Jenna & Andy | 5-28-2016

Jenna and Andy celebrated their marriage at the Carlisle Ribbon Mill on a hot sunny day in May and it was one of the most beautiful set ups I’ve seen! It’s all in the details and Jenna’s vision came together … Continue reading

Julie & Brian | 9-6-2014

Julie and Brian’s wedding reception was held at the Civic Club of Harrisburg this past weekend. These two were one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met and it was so much fun working with them. The venue was decorated with all sort of “personal touches” and it was simply beautiful.

I loved the chalkboard sign at the front entrance…

The weather said it would rain, but when I arrived with the cake it was beautiful outside – sunny and no rain! I was so happy for them because that meant that they were able to take pictures outside in the gardens and with the Susquehanna River as a backdrop. I was even able to sneak a peek at the wedding party taking pictures outside :) …

This building was gorgeous inside and out – beautiful stone structures and dark wood architecture. The building was built in 1898 so it has such charm and character.

 

Each table had cute table number cards with different pictures on them, lovely flower centerpieces and adorable whoopie pie favors made by Desserts, Etc.

The cake was a decorated with a chevron print and sugar flowers in their wedding colors – coral and blush pink. The flavors were marble cake with chocolate ganache and vanilla buttercream filling and lemon cake with lemon curd and raspberry buttercream filling. Yum!

For more pictures of their beautiful wedding, check out Jennifer Rotz Photography!

Congratulations, Julie and Brian! Thank you so much for letting me be a small part of your “big day”! :-)

For some interesting history of the Civic Club of Harrisburg, click here!

Victoria’s “Sweet 16th”

I just loved this cake…Girly, pretty, and designed by the birthday girl herself (she has great taste)! The theme was “lilies” and her color scheme was shades of pink and white. Here’s what I came up with…

The most challenging part of this cake was hand-making the sugar lilies. Sugar flowers are so beautiful but they do require a lot of work and patience! This was so much fun for me to go back and brush up on some old skills I haven’t used in a while. I always like a challenge and I love learning, so it was a very rewarding experience once the flowers were finished and I was able to place them on the cake.

Victoria’s mother, Jennifer, also ordered some “Sweet 16” cookie favors for decoration…

Fun fact: Jennifer is the owner and creator of Sweet Victoria’s Dessert Co., which she named after her daughter!

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday, Victoria!! :-)

Ava & Eli’s 1st Birthday Cake

This cake was for a twin’s birthday party – Ava and Eli’s 1st birthday! It was so much fun to make! The party was actually a pool party, complete with sand buckets, shovels with little whale favors. I went with the “whale” theme, using shades of pink and blue to match the party decor.

Everything was edible, including the decorations on the board…graham cracker sand and fondant buckets & shovels :)

Happy 1st Birthday, Ava and Eli!

It was so nice getting mom’s message after the cake made it’s way home: “Oh my goodness!!! It’s so adorable! I love it!! Thank you so much. I love the chevron & boy & girl whales. The sand buckets & shovels are great!! I can’t wait to show it off!”

I have such wonderful customers :) Thanks to Jess and Jason Klock for letting me be a part of the twin’s first birthday!

Emerson’s 1st Birthday

This was one of my favorite cakes…Girly, pink, gold, cute…I just couldn’t get enough of it – once it was all finished, I just kept peeking at it in my fridge :-) . The design was based on a combination of the party invitation and a cute cake from Pinterest that Emerson’s mom, Lauren, really liked.. So here’s the inspiration:

Here is the cake I created…

The flavor was marble cake with vanilla bean buttercream. I also made a little smash cake for Emerson to have all to herself :-)

The best part of making this cake was that it was for a wonderful repeat customer :-) I have had the privilege of making her son Braden’s birthday cakes for the past few years also! Thank you to Lauren for being such a fun customer and Happy Birthday to little Emerson! :-)

Pink and Silver 50th Birthday Cake

This cake was for a surprise 50th birthday. LeeAnn’s friend, Michelle ordered the cake for her. Michelle requested a clean, simple, elegant cake using silver and soft pink colors as accents. I love making sugar roses so I was happy to accommodate that request as well :)

The flavors were vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean buttercream and chocolate cake with vanilla bean buttercream.

Happy Birthday, LeeAnn!

And thank you to Michelle for being a wonderful customer! :)