Monday, December 20, 2010

Funky Christmas

We are nearing Christmas and I wanted to share with you a funky cake I did last year around Christmas time.  This cake was so much fun to make.  It takes a creative and super fun bride and groom to pull off having a wedding cake like this one.  These guys rocked! They had the vision and I was one of the lucky vendors to be apart of making that vision come to life.
There is not much to say about this cake.. the multi colored "spikes" coming out of the cake add even more dimension to this topsy turvy style cake.  The black and green are bold colors that help make the patterns on each tier stand out and just shout "fun"when you look at it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Buttercream Beauty

Image Credit:  Swensen Photography

For those of you who are fondant haters, I have good news for you! Buttercream is making a comeback!
As a cake decorator, I have to admit I prefer fondant over buttercream just because of the versatility and amount of creativity you can have with fondant, but that being said, buttercream cakes can be very elegant and modern.
Buttercream can have a modern look to it by using texture in the frosting.  With this cake, we frosted it with a mango creme cheese icing nice and thick (that's the trick to have great looking textured cakes), then we angled a knife and swooped the frosting down on a diagonal.  At the reception, the florist went to work with all the flowers on and around the cake.  This cake was the main centerpiece of the reception.  It was in the middle of the room on a huge table full of flowers.  It turned out beautiful.  Thank you Jamie for letting me be apart of your wedding.  I had so much fun working with you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Symbolic Wedding Cakes

This is one of my favorite cakes of the year.  This bride and groom were so amazing to work with.  They had booked me over a year in advance so we had plenty of time to make their cake just how they wanted it.  I love the clean lines and the black and white.  It gives this cake a ultra modern, cool look.  What I loved most about this cake is the design.  The couple loves tattoo's and they have a dear friend who is a tattoo artist.  Their friend created this design with the couple in mind, we then made a custom stencil and hand painted it onto the cake.
Whenever you can put personal touches to the different elements of your wedding, it makes more memorable and special.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes

Brides are still wanting cupcakes incorporated into their wedding reception.  I recently did this fun cupcake wedding for an adorable couple.  
The lime green and black color palette was a great combination and looked so cute with the sugar gerb daisies on the cake and cupcakes.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Let It Snow

                                                 Image Credit:  Dustin Izatt Photography

In lieu of all the snow we've been getting the last couple weeks, I thought I'd share with you this cake today.  If you want a winter wonderland themed wedding, this is a great type of cake for your reception.  The use of flaked coconut gives the cake a fun texture that resembles snow.  It's also a great alternative for those of you who might not like the look or taste of fondant.  Spray the cake with a little edible glitter and you have a beautiful winter themed cake.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Simple Elegance

This cute bride called herself "marzipan girl" in all of our email communications.  "Marzipan Girl"/Christian was a wonderful bride to work with.  She had a few last minute "kinks" in where her reception would be held that were beyond her control and she handled everything with grace and maturity.  I'm sure many others would have become bridezilla if they had to change venues on such short notice.  
As for the cake, she had very specific orders on how she wanted the cake to taste like... bet you can't guess she wanted marzipan instead of fondant :)
Marzipan is much like fondant but made from almond paste.  It's not quite as sweet and has a beautiful ivory color.  I loved this cake.  The ivory with just a touch of the purple in the flowers gave this a simplistic modern beauty.  With any type of art.. sometimes the more simple, the better.  
This cake followed that rule perfectly.
Thanks Christian for letting me be apart of your wedding.  

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Larissa and Josh

  Photo Credit:  Swensen Photography

Larissa and Josh were one of my all time favorite couples to work with.  We had so much fun together planning and designing their wedding cake.  I LOVE it when the grooms get super excited about getting involved in the design process, and I have to admit.. I think Josh has the #1 spot on my list right now.
This cake was designed with both couples different styles and idea's in mind.  We worked hard to find the perfect balance of what they both wanted and came up with this design.  Modern with a feminine touch.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Back on the Blogging Bandwagon

                              Photo Credit:  Swensen Photography

As you can see... it's been almost a year since I have posted anything on my blog.  2010 has been a great year for me both personally and professionally.  I have been busy.. I am still in business... I just haven't blogged about it,  mostly because the craziness of life and cake decorating got a little too nutty for a while and something had to give... so my blog suffered a bit :)
  So here I am... ready to show the world some of my favorite cakes I made in 2010.  I've had some amazing clients and some really fun cakes this year and can't wait to share them with all of you.
Let the Cake Blogging begin!!!!  I've got alot to post.. so tune in often!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Brideology---Only 2 Days Away

Shout Out to all you brides out there!
Just wanted to remind you all that one of the coolest wedding events of the year is coming up in 2 short days!! There are a very limited amount of seats available, so go to the brideology website and reserve your spot now!!! It's going to be super educational, totally fun, and I am going to be sampling cake! I also will be debuting a great new product I am offering.
If you want to be the first to sample the newest of trend hitting the cake world.... join me Thursday night.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Classic Elegance- Black, White & Red

