Today I made my last wedding delivery for 2013!
Phumzile planned her wedding from overseas and we did all our communicating via email! Today she was crazy busy setting up for her wedding at River Place when I arrived, and she gave me the cake toppers she had brought with her. With flowers from Pink Energy, I finished the decorating of the cake and placed it on a stand supplied by the venue.
The cake is red velvet and cream cheese icing, covered with white sugar paste ruffles.
She also ordered vanilla cupcakes-in-jars as wedding favours for her guests, with white lids and light grey ribbons.
It was all looking so pretty when I left – I hope the rest of their day was spectacular!
I learn a lot from every cake I do, and some cakes I am a little more pleased with than others… This is one of those cakes.
This is a red velvet cake filled with cream cheese icing, and then then shaped into a handbag. It was then covered with white sugar paste and decorated with pink sugar paste and black sugar pearls. The buckle and rings on the strap are also made of sugar paste and painted silver. It even has a zip! The “KM” monogram is the birthday girls’ initials.
The little matching purse is made purely of sugar paste.
And here you can see the cake from all angles!
This was a very special order for me… Not only is the bride a dear friend of mine, I was also the wedding planner for Heidi and Shaun’s glorious, shabby chic picnic wedding at River Place Country Estate last Saturday!
Its a red velvet cake filled with cream cheese icing and covered with a ruffled white sugar paste cover, the protea and echeveria on top are fresh flowers.
There were also red velvet cuppies with cream cheese icing and handmade sugar paste scrabble tiles to compliment the Scrabble theme carried through from the save-the-date to the wedding favours!
For many more pictures of this beautiful wedding, click through to the photographer’s blog, Jeanette Verster.
Eric’s wife ordered this cake for his suprise 40th birthday party!
The two tiers of the cake are red velvet with cream cheese icing, covered with sugarpaste.
The square bottom cake is a poker table, decorated with sugarpaste poker chips and playing cards, with “ERIC” and “40” in gold lettering on opposite sides of the cake.
I used edible printing to do the roulette wheel, the tops of the poker chips and the playing cards, and I sculpted the wooden roulette spinner and the ball out of sugarpaste.
I am really pleased with how this cake turned out.
…was a wedding cake with a difference!
The bottom tier was my delectable chocolate cake with a chocolate butter icing filling and a dark chocolate ganache coating, and the top tier was vanilla cake with white vanilla butter icing and a white chocolate ganache coating.
One side of the cake was covered with white sugarpaste, and the other side was covered with a dark blue sugarpaste and decorated with little silver dragees.
They got married at The Hertford last Saturday, and I asked that they please send me photographs of the cake at the reception, and… AND! Pictures of the cupcake-in-a-jar wedding favours they ordered for their guests because — and I could KICK myself — I didn’t take pictures before they were collected from me!
Picture it… glass jars with white lids, a dark blue ribbon and a white spoon with a little thank you message on a sticker on the lid (the sticker design and printing was done by Snapping Turtle Design & Print, as always).
The jars had three different cupcake fillings – chocolate and vanilla marble cupcakes with chocolate butter icing, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing, and lemon cream cheese cupcakes!