I get to see and be involved in the most stunning weddings and events but some just instantly take your breath away. That's the way I felt when I walked into the reception for Kevin & Andriana's wedding. Leafy green foliage with stunning white flowers adorned the bridal and guest tables creating the most enchanting scene.
With over 500 candles in the room I can only image how romantic the room looked when they were all lit.
Their cake was a modern classic featuring two hexagonal tiers and two round, gold personalised monogram, white sugar flowers and foliage as well as stencilling to create beautiful additional subtle detail.
Andriana was such a lovely bride to work with and so easy going. It was a pleasure creating her wedding cake and I almost cried when I received the most beautiful feedback after her big day.
"Thank you for creating such a magnificent wedding cake for Kevin and me. Your exceptional talent and attention to detail truly made our special day even more memorable.
The cake was not only a visual masterpiece but also a delectable delight. Every layer, every flavour, and every bite left our guests in awe. It was evident that you poured your heart and soul into its creation, and we are incredibly grateful for your dedication. The cake was not just a dessert; it was a centrepiece that added beauty, elegance and deliciousness to our celebration."
Venue: Curzon Hall
Flowers & styling: Elena K Weddings
Candelabras: Harbourside Decorators
Flooring & main table: Classique Occasions
Cake: Cake From The Heart
If you're looking for inspiration for a beautiful Baptism then look no further than this gorgeous setup that I was involved with recently.
Held at the beautiful Bivianos in Dural, the setting came to life with all white linen and chairs as well as a beautiful beige backdrop adorned with stunning white orchids, roses and baby's breath.
The brief for the cake was to create something organic and free flowing in design in white with accents of beige to match the backdrop.
All the elements from the various suppliers came together perfectly to create a magical event to celebrate Grace's baptism.
Backdrop, props and florals: www.facebook.com/GlamorousOccasion/
Remember when your mum used to cut up a cake or dessert for you to eat and she'd cut those big wedge shaped slices? While that serving style is great for dessert at home, for an event there's actually a different way that we cut the cake which is not only easy but will maximise the number of slices you'll get from your cake.
Traditionally for an event, you'll either serve coffee sized portions or dessert sized portions. A coffee sized portion is a 1 inch x 1 inch x 4 inch finger portion of cake while a dessert sized portion is double, so a 1 inch x 2 inch x 4 inch slice. The height of cakes has changed over the years and you'll notice now that most cakes are taller than 4 inches but regardless the way you cut the cake will remain the same.
When people come to collect their cake from me, the first thing they worry about is transporting it home or to the venue safely (we'll cover that in another post) and the next thing they worry about is how on earth to cut it.
The diagram below takes all the guess work out for you. Save it for your next event!
It's no secret that hand painted cakes are my favourite cakes to create and I do have kind of a bucket list of cake styles that I'm secretly hoping that clients will ask me to create. I have to say that the Amalfi/Positano style lemon themed cake was one of those cakes that I was really hoping that somebody would contact me to create and when that did happen, my heart skipped a little beat!
The cake featured hand painted lemons around the base as well as hand made fondant lemons, blossoms and foliage. I don't make a lot of flowers myself as it's such a time consuming art form in itself but I was so pleased with how these elements came together on the cake, I even surprised myself at how realistic it looked.
Can you guess what flavour the cake was? While I do offer a delicious lemon and coconut cake which would have been perfect, my client opted for chocolate and vanilla swirl cake. I'm curious, how do you feel about eating things that you expect will be a certain flavour based on how it looks but it turns out to be something different? For me, I would have found it strange to have a lemon themed cake in a chocolate flavour, but hey, everyone's different!
Judging by the fact that the only blog post I created in 2022 was in January last year, my endeavours to update the blog have not been great thus far. However, I am hoping that this will change this year!
While Instagram is the best place to follow my most recent work as it's updated constantly, I really would like to share more detailed shots here as well as tips and things to consider when planning a cake for your special events.
2022 was a hard year that really pushed me, and that's not a bad thing. I had to catch up on so many postponed weddings due to Covid as well as create new cakes to try and make up for lost bookings during the lockdowns. At times it was very overwhelming and I felt pushed to the edge in terms of my workload, but because of this I was forced to streamline a lot of my processes and really look at what was working in my business and what wasn't.
Today I sat down and wrote out my yearly goals and plans and I have a clear vision of the types of cakes that I want to create this year as well as the type of clients I want to work with so I'm super excited to see how 2023 progresses.
Here's to pushing ourselves to be better and of course... to cake!
PS - As I was scrolling through my photos trying to find my favourites, it's the pics of clients cutting their cakes that always makes me happiest. I'm so lucky to be part of these special occasions.
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