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We are a bakery located in West Michigan that prides ourselves by using only handmade products from scratch using the freshest ingredients possible. Our goal is to provide brides with beautiful wedding cakes that fulfill their dreams, and our clients with stunning cakes that can't be beat!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

just a few...

So... its raining outside?! What happened to the beautiful 60 degree sun-shiny weather from yesterday? At least its not 10 degrees yet, but I did hear more snow and cold weather later this week. It's only February, right? We couldn't be that lucky :)

Awesome Bakugan cake for a lucky boy! This cake was for an 8th birthday of a boy who likes to visit us at the shop sometimes. Such a cutie! He wanted one of his favorite toys, a Bakugan, replicated for his birthday cake. Amanda sculpted this out of gumpaste and then painted it all by hand. His other request was to have swags on the sides of his cake. Happy Birthday!

This one is from late 2008, but was just recently dug up. Its one, of many, centerpiece cakes that a bride displayed at her wedding. There were 4 different designs, all incorporating a bronzey color. This is one of my favorites.

Our first poured sugar piece cake! So much fun. We were able to use our sugar knowledge from what we learned in pastry school to create some beautiful amber colored snow flakes for this wedding cake. I think they turned out beautiful! And....

Let us make your cake topper! If you can't decide, let us run with some ideas incorporating your cake design and colors. For this cake, we formed a capital "J" out of gumpaste and then highlighted with an amber and bronze color dust. Some mini snowflakes were added to the top to bring the design up the cake. Love!

Everyone have a great week! Let's hope this melting snow doesn't turn into ice too quickly!
Sara :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Something to warm you up

While looking out the window at the sunshine right now just makes me so eager for spring. I can almost see the branches bursting with new blooms and the snow melting away into the gutters. But, until that month appears, the first of these pictures should warm you right up!

Who wouldn't want to warm up on a day like today with a big tall glass o' Starbucks goodness? We crafted and carved this cake to look, and taste, like the birthday girls favorite drink - a Mocha from Starbucks.

And who couldn't picture sitting on a beach, somewhere in the South currently, with the sun blazing on your skin, absorbing lovely Vitamin D... Lovely. Connie's got the right idea!

This wedding cake is from a few months back, but the picture was just uncovered and is absolutely gorgeous. The reception was located at the Holiday Inn Select off of 29th St. near the Beltline, and they just have wonderful facilities there! We iced the cake to look "Stucco-ish" and simply added some hand made sticks, and lovely fresh orchids. With really teamed up on this cake with Natalie from Mulick Floral, and she created its cake stand base. I love how it turned out.

isn't the lighting in this place wonderful?!
We created and carved this baby grand piano for a birthday of a man who is truly loved. Look what his friends bought him for his birthday! This definitely turned out to be a work of art. Piano key, sheet music, a top that actually lifts off... Grand.

Dino's are back in the states... The mother of twin boys wanted to us to recreate the T-Rex footprint in Jurassic Park - how the water shakes in it when the T-Rex is approaching. We were happy to help. I think this turned out AWESOME. How life-like is that?! The well of the footprint is actually filled with gelatin, so it jiggles when the table is tapped.

Aren't white winter weddings just beautiful? A simple, elegant, white wedding cake accented with shimmery branches and berries is perfect for a snowy January day. This bride chose to fill her entire wedding cake with White Chocolate Cake layered with Raspberry Fresh Fruit, French Vanilla Buttercream and Raspberry Buttercream. Imagine getting a slice of that. YUM.

A baby shower cake wrapped with buttons and fabric is just so cute. And the little booties on top are the icing on the cake.

This cake was created for a dear mother who was having back surgery on her birthday! How not fun! So, her kids came in and ordered her this wonder. Handmade pill bottles with sugar pills (that may have helped the mom just as much as the real pills) , hand crafted dixie cup with crushed ice, and a wonderful perscription from the doctor wishing only health and better days in the future.

Enjoy your week and weekends! It's supposed to be 45ish this Saturday!
- Sara :)