Kristin and Brady were married at a winery in the fall. Raspberries, champagne and concord grapes, and figs were at the peak of ripeness. I crystallized the grapes and accented with goldenrod from our farm. Their cake was yellow chiffon with dark chocolate cream and fresh raspberries for the filling and vanilla buttercream.
Bridget married Ben in April. Their flavors were almond layers with double whipped cream filling and because he is from Vermont, maple buttercream. Maple buttercream is made from all maple syrup, no other sugar, and melts in you mouth like maple candy. Since it was spring she chose newly emerging ferns and grasses as a theme and we carried this through to the cake. Dogwoods and lilacs added the perfect spring feel.
Lindsey and Andrew's wedding showed how elegant simple can be. She told me exactly what she wanted the cake to look like and she said I delivered!! A three tiered cake with pearls. The flavors were vanilla chiffon layers filled with the triple cream (an extra rich whipped cream, very lightly sweetened, and a touch of vanilla and liqueur) fresh raspberries and vanilla buttercream. The wedding was so elegant that Brides Washington will feature it in spring 2009!
Maria was married on top of a mountain with fourteen of her most beloved. A perfect June evening with a long table under a shade tree with a view of the whole valley. Down below was mist from an earlier spring shower. When I delivered the cake I was speechless and so honored that this cake was able to be part of the affair. Her cake was vanilla chiffon, filled with lemon curd, glazed with dark chocolate ganache and iced with vanilla buttercream. The floating dots piped on the sides and a pale celery green. I did not have the honor to meet Maria, she is a bit of a mystery to me. But her cake choices tell the story of a lady light and easy on the outside, and daring and sensuous on the inside! The decoration on the outside is my variation of the classic swiss dots. Inspired by my love of bubbly wine, I call this Swiss bubbles.
For some ladies, a traditional cake just won't due. Sylvie's theme was daisies and she loves raspberry, so we made lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream and decorated them with sugared daisies and candy pearls. Everyone had fun with their pink mustaches!
My boy turned one in May! He didn't get to have any cake, but the rest of us enjoyed the dark chocolate sour cream layers stuffed with fresh strawberries picked that morning and the triple cream filling. The icing was vanilla buttercream. I am afraid next year's will have to have a tractor!
After a long day of golfing for a great cause, and you are blurry eyed from trying to find the little white ball on all that green, you deserve a dark chocolate cupcake with colors that fit right in. Gotta love the grass!
Leila and Peter had a perfect Nelson County wedding, apples and all! Their cake was chocolate chiffon, filled with my special triple cream and fresh raspberries in two of the layers and mocha cream in the other and iced with vanilla buttercream. The tiers are separated to give more room for the beautiful flowers.