The Knot : Color Issue

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Fall color issue of the Knot is out!  We had the pleasure to make a colorful confection for their cake spread. Ours is the white cake with the yellow and orange dots!

This thick issue is filled with pages and pages of colorful cakes, bouquets, real weddings, dresses, etc.  Take a look at what the hottest color trends of this year are and learn how to use them when planning your own wedding.  For example, grey is the new black and neon is in!

Here is a peak at some of the gorgeous cakes:  Go grab a copy!

(Ours is the dotted one on the left)

Threadcakes competition

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Threadless is a graphic t-shirt company, with lots of witty, creative, and interesting designs.   If you haven't heard already, they host this competition called Threadcakes, which is awesome.  The premise is that you pick one of their gazillion t-shirt designs and translate it into a cake! The competition ends Aug. 16th.  Can't wait to see what people come up with this year :)

Here's a glimpse of the winners from last year!
3D category:  Noah Express by Jennifer Flynn      

2D category:  Impostor in the Bird Hotel by Alex Waite
If you are not into creating a cake, you can also create a t-shirt design and submit it to and they may put it into print.  They have an ongoing, open call for design submissions.  Who knows, maybe the following year someone will make a cake based off your t-shirt design!

Gold Damask

Monday, July 12, 2010

A very close friend of mine got married on 4th of July down at Battery Gardens and I had the pleasure of making a cake for her intimate event.  I stenciled a damask pattern then hand painted it gold.  Time consuming, but definitely worth it.  To it, I added a simple flower with gold lining.  The flavors were red velvet with cream cheese frosting (our most popular combo!)

We also made 5 cupcakes with a ring hidden in one of them.  Instead of a bouquet toss, the single ladies were told to grab one and who ever finds the ring in theirs will get married next!  (except the funny thing was, the girl who got it was in middle school :) hehe)

Icing Smiles :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

When I first heard of Icing Smiles, I just thought, wow, what an amazing organization.  Icing smiles is a non-profit that provides cakes to children that are affected by a critical illness.  Every birthday is a victory for these kids and can there be anything better than putting a smile on their faces?  You can sponsor a cake for a child, or better yet, you can bake a cake yourself and donate it to them.  There are so many ways to get involved and use your talents to help brighten a child's day.  Check out their website to learn more about Icing Smiles and read the inspirational story about how they started.  Please spread the word!

This is a recent cake made by Kate of Lovin Sullivan Cakes for a 9yr old boy named Ben.    :)