Monday, January 10, 2011

We're Bringing in the Celebrity Endorsements

It's been another great year for us at Gateaux. We made some incredible cakes, worked with some fabulous couples, and are in the process of taping our first season of "Amazing Wedding Cakes" for WEtv. What could possibly be the icing on this cake? How about that ever-elusive title of
Minnesota Bride Magazine's "Best Wedding Cakes"?
The winner is decided by online voting, and there are bakeries in the Twin Cities that do more wedding cakes in one weekend than we do in several months. So, every year, our loyal clients and fans vote, and every year, we get nominated, and (almost) every year, we...fall short. So, in an attempt to motivate the troops, we've turned to our good friend Bill Murray to say a few words of motivation to inspire our team of underdog voters.

So, if you love good cake as much as we do, please take a few minutes and go to Minnesota Bride by clicking on the link below to vote for the Best of 2011. You must vote for at least six of the categories in order for your vote to count, so this gives you the chance to give a nod to your favorite florist, restaurant, hotel, etc. too. Or simply vote Gateaux for Cake, Best All Around Vendor, Invitations, Favors, and, well, I guess you'd still need to vote for two more.

If your guests were impressed with your cake, and your in-laws were wowed, forward this email to them. If you've ever had our cake and thought if only I could do something to tell the world how good they are! Vote. Hell, if your dog got the leftovers, have him vote (only if he has a valid email address, but what self-respecting pooch wouldn't?)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Taj Mahal, no really.

Those of you who have been following the cake log for a while, know that we are no strangers to requests for Taj Mahal Cakes. What better physical representation of a man's love for his wife is there? So, we've tinkered with this in or years of decorating. The first was a Taj Mahal Edible Cake Topper for Lynn and Himanshu, the rest of the cake was decked out with gold patterns from the Bride's and Bridesmaid's Saris. A couple of years later, we made our "Taj Mahal Deja Vu" cake as a step closer to that ever-requested scale model replica.

Well, finally, Yesmin walked into the shop, and would accept no excuses. She and her fiance wanted a cake shaped like that beautiful monument. So we took our favorite elements from the previous Taj-inspired cakes, and took to some "Cakeitechture".

Of course, Magic Phil hooked us up with some incredible little lights that he rigged on posts for us to light up the minarets, that just goes without saying. But he also built us a water-tight stand so that we could build our own reflecting pool in front of the cake.

One thing I've never seen in my 15 years of doing this...the bride had stanchions set up around the cake after it was set up. We've joked about doing this for years, you never know who's going to give into temptation and test out the cake's authenticity before it is cut. Yesmin wasn't about to find out!