Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rustic Wedding Decor Inspirations

Isn't is funny how you can find inspiration from the unlikeliest of places? The theme chosen for an upcoming wedding in August is Rustic & Romantic. This theme will spill over into the cake and the entire cake table decor. The challenge is to incorporate both aspects without one overshadowing the other. How is that done?

Decorating with birch twigs....cake and all!

Incorporating plenty of soft-lit, flickering candles. Using an authentic-looking bird's nest as the cake topper. (Along with some yet-to-be-revealed hand painted ceramic lovebirds!)
Pulling in elements with a vintage flair such as this bird cage candle holder.
I cannot wait to reveal the final pictures after the wedding!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sugar Flower Cupcakes

These elegant cupcakes were created for a wedding tasting. With summer full fledge upon us, I created handcrafted sugar flowers for the season.
I love how they mimic a large flower tucked gracefully behind a bride's ear!

Dr. Seuss Themed First Birthday Party

I was thrilled when Aidan's mom contacted me to cater the desserts for his first birthday party. If you don't remember, I catered her baby shower before he even arrived! This time, she wanted a Dr. Seuss themed party! I created a 'Cat in the Hat' smash cake for Aidan and 'Thing 1-Thing 2' cupcakes for everyone else!
This party was just a whimsical as Dr. Seuss' language! I had to include a picture of the sign Aidan's mom posted up to greet their guests!