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May 23, 2011

Featured Wedding - Miwako & Craig Embody Elegance

Photos Courtesy of Absolutely Loved Photography

Miwako & Craig's wedding embodied elegance, sophistication, and romance.  Miwako is so beautiful with perfect style and grace.  And Craig, you can feel his love for Miwako by the way he looks at her.  Their love, respect and commitment for each other is the kind of relationship we all hope to find. 

So beautiful!

I was incredibly honored to have made their wedding cake.  For such a stylish couple, it was amazing they selected such a unique, modern and fresh cake design.  They chose our Yellow Butter Cake with Lilikoi Cream Filling and Guava Cake with Guava Cream filling with ivory buttercream and fresh white cymbidium orchids.  But the best part, it was 3 different shapes!  A round, hexagon and square tiered cake.  LOVE IT!

But then again, I love all desserts (duh).  So when Miwako & Craig said they were having a Beard Papa Cream Puff tower, I though that was so cool!  Check out the great shot Stefanie of Absolutely Loved Photography got of their mouth watering dessert tower! 

Congratulations Miwako & Craig!  We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Yay for Beard Papa Cream Puffs!
Vendors of Miwako & Craig's Wedding:
Venue: Oceanfront Oasis at the Oasis World Estates
Photography: Absolutely Loved Photography
Floral Design: Passion Roots


May 20, 2011

In the News...

We've come a long way since A Cake Life first opened in July of 2009 and since then we've been fortunate enough to be featured in several different publications and wedding style blogs.  One of the most recent additions to our website was the creation of a Media Page highlighting all our different listings.  Click on the thumbnails to view the features.  Please check it out and let us know what you think :)

May 16, 2011

Eden in Love Birthday Celebration

Photos Courtesy of Kris Labang Photography

On April 23rd, Eden in Love celebrated their store's first anniversary with a blowout birthday celebration.  It was a true birthday party complete with games, prizes, cupcakes, music, birthday discounts and lots of new merchandise for a HUGE sale!

As part of their birthday celebration, we created a 4-tier ivory and pink fondant cake with double wall pink shimmer sugar roses, and handmade sugar Eden in Love bird toppers (based on the store's logo). The cake was adorned with handmade rows of gradient color pearls, pink sugar ribbons scallops, brown trim piping and stitching details, embossed quilt and tear drop patterns and textured button accents.

We also made 200 cupcakes of various flavors with Eden in Love bird logo cupcake toppers in pink, white and brown. It looked like an army of birds standing at attention =)  Cupcake flavors included: Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream and some were paired with Pink Buttercream, Yellow Butter Cupcakes with Pink Buttercream and some were paired with Chocolate Buttercream, Red Velvet Cupckes with Cream Cheese Icing.

Photos Courtesy of Kris Labang Photography

Congratulations Eden in Love, and thanks for letting us be a part of this special celebration!

May 10, 2011

The Groom's Cake

This was a surprise grooms cake of a red Audi convertible.  We handmade a replica of the couple's 2 dogs sitting in the front seat.  The dogs were wearing a black top hat for the groom and a white veil for the bride.  The bride asked us to integrate their special inside joke "MKT PRC" on the front license plate and their wedding date on the other.  All the guests got the inside joke and the groom was stoked to see his surprise cake! 
More often, couples are having two wedding cakes – the traditional cake and a groom’s cake.  As weddings often tend to be “all about the bride” a nice way to honor (or surprise) the groom is with his own personalized cake.

Accounts of the history of how the groom’s cake came-to-be often differ.  Some say the tradition dates all the way back to the 17th century where the cake was originally was a rich, dark, fruit cake made without icing.   Others say it was the top layer of the bride’s cake that was not served to guests, but rather drenched in brandy to preserve for the couple’s first anniversary.  Another story says the groom’s cake was a edible treat packaged individually in decorated boxes, often monogrammed with a couple’s initials and given to guests to take home.

While some wedding traditions have evolved (from groom’s cake to wedding favors, or celebrating the first year of marriage with the top layer of wedding cake) so has the groom’s cake.  It is usually presented at the wedding, and sliced and served just like the traditional cake.

Most often the requests we get are to create a fun “manly” cake reflecting the groom’s hobbies or interests.  They often choose a different flavor from their wedding cake ranging from Red Velvet with Cream Cheese filling to Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Cookies N Cream filling.  This offers guests a nice variety to choose from when it comes to cake.

Some of the most recent groom’s cakes we’ve created are as follows:
Lakers theme Basketball Cake and handmade figurines of the couple in their Lakers jerseys
New Jersey Devils Hockey Puck Grooms Cake
One of our brides sent us this photo which served as the inspiration for the cake to follow: 

Michael Godard  "Shoot the Wad " Print
Grooms Cake inspired by the print
While groom's cakes can be a bit more challenging to create, it definitely brings an air of personalization to a wedding.  People remember details like this, and that's what makes a wedding special!
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