Racap: Wedding Season 2018

Now that it’s officially fall it brings “wedding season” to an end. Sure there’s always a few straggler fall and winter weddings but there’s no doubt that the season is summer.

Looking back at this season, it was my busiest yet and by far the most challenging! I took on new ideas and experimented with lots of different techniques. I am incredibly pleased with every cake that came out of my kitchen.

Succulent wedding cake

My largest project this season was without a doubt the couple who wanted an individual cake on each guest table. They had a 2 tiered cake for themselves and the wedding party and ten (10) individual cakes to pass out. I found it funny that their wedding planner had no idea their intentions for the dessert so when I showed up with the load she was very surprised! Needless to say she was a great planner and was quick on her feet to arrange a plan.

Individual wedding party cakes
Donut tower

The most unique wedding I did was these delicious donuts! To keep consistency I ordered the donuts from a local bakery and decorated them to match the wedding colours. For the bride and groom to cut I had a bundt style cake that matched the donuts.

Donut cake

My last cake of the season was by far my favorite. But there was no competition really since it was for one of my best friends. She wanted carrot cake with cream cheese icing and although I’ve been known to compare cream cheese icing to translucent sludge I was definitely able to accommodate to her request.

Carrot cupcakes

The wedding was very intimate and matched the couple’s personality perfectly. I was so honored to be a part of their special day. My phone is full of smiling faces from that evening. It was perfect.

I am starting to book for next year now, getting pricing sorted out for the new year. I am very excited to see what 2019 couples will bring to the table!

Life is a Picnic: Marriage Survival Kit

One of my best friends is getting married this month! Lots of work has been put into the big day. Her and her fiancee have been together for years and years so when it came to choosing a gift for her bridal shower it was a little tricky- these aren't your traditional bride and groom. They are quite established and don't need anything. They honestly didn't even bother with a registry. So I wanted to get them something they could use along with something thoughtful, I headed over to my favorite site Pinterest and started doing some research.

Life is a Picnic: Marriage Survival Kit. I made the card envelope into the title of the gift.

Life is a Picnic: Marriage Survival Kit. I made the card envelope into the title of the gift.

I stumbled across Creative "Try" Alls Blog where they had an adorable picnic inspired themed bridal shower gift.

I loved it so I took it and ran with it! (Of course tweaking it and making it my own)

I used a fabric cooler to pack everything together- my main focus was making sure everything had a useful purpose and a meaningful one.


Marriage Survival Kit

I filled it with 4 picnic related items plus a book I grabbed off Amazon.

1. Sandwich containers with a note: Fresh is Best, Don't Let your Love Go Stale.

2. 2 Water bottles and;

3. Crystal Light Lemon Lime water flavoring (Because I couldn't find the lemonade mixes ANYWHERE in the grocery store...) and a note: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.

Marriage Survival Kit

4. An Ice pack with a note: Keep Your Cool

Marriage Survival Kit

Lastly I found this adorable book on Amazon and there's a link below if you'd like to check it out (I may receive a small commission if you purchase the book from my link.)

Marriage Survival Kit

The thing that I loved about this book was that it wasn't just about "advice" but it also intergrated well wishes and happy thoughts. Since I, nor most of the rest of our friends group are not married yet I wanted something that would be mainly about wishing the couple well and something that they could look back at and smile. This book was the winner of that.

Marriage Survival Kit

All together this made an adorable and affordable gift with TONS of usefulness.

Practical Bridal Shower Gifts

50th Argyle Birthday Cake

Every Sunday morning at 8 am I recap the week, share what I learned and showcase some of my work.

I don't have much to share this week due to going through a move (I hate moving) so I'm showcasing a great cake!

The instructions were... Something elegant, with nice colors... And THIS written on it!

Celebrating a 50th Birthday the right way

Who says your 50th should be a somber occasion. These ladies understood how to celebrate: with a couple of laughs. You have accomplished quite a bit at this point after all! It should be embraced with class and a little humor. This cake says it all with the crisp argyle pattern and very forward writing.



Checker board cake inside I was able to sneak into the establishment to take a look at the inside to make sure it worked out as it should... Nailed it!

checker inside.jpg

Aside from the writing I really loved this cake, it was the first time experimenting with argyle patterns and cutting the fondant to make the pattern. I hope to do something like this again.

An elegant birthday celebration

An elegant birthday celebration