Art Deco Wedding Cake

Black and white is nice contrast to add pops of color. This five tier wedding cake with hexagon shaped tiers was adorned with art deco architectural elements , sugar peonies, roses, hydrangeas and orchids in shades of bright pink and purple. This cake was a lovely fit for a wedding in a classic  theatre venue.

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Flowers that Sway

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Inspired by Color Blocking

         One of my favorite trends in fashion this year is the come back of color blocking. This bold and contemporary use of blocks of unusual blends of color is very eye catching. For this design I decided to incorporated a geo type patterns and soften the look by accessorizing it with a magnolia sugar flower.

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Candy Land Spread in Elegant Wedding Magazine

Design and Decor : Rachel Clingen Wedding and Event Design 

Stationary: Paper Damsels

Gown: Valencienne Bridal 

Photography by Corina V Photography 

Cake and Cupcakes : The Caketress

Chocolates : Lilas Cocoa 

 

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Rustic Succulent and Magnolia Wedding Cake

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White Rose Ruffles Wedding Cake

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Elegant White wedding cake

Australia Caketress Classes

Perth - Cake Love Couture Cakes 
November 9 and 10 -Royal Haute Couture 2 day workshop - SOLD OUT
November 11 - Pretty Ruffles (1 day class)
November 12/13 Royal Haute Couture 2 day workshop

For booking and more information www.cakelovecouture.com.au 

Sydney - Handi's Cakes 
November 16 - Pretty ruffles (1 day Class) 
November 17/18 Royal Haute Couture 2 day workshop

For booking and more information www.Handiscakes.com

Melbourne - The Cake School
November 24/25 Royal Haute Couture 2 day workshop

For booking and more information on Melbourne Classes www.thecakeschool.com.au

 

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Wedluxe Feature: Watercolor Inspired Wedding

 

Planner and Stylist: Planner & Stylist: Crystal Adair-Benning from Distinct Occasions
Photography: Corina V. Photography
Decor, Floral & Design: Paras Mehta from Design2Decor
Stationery: Shelley Weir from Sweet Peony Press
Cakes, mini cakes and cupcakes: Lori Hutchison from The Caketress
Hair & Makeup: Shobana Lakavaly from Amplified Soul
Dress Designer: Sarah Houston
Jewelry - Swarovski
Venue: The Estates of Sunnybrook – McLean House

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Coral and Orange Chevron

coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography

Today we have dreamy peach and coral with chevron inspiration shoot designed by wedding planner and designer Crystal Adair-Benning of Distinct Occasions and photographed by the talented  Tyler James Photography. For the design of the cake I created a hand painted chevron cake with sparkly gumpaste flowers of shades of silver, coral, peach, and orange. I love how gorgeous this whole look came togather.

coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography


coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography

coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography

coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography

coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography

coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography

coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography

coral and orange chevron wedding decor and color ideas, photos by Tyler James Photography


Planning & Design: Distinct Occasions
Photography: Tyler James Photography
Florals: Mimosa Flower Studio
Decor Props & Styling: Design2Decor
Cake: The Caketress
Venue: R5 Lounge, Niagara Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls
Dresses: Claire Pettibone from Studio Sposa & Sarah Houston
Hair: Lisa Marie Dionne of Bridal Beauty
Makeup: Sarah Smith
Stationery: Palettera

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Gold Picture Frame Wedding Cake

I’d love to say it’s all smiles when designing one of a kind cakes but I can be very hard on myself sometimes when making a wedding cake. The artistic battle in my head is challenging me to create the best possible design that’s uniquely fit to the couple. Taking that dreamed up sketch of a concept that I haven’t done before and making it in a 3d decadent cake without missing one element can be a challenge but it’s so worth it when seeing the results. What I’ve found works best for me as a designer is being allowed the creative freedom to tweak the cake with the goal being to make it the ultimate wedding cake for the couple.

This cake had a few tweaks. The major one being I added the multi mini frames as the borders, thinking it would be cute for the talented photographer/bride. The sugar flowers inspired by the floral designs of Sweet Woodruff . I also felt the cake required an additional tier to best balance the decorative features of the flowers, crown topper and frame border so it went from three tiers  to four. I think my favorite part about this cake is the colors and seeing it fit perfectly with the decor of the wedding at Arcadian Court.

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“Indiglow Glam” Featured on Wedluxe

Photographer: Mango Studios
Creative Producer and Decor Stylist: Rachel Clingen, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design
Floral Design: Rachel Clingen, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design
Stationery: Michelle Sciberras, Paper Damsels
Cakes and mini cakes: Lori Hutchison, The Caketress
Jewellery pieces: Tara Fava Jewellery
Chocolate martini glasses: Lila’s Coco’s
Ghost Chairs, couch, pillows and french provincial
chairs: Contemporary Furniture Rentals
Location: Palais Royale, Toronto

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Grace’s White Wedding Cake -Featured in Wedluxe

Last year I designed a cake for Grace and Ryan’s Ritz Carlton wedding. Inspiration for the cake came from Grace’s Romona Keveza couture gown that had hundreds of fabric petals with crystals adorned on the dress. Hundreds of sugar petals and silver dragees were applied to create the look of the creme brulee flavored wedding cake.  This wedding is featured in the current issue of Wedluxe Magazine and you can see the rest of this gorgeous wedding online  here 


Photos by Ikonica - featured in Wedluxe Magazine

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A spoon full of sugar….

I’m so happy it’s wedding season at last! I’ve been planning with lovely 2012 couples on the cake designs and now it’s time to unveil the collection over the next few months. Last weekend I created a whimsical Mary Poppins themed cake for Racheal’s Banana Split  bridal shower. So I incorporated the pin stripes from the attire worn , umbrellas and of course  spoons full of sugar. Since this was an adult event I wanted the theme to come of subtle and not too novelty. Enjoy!

Sweet Regards – L

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Water Color Birthday Cake

I love how water color is making a big impact on textiles in fashion right now. I couldn’t help but be inspired by it for this banana birthday cake adorned with sugar flowers. So cute!

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Dubai Wedding Cake with Carousel Girls

Looking back to when I first started cake decorating, I would never have imagined or dreamed that I would be in demand to design cakes and teach  internationally. I still can’t process how my work have grown so much in popularity but I am so very grateful or it. In mid May I designed and created another sugary masterpiece for a wedding produced by the ridiculously talented Carousel Girls.  Leena and Zainab of Carousel Girls really know how to go above and beyond for their couples and I’m always excited to help execute their vision with the wedding cake.

This 11 tier cake with 4 double height tiers consisted of : 2 trips to Dubai (13 hour flight each way), over 400 sugar flowers, several grams of 24 K gold and over 65 pounds of fondant. Thank you to both Sweet Stuff and the pastry kitchen  at the Raffles Hotel for welcoming me into their kitchens to create the towering cake.

Sweet Regards – L

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