Stephanie & Rich’s Altoona Wedding

First of all, I have to say that Stephanie wins the award for the bride who traveled the most to see me. 2 tastings (driving from Altoona..2 hours each way) and picking up her bridal shower cake too. 3 trips to Harrisburg…quite dedicated and such an amazing and organized bride.

The cake design for her wedding cake incorporate lavender shades in her wedding colors. Cascading blossoms from dark lavender to white. It’s hard to see, but the cake has sparkly edible glitter dust all over it as well as Swarovski crystals dotted on the cake. Very pretty with the light hitting it. I’m working on my photographic skills, but the cake was a bit brighter than these photos show. I’ll get better 🙂

The cake flavor was white cake with a layer of raspberry jel filling and a layer of chocolate buttercream filling. Since the wedding was pretty big (250 guests), I provided additional cakes for cutting by the caterer in addition to the wedding cake which served 120. For a larger wedding, this is a great way to save on wedding cake costs, since the cutting cake is less expensive than going to the expense of making the wedding cake large enough to feed all the guests. The cutting cake has the same number of layers so no knows the difference. Another option would be to offer cupcakes in a pretty display.

Stephanie had an adorable Precious Moments cake topper which looked so cute on top of the cake. The reception was at the UVA Club in Altoona.

In addition to the cakes, we added 150 cookies to the enormous candy/cookie display. Kim with Edible Art created these adorable heart shaped cookies for me. Be sure to check out her beautiful work.

We provided cake pops and 100 marshmallow pops too!

The candy/cookie display was under a tent in the reception room with hanging lights above. it was huge. Wow…

Tons of candy everywhere.

Stephanie was amazing to work with. I wish her and Rich a wonderful new life together.


Maggie’s Enchanted Princess Party

I had so much fun designing a dessert table and cake for this over-the-top party hosted by Gaggles N Giggles. It was a princess party for Maggie who turned 5 at the Bent Creek Country Club in Lititz. In addition to the dessert table there was a candy bar, tea party, dress up area, horse drawn carriage ride and more. I’ll post more photos when I get the professional shots from the photographer. The dessert table included a pillow cake with slipper, chocolate dipped pretzel rods, chocolate dipped marshmallows, party mix, meringue cookies, crown and shoe cookies, cupcakes and designer soda. This would be great for a shower or wedding too!

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