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Wicked Cakes on Style Me Pretty this Week!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

What a lovely surprise! You may recall the fantastic couple, Natalie and James, whose cake I did last fall. They are one of the sweetest couples I’ve met, and their gorgeous wedding was featured yesterday on Style Me Pretty. Check out all the lovely family and vintage details from the day - it was truly beautiful!


Wedding Photography by Whitney Lee Photography. Photo Sourced from 2 Dine 4 Catering in Austin, TX.

Wicked Cakes on Style Me Pretty

Amazing Engagement Pictures by Whitney Lee of Whitney Lee Photography

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Hi everyone! Well, I suppose it’s clear that I’ve been a little distracted from the blog since the beginning of the year… my apologies! As you know, my boyfriend and I got engaged over the holidays, and it’s been quite the whirlwind trying to get the wedding all planned. Add some significant hand surgery (long story - involves falling on a cactus! I’m doing great now!), and things have just been a little nuts.

Since the moment we were engaged, I’ve been excited about having engagement (and wedding!) photos done by Whitney. She is the owner and head photographer extraordinaire of Whitney Lee Photography here in Austin, TX, and she’s also officially becoming my family. You see, she is the lovely mother of my fantastic soon-to-be stepson.

My fiance and I wanted something a little different, a little more “editorial” for our engagement pictures, so we decided to go with a Mad Men-inspired theme. The lovely folks at the Highball graciously let us shoot at their fabulous venue, and we got all dolled up 60’s style for the photos. Whitney was absolutely amazing, taking two people who have a proven history of being ridiculously unphotogenic and creating these gorgeous works of art. I hope you enjoy them - we certainly do!

You can check out all of Whitney and her team’s work at www.whitneyleephotography.com. Take care!

Ben & Leah’s Wedding

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Fluttery discs square

Last night, my fiance and I celebrated the marriage of our dear friends Ben and Leah at the lovely Hamilton Twelve outside of Austin. After a beautiful ceremony, we enjoyed the amazing Austin weather at the outdoor reception and danced the night away with friends and family.

Ben and Leah asked me to create their wedding cake(s) a while back, and it was such a pleasure and honor to design something special for them. Rather than the classic bride and groom cake combination, the couple wanted to have multiple coordinated cakes that were each unique in design. I created three cakes, including one that was inspired by the lace pattern in the bride’s dress. The topper on the green cake was actually designed and created by the groom! The cakes were split between our Lemon-Raspberry Dream and Southern Red Velvet flavors.

Lace

Tall Green Square

Green Cake with Topper

Congratulations, Ben & Leah!

Black & White 40th Birthday Cake with Modern Circles

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Black & White 40th Birthday Cake 1000x500

This 40th birthday cake is a “double barrel” cake, which is basically two 8″ round tiers stacked and iced to look like one super-high tier. Happy 40th!

Holiday / Christmas Cake with Fondant Bow

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Holiday / Christmas Cake with Fondant Bow

Happy holidays, everyone! I can’t believe we’re halfway through December. I haven’t done a bit of Christmas shopping - ugh!! However, I have been busy designing away - here’s the latest project. This holiday-themed design included red, white, and silver accents, including a large fondant bow topper. Of all the “stripe-y” cakes I’ve done, I’m most pleased with the vertical stripes on the bottom tier of this one… :)

I’ll have several more designs to share before the holiday break… stay tuned!

5-Tier Modern Cake with Handmade Sugar Orchids

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

I can’t tell you how excited I was to design this cake! The design is is five tiers, inspired by the lovely centerpiece arrangements created by Michelle at the Silver Vase. Each tier was covered in pearly white or teal fondant and accented with brown satin ribbon. My favorite part of the design is the cascade of delicate, handmade sugar orchids.

Sugar Orchid Wedding Cake

Sugar Orchid Wedding Cake

Sugar Orchids

5-Tier Buttercream Wedding Cake with Sugar Cosmos Flowers

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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What a fabulous way to end a very busy week! This five-tier design includeds alternating full and half-height tiers. The design is accented with satin and sheer chocolate ribbon, as well as seven handmade larger-than-life sugar cosmos flowers.

Big Top Carnival Birthday Cake

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Carnival Birthday Cake

This birthday cake design was created to reflect a carnival/big top theme. It’s technically a two-tier cake, and it boasts lots of bold colors and hand-cut sugar lettering and circus animals.

Pink Sugar Anemone Flower Wedding Cake

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Pink Anemone Wedding Cake

This little number is a two-tier design with crisp white fondant, satin ribbon, and a handmade gumpaste sugar anemone flower. Enjoy!

Pink Anemone Wedding Cake

Rubber Ducky-Inspired Baby Shower Cake

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Rubber Ducky Baby Shower Cake

This three-tier baby shower cake design was created to highlight a rubber ducky theme and color palette of soft pastels. Enjoy!

Rubber Ducky Baby Shower Cake