Danielle and Nate were married at Harmony Hall on a beautiful October afternoon! We met over a year before their wedding to start planning the set-up for their sweets display and I feel like they have now become new friends … Continue reading
MOTHER’S DAY sweets! I always try to plan ahead for this holiday so that I can make sure to have lots of cookies for the wonderful “Motherly” women in my life… My mother-in-law is great, we not only get along … Continue reading
This cake was not your average birthday cake. Last year, I had the opportunity to be a “sugar angel” for Jaylah’s family through Icing Smiles. I got to create Jaylah’s “dream cake” and deliver it to her birthday party where … Continue reading
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!
Last July, I had the great joy of creating some special cakes for Elizabeth and Jon’s Wedding at the Cork Factory Hotel. I met Elizabeth through her mother, Leslie Reese (who writes a fabulous blog you can check out here). I was so flattered when Leslie asked me to make her daughter’s wedding cake dreams come to life. We met several months before the wedding to put our heads together and start planning, because.!!!..I was going to make individual wedding cakes for all 120 guests! *gulp*
How did I pull this off? Well, it wasn’t easy, but it sure was fun! (-: …let me show you some snap shots of the hard (and time consuming!) work that went into creating these personalized cakes…
I started with the small flowers for the cake that was going to be presented on their sweetheart table…Cutting the flowers out, smoothing the edges, and then laying them to dry.
Next, the bigger flowers for the individual guest cakes…Again cutting, smoothing and laying to dry…I also brushed the centers of these ones with some coral luster dust to give them a little “pop” of color.
Now keep in mind, these projects lasted a few weeks – preparation, preparation, preparation!
Flowers can be made ahead of time, which is nice, but all cake product had to be made the week of the wedding to ensure freshness. So… I baked and baked and baked, and I mixed buttercream and mixed buttercream and mixed buttercream…And eventually, all the cakes were set up, iced and ready for decoration!
So we fast-forward to the fondant wrapping (yum!) and stacking the cake…
Now remember all of those little flowers I made? This is where the fun comes in…arranging them and gluing them all to the cake! (-:
A little “shimmer” airbrush and the sweetheart table, bride and groom’s cake was done!
Airbrushing some “shimmer” on the mini cakes was next…
Once all of the mini cakes were airbrushed, I very carefully packed them into sheet boxes lined with non-slip pads in preparation for delivery.
Delivery came with many anxieties, but I had my wonderful husband to help! And though it was chaotic, everything went perfectly!
This is what the mini cakes looked like before we put them out onto the tables…
This is how they were displayed at the tables – placed on small glass pedestals – they looked so beautiful! This photo was taken by New Chapters Photography.
Here is the cake all set up on Elizabeth and Jon’s sweetheart table…
Leslie and Elizabeth created the entire flower wall behind the sweetheart table! You can check out her DIY blog post here. She also wrote a more in-depth blog on the entire wedding, where you can check out all of the other fabulous details! They made an amazing creative team…the whole wedding was simply stunning. Photography was done by New Chapters Photography and you can see their blog post on the wedding here.
Thank you so much Leslie and Elizabeth for letting me be part of such a special day (-: