18 June 2011

I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues

I'm about to run get another wedding cake prepped but wanted to share some pictures of the cake and cupcakes I made for a wedding in the country yesterday. I was hired by Kim of Parisian Events who is a real doll and what a professional! If it's your dream to get married in France, Kim is your girl. One of her specialties is cutting through all the red tape for foreigners who want to tie the knot in the City of Light. See her featured here in a recent issue of the New York Times Magazine.

The inspiration for the theme of the wedding was peacocks. And Kim had a clear vision of what she wanted the desserts to look like. I replicated a contrasting teal/green color theme Kim had seen on some cupcakes created by Coco Cakes. And because I loved the effect so much, carried it over to the cake which was also covered in simple rose swirls. Looking at it, I was taken back to the funny swim bonnets the ladies used to wear in the '50's and '60's. The cake and the cupcakes are simple Vanilla Lovers.

Here's a shot of the set-up I took off of Kim's Instagram account. I'm looking forward to seeing more photos of the happy day!

12 June 2011

Sunday, Monday, Happy Days!

Here are a few pics of my favorite creations this past week. I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend!

6-inch Vanilla Lovers cake with sugarpaste Lucky Luke

Rainbow cupcakes - I saw these last week on pinterest.com and thought they'd be perfect for a BBQ we went to yesterday. So simple to make and the kids ADORED them!

Wakka, wakka, wakka. These were part of an assortment made for a wedding tasting. The theme of the reception is video games and role-playing. I did love Pacman back in the day!