Gold + Pink Rosette Cake

Pink-Gold-RosetteCake To celebrate the launch of the new Style Sweet CA Shop, I wanted to show off my new favorite cake design.  While I typically try to make life-like florals, this is the exception.  With gilded trim and a color gradient of coral, pink, and chartreuse, this cake defines elegance.  The design features a singular statement flower that does not over power the other whimsical and romantic details.




Get the look here: Fantasy Statement Flower

and here: Ribbon Rosette Set

Also, did you notice the use of flash photography?  Usually I shoot in all natural light, but decided to give my brother's lights a test drive.  I'm still not sure how I feel about the look.  It's pretty different from what I am used to, but you can catch the sparkle from the luster dust.  I know I love that!  Thoughts?


Rustic Romance


Last month, I designed a couple treats for a beautiful pink and gold dessert spread. Melissa of Best Friends for Frosting created a stunning table of sparkly treats and feminine decor for ModCloth. I was inspired by our brainstorm sessions, and came up with this rustic, romantic cake:


I covered this three-tier cake in gold tinted fondant, and sprayed the entire cake with shimmery luster- to give an antiqued look.  The cake was finished off with gilded sugar roses and blushing sweet peas.

modcloth cake



Wedding Dessert Bar

As we get ready to move out of Sacramento, I find myself reminiscing about the city I lived in for most of my life.  In addition to opening The Frosted Cake Shop, my most cherished memory was meeting and getting married to the love of my life.  Besides the Mister and my dress (of course), the dessert bar was probably one of my favorite parts of our beloved day. HuffParking

Being a cake designer, I knew I had to go BIG or go home when it came to my own wedding. Everyone kept asking, “Are you making your own cake?”  As much as I wanted to, I knew it would be impossible to serve our forever-growing guest list. I decided to turn to my favorite, local chocolatier, Ginger Elizabeth Hahn.

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates not only turns out the best chocolates and truffles in Sacramento, but Hahn is trained in making all types of pastries. When I was planning my wedding in 2010, there really was no other route for me to go other than a fabulous dessert bar. The growing trend was just lifting off, and I had to get on board.

When it comes to styling an event and creating a dessert display, there is much thought and consideration involved.  From selecting the serving pieces to how many of each pastry to order, each detail is important.  For more photos and to find out what inspired my design and how our wedding dessert bar came to life, read my post on Best Friends for Frosting.  Enjoy!
Photos by: Color Me Rad