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An Aqua Birthday

Happy Birthday to my dear Aunt Rosy. I know. Lots of birthdays in my family recently. I’m not going to complain when I get to make the goods.

This was a chocolate cake with aqua vanilla buttercream. Just what she wanted.

It had sprays of coral pink gum paste gladiolas, yellow baby carnations, and deep aqua blossoms. I made them all ma’self.

Gladiolus symbolize strength of character and moral integrity and are the August birth flower. So I thought they were perfect.

Happy Birthday to my fellow Augusters!


A Blushing Wedding

I think I have to say this right off the bat. I love succulents. Why have I never seen these cute little cacti/flowers ever before? I want to garden but I don’t know how good I’d be at it, so these little suckers are the perfect thing to start with.

And in weddings?! Um. Yes please.

I love them in her bouquet. Especially with the soft pink. And I love her dress.

The cake design takes the frills from her dress and highlights them as bands that go around the cake.

And of course, there’s a succulent.

The fabric is just begging to be frosting-ed. Yes, I did just say that.

I love this wedding. I think it has so much character but is really elegant. And I’m loving the greenery. I think this should be a hot trend now: using a lot of ferns and moss and succulents as the main mix with a few flower accents. Plus, what a great gift! If each guest brought home their own little plant?

I want to know where they got all of this. I want that bathtub in my house, firstly. Secondly this is just too cute. Maybe I should have thrown a few edible gold leaf hearts on the cake.

The size of this one is a ten inch base standing fourteen inches high and would serve around eighty-five people.

I like vanilla cake with fig frosting. I think I’d leave the seeds in too. And the succulent would be marzipan.

This beautiful wedding was featured on Grey Likes Weddings and was photographed by Picotte Weddings (I think their logo is a succulent, how perfect!).

A Top Hat Wedding.

I ran across this beautiful wedding on the wedding blog Ruffled. It originally caught my eye because it was held in my home state: colorful Colorado. But what a unique and beautiful wedding it turned out to be.

Ruffled described it as a vintage 1920s wedding, but I couldn’t help but think it was leaning to Victorian Steam Punk. Am I wrong?

Either way, the most striking feature of this lovely couple’s lovely day, was their portrait together (above). Her tiered skirt, reminiscent of the ballet, mixed with the lines and edges of his suit tails and hat created a striking photo. And I thought to myself: what a striking cake that would make.

I designed this three tiered cake to mimic the playfulness, yet sophistication of the event, clearly playing off of the dress. The ruffled layers would be edged in the goldy yellow of the bridesmaid dresses, and the top tier would reflect the popping purple of the groom.

This cake would be made entirely edible and would serve approximately 85 people. The photographer of the wedding is obviously amazing: thank you Erik Clausen!

And flavor? A walnut cake with chocolate frosting sounds just enough classic with just enough quirk.