Monday, July 23, 2012

Cake Lingo!

So you book a tasting and you sit down and the designer asks, "So what would you like your wedding cake to look like?  Do you like scrollwork, filigre, quilting, Swiss dots....tell me about your style."  And you think, what the heck is scrollwork? 

Scrollwork and filigre can bring a design from simple to elegant, or even elevate a cake to ornate.  Scrollwork is labor intensive and takes a very steady hand and a designers eye:

Modern "S" Scrolls: fill the entire side of a tier and are uniform, repeating and modern

'C' Scrolls are used to cover the side and top of a tier and are piped in varying sizes to create a pattern which is non-repeating. 

Quilting: is completed on fondant cakes, a tool creates indentations in a diamond pattern.  The cross of the quilting can be filled in with pearls. 

Filigre Scrollwork:  is elegant and flowing,  a classic detail for any design.

Champagne Pearls:  look like bubble in a champagne glass, varying in size from tier to tier, this design is visually appealing and draws your eye to the top of the cake

Swirls & Dots:  whimsical and fresh in design, this type of piping is free-flowing and creates a cake that Alice and the Mad Hatter would love.

Swiss Dots: three tiny dots evenly spaced on the tiers is a classic piped design and can be utlized on formal and informal designs. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cape Cod in Cake!

We love seaside cakes! For one reason, they can be so different.  There is classic navy nautical, then there is modern blush tone seaside, and then even tropical beach-- so many options and so little time!

Credit: Corinna Raznikov Photography

 Above: (photo credit: Corinna Raznikov Photography)  Custom Navy and White Classic Nautical Cupcakes and Cake:  anchors & starfish

Above: Sugar Frangipani Flowers with Coral Colored Starfish, Sugar Pearls and White Chocolate Seashells

Blush Tone Starfish and Seashells with Pops of Fushia Hyacinth and Tiny Edible Sugar Diamonds.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Contemporary Black & White Wedding Cakes

We created this wedding cake display for a black, white and rhinestone themed wedding on the South Coast of Massachusetts.  Believe it or not- these are buttercream frosted (skipping the fondant!).  The bride enjoyed bows, rhinestones and brooches and we used this theme to string from cake to cake for a cohesive design. 

One of the greatest elements of this design is the ability to incorporate 5 different cake flavors!
Rhinestone crusted cake pedestals, in varying heights, were designed by our artist to give each of the cakes the attention they deserved. 


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