Saturday, August 27, 2011

WEDDING: Charles-McPhail, Agnes Scott College, 8/27/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Linnet Charles and Brendan McPhail
VENUE: Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College ... what a beautiful campus ! While Becky and I were working on the cakes, Clay was out walking the campus. He fell in love with it.

The cake tasting was a family affair ... the bride, Linnet, her brother, her mom, her dad, and the groom, Brendan. In the middle of our tasting, Dad got up, walked right into my kitchen, opened cabinets looking for glasses, and brought out water for everyone (something I should have done). I fell in love with Linnet's mom and dad right away. In fact, when I got the word that they were choosing me to create the cakes, dad said that it was because he knew I would make them with love.

So, when I returned to pick up the plateau at the end of their night, I went looking for both mom and dad and got the biggest hugs from both. I love my job.

Linnet's cake was hexagon in shape with an all-over swirl design. Julie Coffin (florist) left me a bunch of gorgeous floral so that I could create a full cascade. I think it came out great and can't wait to see the pro shots.

Brendan's cake had to be huge and had to be the continent of Australia (not excluding Tasmania).

Linnet and Brendan now make their home in Australia, but I hope to see them in a year or so for their first anniversary. Best wishes to you both.

Music: Sharoon Farhat
Photo: professional photographs were requested 8/27/11Add ImageFloral: Julie Coffin - Unique Floral Expressions
Caterer: Mirch Masala
DOC: My Bride Idea

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Strawberry cake filled w/ Chocolate Buttercream
9" - White cake filled w/ Strawberries n' Cream
12" - Strawberry cake filled w/ Chocolate Buttercream
15" - White cake filled w/ Strawberries n' Cream

Groom Cake Flavor/Filling:
Chocolate cake filled w/ Raspberry

Saturday, August 20, 2011

WEDDING: Wood-Chisnell, Nori Nori, 8/20/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Nora Wood and Dave Chisnell
VENUE: Nori Nori, Sandy Springs

Our third and final delivery of the day brought us to a Japanese restaurant in Sandy Springs called Nori Nori. It smelled heavenly.

I met both Nora and Dave a little less than a month before their wedding. Nora knew exactly what she wanted her cake to look like. Clean lines, flat finish, bead border. That is exactly what she got. A touch of floral on the top and you have an elegant cake.

Best wishes, Nora and Dave. See you on your 1st Anniversary !

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Marble cake filled w/ Hazelnut
8" - Marble cake filled w/ Hazelnut
10" - Chocolate cake filled w/ Bailey's

WEDDING: Dong-Langan, Ventanas, 8/20/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Lisa Dong and Eric Langan
VENUE: Ventanas

Our second delivery of the day, but my first trip to Ventanas. WOW! What a view and what a venue. It's lofty, edgy, gorgeous.

Lisa had been on my books since November 2010. Her cake is a prime example of how to take a simple design and pump it up with floral and feathers. There are few florists that I allow to place floral on my cakes .... Heather Oliver is one and I absolutely love her/her work. It came out awesome and I can't wait to share the professional photos with you as my photo doesn't do it justice.

The groom cake was a surprise to Eric and was kept out of sight and in the kitchen until it was time for the cake cutting ceremony ... Chicago Bears football and Maker's Mark .... it was a hit !!

Officiant: Rev. Deanna Lancaster
Music: Complete Music - Rich Moran
Photo: professional photographs were requested 8/21/11Add ImageFloral: Stylish Stems - Heather Oliver
Caterer: Bold American
DOC: EllyB Events - Eliana Baucicault

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Carrot cake filled w/ Cream Cheese
8" - Lemon cake filled w/ Raspberry
10" - Lemon cake filled w/ Raspberry
12" - FAKE

Groom Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - White cake filled w/ Cookies n' Cream
8" - White cake filled w/ Cookies n' Cream

WEDDING: Iles-Owens, Old Georgian Hotel, 8/20/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Jennifer Iles and Matthew Owens
VENUE: The Old Georgian Hotel, Athens

Jenny met with me about a month before her wedding ... I had two weddings already scheduled for her date, but with her early delivery request, I could fit her in.

