Tuesday, September 25, 2007

It's competition time!

This year I've decided to compete at the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. Even though I'm still in the middle of wedding season, I thought why not?!
I had originally planned on 4 entries, but with time constraints and other commitments, I only taking 3. I'm entering in the following categories: tiered cakes, cookies&confections & special occasion cakes (my holiday cake will have to wait another year!). On Thursday I will embark with 2 other cake artists and a car full of competition cakes, on a long drive to Oklahoma.
This will not be my first competition, however it will be my first international one. And the competition is TOUGH! Some of the biggest names in the business are there with their fabulous creations - it's going to be a long weekend, but it's worth it!
For more information about the show, visit www.oksugarartshow.com
Wish me luck!
I will post again when I return.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Make your cakes sparkle!

A great trend in the cake industry is to add customized jewelry to your cake design. It is a great way to make your cake unique, classy or whimsical.

Local artist Jessie Thomas of Bride2Bead http://www.bride2bead.com/ creates custom cake and bouquet jewelry that will bring that added glam to your wedding cake or bouquet.

Here are some recent creations using custom jewelry created by Bride2Bead.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Fall is fabulous!

This is my favourite time of year. The air is cooler, the wonderful array of colours - everything seems crisper & brighter to me.

Fall is also a wonderful theme to bring out in your wedding cake design.

Yesterday I created this amazing 5 tier cake for Tracy & Evan. All tiers are vanilla scented butter cake filled with vanilla bean buttercream and finished with white fondant. Their colours and theme were incorporated into the cake design by adding handmade white chocolate green apples, fresh concord grapes & white chocolate grape leaves

The end result was a towering sophisticated & modern wedding cake that really suited the time of year and the incredibly elegant venue.

Congratulations Tracy & Evan!

Show your style - wedding cakes are limited only by your imagination!

True it is the tradition to have a 3 tier white wedding cake - but not everyone is traditional!

Why not express yourself and your passions by having a wedding cake to reflect your own individual style? By working with a cake designer, the only limit is your imagination.

Love camping? Incorporate it into the cake.

Does your dress have intricate beading or lace work? Replicate that design on your wedding cake!

Does your wedding have a particular theme? Have the theme come to life with the cake design.

Here are some examples of how you can make your wedding cake as unique as you are!