Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Cake Tuesday: sketchy.
Some cake designs are very straightforward and simple; others require a little more communication and visualization, and I like to do watercolor sketches to make sure we're all seeing the same thing in our heads when we're talking about colors or specific design elements. Pasadera, a lovely spot in Carmel Valley, has these gold spirals on the walls:
which we wanted to incorporate into the cake, like so:
Simple buttercream with sugar bands embossed with the swirls. Of course I wasn't sure how I was going to do the embossing, but I really wanted them subtle, and didn't want to paint them on - I really wanted the texture to stand out. So I started with a photo of the swirls, cut them out of heavy cardstock, and then rolled that onto the gumpaste bands. And it actually worked!
The rose petals and roses were everywhere - it was a stunningly beautiful wedding. The groom's cake was a whimsical version of the wedding cake:
The lanterns outside were clean and striking:
Even the place card table was breathtaking:
Every detail was thoughtfully considered and beautifully executed, creating a truly memorable event for all the vendors as well as for every guest.