Thursday, November 4, 2010

First Official Wedding Cake - Roger and Katie Shih

I was given the amazing honor of creating a wedding cake for the nuptials of Roger Shih to Katie Martin. It was to be decorated to match the invitations, place settings, and even the sash on the bridal gown.  Given that it was a fall wedding, the trims and accents were done in a dark brown.  The main color was an off-white/beige color. The bride requested three tiers and squared.  I went for classic height so that it would measure to 18 inches tall in total.  The topper was created by the groom himself to depict the hot air balloon ride they took on the day he proposed.  The base was a simple board covered in brown cloth and adorned with fall leaves, berries, and pumpkin sprigs; again, perfect for fall.  The flavor... vanilla cake with strawberry/banana filling, and cream cheese icing.  Katie described it as a Strawberry/Banana Cheesecake, light, delicate, just the right amount of sweetness, and so moist and smooth.

And here it is...

The Cutting of the cake! So exciting!

There was a line walking into the reception so that everyone could take pictures! :-)

Close-up on some of the detail.  It took some time, but was well worth it, and honestly one of my proudest creations! I do have a thing for swirls though!

Close-up of the balloon.

Roger and Katie are something of a rarity these days, they are high school sweethearts!  They have literally been together for half of their lives, and like I said, it was a complete HONOR to be asked to make their cake.  The happy couple is now on their honeymoon, cruising the Mediterranean and starting the next phase of their lives together as a married couple.

Congratulations Roger and Katie Shih... Thank you for the wonderful opportunity and including me on your special day.  May you live a long, healthy and happy life together!

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