Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kimberly, Bob, and gang.



We first heard from Kimberly by way of her daughter/wedding planner Clare. It was going to be a wedding that brought together the bride and groom, but also their six, count 'em SIX children. Best part about it, all the kids (mostly adults) genuinely liked each other.

To celebrate this unusual wedding, Kimberly found invitations that included little cartoons of the kids, herself and Bob, and even the two family dogs (who also got along!)

Now, cartoons...that's something I can't pass up!

We designed several cakes, but all of them had one thing in common, frosting renditions of each family member. Only we decided to make them in color, and add their wedding attire. The girls at Flutter dress boutique were kind enough to get me swatches of the fabric from each of the girl's dresses, and Clare gave me email descriptions of the necklines, so that we could give them a little cartoon couture.

Finally, we added matching frosting hydrangeas, and stripes to make the cake as fun as its inhabitants.

Don't forget Maggie and Buster, who were hanging out in their own hydrangea puffs towards the back of the cake.



My favorite part, was watching the daughters and sons find themselves on the cake as they entered the reception site for photos. They really were a fun group. I'm glad to have had the chance to work with them on such a great occasion.

3 comments:

faithy, the baker said...

so pretty..i love those stripes!

SweetThingsTO said...

That is amazing - the stripes are perfectly straight. That must've been so hard to do since they are brightly colored. I love this design - its awesome!

Clare said...

Robin -- not only looked amazing, but tasted divine as well. We are so lucky to have found you! Thank you for your amazing energy and for helping make the day for my Mom so incredibly special. We are going to have to find excuses to order more cakes from you now that we are totally hooked . . . maybe monthly anniversary cakes :)