Introducing the lovely Becky and Ben, and their gorgeous vintage-inspired Viva La Diva Events wedding. We especially love the bride’s Marchesa gown! Isn’t she stunning?! Huge thanks to Jess + Nate for these beautiful photos. Floral by Passionflower in Ann Arbor, stationary and signage by Rock Paper Scissors and Paper & Honey, hair by Erin Ahern of Salon Buzz in Chicago, makeup by Renata Stojcevski of Troy, bride’s attendants gowns by Adreana Pappel, ML Monique Lhuillier and Jenny Yoo.
Delivering these buttercream cakes to Cottonwood Barn was so wonderful that we wanted to stay! We’ve brought cakes to a lot of barn weddings, and this one is exceptional. It has all of the idyllic charm of rural Dexter, but with the amenities you want for your grandparents. It was one of the first sunny days after the longest winter EVER. Outside, friends and family were milling about, laughing and having a good time. It smelled of fresh beer. While we were placing fresh flowers, there were familiar faces all around: Eat Catering pouring champagne, Luna Soiree putting finishing touches on the tables, and Nicole Haley taking photos.
For more photos of Amanda and Dorran, check out Nicole Haley’s blog.
Although it barely seems like it, it is *technically* Spring here in Michigan, and so we decided to freshen up our Simple Treats cake designs to welcome in the season! We’ve created a peach colored garden rose for a sweet romantic look, a wreath of sweet little pastel hearts, whimsical multi-colored confetti and a couple of beautiful hand painted plaques for a very modern appearance. We also kept on our popular gilded heart topper, because for a simple message of love, how could you beat that?
Once we were thrilled with the appearance of the cake, we couldn’t resist switching up one of our available flavors to one that guests have been clamoring for ever since we debuted it for Thanksgiving last year–chocolate salted caramel. This really special flavor is one we crave when we want to treat ourselves, and now we’re making it available for you! Our deeply chocolate-y chocolate cake (made with Calder Dairy butter, and hand cracked local eggs) is now paired with luscious caramel, lightly salted to bring out the complexity of the flavor. Add a layer of creme fraiche buttercream with real vanilla beans, and you have a cake welcome at any party!
Of course, we still have our signature flavor, Vanilla Damson Plum, made with our brown sugar vanilla cake layered with homemade lemon curd and slightly tart Damson Plum preserves that we can in the fall for use all year round.
Something important to note: we’re not a traditional bakery in that we make a bunch of cakes and have them waiting around for days in hopes that someone might buy them–we make every cake to order, and we’re excited to be able to offer these as an affordable option for your birthdays and other special occasions. Check out our gallery here for the different finishes and toppers available.
Have we tempted you enough? Give us a call at 734-913-2025 to order a cake especially made for you today! Please give at least 48 hours for your order, but we will always try to accommodate any last minute orders that we can.
It was so fun to receive these beautiful photos by Julie Pepin of Karissa and Cliff’s outdoor Michigan wedding (especially of the cake cutting)! We were able to do what we do best, and I think you’ll agree that the overall effect is stunning. Everything is edible– gum paste flowers, fondant bark & royal icing moss.
For more of Karissa & Cliff, check out Julie Pepin’s blog.
Sometimes we meet someone new in the industry and immediately we’re smitten. It was like that when we first struck up an Instagram friendship with Janelle of re:find joy in Chicago. Not long after, she was on a train to Ann Arbor to discuss her own upcoming wedding. Her whimsical sketchbook and quirky urchin inspiration were utterly enchanting. We love how just a little bit of creativity can transform our simple vintage buttercream wedding cake. Without further ado, here are a selection of shots by Julia Franzosa of Chris & Janelle’s mystical, magical backyard wedding.
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Both Renoir and brides consider this flower, the ephemeral illustrious bud, their muse. Tight spherical blossoms open up in layers of big pedals with flashes of yellow coated pollen in their center. These flowers undoubtedly have a presence and some say quite the feminine mystique. They seem like the perfect flower for marriage. In Feng Shui tradition, peonies are supposed to be good luck for a couple. During the spring time, these flowers are in full bloom, but the season is short lived. But with meticulous hands, sugar paste flowers can take their place and be a lovely interpretation of the real thing. Throughout this post, our some of our favorite romantic peonies that we got to use or make.
This wedding used real peonies with piped buttercream details. Oh so very English garden.
Passionflower showed us how lovely peonies are paired with green blueberries.
Hand painted peonies look like a cool graphic wall paper. Simply the outline of these flowers remain, yet, a lasting impression.
Who said you can have too many peonies? These gorgeous flowers (hand sculpted sugar paste) will cascade down this cake in true magnificence.