My first wedding cake at the new Trump Carriage House. Wow, what a view! I wish my photography skills allowed you to see the incredible fall colors outside those windows.
Laura and Andrew chose Vanilla Chiffon Layers filled with Raspberry Curd and Triple Cream alternating with Chocolate Sour Cream Layers filled with Chocolate Mousse and Raspberry Curd.
The staff who served it said it was crazy good! And that is what this baker loves to hear.
This has been one of my favorite designs this season. The David Austen roses with it are just perfect.
Laura's intimate wedding dinner was held in a downtown art gallery. Who could have guessed that the cake and the painting it was displayed in front of would complement each other! Albert Barnes would be so proud.
In the design we included some jewelry from Laura's family which was a nod to her love of jewelry and the women who came before her.
There is much I would love to say about this cake, but the most incredible part was the flavor combination.
Vanilla Butter Layers with Fresh Local Peach Filling, Mascarpone Whipped Cream and iced with Vanilla Buttercream. If one is getting married during peach season, this is one to consider!
Yes, this is exactly what it looks like, a Rice Krispy wedding cake!
Before you star rolling your eyes, read the story below :)
This cake was commissioned for Allie and Duncan's 10th wedding anniversary. They decided to throw a dance party to celebrate and did the whole thing as a farce. The guests were invited to wear their wedding clothes (I got wear my wedding dress a second time! Yeah!) and everyone got married again by an Elvis impersonator, then danced the night away, which we did.
So for the cake, Allie got the idea of doing the Rice Krispy thing and I of course needed to kick it up by filling it with White Chocolate Ganache. They found the silliest wedding topper they could and since the decor was all green and white, Voila!
We were all a bit surprised how good it was, how much fun it was to serve and everyone had some! I guess we all worked up an appetite with all that dancing.
It was great to go to a wedding type party and celebrate without the high emotion of the wedding itself. We should all do this more often.
Thank you Allie and Duncan for giving me the opportunity to bake out(side) of the box!
OK, maybe not actually bake, but you know what I mean.
Robyn is the mom of Noah who I have made Spiderman cakes for. He can't have eggs or dairy so I use my vegan recipes and the family loves it!
When it was Noah's dad's birthday around Halloween, Robyn asked if I could make a cake the whole family could eat. So I had great fun with this bat themed cake and my 5 year old declared it
Joy and Luther were married at Pippin Hill Vineyard on a stunning late October Sunday. My good friend Katherine Hannigan from Flora Bella did the flowers, all grown in her garden. These pictures do not do it justice, but the dahlias were incredible.
The cake was Vanilla Butter filled with Fresh Pumpkin Mousse and iced with Vanilla Buttercream.
The cupcakes were
Vanilla stuffed with Pumpkin Mousse and iced with Vanilla Butterceam,
Chocolate filled with Triple Cream and iced with either Chocolate or Vanilla Buttercream.
We also had some special cupcakes, some low sugar and some gluten free.
I made Bubba and Elizabeth's wedding cake and had a great time doing it! So I was very honored when she asked me to do a cake for Bubba's birthday bash at Blue Mountain Brewery. They are both musicians and Bubba is an avid fisherman. This striped bass is leaping from the water taunting him while he is distracted by his guitar and home brew. Can you tell I had a great time with this cake?
This cake ranks very high in the list of best tasting cakes I have ever made!
Citrus Chiffon Layers filled with Orange Curd Mascarpone Cream and Fresh Strawberries, iced with Grand Marnier Buttercream. Pure Strawberry Cream-sicle heaven!
If you are getting married in the mid summer and want a refreshing, evocative dreamy cake, you may want to consider the "Allison".
I confess, I made an extra cake for my family while I was making it. There was silence at the table, always a good sign. I can't wait for the next opportunity to make it.
I should mention that Allison is an accomplished pastry chef and we worked together to come up with this combination. She has beautiful vision!
Saana and Marko's textured and ribbon-ed love bird cake was Lemon Chiffon Layers filled with Triple Cream, Fresh Blueberries, Strawberries and Raspberries, iced with White Chocolate Buttercream.
Very refreshing for a hot July day.
Marko loved the "Andy" combination of Chocolate Sour Cream Layers filled with Coconut Bourbon Pecan Icing, so we did it for his groom's cake. It is my husband's favorite also!
Red Velvet Layers filled with Cream Cheese Icing and Mascarpone Cream, iced with White Chocolate Buttercream.
I really enjoyed making this design and being part of Sarah and Nicholas's Day.
