Sunday, January 2, 2011

Whimsical Christmas

On December 11, 2010 (which is last year now, and weird!) Crystal and Yeeka got married!  Crystal is a dear friend of mine, and one of my best friends was her maid of honor.  We had a wonderful time planning for and designing her cake over Steak Escape at Crabtree Valley Mall, and I knew from the start that Crystal wouldn't want a traditional wedding cake. 

Crystal is ridiculously creative!  For example, instead of flowers, all of her bouquets were made of Christmas ornaments.  They were so neat and unique!  Her colors were neon green, hot pink, bright blue, and electric purple, and the reception hall was full of twinkle lights, bright Christmas ornaments, and decorated trees.  The effect was a magical, whimsical Christmas wedding. 

Obviously we needed a magical, whimsical Christmas cake to match that theme!  After several different ideas and cake tastings, we came up with a round, 4 tiered white buttercream cake with different sized polka dots in bright fondant.  Here is the cake prior to assembly, thank you Dave for helping me carry it down the stairs (the bottom tier weighed 40 lbs!)...

The cake flavors were red velvet, funfetti, and chocolate (funfetti is my favorite!).

Amazingly, the colors matched pretty well, I was SO worried they would be off by even a little bit.  For a topper, I made a curly-wire and fondant 'thing' that I'm not sure has a name, but I thought it turned out pretty cute!

Turned out ok, huh?

All in all, I was so pleased with how the cake turned out, and I think Crystal and Yeeka really liked it too!  I was so happy to do their cake!  Its a joy to do something for two people who are so obviously in love and excited to start their lives together.  Many best wishes and blessings to the happy couple! 


1 comment:

  1. Beth, what a pretty cake..I love the topper you created. You are sooo creative!!

    Judy T.