*Fair warning: this one has lots of pictures…visuals are always good though.* This past Saturday was the deadline for the wedding project I was working on for my friends Andy and Jen. The wedding favors (brownies) were not the hard part, just a lot of work. The cake though was much more detailed and involved working with fresh flowers on a cake which I’ve only done once before.
We started off the day by loading the front and back of the truck full of brownies and cake. As always, I brought along my handy-dandy cake toolkit (the box with the green lid). That box can be a lifesaver.
I usually am quite nervous delivering cakes, but Ben drove and did a great job dodging potholes, random bumps in the road and most of the construction which I totally appreciated and put me more at ease.
The wedding took place at the University Club of Phoenix which was breathtaking. You would never know we were in downtown Phoenix with the tall palm trees, greenery and charming setup.
When we arrived, I quickly began working on the cake which was good only because it took me a bit to figure out the placement of the flowers and not knowing what kind of flowers I was working with prior to the wedding, I had to come up with a creative design on the spot.
Luckily, The Garage by Ivy provided beautiful flowers that were easy to work with and when you have a pretty selection, it’s pretty hard to mess up.
In the end, I liked how the wedding cake came together. Very vibrant and fun with almost a rustic feel to it since no fondant was used.
I obviously had a little time to kill after completing the cake.
Here is the happy couple cutting the cake. Aren’t they a lovely pair? If you could only meet them, you would know how happy I was to make this cake for their special day. Great people.
Speaking of great people, my friends Jon and Kristin were also there to celebrate the occasion. 🙂
To sum it up…perfect weather, great food, terrific company and a “happily ever after” wedding. 🙂