Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Bridal season is in full swing and we are busier than ever this year. It was hard to go back to keeping such a hectic schedule after having some time off at the start of the new year. I became way too spoiled and thoroughly enjoyed playing my guitar at all hours of the day and night, spending time at home, and most of all, SLEEPING for more than five hours on any given night. Yes, it was fun while it lasted. I’m back in the thick of it now.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of making a wedding cake for one of my close friends. She had a very large scale wedding with hundreds of guests and a reception that was in full swing for a solid 8 hours (not including the ceremony and other formalities). Yes, it was quite the party! Here’s a photo of the cake:
This cake was made to celebrate a young lady’s Bat Mitzvah. I’ve made this same design in many different colors over the years, but I have to admit, this has to be my favorite combination.
This next cake was for a wedding at Newton White Mansion. The bands, lace appliques and bow are all hand painted and all edible. Yes, the broach is real!
Often times, brides want their wedding cakes to have the same or similar design as that of their wedding dress. One way to accomplish this is to order the same trim that is on the gown and use it as an accent. On this cake, the beaded trim adorns the bottom edge of each tier.
And last but not least…the creepy groom’s cake. Yes, folks. I have gone where I have never gone before. This cake borders on being ‘Cake Wrecks’ worthy. This was the groom’s cake for my friend’s wedding. The groom is an avid hunter and has several ‘deer head’ trophies. I literally slapped this together at 11pm the night before the wedding. I didn’t think I was actually going to be able to finish it and hoped they wouldn’t mind when they’d notice it missing. Alas, I am not a quitter and I decided to at least give it a try. I’ve never done anything like this before. I really was clueless. I went to work and hoped for the best. I couldn’t really look at it much when I was done. Something about those glass eyes looking right at me. I don’t think I’ll be making another one like this anytime soon, LOL. The groom loved it and was quite surprised. It still creeps me out when I look at it. This is probably the closest I’ve ever been to a deer’s head, real or otherwise.