Friday, June 24, 2011

What Happens in Vegas...

Sarah and Steve contacted me in February about doing their wedding cake in June. It was nice to have a head's up on the cake and planning because this one required a LOT of communication and planning. Both Sarah and Steve were a dream couple. Seriously. Full of ideas, flexible with others and just easy-going, with a very CLEAR picture of what they wanted. :)

The correspondence started with an email that included this picture of a cake.

The colors of their wedding were this pretty sky-aqua blue, black and damask print. So this cake was really great for them. Sarah, however, preferred a square cake to a round cake, and wanted three tiers instead of two. The more research I did on this cake, the more cake experts I spoke with about it, the more I realized I wouldn't be able to do this for them. The damask print on the cake is actually done with royal icing which I feared would run all over the place if condensation would become an issue (and in June, you never know). I could drop off the cake and it would look great, but as the night went on, it could become a big mess = a nightmare for me. So Sarah looked on...

...and came across this one.

The colors weren't right, too many layers, and she preferred the stacks to be centered, but this incorporated damask ribbon (I won't even go in to how hard it was to track down the right size and style...ugh...Sarah was a trooper!). Sarah requested that behind the ribbon, I place some black fondant down and put the ribbon on top of the black fondant around the cake.

So after about 20 hours of baking, making fondant, filling, frosting, and decorating the cakes, I finally got to drop it off at its final destination. I walked into the room and knew I was in the right one! (Isn't it gorgeous?!)

Here I am being anal about EVERYTHING.

The top layer was a 6-inch, 3-layer red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. The bottom two layers, an 8-inch, 3-layer and a 12-inch, 3-layer, were both white cakes with chocolate fudge filling.

Sarah and Steve had the glass topper specially made which includes their names, the date of their marriage and the Las Vegas logo (they got married there less than a month ago and are celebrating with family and friends tonight).

Sarah and Steve, I wish you both a happy and joyful marriage! Thanks for asking me to be a part of it!

(P.S. A special thank you to my Mom - I couldn't have done it without you!)


  1. Cake Mama, you've outdone yourself! I think this is one of my favorites that you've done! Really, really, classy and cool. It looks delicious, too!

  2. An amazing job! Too bad the blog can't transfer how good it must've tasted. Great work.