Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FUN CAKES: January 2012

In January, everyone is recuperating from the Holidays, so planning events in January is at a minimum. Unless it's a special birthday.

Erin contacted me back in September and got on our schedule for January ... now that's advance planning. It was Reeves' first birthday. All children love to read and love to be read to, so a stack of books was created for her special birthday party.

Happy 1st Birthday, Reeves.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

WEDDING: Smith-Roberts, Mason Murer Art Gallery, 1/21/12

BRIDE and GROOM: Juanda Smith and Leighton Roberts
VENUE: Mason Murer Art Gallery

Our second and final delivery of the day ...

We love placing our cakes in art galleries ... after all, what we create is edible art !!! When we arrived at Mason Murer, the joint was jumpin' with vendors getting ready for this big event. Drapes were being hung, place cards were being arranged ....

This 5-tier elegant cake had lots of "glitz" .... Juanda (the bride) provided three brooch's that were attached to thick width pewter colored ribbon ... a glitzy "R" monogram was placed on the top ... and the two other tiers were dotted with silver dragee's (edible beads). So very pretty.

Congratulations, Juanda and Leighton !

Photo: Never received from photographer
Caterer: Affairs to Remember (www.affairs.com)

WEDDING: Grapstul-Hipp, The Peachtree Club, 1/21/12

BRIDE and GROOM: Beth Grapstul and Ben Hipp
VENUE: The Peachtree Club

Our first of two deliveries for the day ....

When Beth (the bride) first saw her cake as an image on my camera, she said "Eileen, it's just like my dress ... it's stunning!" and it was. I absolutely can not wait to see the pro pics of this one. Nancy spent two days working on the oh so thin petals that were dusted with a silver shimmer. Beth provided a beautiful brooch that served as the center of the flower.

Now the groom's cake .... totally different !!! Who doesn't like Krispy Kreme donuts and miniature Cannoli's ? It was tough layering the donuts as the powdered donuts were heavier than the glazed weighed more than the glazed .. cake vs. air ... next time I would suggest using only glazed donuts.

Beth and Ben make an adorable couple and I wish them much happiness.

Floral: Stylish Stems www.stylishstems.com
Photo:  never received from photographer
Caterer: Peachtree Club

Monday, January 2, 2012

WEDDING: Lewis-Griffin, The Wimbish House, 1/1/12

BRIDE and GROOM: Tracey Lewis and Mark Griffin
VENUE: The Wimbish House

This marks our first wedding of 2012 and the cake will grace the cover of our 2012 portfolio. Thanks to Caycee Callaway (photography) for the quick photo turnaround.

Congratulations to Tracey and Mark who started the year off with their wedding (1/1/12) at The Wimbish House. Tracey looked beautiful. I got a chance to hug her before she went down the stairs to Mark, told her to breathe and to have fun.

This 4-tier beauty was bordered in a pewter ribbon that matched the bridesmaid dress with a bright gold ribbon centered. Two small cascades of white roses, hydrangea, lambs ear, and dusty miller finished the cake beautifully.

6" - Vanilla cake filled w/ Strawberry Cream Cheese
8" - Vanilla cake filled w/ Grand Marnier Buttercream
10" - Vanilla cake filled w/ Amaretto Buttercream
12" - FAUX

Floral: Stylish Stems www.stylishstems.com
Photo: Caycee Callaway info@caycecallaway.com
DOC: Gail Johnson Weddings and Events www.gailjohnsonweddings.com

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Eileen Carter
In 1985 ... being new to the Atlanta area and looking for something to do on the
weekends, Eileen started baking and bringing her cakes to the office on Mondays. After several "Eileen... can you bake me a......" from her co-workers, she started charging for her culinary creations. The "Cake Lady" quickly became well known and recognized in the Atlanta Wedding Industry. In 2004 she married Clay Carter, left her Corporate environment and Eileen Carter Creations was born. Eileen has been the recipient of WeddingWire's Brides Choice Award for the past five consecutive years and The Knot's Best of Weddings for the past four consecutive years, not to mention her many publications in National and local magazines.


What do you get ... when you take Eileen Carter Creations and combine it with The Flour Shoppe? You get .....

(The Flour Shoppe + Eileen Carter Creations)

Recently, an opportunity presented itself that made me ask "Who can I work with to create tasteful and beautiful cakes? Who can help me change the cakeworld? Who compliments my skill set? Who would my skills compliment? Who has similar goals and vision that I do?

I am pleased to announce the collaboration between Eileen Carter Creations and The Flour Shoppe. I have moved my shop out of my home and am now in a commercial environment. We are still in the process of organizing and setting up the shop, and baking up a storm. I hope to have everything put in its place by the Holidays.

I am still Eileen Carter Creations .... Nancy still has The Flour Shoppe .... but when we work together on a cake or catering an event we become Flour Creations.

My strengths are Nancy's weaknesses ..... Nancy's strengths are my weaknesses ... and together we are a force to reckon with in the cake industry. I'm so excited for this new endeavor and partnership and hope that you will be too.

We are not open to the public .... we are available to meet by appointment only. Our contact information follows:

Workshop, 4/254-3190
Eileen Carter, 7/815-1469 or eileenmcarter@yahoo.com
Nancy Short, 4/545-8521 or gapastrylady@yahoo.com

We look forward to working with you soon.