Shana Faust is a former Martha Stewart Editor and her portfolio is absolutely amazing (which I happened to find via the fabulous Oh Joy!). What’s to expect but anything near perfection? Here are a few of my faves from her site, which you must head to immediately!
Category Archives: Cake
Filed under Cake, Color, Day After Session, Inspiration
With the help of my “Style Circle”, we’ve put together a little collection of cake toppers with a ride range of styles. If you are thinking about doing a topper, I’m sure one of these may just suit your fancy. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the 40’s style vintage bride and grooms. Seems like the kind of adornment my grandmother may have had on her wedding cake!
First up, couples:
The left is from The Small Object, and the right is from The Vintage Bride.
Next up, unexpected nature:
On the left, quilled flowers as cake topper. Check it out here via So Happi Together. In the center, a “Love Nest” from Pom and Plumage. Last up, a DIY teacup topper via Ruffled.
Last, might we call these, vintage inspired, perhaps?
On the left, a cake flag banner from Baumbirdy. (LOVE IT!) On the right, “Love Birds” from Cotton Bird Designs.
Filed under Cake, Decor, DIY, Twist on Tradition
Sunday Suppers & Amy Atlas
Sunday Suppers teamed with Amy Atlas for their recent event and henceforth completely blew my mind. The photos of the Morroccan inspired table were shot by Karen Mordechai are just unbelievable. Additionally, Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille contributed some of the desert creations, as did Ali Kantor. The cake is by Love Street Cakes, goodie bags by Thoughtful Day and the flowers by Rountree Flowers. I SWOON! Can these folks get together to do my wedding?
SugarBloom: Tall Cupcakes
I absolutely LOVE finding fresh takes on standard fare, which is why I had to share this fun twist on a classic favorite. SugarBloom Cupcakes is taking the cupcake to new heights with these tall cupcakes (pardon the pun), elevating the status of this humble dessert.
The delicate treats are absolutely divine, but unless you’re located in Melbourne, Australia, you won’t have a chance to try them out first hand. However, I’ve got the next best option: SugarBloom’s free online tutorial for making tall cupcakes. How impressive would these be at a wedding shower? I’m not gonna lie to you though…this recipe is not for the faint of heart! I have a feeling it is totally worth it though.
Filed under Cake, DIY, Food & Drink, Hostessing, Shower, Twist on Tradition
I’m all about the love birds on the cake. I just can’t say no! And Ashley Anna Brown makes a version that is not only handmade from vintage fabrics, but also priced rather nicely. How sweet?
Filed under Cake, Must Have, Splurge Worthy
DIY: Cupcake Flags
If you’re looking for a way to add some shaBANG to your cupcakes, the always lovely flag technique can add a touch of detail that is so over-the-top, it’ll have your guests declaring your panache for years to come. Martha Stewart has a cupcake flag template download and how-to here, which is a fabulous option if you want to do it yourself, but don’t have quite the artistic chops. Here are some other flags (most of which are available for purchase) to help juice your creative inklings…or to make it that much easier to accomplish such decorative perfection; just click, add to cart and purchase. Done deal.
Buttercream’s Custom Cupcake Flags
Calligraphy Cupcake Flags via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Cupcake Girls mix it up with grosgrain ribbon and felt:
And while you’re at it, why not filigree cupcake liners?
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If you don’t already know, I’m always looking for new and fresh ideas…that or revamping forgotten ideas and bringing them back. Cake toppers is one of these ideas. This is an old school approach to cake decor that I really love (I think it is because I adore all things vintage). Anyhow, Studio D.Sharp (another great find via Katy Elliot) makes these adorable toppers that would be really great for a vintage inspired wedding.
Cakes: I’m LOVIN Sullivan
Kate Sullivan of Lovin Sullivan Cakes designs some of the BEST cakes in the industry. Her new cake below was featured on The Knot recently. I love this cake and would love to see a wedding color scheme built around it. I thought I’d include a few more of my favorite Sullivan Cakes as well. Enjoy!
Photo below by Michael Grand
Photo Below by Kirsten Strecker
Photo Below by Kirsten Strecker
Photo Below by Kate and Georgina
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