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Monday, June 13, 2011

Farewell isn't Good Bye

With a lot of thought I have decided to abandon the business aspect of making cake creations.  The decision has come in part due to the need to spend more time with my family and friends, especially my husband and two-year-old son.  It also stems from the fact that I have another full time job that requires a lot of my time and attention.  Other then making cakes, I am a full time teacher, my first love being an educator to approximately one hundred and ten teenagers!  Although I will no longer make cakes to sell, I am not entirely walking away from creating sweet confections.  I enjoy the creativity of these special cakes as well as the smiles that these cakes bring.  Therefore, I will continue this artistic outlet as a hobby for my family members only. 

I will continue updating this blog as I make each additional one-of-a-kind cakes for those of you who enjoy viewing the pictures and reading the inspirational stories behind them.  For all of you who have placed an order with me prior to today, I will be honoring your order and fulfilling it as I would have prior to making the decision to walk away from this business, however I will not be accepting any new cake orders from this point on.  Thank you to all who have been loyal followers of my cakes from the moment I started this adventure a year ago.  It has been an amazing experience and the wonderful people and places I have been as a result, will stay with me always. 

"Goodbyes are not forever.

Goodbyes are not the end.

They simply mean I'll miss you

Until we meet again!"

~Author Unknown



Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Stunning Country Wedding in the Heart of the Ozarks

Nestled in the heart of the most beautiful Ozark country is the quaint town of Owensville, Missouri.  Expansive views in every direction of towering hills covered in the most majestic oak trees was the setting for this beautiful country wedding. 

Ozark Mountains, Missouri

The wedding took place in a beautiful Catholic church with large, aged wooden beams lining the pitched cathedral ceiling.  ....and the dress!  Who could help but be in awe of an ethereal goddess wearing a roman inspired imperial waisted gown encrusted with radiant crystals.  Simply stunning! 

I had the daunting task of creating a wedding cake that would be a perfect blend of country and elegance infused with elements of nature.  The cake evolved over many meetings with the bride and groom.  The final design was absolutely perfect for this amazing wedding! 

The tiers were alternating designs of quilted fondant infused with sugar pearls and two simple, understated clean fondant tiers.  The layers were wrapped in a deep, midnight purple fondant ribbon with an additional dot detail just above.  Cascading down the tower of cake were beautiful sugar flowers including deep purple tiger lilies, white calla lilies, roses, daisies, and draping stephanotis. 

The elegant monogram "J" cake topper is made from gum paste and is drizzled with Austrian crystals.

The stunning wedding cake rested on a custom designed cake stand made by Couture Cakes to coordinate beautifully with the cake design.  The stand is covered in pure white Dutch satin and finished with a pleated satin ribbon, crystal ribbon, and three pearl and crystal circle broaches.  The three satellite cakes surrounding the cake stand included coordinating satin ribbons and pearl and crystal broaches.  This cake is one that combined country and elegance in a way that is both stunning and understated! 

Congratulations Shawn and Whitney on a spectacular wedding!

Oh, I can't forget the grooms cake! Designed in collaboration with the bride and Couture Cakes as a surprise for the groom who is an avid hunter.  The cake incorporated his love of deer hunting with both guns and bows.  Deer antlers made of gum paste rest on top of a tier that has an arrow shot through the cake.  This tier is surrounded by hand painted fondant shot gun shells and has the logo of his favorite bow hunting brand printed on edible paper front and center.

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