Sunday, May 30, 2010

Amore at Atlantis

Leigh & Jesse have been really great clients....starting from her coming into the shop well over a year ago to order custom cookies to present to her bridesmaids, she then ordered on the spot her wedding cake & Jesse's surprise 30th birthday cake (giant Tim Hortons' cup) - since that day they continue to come back for more!

Finally their wedding day arrived - this week we've experienced a heat wave with sunny skies every single day - fortunately their wedding day was a bit cooler, with a slight breeze, yet still gorgeous! Since they were getting married at Atlantis - an event centre on the water in downtown Toronto, they wanted to go along with that theme and include white starfish, tropical blue colours & silver.

Leigh & Jesse really wanted to also include a candy bar - so we created that for them as well. They chose candies to suit the theme including: 2 colours of rock candy on sticks, salt water taffy, tropical blue jellybeans & coconut jellybeans. The blues I choose for the candies matched the gorgeous signs created by Laura K Design PERFECTLY!
When doing a delivery such as this, it's always best to have help - fortunately my BFF cake friend Karey was there to save the day! As the venue is perched above the water, in order to get to it, you need to go up a steep hill and then unload all your gear onto a golf cart. They then drive you across a long bridge/walkway. Needless to say having a candy bar which consists of jars, candy, serving pieces, cupcake tower, 125 cupcakes and a top tier was A LOT to load into this cart! However, I must say the final result was fabulous! I only hope the photographer gets better shots than I did with my tiny camera as I didn't have room for my DSLR!

The cupcake tower consisted of 125 BananaRama w/chocolate chip cupcakes & white chocolate cream cheese buttercream. Each cupcake featured handmade pearlized gumpaste starfish from a mould I created using a real starfish. The 2 tier top tier was same flavour, super tall, finished in Swiss Meringue buttercream and encrusted with sanding sugar. It also has sugar starfish that I made from a mould I created.
Jesse had proposed to Leigh by placing the ring in a Kinder Surprise, so on the welcome table we did jars of Kinder Eggs - too cute!

Congratulations Leigh & Jesse! It was a great day & a fabulous display for a wonderful couple

1 comment:

faithy said...

Gorgeous table setting! And the cupcakes look so beautiful!