One of the best parts of what I do, is getting to know my clients. Creating cakes for people is not the same as placing an order at a local bakery or grocery store. Custom design requires numerous emails and sometimes hours of chit chat to determine what kind of cake is to be created. During that time, you get to know people and develop relationships. Sometimes, someone who comes to you for their wedding cake, ends up ordering for their baby shower, baby's first birthday, their wedding anniversary and all of the sudden you've become a part of every special occasion! That's pretty cool :)
A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of creating some cakes for Danielle and Jean Michel....Two absolutely FABULOUS people who I definately hope to work with again. Their wedding took place at the glamorous Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa and was made spectacular by Stacey Price of Marry Me Productions http://www.marrymeproductions.ca/ .
Danielle and JM wanted a very romantic wedding cake with a traditional feel. Their wedding cake was created to feed 150 guests. Every inch of the cake was covered in a handmade fondant flower applique. There were 6 different applique styles ranging from daisies to fern like leaves...Once the cake was assembled in it's first layer of fondant, the applique process took a total of 10 hours. Each flower was hand cut and created fresh (not in advance) as they had to be pliable to adhere to the curves of the cake. The flowers were also created in varying shades of white and ivory to give texture and depth.
The groom and groomsmen had all recently graduated from medical school and Danielle wanted to honour them in some way. She came up with the idea of having a grooms cake in the theme of the Operation board game. It was definately a way to add a giggle or two to the head table :)
I'm very pleased with how Danielle and JM's cakes turned out and I wish them all the happiness in the world! They really are a sweet couple and deserve all the best that life has to offer! Congrats guys!!