Pink and Lace

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!

Pink and Lace Applique Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

Pink and Lace Applique Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

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Pink and Lace Medallion Cupcakes | Petal and Posie Cakes

If you look closely, you can see the lace imprint in the fondant medallions. It added a small touch of sophistication to the cupcakes.

Pink and Lace Applique Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

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

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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!

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!