Saturday, June 20, 2009

Julia and Kenny

Julia and Kenny were wed at the Calhoun Beach club. Now, usually we don't have the pleasure of seeing our brides on their wedding day (which is a good thing, as cake ladies are usually not too terribly presentable by delivery day, after a week of long decorating days/nights). Typically, we are at the reception site while the wedding is happening elsewhere. But every once in a while, we have a one-location wedding/reception, and we get to see our brides in all of their splendor. Now, Julia knew that we'd be hiding out waiting for the room turnover, to set up the cake, so she told us to go up one floor to "the library" room that overlooks the Boulevard room so that we could watch the ceremony.
Not many people know this, but I was not always an Evil Cake Genius. I started out as a photographer, and have seen lots...and lots of weddings in my time. Am I jaded? Guess not, as I still love that incredible moment, where two people get up in front of all of their friends and family and make that incredible committment to each other. I get choked up every time, and this was no exception.

Now, onto the cakey goodness...
Julia and Kenny's wedding was an elegant affair with a modern-tailored feel. It was a blend of lavish and simplicity in the same event (no, really, you can have both).

We based the cake on their pale silver and white color scheme, incorporated their beautiful monogram, and copied a beautiful brooch that the bride wore on her gown. The bow on top came from a pair of shoes that she was planning to wear, we fell in love with, and then they turned out to be unwearable...but still cakeable!

We made the brooch entirely out of gumpaste and silver dragees, and the bow as well, so everything on the cake was edible. Not only edible...delicious. These two came up with their own cake flavor combination, Devil's food cake filled with dark chocolate ganache vanilla mousse and fresh raspberries.
But the best part of working with these two was this...they really got it. Wedding planning should be fun! From our first appointment to when they picked up their invitations, to the time they walked back down the aisle, these two were grinning ear to ear and having the time of their life. It's a real pleasure to work with couples like this, and I will say that I get more than my fair share.