So, off to Athens we go to deliver our first of three weddings .... this lovely 4-tier beauty had that old fashioned icing technique that is so popular ... always makes for an elegant look. The floral (provided by Always Always Floral in Athens) really added to this cake.

The groom cake ... well what can you say about chocolate and chocolate with chocolate covered strawberries ... 'nuff said. Look close for the Bride (gown) and Groom (tuxedo) strawberries. Too cute!

Photo: Bill Dunston, Athens ( ... Thanks for the quick turnaroundAdd ImageFloral: Always Always Floral, Athens

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Almond filled w/ Raspberry
8" - FAKE
10" - Almond filled w/ Strawberry Cream Cheese
12" - Almond filled w/ Cherry

Groom Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Chocolate filled w/ Chocolate Buttercream
10" - Chocolate filled w/ Chocolate Buttercream

Saturday, August 13, 2011

WEDDING: Chatham-Perry, Ambient Studios, 8/13/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Caron Chatham and Adam Perry
VENUE: Ambient Studios

Ambient studios ... Billed as the largest photographer's studio in Atlanta, it's interior is full of natural light (great for photos), hardwood floors, and its open atmosphere is perfect for wedding ceremonies/receptions. It's the exterior that I had issues with .... I (my knee) found the largest pothole. OUCH ! I fell so hard that a lady driving by who saw me fall actually stopped her car and got out to see if I was ok !!! Just call me Grace ..... : )

Caron is the sister of one of my February 2009 brides, Emily. They may favor each other in looks, but their styles are very different. This has to be one of my favorite cakes of the year ... absolutely LOVED how the wedding cake came out. Notice how the second tier is a couple of inches higher than the others. Really sets it off. LOVED that it was placed in an elevator shaft with filtered light pouring all over it.

Adam had quite a challenge for me. He wanted a chocolate chip cookie as his groom cake, but he also wanted it to have the shape of a skateboard, and he also wanted Marvel comic characters, and make the wheels from Krispy Kreme donuts. I chuckled as he bowed to me .. he was THRILLED at how the groom cake/cookie came out ... so was I.

Congratulations, Caron and Adam ...... see you on your 1st Anniversary !

Music: Sunset (DJ)
Photo: The Long Farewell (professional photographs were requested 8/16/11)Add ImageFloral: Divine Affairs
Caterer: Ashley Clemence

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Lemon cake filled w/ Raspberry
8" - Lemon cake filled w/ Raspberry
10" - Lemon cake filled w/ Raspberry
12" - Lemon cake filled w/ Raspberry

Groom Cake Flavor/Filling:
Chocolate Chip Cookie with Krispy Kreme donuts

Saturday, August 6, 2011

WEDDING: Ferguson-Marshall, Biltmore Hotel, 8/6/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Dalton Ferguson and John Marshall
VENUE: The Biltmore Hotel, Georgian Ballroom

Whether it's the Imperial or the Georgian Ballroom, The Biltmore Hotel is a premier venue for your event.

Oh, my aching wrist and forearm .... This 5-tier beauty had handmade royal icing roses on every other tier. I have no idea how many I created for this cake, but can tell you that there are 162 on the top tier alone. How many for the whole cake? Your guess is as good as mine !

It poured buckets in Atlanta this day. Becky, my assistant, was soaked by the time she finished bringing in the cakes. It was all worth it however ... the cake came out great and stood tall. Loved the alternating Roses and wide spaced dot design on this cake. No floral required.

The groom was a major fan of the Atlanta falcons (there seems to be lots of them (fans) as my clients) .

Enjoyed seeing two of my favorite Atlanta chefs ... Drew and Jason of Endive Catering who explained to us all the separate stations that the guests would enjoy.

Music: Any Occasion DJ (Mark Schwartz)
Photo: Lori Shutt - professional photographs were requested 8/7 Add ImageFloral: Blossoms (Monique)
Caterer: Endive

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Chocolate cake filled w/ Cookies n' Cream
8" - Almond cake filled w/ Almond Buttercream
12" - Chocolate cake filled w/ Cookies n' Cream
14" - Almond cake filled w/ Almond Buttercream

Groom Cake Flavor/Filling:
Vanilla cake filled w/ Vanilla buttercream