I was beyond honoured when I was asked to make the wedding cake for Anna Maria and Sean. As mentioned, I first worked with them on their engagement cake, which I had a blast making and then again the week before their wedding for Anna Maria's bridal shower. They're a very sweet couple and a pleasure to work with. They knew what they wanted and they were still willing to let me put my touch on things. When we met for the tasting, they said they wanted to go with a coffee theme for the flavours. So I ended up comping up with a variety of buttercreams for them to try: Espresso, Vanilla Cappuccino, Mocha, and Vanilla bean - they were all a hit, and we figure out how to incorporate them into their cake. They wanted a simple three tiered cake, covered in white fondant accents with a pink ribbon and pink flowers. The flower in the example photo they showed me were silk, but I decided to make my by hand from gum paste.
During the tasting, I found out that not only was it going to be their wedding night, but it was also Anna Maria's brother's wedding anniversary! My couple asked if I would make an anniversary cake within the same theme as the wedding cake for her brother.
And, since this family values tradition so highly, that next night was actually Anna Maria's parents wedding anniversary, and of course the kids wanted to honour and celebrate that with a cake for her parents. This one - heart shaped!
I baked my first cookie at the age of 5, and have been in love ever since. The smiles on people's faces when they taste my creations is what keeps my passion alive!