August 2010 archive

Cheryl and Francesco's Nautical Palais Royale Wedding Cake | Bliss Events

I really enjoy how fun and excited my couples get during the wedding planning process. When I met with Cheryl for her cake tasting / design consultation, right off the bat we were having fun planning her nautical inspired cake for her wedding at Palais Royale Ballroom planned by Whitney at Bliss Events. The blue and white nautical inspiration didn’t come from her beautiful waterfront Toronto venue , but her soon to be husband’s career as an engineer. Since he wasn’t there when planning the chocolate rum wedding cake, she had left it a surprise to add touches like propellers and anchor charms on a silver sugar chain hanging from striped fondant ruffles and topped with a soft white sugar flower.

Congratulations to Cheryl and Francesco! Your wedding was gorgeous and I’m so thrilled you allowed me to be a part of your wedding day. All the best.

-The Caketress


Featured on Style Me Pretty – Little Black Book | Jennifer Klementti Photography

You should check out Style me Pretty for a garden inspired style inspiration shoot with captured by Jennifer Klementti Photography. This black and white pinstripe design was completely hand painted and covered in shades of pink ruffles and touches of gold accents.

Event & Floral Design and Styling:

Photography: Jennifer Klementti Photography

Stationery: Papillon Press

Linens: Micki’s Fine Linen


Lisa & Greg's Hawaiian Themed Wedding cake | Capitol Event Theatre

Yes the beautiful satin white wedding cake has it’s place in elegant wedding cake designs, but it’s not for everyone. Being that I make custom designs that suit each couple’s personality, Lisa and Greg, the bride and groom, were not the average couple. They loved bright colours so much that they used it to celebrate their wedding day at the Capitol Event Theatre on Yonge Street in Toronto. They also had a unique theme of Hawaiian eclectic for their wedding decor, planned and coordinated by Crystal Adair Benning of Distinct Occasions. They really wanted a sassy cake that was nontraditional and had tropical flair for this pumpkin layer cake with vanilla bean butter cream and dulce de leche. This may be a common theme for cakes in warmer parts of the world, but in Toronto not many couples come to me with such a fun and wild theme. So in a way this cake was like a vacation for me.

The base of this vibrant cake was airbrushed with a fading bright pink to orange and then painted with silver polka dots. The mixture of tropical flowers including the large pink sugar  hibiscus complimented with the bamboo gave the right touch of the tropics. For those of you who love interesting and colorful cakes, you should check out the amazing talents of Rick Reichart of Cake Lava from Hawaii.

Sweet Regards to Lisa and Greg. I hope you enjoy your honeymoon in Iceland and thank you for letting me design your colorful cake!

To get such rich orange and pink colours  while cake decorating I used  my favorite compressor and airbrush. Which also makes it fun and a lot quiker then kneading in the color.


Vintage Perfume Bottles Mini Cakes

Even small and  intimate events can still have a hint sweet luxury. Miniature cakes that are served and presented to each guest adds huge wow factor to any event. For this intimate affair I designed and recreated vintage perfume bottles out of banana cake. I’ve said it before , mini cakes are the most labor intensive form of cake, but when you think about combining the favour and cake budget it’s worth work that goes into these little unique gems.

I have to thank all of you who have been following my blog and spreading the word about my art. I hope to contribute and share more about my little sweet opportunities and confections. So keep checking out the blog and feel free to comment on what you’d like to see or answered in this cake world of mine. Sweet Regards – The Caketress.


Trio of Vintage Birdcage Wedding Cakes

These days wedding cakes come in all flavors, shapes and forms. Each one I design is meant to be as unique as it’s extravagant affair is is to be showcased at. For Samantha and Scott’s wedding cake , they allowed me to be a little more out of the box and different with their banana split cake. Their outdoor Newmarket wedding was a mix of circus, vintage, and shabby chic fun and I knew they wouldn’t just want a simple three tier cake. Instead we went with a trio of wedding cakes that were carved into the shape of antique style birdcages. The background of the cages were hand painted similar to their wedding invitation (with a few birds added ). Enjoy!

All the best to the sweetly different couple Samantha and Scott. Congrats!


Mini Cakes, Cupcakes, & Sweets Featured in Weddingbells Magazine

It’s that time of year again. When the magazine stands are filled with the newest issues of the hottest magazines. I’m thrilled to be featured in the newest issue of Weddingbells Magazine. Since it’s the Fall / Winter issue I was asked to design mini cakes, cupcakes, and sweets to fill an autumn “Northern Reflection” inspired shoot. The newest issue is on stands now.

Aswell Weddingbells wrote a nice blog post about a few of the Caketress’ wedding cakes from this July. You can check them out here.

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