Photo provided by Swensen Photography

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE black and white together.  Probably a little too much. I wear black way too often. My husband actually encouraged me to go shopping one time, IF I bought something with color in it! So ladies.. whenever you want a new wardrobe... start looking like you are going to a funeral everyday.. and you might just get your wish :)
Now on for the real reason for this post.... THE CAKE!!
Chelsie was the beautiful bride who belonged with this cake.  She was such a sweet girl and I loved working with her and her mom.  The reception was at the ever so romantic LaCaille, and the place was decorated with true classic beauty.  Black, white and pops of red made this night classy and elegant.  The damaske design on her cake was stenciled on and give the cake a great look with a slight texture.  The bright roses ontop gave the cake the "pop" it needed to complete the overall look.
If you are thinking about doing an intricate design on your cake.. stenciling is one option you have.  It's beautiful when done correctly, you can have custom stencils done with any design you want, and it's elegant without being gobby.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

An Opportunity Like No Other---- Bride-ology... Coming Soon

I have the opportunity to be apart of an awesome party coming up in a couple weeks where brides get to talk to local vendors in a casual party-like setting and ask questions, get informed, and have a great time all in one night. This night is focusing on brides who WANT the best wedding of their dreams, and have a desire to be educated on how they can make that dream come true.  If this sounds like you, keep on reading to see how you can be apart of the incredible event.

Brideology by definition: the science of bridal planning in all its forms and phenomena with reference to wedding, beauty, romance, entertainment, and education.

A must attend bridal education party will be held on the evening of February 18th 2010 at an exquisite location between Salt Lake and Utah counties. {want location? Visit site} Eight of Utahs leading wedding vendors will be gathering in this place, at this time {seven to nine pm} to share with you {the planning bride} a priceless no pressure educational experience.

You will learn the short & long term value of a professional photographer . what to wear to maximize your engagement pictures . the difference between film makeup and everyday makeup . bridal hair trends . current bridal gown and accesory fashion trends . the value of event design and great rental pieces such as linens . cake tasting . floral trends & the difference between your aunt betty's flowers, a shops flowers, and a designers flowers . costco catering or profesional catering and so much more!

These vendors are providing an priceless education to the planning bride, something that has not been done before. No strings attached just a night of fun! If you want to attend you must visit the brideology site and register, seating is limited.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A "Grand" Wedding

If you want a cake fit for a princess, this is the cake for you! 6 tiers of cake all airbrushed with a pearl glaze then 400 + sugar flowers all white with crystal accents.
Becki was the beautiful bride who ordered this cake for her wedding at "The Grand America" last weekend.  The venue was gorgeous with it's crystal chandeliers, ice sculptures, amazing flowers from my friend Audrey at Studio Stems.... and of course... the cake... a show stopper... just with it's size alone.  So many cakes I do these days are bright and full of color.  I loved going back to the basics with this one with the all white design.  It's modern flare with the crystal accents and gumpaste flowers made this cake elegant  and timeless.
Thank you Becki for letting me be apart of your wedding day.
sorry for the pix... still waiting on the professional ones from the photographer. You'll just have to bear with my amateur photos for now.:)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bridal Extravaganza

It's Bridal Show Time!!!!

January is by far the BEST time to plan your wedding... or at least start planning.  There are bridal shows practically every weekend.... but only ONE that is the best! THE BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA!
I will be at LaCaille this Saturday January 16th with a whole lotta eye candy in cake form.  I will as always have cake samples.  Four different flavors to try out.  I will be scheduling free consultations and cake testings there at the show.  If you would like to set up a time, or just see my work, come on over! I'd love to meet you.  We will be upstairs ready and waiting!
These shows are just as important to me as they are you.  If you are having a spring wedding, this is the time to get started on booking your vendors.  By the end of January, I am usually all booked up for the spring weddings.... so book as soon as possible. I will be offering special discounts at the show, so you don't want to miss it. I hope to see you there!

Happy 2010

2010 has already brought a lot of great cake opportunities for Sugar Kisses.  As always, January is the time for new resolutions and new expectations. This being said, I'm going to make sure that I am much better at posting on this blog :)  I can't believe I haven't posted since Thanksgiving.  So new resolution.... new cake... new info.. and a whole lotta fun! Hope you all tune in often to see whats happening in the cake world as seen by Sugar Kisses!
So my first blog post for January is quite exciting.  The much anticipated Utah Bride and Groom Magazine is out on stands and we were lucky enough to be published in it.  This magazine is a great outlet to see some local vendors work as well as some BEAUTIFUL local weddings.  It's filled with all sorts of great pictures and idea's.  Go get a copy today.. you will love to see all that's inside.  Here's a sneak peak.  My cakes featured were #5 & 7.

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