Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beach Wedding Cupcake Tower: Michele + Dustin

First things first...May/June has been a really exciting time for my little business. Starting last weekend I began the first of FOUR wedding cakes in a row, which is the busiest I have ever been. Thank you for continually visiting my site and passing on the word to your friends and family- it is seriously paying off and I couldn't have done it with out you!

To start off the summer wedding season I packed my little car full of custom cupcakes and headed down to Va Beach to celebrate the marriage of Michele and Dustin. The wedding cake for this very sweet couple fell into my lap via close family friends, and I couldn't have been more happy to do it. The beach holds a special place in both Michele and Dustin's hearts - so much in fact that they said their vows with sand between their toes. To reflect their shared appreciation and venue of choice, I created a very beach-y cupcake tower for their reception. We bounced more than a few ideas back and forth before settling on the final design, and you can check out their inspiration board here. The final sketch looked like this:

The cupcakes were two different flavors. Michele's favorite- vanilla poundcake filled with chocolate-almond ganache and topped with dark chocolate frosting, and Dustin's favorite- chocolate chiffon cake filled with chocolate peanut butter ganache and topped with peanut butter frosting. Each cupcake was dipped in graham cracker 'sand' and decorated with a handmade sea creature.

Gumpaste sand dollars, fondant starfish, and pink sugar coral.

The Adirondack chair topper was ordered off of Etsy, and is the only non-edible element of this cake. The driftwood fences are also gumpaste.

Congrats Michele and Dustin!


  1. Thanks Morgan!! The cake was perfect!!

  2. This is the cutest beach cake I have ever seen!!