, of course!

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Mini’s and some adorable (and delicious) hearts!FullSizeRender  

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I don’t think you can ever have too many s’mores. I’ve had three in the past three days, in fact. Gimme s’more!!

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Current fave: Textured buttercream and basic flowers

I love these simple, beautiful cakes.

I found these flowers in my backyard and they were the perfect touch for this textured cake for a couple to bring up to Lake Tahoe.

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In fact, I love them so much, I made another similar one for a BBQ I went to:

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Both of these cakes were almond with raspberry filling!

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I do!

When I was first asked to make a wedding cake, I was extremely nervous.

I had about 5 decorated cakes under my belt…and a wedding cake seems so…important.

Fortunately, my first wedding cake was just one tier to complement the cake pops the bride had ordered:

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Next Up? A cake for my future mother-in-law’s wedding. Three tiers to match the colors of the wedding, strawberry, vanilla and chocolate…a Neapolitan delight! I hand placed rhinestones on the three ribbons to give this cake some extra sparkle and handmade the fondant roses cascading down in ombre style.

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It’s amazing to me how each cake can be so different and something I’ve never really done before. Fondant was my jam, but my bride wanted a rustic buttercream cake – three tiers (two strawberry, one very vanilla with real vanilla bean) and a chocolate sheet cake.

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This has turned into one of my most favorite cakes.

Can I prove that? Yes! For my wedding just a few months later…a smaller, slightly altered version:

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And last up, as I try to catch this blog up on all my past work, was a pink and black cake using the Chantilly lace technique.

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I love doing wedding cakes…probably because I love weddings so much (especially after experiencing my own)! What a truly awesome day for brides and their families!