Posts tagged: wedding
I have to say, I am extremely excited about how well the bakery is doing in the midst of the “economic downturn”. We have been consistently busier every day, and we have you wonderful customers to thank.
Aside from trying to keep up with the line that keeps forming in front of our pastry cases (hence the hiring post!) we have been happily turning out wedding cakes in the kitchen. Katie and I finally feel like we hit our stride this year and found even the days which we thought would be difficult to come off without a hitch. Except for that cake in Vancouver where we forgot part of the cake, had to drive back to Portland grab it, and drive back… but we were still ready with time to spare.
I really really love this cake. The awesome thing about forgetting part of it is that we got to see Leanne, the bride, getting ready to walk down the aisle… in a golf cart! The wedding was at a country club and the set up was gorgeous; I actually wanted to stay and hang out for the party.
We were recently blogged about on the Cupcakes Take the Cake blog because of this photo, which I think looks very “Martha Stewart”.
I don’t like to say bad things about stuff we make, but I thought this one was going to be ugly. I was worried about the colors – sunshine yellow and white two-toned cupcakes matched with a forest green ribbon… I just couldn’t see it. The whole drive to the location (4 miles up a gravel mountain road, okay!) I was stressed about how bad it was going to look. But you can see from the picture how it came out… amazing! I hadn’t considered the “sunflower” theme at all. Turned out to be one of my favorites this year, so there!
This cake was a little different, which is what made it fun. Piping wavy lines on purpose was harder than I thought! The cake itself was our mocha cake, made with Stumptown Espresso. I had to run around town searching for orchids for this one after the florist ordered the wrong kind of flowers for me. (Thank you florist ladies at Zupans for stocking so many beautiful orchids.)
This was again at a really fancy location (I am easily impressed by classy restaurants) called Aqua Riva. Apparently they made an entirely vegan Italian meal for this wedding. The location overlooked the river and even had valet parking (oooooooh!).
I’m going to mostly toot my own horn on this last one, so just take it. I’m really into this fresh, colorful, wildflower type of look for cakes. It works especially well with cupcakes, and the color palette of the cupcakes and the flowers for this wedding is, in my opinion, exquisite. The top cake and the white cupcakes were all gluten free. What I’m most proud of is the flower arrangement on the top, which I did myself! I didn’t realize when I started doing wedding cakes that I would have to quickly learn to arrange flowers as well… but almost every cake with flowers on it is arranged by us when we set up the cake.
We’re still doing wedding tastings on for September and October weddings so I’m sure there will be more to come! Hurry up and decide to get married – we start booking next years dates in January.