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!

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2 thoughts on “Ken + Christine

  1. Absolutely stunning! question…how do you get the fondant so blue? I’m always afraid it will taste bitter or color peoples teeth lol so i never try it ;-)

    • Hi Maria! We purchased Americolor navy gel color and just kneaded and kneaded for a couple of hours. We did tell the bride and groom that it would turn people’s mouths blue, but they were okay with it! Unfortunately with dark colored fondant, there’s no way around that. ;) As far as taste goes, maybe the pre-colored stuff doesn’t taste quite as bitter, but we’re not totally sure about that. Thanks for the comment!

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