Thursday, January 22, 2015

2014 In Review

2014 was my biggest year in cakes so far with highlights including a sailboat, a cakelet dessert display, and four three tiered beauties. In 2014 I also completed my studies at the Culinary Institute of America and made the move to DC, where my virtual cake boutique is now based out of and servicing all surrounding areas for weddings and events. With such an eventful and amazing year behind me, I wanted to share a few pictures of my favorite cake moments before completely turning to focus on wedding season 2015.


This royal icing adorned dummy cake from February.


A three tiered stack of hat box cakes.


 A bachelorette book cake for my writer sister in April.

        A dessert bar of cakelets- three mini layers of cake sandwiched with frosting- from June.


Classic three tiered wedding cake sprinkled with sugar hydrangeas from August- my busiest month of cakes this year!

  Macarons on macarons for another August wedding at the beach.

Simple southern chic for another August beach wedding.

Kicking off tastings for the 2015 wedding season with a fruit filled dessert bar coming in May.

A sailboat groom's cake for my new brother in law in October,

and a tiled wedding cake topped with sea otters for their wedding day to close out my 2014 season. It was an amazing year! Thanks to all the happy couples for allowing me to be a part of their wedding day, and all of my friends and family who lent a helping hand along the way!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fall Beach Wedding

This year was a big wedding year for my family, with both of my sisters tying the knot within six months of each other. It was my absolute pleasure to make both of their wedding cakes and groom's cakes for my new bro in laws, finishing up the Phillips Family Wedding season with a classic, beautiful beach wedding cake (Credit for the pictures in this post go to Matthew Spivey with Treece Photography out of Wilmington, NC). 


My sister and her husband's beach wedding was as fun and low maintenance as she is, and together the three of us designed a cake that would pair perfectly with the relaxed vibe of their wedding. For an intimate crowd of 70, it was a three tiered, white buttercream finished cake with a mosaic tile banding detail. My sister has been a swimmer her entire life, extending her college career as a master's swimmer today. We thought the mosaic tiles were reminiscent of pool tiles as a little nod to her swimmer background, and also one of the reasons she and John met in the first place. 


I also custom made their cake topper out of polymer clay in the shape of two otters holding hands. Sea otters mate for life and hold hands in the ocean to keep from drifting away from their mates. A sweet story that made the perfect cake topper for this beach loving couple. In typical John and Kali fashion, everything about their wedding day was fun and original right down to their cake cutting.


Yep. Those are swim goggles and Fireman John is reaching under the table for a stashed fireman's hat. They decided they needed some extra protection for the epic cake smash that was about to ensue.




Their reception food was Mexican themed and the cake followed suit. Kali's favorite birthday cake growing up was Funfetti, so I recreated the classic with my vanilla confetti cake with champagne buttercream. The other tiers were chocolate filled with a spicy Mexican chocolate ganache and lime margarita cake filled with tequila buttercream. 


It was the perfect cake to end a successful 2014 wedding season. I've been busy since gearing up for next year and getting organized for the THREE months in 2015 that I am booked solid. If you're planning a 2015 wedding and have yet to find a cake decorator, email me today at to schedule a tasting and consultation.