From October 2016 to October 2017, I had a 90 different cakes to choose from, but I just couldn't do it. All my cakes are my babies and are my favorite for different reasons. I was lamenting about this to my hair stylist (p.s. if you're a bride looking for great hair & makeup, she is your gal!) and she gave me a great idea ... categories! So we did a quick brainstorm on some category options, and I posted on Facebook & Instagram asking for your input.
So, without any further ado ... I give you my many favorites!
Favorite Fondant Wedding Cake
Favorite Buttercream Wedding Cake
(also favorite sugar flowers!)
I always put the sugar flowers on the cake when I arrive at the venue, never before. So it's a special treat for me to finally see the finished cake. I was so happy with how this cake turned out. And once the amazingly talented Megan Papageorge of Sweet Peach Planning finished setting up the dessert bar around the cake, I was in love.
Favorite Kid's Cake
The hard work paid off (as it always does). But this cake was particularly satisfying since I got to see the reaction - my favorite part! After singing Happy Birthday, I had a brief moment of horror as I watched my nephew reach out and grab one of the cats off the cake. It's my natural reaction - don't touch the cake! But two seconds later I realized he was PLAYING with the cat and the train. It made my heart melt and re-energized me. It was just the thing I needed, and bonus, we got it on video!!
Most Time-Consuming Technique (but so worth it!)
I regularly get requests for several, ahem, "exotic" cakes (and I've made a couple). Those are always funny phone calls. But one Saturday afternoon I got a call from a mother looking for cake in the shape of ... an ear. I advised her that while I've never done and ear cake (because, who has!), I was certain I was up for the job. Then she told me the story - that her beautiful 8 year old girl was born without an ear, and she was throwing an Ear Party to celebrate the surgery she just had to construct her new ear. Yes, you heard that right, an Ear Party! I loved it. Life isn't always roses and butterflies (surprise!), but if you can find a way to have fun and laugh through the tough times, it's so much easier. I loved being a part of this fun and quirky celebration.
I just couldn't leave this one out. This cake made me so happy to make. I got an email from a gal who said she was just coming out of a tough time personally, and was throwing herself a party to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in life. I thought that was so amazing and beautiful. So often we are our own worst critics, we say things to ourselves that we would never in a million years say about our friends and loved ones. I just felt this was such a special celebration and I was honored to help make it festive.