Tuesday, 7 April 2009

All About Style....

I LOVE big cakes! They have that real "wedding" feel to them.

This week I was blessed with 3 big cakes.

My week began on Friday when I delivered and set up Dane and Katrina's 4 tier fresh flower stack design.

From what looked rather ordinary individually in their boxes- emerged a stunning tower of cake and flowers. Although the set up began at around 2pm on Friday afternoon- we (my mum and I) had a few late lunch onlookers (in restaurant Lurleens)- who took their turn to come up and comment on the beauty of the cake- and how they loved watching it come together before their eyes.

The fresh flowers between the levels came from Jenny from Floriginality- stunning "Bianca?" roses filled between the layers- more than 130 roses went into this cake- but what a gorgeous finish indeed.

It was a pleasant way to finish the day- as it had not been smooth sailing getting there. I had allot on last week- and was still putting the finishing touches to the cake and packing all the tools to put the cake together when my mum arrived. A hasty exit from my driveway saw me reverse straight into my mums car!!!!! :0 All was OK- I just couldn't believe I did it! Then once I arrived at the venue I realised I had left my camera at home and only had my mobile to capture this image.

If I had to pick a favourite from last week it would have to be this next cake.

With 6 cakes in total ( 3 double height tiers) each cake a different flavour- this cake would have to be the cake of the week for me. I am sure the poor venue coordinator a the Hilton wondered if I was ever going to leave- as I seriously too about 20 pictures of the cake after I placed it on the table.

This cake is a "make or break" kind of design- there is no room for error- or imperfections. Icing a double height tier is allot harder than a regular height tier- and the way in which I cover my cakes is a once only process (no double sugar paste layer) so a perfect clean finish to compliment the stylishness of this design was very important.

This cake design reminds me allot of an "April Reed" cake. Clean lines with a simple sugar flower detail resting in the top edge of the second tier. A single sugar lily and sugar Singapore orchids- left all white- finished this black and white design.

After leaving the Hilton it was across the road to the Irish club. I have made this design many times now- but each time a little bit different. This time the flowers had a lilac centre- soft and pretty- without looking unnatural.

This was the first time I had delivered to the Irish club- after talking to the coordinator they only host around 7 or so weddings per year- but they boast one of the biggest dance floors in Brisbane!

Cupcakes were again on order this Saturday gone.

The first one was a lilac and cream design. Single sugar rose on top of each cake with a cartoon couple on the top tier.

The cartoon couple were especially cute- with the glasses on the groom.

Personalised toppers are all made to order- so you can have them dressed in any manner you like. Personal features such as height differences, beauty spots and even glasses can be incorporated to give your toppers a personal touch.

The next cupcake tower had me questioning myself and calling the bride to double check. I had on the order hot pink icing- and I wanted to make 100% sure. When I arrived at the venue my mind was at ease- with the Black and hot pink settings the cake fitted right in.

The bride wore a hot pink gown- so her "Topper" was also in a hot pink gown- which looked so cute! The one think I noticed on the table was the funkiest cake server- that was brushed silver- shaped like a high heel shoe- very cool indeed!

Each cupcake was iced in the hot pink butter cream- with either a black star or Black and pink polka dot sugar bow in top.

If I had to pick a second favourite for last weekend- this woudl be it!

Iced in a dusty pink sugar paste- with a white cut blossom overlay- trailing across one half of each tier- I love the look of this cake.

Taken from a US Magazine- this cake was originally 3 tiers- but the two tier design had a very similar effect.

I was reminded again exactly how long it takes to put the blossoms onto the cake- after shaping each one then the "random" placement- which always does my head in- the end result was surely pretty.

The next cake was for Greenbank RSL- I hadn't been there before- and despite the tonne f Adverts on the radio- I was surprised to see it even had council signs directing you to it.

This room was almost an identical set up to the other Hot pink cake. With black table cloths and chair covers tied with hot pink sashes.

With the cakes beginning on Friday- the last was for Monday- Down at Burleigh heads/Currumbin.

Fortunately the cake was collected by the brides parents on their way down from Maryborough. It seemed guests came together from all over to celebrate at Currumbin.

Well with Easter this weekend- and a Wedding on Thursday- I better get back to it!

Have a fabulous Easter- I hope the Easter bunny brings you lots and lots of chocolate eggs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the black & white cake is flawless, so beautiful , my fav of this week.