Janelle & Derrik | 8-2-2014

I was so excited to make this cake for Janelle and Derrik’s wedding last weekend. They were such a cute and fun couple! Their wedding was held at Lakefield in Manheim. The venue is very charming and so beautiful!

The venue has a large rustic barn for the wedding reception, a 1852 farmhouse with a large porch great for pictures, and two small ponds that make for a perfect backdrop! The wedding ceremony was held outside along the edge of one of the two ponds on the property.


The barn is so unique inside – very rustic with big open windows open to the gorgeous views of the farmland outside.   The inside of the barn was decorated with strung lights, burlap and cute little personalized accents. The bright summer flowers added a fun pop of color to the table settings.


Janelle’s dad actually made the wooden cake stand for the wedding and it fit into the theme perfectly.

The flavors of the cake were berry swirl cake with lemon buttercream filling and apple spice cake with caramel buttercream filling. Yum!

One of my favorite things from this wedding was getting to see the bride’s reaction to the cake. Janelle was taking pictures with her bridal party when I arrived, but came into the barn as I was setting up. Everyone huddled around the cake table to get that “first look” – they all loved it and it was so special to see Janelle smile at the cake all set up :) It’s in those moments I am so thankful that I get to be a small part of joy in someone’s “big” day.

Congratulations Janelle and Derrik!