Sunday, October 31, 2010

Black and Ivory Wedding Cake with Bows and Brooches at Buttons Restaurant

Oh how I love this cake! I know you're tired of hearing that every cake is my favorite, but seriously, I can't help myself. I get kinda attached.
Latoya and Lee were so wonderful to work with. Latoya knew exactly the style she wanted to convey and she trusted us to "do our thing", LOVE THAT!

We used a pale ivory base fondant which is really nice and warm with the black in contrast. Sometimes pure white can be a bit jarring with black and this tone was just beautiful.

I hand cut the "brooches" and dusted them with silver disco dust which catches the light so nicely and gives a more subtle bling than inedible rhinestones.

Buttons Restaurant provided the perfect "cool and stylish" backdrop for the reception.

All the fabulous photos are courtesy of Candi Coffman Photography.

Elegant 7 Tiered Ivory, Pink and Gold Wedding Cake

This cake was a true labor of love. Seven tiers of varying heights with lots of design details: quilting and pearls, damask stencils, piping, tufting, painting. We delivered this towering confection to The City Club in downtown Fort Worth. It looked stunning in the room with it's mirrored walls and harlequin window treatments. Tami Winn Events and LeFleur Couture outdid themselves with the room decor and the fresh flowers on the cake.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

3 Dimensional Sculpted White Tail Deer Groom's Cake

One of my all-time faves! I had such a blast creating this sculpted cake. This white tail deer was a first for me and I loved every minute working on him. I sculpted his antlers from white chocolate and his entire body is edible- fondant over buttercream, and yes, Red Velvet Cake! We delivered this groom's cake to the fabulous Ashton Depot in downtown Fort Worth. As you can see, I gave the big boy a goodbye "air kiss" before leaving him in his final resting place! Love!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Third Food Network Challenge

So thrilled to compete in my third Food Network Challenge last week. Details are top secret until the air date, but I will say that this one was particularly fun and crazy. My second Challenge "Giant Wedding Cakes", filmed back in May, airs November 7 at 8pm EST. Watch me and my girls go up against the amazing Bronwen Weber, and newbies Giovanni Morina and Donna Ford for the $10,000 prize! And PS: I'm going back for my 4th Challenge in just 3 weeks! Holy cow, wish me luck and let's hope I've recovered from the last one!!

Topsy Turvy Alice in Wonderland Cake

Oh how I love me a topsy turvy cake! This one was such fun. The colors are bright and cheerful without being garish, the whimsical designs and wonkyness make you smile in spite of yourself! Love it!!

Cupcake Demo for Good Morning Texas (and Aaron Sanchez too!)

I've been a very bad blogger! It's been 3 months since my last posting in July about my Food Network Challenge "Paranormal Cakes" premiere and we've been busy with lots of fabulous cakes, 2 more Challenges and loads of events and appearances. My second Challenge, "GIANT WEDDING CAKES" which was filmed back in May will air on November 7th at 8pm EST. This is a real doozy so make sure you tune in. Our cakes had to be a minimum of 6 feet tall! I can't reveal any juicy details until after the show airs but for now, here are some pics from my GOOD MORNING TEXAS appearance this morning in Dallas.

It was super cool to meet Food Network celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez who was also a guest on GMT this morning.