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Wedding Cakes

May the Fourth Be With You

Wedding day!

Married We Are Wedding Cake
White Wedding Cake
12″ – 10″ – 7″ round cake
Lemon Butter filling & Boysenberry filling layers
Gumpaste Roses, Peonies, Leaves, Berries
“I Love you ~ I Know” cake ‘topper’
The Groom’s Cake
May The Fourth Be With You! 🙂
Vanilla Cake
Vanilla Custard Filling & Buttercream Frosting
Fondant draping with poured white chocolate StarWars emblems
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Cinnamon Roll Wedding Cake


This was such a fun wedding “cake” to make! It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years since this beautiful wedding and the “Cinnamon Roll Wedding Cake” for all the guests to enjoy!

I made so many cinnamon rolls–far more than are pictured here in this ‘cake’ picture. I baked all the rolls in cake pans so they’d have the appearance of round cakes. I make the rolls, filling them and placing them in the round pans, and frosted each ‘tier’ and stacked them with dividers — drizzling frosting down the sides for a pretty cake!

I made a several batches of rolls so there would be plenty of cinnamon rolls for all the guests. Per request, I made a few batches of cinnamon-raisin rolls. I hope I have another opportunity to make a Cinnamon Roll Wedding Cake in the future as it sure was fun and the guests were delighted. 🙂

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Adobe Rose Dream Cake

I was so honoured to be asked to make our nephew’s wedding cake!
I loved the week in southern california leading up to the wedding… all the family gatherings and all the wedding preparations going on while I was baking the cakes, filling and frosting, and making all the flowers I placed on the finished cake.

My sister-in-law blessed me so much as she had gathered equipment from friends for me to use in the cake preparation! I had brought many supplies and tools with me so that I could make the cakes, etc., –especially all the gumpaste roses, peonies and leaves for the cake.
My sister-in-law has a dream kitchen, by the way, and made especially more so with all the sunshine and family gathered there for the big event!

The wedding was held at the beautiful El Adobe de Capistrano  in San Juan Capistrano.
What a terrifically beautiful wedding venue it is — and the dinner was absolutely delicious!
The evening was thoroughly California dreamin’ to me!!
Thus, the reason I call this cake, the Adobe Rose Dream Cake.

Home again… I opened my suitcases…
TSA love notes…. happens every time. 🙂

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The Cinderella Dream Cake

For bride who loves fairy tales, the Cinderella dream, all types of cake, weddings and all things magical, this cake sure was fun to make.  In another example of attempting to “feel all the feels” a bride describes, I sought to capture her dreams in order to make this Cinderella Dream fairy tale wedding cake.

This is yet another entry that’s not a current design but is an entry in the journal of my cake making journey – in this case, it’s a page from October 2009.




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Peony Almond Buttercream Cake

One of the cakes I was so honoured to make this past summer was Rachel’s Peony Almond Buttercream Cake.  Some of the cakes were filled with lemon-butter and some were filled with dark chocolate ganache. For this post I’m primarily focusing on the making of the flowers.  I hope a few tips will be helpful …

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Peony Cake

This wedding cake was really fun to make for a cute bride & groom!  The peonies on the cake are made of gumpaste that was tinted with Americolor paste colouring.  I used a peony cutter set to make the petals/peonies.  I thought there’d be cake topper so didn’t make extras for the top—which, in retrospect, …