Sunday, May 31, 2009

Modern Polka Dot Cake

I crafted a modern polka dot cake this weekend for my friend Emily and Frank for the Lee Wedding on May 29, 2009. Emily's wedding cake is very snazzy cute! Her cake is made of white vanilla fondant with 6 different shades of red and pink colored polka dots of 8 different sizes with these cuddly tweet love bird toppers!

I absolutely love the "Tweet" love bird toppers which are hand felted from Mel at FeltMeUpDesigns in the UK and she's is all about creating these adorable tweet birds and all other sorts of cute! You can order your custom toppers from her shop on :) This is a great site to look for handmade toppers that can make your wedding cake unique!

I have all the polka dots ready and I'm about to pipe the final pearl border. Then my lovely cake is ready for transport!

Emily's Wedding cake sizing is 4", 6", 8" and 10"-inch stacked cakes. Her cake flavor was vanilla bean cake with strawberry buttercream.

It was going to be difficult for me to do that many colors of fondant polka dots at once. It would have taken me a lot of labor hours to do it all myself with out the fondant drying up on me.
I was very happy that I recieved help from my best friend, Patricia and my god sister, Jennifer with the polka dot decorating, we made a great team ^_~

Jennifer cut out the polka dots while Patricia and I applied all different sized polka dots from the top tier down to the bottom tier.

Here are the mini polka dots Jennifer made using a straw! Lovely like confetti but edible!

Here is a close up of all the polka dots on the Emily's Wedding cake.

I was invited to Emily's wedding so here I am at Emily's Wedding Reception location at China Garden in Rosslyn, VA and this is her cake table!! ^_^ I got lots of compliments on my cake and how it looks like my dress! Totally unintentional! LOL :) This was by far my favorite cake to make I just love the whimsy and fun look of it!

Continue to check back for more picture updates :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Wedding Cake

On Memorial Day May 25th, 2009, I created 2 cakes for the Wong Wedding, for my friend's Daniel and Jen. The wedding cake is a fuchsia pink fondant cake with quilting pattern and swiss dots on the intersections of the pattern. I did the floral arrangement on the cake with white orchids and the cake toppers are ceramic white love birds from Micheal's :)

The sizing is 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch stacked cakes and the cake flavors are Chocolate cake with chocolate amaretto ganache and lemon with lemon curd.

I also created a Grooms Cake tailored to the Grooms favorite game, the Rubik's Cube! This cake was carrot cake with cream cheese filling..yummers :)

Here is their lovely cake table setup in the Library at Oxon Hill Manor! And me with my cake creations! A special THANKS to all my friends Patricia, Jennifer, John, and Brandon - to help me with the creation of my cakes and to cope with my stress that comes with the hardships of a cake designer :)

Later the cakes were moved outside for the cake cutting ceremony! Yay!

Now here are some action shots of me and my helpers with me to complete this cake!

Here I am doing the quilting pattern on Jen's fondant pink cake.

My lovely helpers Jennifer and Patricia cutting out fondant squares for the Groom's cake.

In this picture Jennifer and I are discussing the measurements between each square on the cake.

Jennifer is applying the squares onto the cake.

John is inserting all the dowels onto the wedding cake.

Here is my nice boyfriend inserting the support dowel through the entire cake! The key is to insert a dowel through the bottom 3 tiers and have the dowel stick out about 2 inchs over that and then center and gently press the top tier into the lower tiers so the dowel is hidden from view but this will make transporting your cake almost error proof if you have the entire support dowel going through all the cakes.

Here I added in the final top cake layer and now the cake is ready in the box to go into the fridge until I transport it tomorrow! I have to pipe the final decorations tomorrow before I take it to the wedding!

I am piping away all the swiss dots on the quilt and the pearl border. I have finally completed the cake design and it is ready for tranport! I can't wait till we eat it! Hope you have enjoyed all the details of this wedding cake creation! :)

A special THANKS to all my friends Patricia, Jennifer, John , and Brandon - whom helped me with the creation of my cakes...coping with my all the stress that comes with the hardships of a cake designer