Some cakes are just pure pleasure!
I am always honored and happy to make birthday cakes for my friends children. This one was created for the eldest of a close friend whose birthday is in the height of summer when the echinacae are in full bloom and is her favorite flower. I believe this was chocolate on the inside with a raspberry buttercream.
Simple but still special.
Jess and Mark are fun, light and passionate.
And, all this came through in their cake choice and design.
White Butter Layers filled with my own Raspberry Jam and iced with White Chocolate Buttercream were adorned with simple light hearted piping, beautiful flowers and a topper that matched their passion for travel and each other.
My hubby created the circular tree cross section.
(This is the term Mark felt most accurate for the stump :)
Ruthie and Amro were one of three wedding that I was part of on the weekend of the Derecho storm that hit our area hard. This picture is a touch dark because their wedding at the Colonnade Club went on without power! It didn't stop them from celebrating. And, the cupcakes held up beautifully in the warm weather.
Their cupcake flavors were
Lemon filled with Triple Cream and iced with Raspberry Buttercream
Chocolate filled with Triple Cream and iced with Raspberry Curd Buttercream
Vanilla filled with Strawberry Jam and iced with Citrus Curd Buttercream
Beautiful dahlias were provided by Sugar Magnolia.
A wedding may be one day, but the stories last forever.
Kira and Tyler were married on his family farm the morning after the Derecho.
This wedding, I am sure, has more stories than many. I didn't have power, they didn't have power and everyone had to cross power lines lying on the ground to get there.
As a lady whose wedding was the weekend Hurricane Isabel, I understand the meaning of
"the wedding must go on"!
And it did. When I arrived to deliver, the band was setting up with generators, the tables looked gorgeous (despite having to redo everything!) and the flowers were stunning. Everyone was in a great mood despite it all and a great time was had by all. That is what I call a party.
And for dessert, they had White Butter Layers filled with Raspberry Curd and iced with White Chocolate Buttercream and decorated with cherries and tiny apricots.
I am very honored to be part of A Charlottesville Wedding Gift again this year. It is an incredible opportunity to work with many of the best wedding vendors in our area and give a couple in our community a beautiful wedding to celebrate their love and good fortune!
I will be one of 4 or 5 cake designers working on the wedding. I can't wait to see this dessert table.
Check it out! And be sure to tell anyone you know who is engaged but doesn't think the wedding of their dreams is attainable.
First off, I should admit that this is not the best picture I have of this cake.
I just can't pass the opportunity to use a picture of one of my cakes with a mulch pile in the background!
I have many passions in my life and mulch is in the top three with cakes and sheep. I just don't feel right if there is not a pile of mulch in my life. My husband is rolling his eyes in agreement.
Heidi and Randy's wedding was on their farm, next to their garden and that luscious mulch pile!
In keeping with the farm spirit, they chose Almond Layers moistened with Amaretto, filled with Local Strawberries and Triple Cream. They also loved the Raspberry Curd at their tasting so we also did the middle tier filled with it.
Flowers were from the garden of Foxy Morgan.
Another beautiful wedding at King Family Vineyard.
When I first met Elsie and Adam at our tasting, I knew right away that they are a couple who knows how to have fun. They brought spirit this to their wedding cake choice and topper!
For their flavors, they chose Chocolate Sour Cream Layers filled with Raspberry Curd and Almond Layers filled with Bourbon Chocolate Mousse all iced with White Chocolate Buttercream.
Shelly and Dave's wedding was my first a Rhodes Farm Stables. What a beautiful spot!
This lush display consists of Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream, Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream and Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes. They were decorated with white and dark chocolate curls and tiny strawberries that I picked myself from a local berry patch.
The cake was Vanilla Chiffon filled with Milk and Dark Chocolate Buttercreams and iced with White Chocolate Buttercream.
Gorgeous June flowers by Sugar Magnolia.
I have to go have some chocolate!
I am very honored to be part of every wedding for which I am asked to be a vendor.
But, when I delivered the cakes for this wedding, and I saw the incredible vision Erin created, my mouth hung open for a while. This time I was part of something very special.
Here cake flavors were simple and perfect. Vanilla Chiffon and Sour Cream Layers filled with Triple Cream and Strawberries, and iced with White Chocolate Buttercream.
The pictures of this wedding do not even due it justice, but take a look, everything that is teal, Erin painted herself, even the plates. http://www.borrowedandblue.com/charlottesville/weddings/erin-baylor