About Us

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, April 29, 2009

Gearing up

Hey Readers!

It has been a long time! We have spent the last few weeks prepping for our upcoming wedding season as well as preparing for last week's grand opening of A Modern Event. The opening went fantastically, we met and were re-united with a ton of great vendors and brides that night. So a large thank you to all who came and took part in the event!

As we begin gearing up and jump into the 2009 wedding season, we wanted to share with you some new cake flavors as well as some updates on our season's bookings this year.

First for the new delicious flavor combinations:
~ a caramel turtle mix, which consists of chocolate fudge cake, caramel buttercream, chocolate ganache, and if you'd like, a layer of praline pecan.
~ strawberry lime, consisting of our white chocolate cake, layered with lime buttercream and fresh sliced strawberries. I also think this combo would be delicious with our lemon cake (my fav!)
~ lemon blueberry... we use our lemon cake and layer it with blueberry compote and french vanilla - or lemon! - buttercream. The blueberry compote is made from fresh blueberries and is just fantastic.
~ a ginger pear flavored buttercream is currently in the works after one of our fall brides suggested it. I think it sounds delicious layered in a spice cake... fall has awesome, warm flavors to play with!
~ we love trying to flavor combinations and love suggestions from all you out there! We added two new flavors last summer that became hits after a local photographer's son's had some unique requests. Give us some ideas! We are also working on a triple berry compote for a wedding this coming season also... ideas are endless!

So, we are excited to say that we are booked for the rest of May, June, and July! We've got some awesome brides with awesome cakes this year! August is getting pretty full too, so is September and October... in fact, we are booking into 2010! Remember, we usually start booking about 8 to 9 months out for weddings, and June is usually the first booked.

If you have a cake order you need over the summer, 2 weeks notice is very preferred, its almost a sure-fire way to make sure we'll be able to do a cake for you! Graduations are just about booked up too! We are busy, and want to make sure we do not take too many orders that may comprimise our quality in flavor and design. We will be able to take a few small orders during the next couple months, but cannot guarantee every one. So, please call as soon as you know you need or want something to check our availability...we will try our best! We had one of our clients book her JUNE birthday cake in JANUARY this year. Awesome :)

Now onto some cakes:

This wedding cake used a combination of beautiful, rich colors - deep purple, charcoal black, with pewter highlights.
For a little boy's first birthday! I love love the colors, and think the elephants are just great!

Kristen has great tastes. I love this bird cake! We had one very similar on display in our lobby for awhile... she loved it and we were happy to duplicate it for her!

A mini cake wedding with bright hues of orange, blue and yellow. The cakes were accented with delicate royal icing butterflies.

These colors are great. This was for a local make-up artist's son's second birthday. Hope you loved your cake Jack!

We'll have more cake pictures and fun stuff coming soon. Wedding season begins in full swing next weekend! - Sara :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


We are branching out even more!

We are excited to announce that we are now a part of A Modern Event, which is a group of professional vendors that have formed Michigan's first ever event design boutique, located right here in Grand Rapids. We've teamed up with the great Modern Day Floral, Ben Harrison Photography and In Any Event to make this boutique come to life.

Please join us for our grand open house on April 23 from 5-8pm to browse the new boutique, meet the vendors. Don't forget to RSVP to events@amodernevent.com. We hope to see you there!