Saturday, June 13, 2009
Grasslands at the McNamara Center
So if you've been to the McNamara Alumni Center at the U of MN, you know that it is one big sexy piece of architecture. But, it wasn't until I sat down with Rachel to plan her cake for her reception at the McNamara that I really "got it". The decor and structure of the building represents Minnesota in all of its elements. They've captured the Iron Range, the 10,000 lakes, the Northern lights, and the north shore. So, Rachel kept everything about her decor (including the cake) organic in design. We started with a magazine photo of a cake covered in shimmering frosting grass, but by the time she left, we'd made the design a little more, shall we say, Rachel (which, by the way, is happily, a lot more Gateaux).
By the time all was said and done, that cake contained individually cut blades of frosting grass made by a total of 4 people. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, anytime anyone had a spare second, they made grass. I have a newfound respect for mother nature on this one. Besides the grass, we added beautiful frosting Anemones, tiny ladybugs, dragonflies, caterpillars, a frosting cardinal, and (no, you're not seeing things) a pair of bumblebees donning a tophat and veil.
Never doubt my clients when it comes to FUN.