Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thanks Celia for the Blog Feature!

Thanks Celia for the blog feature! Celia Milton's Blog Feature  It means a lot from an wedding industry vetran like you. Sweet Grace, Cake Designs

Saturday, April 24, 2010

How Lovely the Cake Looks as the Reception Centerpiece

This teal and white wedding cake matches the room decor to a tee and is prominently displayed as the centerpiece of the reception. Sweet Grace, Cake Designs

Simply Elegant Wedding Cake for a West Point Bride and Groom

We are heading to West Point to delivery this crisp white and teal buttercream wedding cake. Each tier is encircled with teal fondant ribbons and white buttercream scrolls. Sweet Grace, Cake Designs

Encore Performance of the Carnation Cake

Our sugar carnation cake design will take center stage at a baby shower today. This encore performance has a few changes from the original design -- a chartreuse fondant ribbon was added to the bottom tier along with a circle of fondant pearls. Also this cake is iced with vanilla buttercream instead of fondant as the original was. Sweet Grace. Cake Designs

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cymbidium Orchids Look Stunning on a Wedding Cake

A favorite flower of brides is the Cymbidium Orchid. This sugar variety looks stunning on a simple, crisp wedding cake. Sweet Grace, Cake Designs

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lilacs Perfume the Air!

This vase of lilacs freshly picked from the garden this morning gives me inspiration as I make row after row of pink sugar carnations. I think I will make sugar lilacs after I'm done with the carnations!
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Flower Power!

Flowers, flowers and more flowers!! I want to actually finish a sugar flower, but I keep getting new orders in. Will post some pics soon!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Making Sugar Flowers Today

I'm preparing for the pleasant task of making sugar flowers for upcoming orders. Being created today are pink carnations, pink and green hydrageas, pink lilies, green cymbidium orchids and white calla lilies. And I have the real flowers in the garden to provide inspiration!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Plum Daisy Wedding Cake

We are delivering this Plum Daisy Wedding Cake today. This three tiered white fondant cake has a plum fondant ribbon at each base and is adorned with plum sugar daisies. What a nice reflection of spring!

Wedding Cake Etiquette

Whether your wedding is formal or casual, you as the bride need to know about certain wedding cake ettiquette. The cutting of the wedding cake represents the first thing the bride and groom do together as a couple so has significant meaning.

Show Off the Cake!
The wedding cake should be placed as the centerpiece of the reception and is an important part of the reception decor. Preferably, the cake is placed on a table all of its own in a prominent location for the guests to admire, but it can also be placed on the bridal table or a buffet table. Place a decorated knife on the table for the cutting ceremony.

Cutting the Cake
The cake is cut right before the dessert course. Make sure to gather the guests, so everyone can watch this special part of the reception. The bride and groom cut the first two slices with the groom placing his right hand over hers. The slice is placed on a plate and then the bride and groom feed each other a piece of cake, with the groom typically offering the cake to the bride first. The catering staff than cuts the rest of the cake in the kitchen.

Anniversary Tier
Many newly married couples choose to save the top tier to be frozen until their first anniversary. A better option is to get a small cake from your baker that is separately packaged which then can be frozen. This is much less messy than saving the top tier and is better packaged for freezing. Or the bride and groom can go back to the baker on their first anniversary to get a small cake that would be fresh and tastier. Many bakers will provide one of these two latter options complimentary.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Fabulous Bride Blog Features Sweet Grace, Cake Designs!

Thank you Monique for the Blog Feature of Sweet Grace, Cake Designs (!