Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Wedding in Saddle River

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a wedding. This cake was for a couple in Saddle River - second marriage for them and yes it is nice to know that there are those people that find love again later in life.

This cake was designed by Georgio the owner of Lu Sheann Catering in River Vale. He has been a mentor to Tom and myself and is quite honestly one of the best caterers in this area. He is a perfectionist (like me) and an artist. His food is exquisite and his staff is the best.

The delicate pattern on the sides of each tier of the cake were inspired by the table cloths that Georgio used on the reception tables and the napkins at each place setting. Everything matched perfectly. After covering the cakes with the white fondant I used royal icing to free hand the design on the cake. Real satin ribbon was then placed around each tier.

The top and bottom tiers were chocolate cake with a rich chocolate buttercream and the center tier was a light vanilla cake with a lemon cream. Unbelievable. An 8" Red Velvet cake completed the three flavors of cake that would be plated with other samplings of sweets that were made by Georgio.
Another special thanks to my daughter, Paige. She has a great eye for design and helped make this cake perfect.

Alexa's Sweet 16 Topsy Turvy Cake

Alexa's cake was a two tier topsy turvy cake decorated in bright purple, black and hot pink. The cake itself was red velvet cake and Tom outdid himself. It was the best red velvet cake I have ever tasted. The Zebra print and large polka dots and shimmering stars really made the cake pop. Lots of smiles at the Melting Pot in Westwood when I delivered the cake with my daughter, Paige.