May 5, 2014

Melissa & Mike's wedding

This past Saturday we had the pleasure of attending my cousin's daughter Melissa's wedding. I have known Melissa all her life and she was always a pretty little girl and so sweet and she has grown up to be a beautiful bride.  We also had the honour of making her wedding cake to help celebrate the special day.

We finished the cake Friday evening and hit the sack so we would be ready for the big day. So up and ad am 1st thing in the morning to get my hair done, then off to get a mani/pedi, then home to get ready for the church ceremony at 1:30.  Left the church (just before mass ended) and dashed home to pack up the cake/s and head off to deliver them. Needless to say it was a hectic morning and in the midst of all that I forgot to take pictures of the cake/s at home so all pictures of the wedding cake are at the venue.


The design Melissa picked was a simply elegant 3 tiered vanilla cake filled with fresh raspberry curd topped with a refreshing lemon mousse. Covered in an off white fondant with navy blue ribbon around top and bottom tiers while the middle tier is covered in an assortment of small fondant / gum paste flowers and scattered edible pearls.

The topper was purchased by the bride and we thought was perfect for this cake. If you knew the bride and groom you would think that they posed for the making of this topper as it looks so much like the Melissa and Mike.

Among the guests at the wedding there were 2 birthdays being celebrated. Melissa asked if we could make a couple of cakes so they present them to the 2 celebrating.

One of the birthdays was a good friend of the groom's who apparently loves chocolate so we made him a chocolate Guinness cake filled with the lemon mousse covered in chocolate butter cream and chocolate drizzle with a sprinkle of cocoa. I know......went a little crazy with the came out just a tad more than a sprinkle. But hey who doesn't like cocoa.

The second was to recognize the bride's cousin's daughter Megan who was celebrating her Sweet 16 and happen to be in from out of town for the wedding.  Her cake was also in the same flavor as the other birthday cake but decorated a little more on the girly side in design.

I know, bad picture, but the only one ugh. We made Megan a cute giant cupcake with the bottom covered in white fondant and a zebra pattern to represent the cupcake wrapper. The top is done in white butter cream rosettes with pink fondant daisies and after taking this picture I realized it looked a little bear so I added a few more daisies. There are also a few glittery gum paste butterflies and of course the pink fondant #16. Megan was thrilled with her cake and there were some pictures taken by her family of her and the cake so hopefully we'll come across one. I really did mean to take pictures but.......

All in all it was a wonderful day and evening and we were delighted to be a part of Melissa and Mike's big day. We wish them all the best for the their future together along with their adorable kids Emily and Christian.

Congratulations Melissa and Mike!
We love you both!

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