Bohemian Art Deco Shoot

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As some of you may have noticed, I have been absent for the past couple weeks. I was away on vacation to visit my family in England!

Upon my return, I found out that a photo shoot {that I contributed a cake to} was featured in 100 Layer Cake, YAY! Stephanie Collins and Emily Hegg of Tasteful Tatters were the masterminds behind this beautiful, bohemian shoot. The pair chose a fairly neutral palette with accents of mint, turquoise and gold which gave the shoot a soft but contemporary feel to it.

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For the cake, I wanted to keep in modern but pretty enough to be a wedding cake.  The bride’s dress was a huge inspiration for the whole concept of the shoot and I wanted that to be carried through with the design of the cake. The top tier, 3 overlapping triangles with hints of gold; the middle, 2 horizontal lines; the bottom, a gold-painted, diamond stencil design.

The stencil design was a DIY project. I knew that I wanted to have the tribal shapes but I didn’t want to cut out a million tiny pieces of fondant and arrange them in a dysfunctional puzzle. So, I made a stencil. You can find blank sheets of stencil paper in most craft stores. Just trace or draw your design onto the sheet and cut out carefully with an exacto knife. Voila! A custom, unique stencil for a fraction of what you would pay for a premade one and the results are incredible.

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Thank you all for stopping by, be sure to head over to 100 Layer Cake to see more beautiful photos from this shoot!

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Photography: Stephanie Collins / Vintage Rentals + Design: Tasteful Tatters / Caterer: Savour This Moment Catering / Floral Designer: Petal Floral / Invitation Designer: Underwood Letterpress / Dress: Free People / Graphic Designer: Amanda Habbershaw / Makeup Artist: Elegance By Alex / Bakery: The Bake Boutique

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Lovely Lavender Baby Sprinkle

Wow! It’s been busy around here and for good reason. Off the top of my head I can think of about 10 friends who have had or will be having babies in the year 2018. What a great start to the year!

I have been honored to make desserts for friends, family and complete strangers for about 10 years now. It never gets old when a repeat client comes back for their next event asking if I would be able to make the treats. I am especially honored when friends come back, not because of obligation but because they really appreciate the time and effort that I put into my work.

This past weekend, I made desserts for three different girl baby showers. All of which were repeat customers and friends. Wow! So awesome. Really, I am humbled. Of course all the themes were cute and darling, pink and pretty from hearts and llamas to butterflies and carriages. We covered every trend in one weekend.

Today, I am sharing one of the showers, which was actually a sprinkle but Nana-to-be is just too creative to let it be a simple sprinkle. Every detail was beautiful, so girly and sweet. What an honor to be a guest as well.

All though there were fewer guests than at other events, we still managed to create a full spread dessert bar that contained all of the yummiest and most popular treats that I offer: cookies, cake pops, cake and Rice Krispie treats.

Most times a client will send me a photo of a cake that they would like and then I will recreate it. Maybe just change the colors to match the party. While, I basically just changed the colors for this cute cake. I think it made a world of difference as far as the design. The original design is beautiful but the pretty contrast of the deep mauve and cream tones and the colored flowers in this cake made it simply stunning. I also made the second tier extra tall, I think the added height makes the cake look more impressive for only being two tiers. I just love the way it turned out!

It’s nice to add sugar pieces to a cake, like this carriage. Not only do they add extra height to the design, they can also be kept as a memento of the event. The sugar dough will eventually dry as hard as ceramic and will keep as long as it’s not dropped.Per request of mom-to-be, I also added butterflies to the cake. We chose to include the fluttery creatures to the other desserts such as the RKT. The Rice Krispie treats are a fun way to include a crowd favorite but also offer a gluten free option to your guests.

The rest of the sprinkle was every bit as pretty and delicious as the dessert table from a full spread of lunch options from traditional to vegan to the guests tables being elegantly decorated with family china and crystal glasses.The guests enjoyed the party with a few fun games, well wishes for baby, and good company. The beautiful paper goods were from Taylor at eight28designs. Everything coordinated perfectly and the “Wishes for Baby” will be a lovely keepsake for both mother and daughter as she grows.