Nathaniel + Chelsea

We’re obsessed with beautiful textiles.  Fabric is such a huge source of inspiration of design because of its geometry, color, and texture.  We absolutely love eyelet fabric for its dainty, feminine flair so naturally, we were quite enthusiastic when our friend and bride-to-be Chelsea asked us to make her wedding cake inspired by eyelet fabric.

Eyelet Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

Much of this design was inspired by Martha Stewart’s eyelet cake, including the tier separator and the “woven” ribbon.

Eyelet Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

Congratulations, Chelsea and Nathaniel!

Dinner for Good Official Photos

About a month ago, we posted some pictures from a special event called Dinner for Good that Petal & Posie got to participate in.  Being the novice photographers we are, we couldn’t wait until the official photos were done!  Well…they’re in, and ALL photo credit goes to the amazing Nick Chavez!

Setting up the tea cakes. We got a beautiful bunch of lavender from Whole Foods, and used it to adorn our little cakes.

Delicious and decadent!

Ken + Christine

Our friends Ken and Christine got married last weekend, and we had the pleasure of making their wedding cake.  There were three very specific instructions given to us for this cake: (1) it had to be navy blue, (2) it had to be chocolate with cream cheese frosting, and (3) it had to be dairy/lactose free!  In all honesty, we were a little nervous about this one.  Although we’re no strangers to cakes now, we had not yet been asked to do a dairy free cake for a wedding.

Cathy tried out a few recipes prior to wedding week, and the results were delicious!  The cake actually was fluffier than our normal chocolate cake, and the “cream cheese” frosting tasted almost exactly like cream cheese frosting!  You’d hardly know the difference! At the wedding right before the cake cutting, Ken announced to the crowd that it was a dairy free cake, and it will be the first cake Christine will have eaten in FOUR years!  What a special treat!

For design, the bride and groom requested ivory sashes with bows on their cake.  Here are the results!

Navy Blue Sash Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

The cake was displayed in a barrel room at a winery where guests went for a cocktail hour.

Navy Blue Sash Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

Gumpaste bows adorned the sides of the cakes to bring the sashes together.

Navy Blue Sash Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

bow detail

Navy Blue Sash Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

After we had set it all up and attached the bows, the groom came over and told us, “This is exactly what we envisioned.”  There’s no greater satisfaction than a client seeing their dream cake come to life!  We’re so happy to have been part of their special day.  Congratulations, Ken and Christine!

Dinner for Good

This last weekend, we had the pleasure of providing the sweets for our friend Katy’s benefit dinner for Open Arms Ukraine.  Open Arms Ukraine is an organization that strives to change the lives of orphans in Ukraine.  This fundraiser dinner was to provide hygiene packs for the children, a projection screen for the orphanage, and activities for a summer camp.  It was an honor to be part of it!

It was a gorgeous Bay Area day!

Each setting had a picture of an Open Arms orphan or team member for us to learn more about and pray for.

Our guys <3

Katy is the creative mind behind this dinner, Sonitchka, and she also plays an active role in raising funds and awareness for Open Arms.

The dinner was styled by our friends at House of Colour, and had a botanical rustic theme.  When we were told about the theme, we immediately knew what we wanted to do for dessert: earl gray tea cake with lavender infused frosting.  It was delicious, and everyone loved it!

Earl grey tea cake with lavender infused frosting

We were so proud of our dessert!

Beautiful music played throughout the night. That’s Cathy’s husband there on the right! He’s quite talented.

Our favorite part was seeing empty dessert plates on the table. It gives us a great feeling!

Thank you, Katy, for allowing us to be part of this special evening!  It was so fun to get together with our creative friends for an amazing cause.  We loved every moment of it.

Pretty Summer Flowers

Okay we’ll admit it.  This cake wasn’t made in the summer, but the bright and vibrant colors do remind us of the warm season that is upon us!

Friends of ours Wade and Kristina got married not too long ago, and Kristina’s mom requested a simple cake for her bridal shower that incorporated her colors: bright orange, light green, and yellow.

Bright Flower Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

Gumpaste Flowers | Petal and Posie Cakes

These flowers took a really long time, but were so fun to make!

There’s something about a simple cake with a few big bold flowers that I love.  We hope you enjoy this one, too!