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Katy + Josh

Since this is a new blog, we’re posting some older photos — the ones that make us smile and show people who we are.

Katy is a woman of beauty and class.  When she asked me to do the desserts for her wedding, I said yes without hesitation.  Knowing her taste, and after hearing what the wedding was going to be like, I knew I HAD to do this wedding!  Her request for delicious cupcakes in delicate gold cupcake liners, and a small cutting cake just showed us how beautiful simplicity is.

Her wedding was in the beautiful Marin Headlands Center of the Arts in an old wartime bunker.  The old rustic building was the perfect backdrop for our lovely little desserts.

All photo credit goes to the amazing Shannon Leith.  I highly recommend you check out her blog!  She is quite talented!

The florist gave me loose flowers so that I could arrange the topper. I couldn’t resist these beautiful red ranunculus.

I know what you must be thinking.  “WHERE is that cake stand from?!”  The beautiful jadeite milk glass stand is from Mosser Glass Inc. and comes in different sizes and colors.

Lots and lots of cupcakes in red velvet and chocolate adorned the table.

The beautiful couple on their special day!

Although this wedding was early last year, it’s definitely one that will stick in my memory.  The setting, the food, the people…everything about it was great, and I was honored to be part of it.

Oh, and I must make this plug.  Katy is the creative mind behind Sonitchka.  For those of you who don’t know, Sonitchka was created to raise awareness and funds for Open Arms Ukraine, an organization that works with Ukranian orphans.  Please check both of them out and see how you can be part of changing the lives of these kids!

Button and Bows

We’re ladies who like pretty things, and buttons and bows fall right into that category.  A couple years ago, we made cupcakes for a Mother’s Day party and topped them with pretty little bows and shimmery sugar buttons.

Add different textures to the buttons to make them unique.

Bow Cupcakes | Petal and Posie Cakes

A dainty little bow makes all the difference. Roll it thin and assemble it just right to give it that realistic look.

Bow Cupcakes | Petal and Posie Cakes

Lots of bow cupcakes packed and ready for delivery!

For some great ideas on different kinds of bows to use, check out some examples of different ribbons and bows on Martha Stewart’s website!  We sort of adore her.

Hydrangea and Gardenia

We’re relatively new to sugar flowers.  And by relatively, we mean very.  One sugar flower artist that inspires us is Jacqueline Butler of Petalsweet.  Her flowers are gorgeous and the fact that she is willing to share her knowledge with so many aspiring sugar flower makers is really great!  You can pay for a tutorial on Craftsy, check our her blog for some tutorials, or (if you are fortunate and somewhat affluent enough) you can take a class from her in person!

We have chosen the free tutorial route on her blog.  :)  This is our very first try at hydrangeas and gardenias.

Our first hydrangea ever!

What you don’t see pictured is the other 8 or so hydrangea that didn’t quite make it. :(  Hopefully we’ll get enough practice to eventually make a full bunch of hydrangea flowers just like how they naturally grow!

From the Presses to Your Kitchen

I love Rifle Paper Co.  I absolutely love Anna Bond and her artistry in the beautiful brand that she has created.  When February came around and Cathy and I were thinking of something romantic to make, we immediately thought of the beautiful delicate flowers Anna creates in her stationary.

One of my most favorite prints is the floral heart print, so we thought, “Why not put it on a cake?!”

Well, I’m happy to say that we did just that.

Floral Heart Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

This has romance written all over it. :)

 

Floral Heart Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

 

Floral Heart Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

Detail

 

We were so proud of this one!  We shared it with Rifle Paper Co. on their Facebook wall, and about a month or so later, we got a “like” from them on the photo!!  It sounds like such a minor thing to celebrate, but the fact that they saw it and clicked the “like” button made me squeal with joy!

-Cortney

New Blog!

Hey there, Petal and Posie fans!  We have finally started a blog to share a little more info about our recent (and past) sweet treats!

With one of us being a mom and the other working full time, we’ve found that finding time to bake and create has to be intentional. In order to challenge ourselves and MAKE ourselves relax and bake, we made a New Year’s resolution at the start of the year.  Each month, we would either design a cake, hone a sugar skill, or try out a new recipe to further stretch ourselves.  Although many New Year’s resolutions don’t make it past 1 or 2 months, we are proud to say that we have kept up with it!

Here was our first cake for the year – the January cake!

Here is our first cake from the year. This is inspired by a mod pattern we saw on a fabric website!

We absolutely love making cakes inspired by fabric and fabric designs!