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December 21, 2011

Erin and Erik: Love and Shoes

When we met with Erin for her wedding cake consultation she shared that she wanted a white on white cake that incorporated calla lily flowers.  She wanted something artsy and unexpected yet elegant, with texture and movement.  We designed a 3-tier white buttercream cake with sugar calla lilies, ruffles, ribbons and fan accents.  For their flavor, they chose our Yellow Buttercake with Lilikoi Cream Filling.

Erin also wanted to surprise her fiancĂ© Erik with a groom’s cake.  Apparently Erik is a bit of a shoe fanatic.  In fact he was featured in this Midweek article, discussing his extensive collection of over 300 pairs of shoes.  Erin showed us a photo of Christian Louboutin sneakers, made of black patent leather and spikes - kinda reminds me of a shoe someone from KISS would wear :)

Apparently Erik really wanted these shoes (that cost $1200).  They are very rare, and they looked all over (even in New York) for it, but alas no shoes.  So in an attempt to give him his much sought-after shoes, Erin asked us to create a Louboutin sneaker groom’s cake for him.  For their flavor, they chose our Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cookies N Cream Filling.

Erin and Erik had this to say about our company:

Little girls all over the world dream about their fairy tale wedding or princess gown, and these dreams sometime stretch into adulthood. I was not one of them. However, the one element I hoped for was the perfect wedding cake, “a piece of art.” When we met with Kristin for the first time I came armed with many different photos incorporating many different design details. Then I shared my story. Kristin seemed touched by this and was ready to make this dream come true. The story didn’t stop there. The groom has a love for shoes. On a recent trip to New York we were on the hunt for a specific pair, but were out of luck. I thought it would be fun to have a groom’s cake replica of the shoe he desired. After many photos and conversations the grooms cake was realized (in a true size 10), and it was remarkable. Every little detail down to the shoelaces and stitching on the leather trim was included. Both cakes were definite showpieces and the talk of all our guests. The actual wedding cake was beautiful and it couldn’t have been easy. After tasting the butter cream (delicious) I knew I wanted it versus fondant. I was worried that it wouldn’t look as clean and smooth, but it was not an issue. It exceeded my expectations. The groom’s cake was a hit and looked too real to eat (… but we did of course). Our vision was executed to perfection. Kristin and her team are amazing. She listens, communicates, and delivers. She is a true talent and we will recommend A Cake Life over and over again.

Congratulations Erin and Erik!  It was a pleasure creating your cakes, and we wish you all the best!

Photography: Kristin Kato

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