Baby Shower | Congrats Vickee & Ian!

| Baby Showers

Back in November, we celebrated the expected arrival of a baby girl for my dear friends Vickee and Ian. I was unfortunately recovering from appendicitis and unable to stay for the baby shower, but was happy to deliver a lavender + bunny themed cake and cookies for the party. The cake itself was a white cake with lemon curd and blackberry Bavarian cream:

For the cookies, we had bunny-shaped iced shortbread cookies and salted chocolate chip cookies:

I love the opportunity to make gumpaste flowers for cakes. While they are a bigger time commitment, they are probably most reflective of my own cake decor aesthetic and I find the process meditative. For this cake, I made lavender buds, a white rose and some white filler flowers. Thank you to Subodh Kolla for sharing these beautiful photos!

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Wedding | Sara & Cale in Saratoga

| Weddings


This is an incredibly belated post, so let’s call this a #FlashbackFriday remembrance of a beautiful Labor Day Weekend wedding at Villa Montalvo at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA. The bride’s aunt made the wedding cake, so the special request here was for an ombre macaron tower to match the black and white theme for the wedding.

From top down, we have vanilla bean, black sesame, Earl Grey ganache, and cookies & cream macarons. I’m thrilled to share these beautiful photos from Jessica Miriam Photography. What an honor for the macaron tower to get its very own dining room feature!

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Happy 2017!

| For Friends & Family

After a brief hiatus from blogging, we’ll be catching up on a busy event season at the end of 2016, and featuring an upcoming flurry of events this month. Thanks for standing by, and can’t wait to share some highlights with you all!

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