Lavender Love

When Lindsey and Peter came to us wanting their wedding to overflow with summer lavender, I knew I liked them, and I knew that their wedding would be a lovely affair.  Together we created a trio of cakes finished with our signature buttercream and lavender garlands.  Half of the macarons were filled with lavender buttercream made with buds from my own garden.  The other half were grey dusted in gold, filled with bergamot ganache–  truly delicious.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how stunning these photos are by Nicole Haley.  If you’re not familiar with her work, it’s worth a click over to her blog.

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Photos: Nicole Haley Photo | Venue: Misty Farm | Planner: Anchor Events & Design  |  Floral: Passionflower | Catering: eat catering  | Ice Cream Truck: Hello! Ice Cream | Stationer: Rock, Paper, Scissors | Makeup: Nicole Elizabeth | Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven from The Gown Shop Ann Arbor

100 Years of Michigan Aerospace Engineering

As a part of the University of Michigan’s Aero100 celebration, we recreated this historic, record-breaking Lesher Teal aircraft in cake.  After a very long week of planning, I have to say that constructing the cake was an engineering feat in itself, though maybe not rocket science.

You’ll notice that the plane is resting atop the sine wave field.  For anyone who hasn’t experienced this outdoor sculpture on North Campus, we highly recommend a visit.  Whether you’re in the mood to sit on a lump, or frolic like a child among the waves, you’ll find that the sculpture’s allure is derived from how you interact with it.  Heather counts sculpting the field among her favorite projects ever.

Climbing from the plane is a sugar figurine of the late Edgar J. Lesher, creator of the Lesher Teal and long-time U of M aeronautical engineering faculty member.

Thanks to Abby Rose Photo for these lovely studio shots.

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Golden Circus Elephant Cake

Have you ever thought, “Our wedding is becoming a three ring circus?!”  When Ilse’s fiance, Ken, said just that, the comment inspired this surprise cake for their rehearsal dinner.  We’re glad he did too, because she’s quite the stunner.

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Photos: Chrissy F. // Event design: Twofoot Creative

Maybe after you look at these cake photos, you should check out this YouTube video of an elephant playing with a ribbon.  WARNING:  Your heart might melt.