Wednesday, March 30, 2011

FUN CAKES: March 2011

March was the month for baby showers !!!

Tina (I did her groom cake and favors last year) ordered chocolate cake pops and chocolate covered oreos for a baby shower she was working on. I received a lovely note from her ....

"Eileen, thank you so much for the wonderful Oreos and Cake pops! They were a huge hit yesterday. Those cake pops were to DIE for! LOL Everyone kept asking where I got them...So I spread your name all day yesterday!
It was great getting to work with you again, and like I said....I'm sure I will be contacting you again!

Thanks again,

When Tina ordered her groom cake and favors last year, we did everything by email ... and I had a friend make the delivery for me ... so when she came to pick up this baby shower order it was great to finally get to meet each other .... in person.

One of my favorite brides (Ashley) from a couple of years ago was in charge of getting the cake for a baby shower for her friend Cayce ... it was an almond cake filled w/ bavarian cream. The design was my carriage cake .. everything's edible except for the bow. The wheels are made of white chocolate (YUM). Aside from getting to see Ashley again .. she brought her daughter for me to meet. Delaney Jane is as cute as a bug and I'm looking forward to babysitting soon.

and the baby showers keep coming ....

Leslie ordered a vanilla cake for the shower she was coordinating for a friend of hers ... instead of the carriage cake, the mother to be requested something with tutu's and bows ..... I think it came out adorable.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

WEDDING: Pharnio-Lee, Private Residence, 3/26/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Alex Pharnio and Albert Lee
VENUE: Private Residence

Alex travels alot so Albert was the one to contact me and came for the tasting. Blue and Purple were her favorite colors, so Albert requested a three tier cake, iced in baby blue with a purple cascade. At her request, he was even wearing (and actually found) a baby blue tux. The ceremony was to take place at Shorty Howell Park here in Duluth at 1:00pm.

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of this cake .... At Albert's request, it was baked, iced, boxed and delivered to Albert at his home. This bride got cold feet and I feel awful for Albert. He kept telling me ... "It's ok Ma'am, I've put it in God's hands".

I hope Albert finds his true love one day .... and when he does, I'll be waiting for the phonecall to put him on my schedule ... once again.

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Strawberry cake filled w/ Vanilla buttercream
9" - Strawberry cake filled w/ Vanilla buttercream
12" - Strawberry cake filled w/ Vanilla buttercream

Saturday, March 19, 2011

WEDDING: Jones-Smith Wedding, Dunwoody Country Club, 3/19/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Diana Jones and Greg Smith
VENUE: Dunwoody Country Club

What do you get when you take a country club setting, add the largest full moon (supermoon), and an adorable couple ? You get one incredible wedding.

When I walked into the Grand Ballroom it looked beautiful already. The band had arrived and were setting up, and the florist had dropped off the cake floral. I looked to my left to see an assortment of "southern" sweets and a candy bar ... then noticed the table centerpieces .. in lieu of flowers, this couple ordered an 8" cake (from another vendor) for each table to serve as the centerpiece - a great idea ... (not ordering from another vendor, but using a cake as a table centerpiece). Now I understand why the initial wedding cake order decreased. They had plenty of dessert. : )

Speaking of cake ..... an all over scroll design was ordered for the wedding cake with white hydrangea and pink bunch roses here and there. It looked soft and elegant.

The groom is a huge Cincinnati Reds fan ... we were originally going to do a different logo on a cake, but a couple of weeks before the wedding, it was changed to this 3-d version of the mascot. It came out adorable and I hope he was pleased. The only thing NOT edible was the hat (and the hydrangea).

These were the cake centerpieces provided by another baker ... again ... great idea (not ordering from another vendor, but the cake as a centerpiece is a great idea)!!!

Music: Drivetrain
Photo: Studio B Photography (
Floral: Flowercraft
Caterer: Dunwoody Country Club
Centerpiece Cakes: Cecilias Villaveces Cakes

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Vanilla cake filled w/ fresh sliced Strawberries
8" - Vanilla cake filled w/ fresh sliced Strawberries
10" - FAKE
12" - FAKE

Groom Cake Flavor/Filling:
Ball - chocolate cake
10" - Chocolate cake filled w/ Bavarian Cream

Sunday, March 13, 2011

WEDDING: Pockell-Edwards, Timpano Grill, Ft. Lauderdale, 3/13/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Zelda Pockell and Mark Edwards
VENUE: Timpano, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This one pulled at my heart string ..... it was a tough wedding for me ..... not the cake ... that was easy .... but creating the cake for this particular couple was a little difficult. Many years ago, the groom and I were an "item" .... first loves ... engaged at age 18 ... and then I broke his heart.

Well, the years went by, he married, had children, divorced .... and then one day, he met Zelda ... and found love all over again.

I had spoken to Zelda a time or two .... but didn't get to meet her until her wedding day. She was very gracious and welcomed me with a big hug. She wanted a simple cake, yet requested a full cascade, so with the help of some gorgeous spring floral ... that's what she got.

As Gramps once said to me ... "you may have never married into this family, but you will always be part of this family" ... and that is just the way I went into this one ... as part of the family. I got to see and spend time with my dear friend, Lee (Mark's mom) and her whole family (with the exception of one son who was sorely missed). Clay and I had a wonderful time .... we laughed ... I cried a little ... and when it was all done and over with, I knew that I was in the right place with the right person.

I couldn't be happier for them. They make a fabulous couple and I wish them much love and happiness for the rest of their lives.

Everyone kept asking how I was handling this ... and I think it was more difficult for Clay, who made a point to hold me close at every opportunity.

Photo: Add ImageFloral:

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - 1/2 Chocolate; 1/2 Vanilla cake filled w/ cookies n' cream
8" - Vanilla cake filled w/ Raspberry
10" - FAKE
12" - Chocolate cake filled w/ Bailey's

Saturday, March 5, 2011

WEDDING: Wilson-Walters, The Georgia Club, 3/5/11

VENUE: The Georgia Club, Statham
BRIDE and GROOM: Leigh Ann Wilson and Jeremy Walters

This was my first visit to The Georgia Club ... I was very impressed with the venue, but more importantly the staff. They were all professional, helpful, and smiled. They take pride in what they do and it really shows. I hope to get the chance to bring another cake up there in the near future.

It rained pretty much all day ... but that didn't dampen this event at all, I'm sure. I've seen a few candid photo's of this wedding on facebook and in every single picture of Leigh Ann ... she had the biggest smile. All of her hard work planning this wedding paid off. She couldn't do anything about the rain, but it was her marriage to Jeremy that was the sunshine of the event and it came through her smile.

Leigh Ann originally wanted a hot pink cake with black details .... then it changed to a white iced cake with hot pink detail (swirls) ... then it changed to white with black swirls and hot pink floral. With any combination .... it was going to be a very pretty cake.

I heard from Jeremy and he didn't want to cut his groom cake ... it looked so good ... and he didn't even get a piece of it. : (

Music: Hal Mealor
Photo: Greg Braswell
Floral: Design House of Flowers (Pam Holly) - for the 3rd week in a row !!!
Caterer: The Georgia Club

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - White cake filled w/ Strawberry Cream Cheese
8" - White cake filled w/ Lemon
10" - White cake filled w/ Strawberry Cream Cheese
12" - White cake filled w/ Lemon
14" - White cake filled w/ Strawberry Cream Cheese

Groom Cake Flavor/Filling:
12" - Red Velvet cake filled w/ Cream Cheese