Check out one of our beautiful wedding cakes in the Summer 2009 edition of ‘I Do For Brides’ magazine. Early this year I had the honor of making a very beautiful cake for a very beautiful couple, Lizzie and Kaitan. They were married at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, MD. The reception was held at Lowes Annapolis Hotel where the main ballroom was transformed into a very glamorous setting for the invited guests. Lizzie didn’t have much time to decide on her cake and wasn’t sure exactly what she wanted but we worked together to create a unique, one of a kind design. Using the pattern on the flower girl’s dress, I had a custom stencil made to match. The design was transferred to the cake to match not only the design, but also the colors. Fresh flowers topped the four tier cake.

Best of all, Lizzie’s grandfather flew down with a very special family heirloom, a wedding cake topper that had been in the family since the late 1800’s and used at every family wedding since. It was made of royal icing and tulle, very delicate and fragile, vintage and beautiful. I was afraid to place it on the top of the cake without securing it somehow, but I also didn’t want to damage it. I placed it on the table next to the cake instead, where it adorned the table and represented many years of happy marriages in the bride’s family.

In addition to the wedding cake, Kaitan had very specific plans for his groom’s cake. He wanted to showcase his admiration for two of his favorite basketball teams. What a pleasure to work with this wonderful couple. I wish them much happiness in their life together and thank them for the pleasure of allowing me to partake in their most special day.

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“The wedding cake was one of the most pleasant surprises in planning and the day of the wedding,” Lizzie explains. After Kaitan found the baker, Lizzie had trouble deciding on the look. Finally it was her baker Clara Gold who made the executive decision and decided to use the wedding colors and a custom stencil of the pattern from the flower girl’s dresses. ‘I also had a wedding bell created out of sugar that mimicked the lace that has been in my family since 1895. Clara made sure it matched and was displayed well with the cake,” says Lzzie.

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