A Vintage Winter Wedding

With Christmas around the corner, the decor for this wedding couldn’t have been more appropriate.  Beautiful old books with lace and gold accents adorned the room.  The florals consisted of winter white ranunculus, roses, pine needles, and pinecones.

Rachael and David had a classic white cake with gold piping at the base of each tier.  Rachael found a beautiful hand-painted cake stand that matched everything perfectly.  We finished it off with a single white ranunculus with pine accents.

Petal and Posie Cakes | Vintage Winter Wedding Cake

Petal and Posie Cakes | Vintage Winter Wedding Cake

Petal and Posie Cakes | Vintage Winter Wedding

Petal and Posie Cakes | Vintage Winter Wedding Cake

Petal and Posie Cakes | Vintage Winter Wedding

Petal and Posie Cakes | Vintage Winter Wedding Cake

Top tier: chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling, Bottom tier: Vanilla white cake with strawberry buttercream filling, Outside: Classic vanilla buttercream

Petal and Posie Cakes | Vintage Winter Wedding Cake

Isn’t this adorable? Rachael is from California and David is from Australia!

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

detail

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

Shades of Pink

If there’s one cake trend we’ve absolutely fallen in love with, it’s the ombré cake trend!  In French, it literally means “shaded”!  Beautiful gradients of color can be both whimsical and sophisticated.  We’ve had the pleasure of being able to create two ombré cakes recently: one for a gender reveal, and one for a wedding.

For the wedding cake, we made both the inside AND the outside ombré.  Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the inside of the wedding cake, but hopefully we can get a picture of what it looked like once it was sliced into.  The bride and groom picked out these beautiful rice paper butterflies from Etsy which added movement to the cake.

Ombre Butterfly Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

The flavors of this cake was pink velvet (gradients of pink inside) with a cream cheese filling, and vanilla buttercream on the outside.

For the gender reveal cake, the outside was frosted plain white and revealed a ombré of coral and peach inside to tell their party guests that they were having a girl!

Ombre Gender Reveal Cake| Petal and Posie Cakes

Getting just the right colors was admittedly harder than we thought, but the payoff was so worth it!  The gender reveal cake was made with a simple white cake and vanilla buttercream.

Ombre Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

Ombre Butterfly Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

We had SO much fun making these cakes!  Thank you to the expecting couple and the newlyweds for letting us bring out our girly pink side to creating these lovely desserts!

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!

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!