It was my goal to make a peony sugar flower during my time off while I’m in between jobs. After finally getting all the supplies (cutters, veiners, celboard, floral wires, floral tape, etc.!), I finally made my first peony! The center of it isn’t exactly “anatomically” correct, but once I get the right stamens, I’ll definitely try it again. The next step will also be to add some leaves. This flower took me about 3 hours per day over a period of 3 days to complete, and it was SO fun! I can’t wait to make more!
Peonies are one of my absolute favorite flowers along with dahlias, gerbera daisies, orchids, and ranunculus! Hopefully I can learn how to make my other favorite flowers someday! :)
Peach and pink petal dust was added to make the flower look more lifelike.
One of our most favorite designs is the floral heart cake inspired by Rifle Paper Co.‘s floral heart print. We first came up with the design copying the Rifle Paper colors in a previous post, but got a request to do the same cake to match the beautiful color palette of a wedding.
When Kristy sent me the color palette (navy, light pink, dark pink, and gold), I got so excited! It reminded me of something you’d find on a Kate Spade print. Plus, anything with a touch of gold automatically makes it awesome.
I loved the gold scallop cake board with it!
Detail shot. My favorite were the little gold flowers. :)
It’s been another long stretch of time since we’ve posted, but admittedly, we’ve been quite busy with kids – Cathy’s full time job of being a wonderful mother and my full time job of working with kids for my day job! We’ve had the opportunity to squeeze some cake time in there, so we’ll be updated the blog slowly but surely. :)
We had the pleasure of doing a wedding cake for two dear friends of ours. The bride, Sarah, is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. She is a girly girl to the max, and had such a beautiful shabby chic-inspired wedding complete with mason jars, succulent favors, and flowers in beautiful shades of pink.
When Sarah came to us, she had different visions for her cake, so after lots of sketching and discussing, we nailed it down to a simple lace design (to coordinate with her beautiful wedding dress) complete with bold pink flowers to add some pops of color. We also made vanilla cupcakes, some decorated with blush pink nonpareils and others decorated with a fondant medallion with a subtle lace imprint.
During the cake-making process, we were a little stumped of how we could achieve the lace look effectively without using special lace cutters or molds. Thankfully, we had the help of a friend (Dani!) to help us create the lace look. We couldn’t have done it without her!
Sarah and Austin, thank you SO much for picking us to do your wedding cake! We love you guys! Also, photo credit goes to the wonderful and amazing Cathy Breslow!
If you look closely, you can see the lace imprint in the fondant medallions. It added a small touch of sophistication to the cupcakes.