Happy 3rd birthday, crazy girl! Little Sophie turned three recently and we had a micro celebration for her, given the circumstances.
As it was September in the Pacific Northwest, we felt an outdoor birthday party would be perfect, considering the government restrictions on gatherings right now. Turns out, the forest fires kept us from breathing safely outside too! So we had to cut our guest count dramatically. Didn’t mean we wouldn’t bake and decorate our hearts out!
I’ve had my eye on this dream catcher theme for quite a while now. And although it may seem a bit like an older girl theme, I couldn’t contain myself.
Found this amazing dreamcatcher on Amazon! It was the perfect size, and the perfect price.
Cake had a handmade fondant dream catcher! The mold kept me in the shape, but then I added some extra cuts and holes to make it more interesting. Also adding some edible gold leaf because we are EXTRA.
You can find this dreamcatcher fondant mold here, and the edible gold leaf here.
Cake pops for the win. Every time.
You’ll see me using these acrylic riser stands all the time, because they can match just about any dessert set-up.
Also added some mini brownies wrapped in this adorable parchment paper.
The macrame backdrop really brought this theme home, you can find it here. And the birdcage decor piece, here.
Now here is a baby shower for that momma who knows the trends. This adorable shower was brought together for a special mom-to-be, and took place at a local wine tasting room!
Everything about this space was perfect. There was wine, and wine… kidding. But the wine was a plus! The lighting was great, there was a perfect wall that fit our dessert table perfectly! And a large family-style farm table right in the middle of the room. Www.greatwineusa.com
We had most of our staple dessert options available on this table, including the famous macarons, cake pops and mini cherry cheesecake. My favorite thing about these desserts were that they combined together in shapes and colors to make the perfect distribution on the table! Not too much, not too little.
These cake pops were a specific request from the mom-to-be. She had seen this style online and loved the simplicity to it! I do too actually, I’m hoping to create a new post with how to make these shortly.
Top of the Charts! Let’s take a look at our favorites throughout the centuries. OK, maybe not centuries. But you get it.
By the way, these are in no particular order, because I simply can’t choose which is better than the next.
I spent a lot of time navigating through BluPrint, there is just so much amazing content to give you the inspiration you need, and the tools to make it happen. Their classes are amazing as well for cake decorating.
7. The Force is Strong with this one.
The Bride wanted to surprise the Groom with a special cake that would fit his personality perfectly. Her entire wedding was so incredibly beautiful, with the PNW hills in the background, and rose, golds and pale palette that got us all dreamy. But the cake, although purely business on the front, was Dark Side on the back.
6. Nutella for Days
One of our favorite clients requested we make their wedding cake, and we couldn’t be prouder! Now we knew already that this bride would never have enough Nutella, so the frosting of this cake was loaded with the heavenly hazelnut cream. The venue couldn’t be beaten either, at the Newcastle Golf Club, wow.
5. Best Day Ever.
This one was also super special. The bride’s favorite ice cream flavor from Molly Moon in Seattle was the Honey & Lavender, so she was hoping we could create something as close to that as possible. And man… it was the most delicious cake we’ve ever made! The wedding was held at the Pacific Tower, and these guys were so incredibly stunning.
4. Unique is the name of the Game
This couple was amazing. They were quirky, fun, and so in love. We helped plan all the parties around their wedding, and it was so amazing to get to know them! We designed this cake to match their unique and beautiful personalities.
3. Winter Wonderland
The deep burgundy colors of this wedding gave us all the feels! It was a December wedding, and it’s hard to pull off something beautiful during that time in Seattle, I have to admit. It’s dark and gloomy, but the bride and groom brought all the shine on that day!
2. Navy & Gold
This was our all-time favorite wedding. These guys live close to our heart and we watched them grow together from the very beginning of their relationship! I was thrilled to be part of this special day, and was tasked with making a cake that was unique and modern and couture, and I did my absolute best. There was edible gold on the middle layer, and we added rice paper on the bottom layer and created such a different visual.
Whimsical & Romantic
We’ve talked about this one before, but we couldn’t leave out this beauty. One of our favorites, and captured expertly by our favorite local photographer, Patrick Nied.