On a hot November day (yes, it’s hot here in November!) Rhett, Michelle and I met at Juliette’s to talk wedding cake. I was really excited that Rhett came because I think it’s so important that the husband-to-be is a part of all the wedding day decisions. From having my cupcakes months ago Rhett was certain one of the cake flavors would be Red Velvet. He also added that he’s been to many weddings where the cake was beautiful but not tasty at all. He wanted a real wedding cake with buttercream and not fondant. WOW! Thank goodness that the husband-to-be came along and gave such important input. Michelle, being so on top of things did her “homework” and came ready with multiple images. One design in particular was her favorite which inspired the final cake.
As for Michelle… what can I say?! She’s so organized, so talented, so crafty, so full of business ideas and a budding entrepreneur! Of course there’s more I could add but the list will be too long. She told me the theme was Garden and showed me these amazing guest invitations that took me to an old English garden with birds and butterflies fluttering around. They were printed on beautiful translucent vellum paper, which of course she made! Immediately I said “Ok, so there will be a small bird cage on the top nestled in flowers and the cake must be on an elegant pedestal”. She looked at me like I was crazy but I felt confident this would would suit her theme.
This was the most amazing Do It Yourself (DIY) wedding that turned out to be just beautiful. DIY can be tricky as it can look tacky and very obviously done by non-professionals. But not in this case, Michelle is so talented that when it comes to being crafty she is up there with #1. She used Glorious Occasions to style and decorate the very popular wedding destination Jupiter’s Pavillion. Every part of the wedding decor kept with the same garden design and she made almost everything herself. From the Guest Book to the table menus; from the table placement board to the place settings Michelle made them all. Then she completed the tables with rose pattern bunting! Even the cake involved the family. Her mom made the Blackberry jam that I used as a filling for the chocolate cake. Her mother also made the Lemon Curd that I used as a filling for the vanilla cake. Annette, the florist, did a great job on the flowers. I was especially happy for the gorgeous floral pieces she put together for my cake. I think I’ve already told you all how much I enjoy working with fresh flowers. I think you’ll agree when you see how this cake can ‘wow’ a crowd with a few fresh flowers.
About the Cake: Bottom tier: Chocolate layered with Blackberry jam. Middle tier: Red Velvet with Buttercream. Top tier: Vanilla layered with Lemon Curd
The invitations that inspired everything
Thanks to Annette for the beautiful flowers
The #1 Table