The Cake Boutique

The Cake Boutique

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall Wedding Cake Take 2

Fall is the new HOT wedding season and we are loving the fall wedding trends. Metallics mixed with earth tones,  and textured buttercream are common in the fall wedding cake department. Whether the cake is a large multi tiered cake to feed a few hundred guests or small cake for a more intimate wedding, the same love and detail goes into each of our cakes. Take a look at how this 2 tier fall wedding cake came together. 

First, multiple brown fondant 
shades are made and weighed. 

Next, they are partially mixed. 

The fondant is then rolled out....

and applied to the base tier of the cake.

The edges are pinched for a rough look. 

Lastly, the cake is smoothed out 
to get rid of any imperfections. 

The cake is marked and....

doweled for support. 

Next, textured is added to 
give the cake a "wood" look.

A tool is used to portion the
 wood to look like "planks".

Using a baller tool "knots" 
are created in the wood.

A combination of lusters are mixed and....

applied to the cake. 

Dark edible paint is brushed
 on to add dimension. 

The knots are filled in using the edible paint.

Metallic gold paint is added for a special touch.

The top tier is smoothed iced. 

Then texture is added to the buttercream.

The cake is stacked on the bottom tier.

More dowels are added for support.

Grape vine is cut to smaller lengths. 

The twigs are added to the cake. 

Next, gum paste flowers are added. 
(These were made in advanced, as
they require a lot of dry time).

Edible gold paint is added to
 the flowers for a finishing touch. 

The finished product...what do you think?! 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

An inside peek at a Fall Wedding Cake

Celebrating the first day of fall with a quint essential fall wedding cake! Take a peek at how this absolutely stunning cake came to be! Congratulations Danielle and Steven!

Starting with a tan fondant base....

Texture, luster, and paint are added...

Beautiful flowers for a fresh touch...

Fondant mushrooms for a finishing touch...

All that is left is to add the topper!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hot Fall Wedding Trends

With the crisp air and the sunlight starting to fade one thing is certain fall is around the corner! With the magnificent color palette of fall many couples are choosing this time of year for their special day! In fact this year fall is our busiest wedding season!

Planning a fall wedding?! Check out these Hot Fall Wedding Trends!

1. Fall Wedding Color Trends: Burgundy and deep purples are leading the way for the fall in colors! The dark hues embody natures change in color pallette. With touches of pastels and neutrals for accents but with frosty touches. Blues are more misty, pinks more blushy and bright white more ivory. Metallics are still the ultimate accent color and this season the shade is copper!

2. Wedding Cake Trends: This season you will be seeing a lot more topper less wedding cakes with clean, textured icing adorned with small bunches of fresh flowers, fruit or greenery. These more natural and rustic cakes are in, while fondant cakes with sugar flowers are on the outs. Even naked cakes are getting a special touch with drips of caramel, chocolate or ganache. You will be seeing more translucent cakes, the cousin of the naked cake, a naked cake with a thin dragged across icing. Couples are also opting to have smaller cakes and opting to serve some other unique desserts like donuts or this seasons hot pick...PIE! Here at The Cake Boutique we even make mini individual size pies!

3. Wedding Food Trends: Stations. Stations. Stations. From unique dessert bars, to gourmet coffee stands, build your own tacos or burrito stations- it is a great way to add a little personalization at your reception. Seasonal and local items make great choices! 

What ever the season keep it you! 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fall and Halloween Inspired Cakes

With fall around the corner it got me thinking about some of the fabulous fall themed cakes we have done! From spooky halloween birthday and wedding cakes to elegant leaves inspired cakes and cupcakes, fall defiantly is a great cake theme. The bold colors of fall are an amazing palette for a show stopper cake! Don't you agree?!