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Custom Cake Spotlight: New Years Eve Wedding Cake with a Touch of Glam

Becky and Tony had a fabulous New Years Eve wedding this past holiday season at Drury Lane in Oak Brook. They incorporated some lovely touches of glam into their decor, including into their wedding cake. The couple’s adorable photos by McConville Studio show just how much fun they had at their wedding. Take a peek below!

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The couple’s elegant wedding cake was comprised of three square tiers, with a rhinestone glam wrap around the bottom of each tier. Their cake topper was silver with a touch of bling as well. Their cake was equal parts sophisticated and glamorous – a perfect fit for their lovely New Years Eve wedding.

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Each piece of cake was a mix of vanilla and chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream. The Italian merengue buttercream on the outside was smooth, creating a sleek and clean look.

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Ipomea Floral Design provided their beautiful floral, including the bride’s bouquet.

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Your wedding cake is the perfect medium to showcase your wedding style and decor. We love making cakes that match perfectly with the design of the event. If you have a unique design in mind, we would love to hear about it! Email or call (312-344-1046) us today to set up an initial consultation and cake tasting.

Custom Cake Spotlight: Elegant Wedding Cake with Fondant Ruffles

Last year, Erin and Dan tied the knot during a gorgeous wedding at the Harold Washington Library. Their delicious and beautiful wedding cake had a relatively simple design, topped with elegant details. We always love being part of weddings that take place in some of Chicago’s most gorgeous and iconic buildings, like the Harold Washington Library. Kudos to Anthony Navarro of Liven It Up Events for planning such a beautiful wedding! Take a look at the lovely couple and their wedding cake through these gorgeous photos by Cristina G Photography.

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Erin and Dan’s three tier ivory wedding cake was decorated with fondant ruffles, giving it a unique texture. It also had some lovely fresh floral as well as a cute gold cake topper.

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Following tradition, the couple kept their top tier and froze it to enjoy on their first anniversary. (We offer all of our clients a fresh top tier if they would prefer to serve their entire cake on the day of their wedding.)

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The bottom tier was vanilla bean cake with white chocolate as well as raspberry buttercream, the second tier was chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream, and their top tier was vanilla bean cake with chocolate and white chocolate buttercream. Yum!

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If you’re still in need of a delicious and beautiful cake for your wedding, give us a call (312-344-1046) or send us an email today to book your initial consultation! We will make all of your wedding cake dreams come true.

Custom Cake Spotlight: Bodybuilder Groom’s Cake and Blooming Wedding Cake

We absolutely love it when couples ask us to create not one, but two unique cakes for their wedding celebrations. Lauren and Lee, who got married last summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art, had a fun and personal groom’s cake as well as a gorgeous, four tier wedding cake. Kesh Events did a fantastic job planning their beautiful event. Thank you to Carasco Photography for sharing these lovely images of the couple and their two cakes below!

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Lauren and Lee’s fun personalities really shone through the groom’s cake. The two of them love working on their fitness together, so Lauren thought she’d display that in the form of a surprise groom’s cake for Lee. The cake itself took the form of two stacked weight plates, and standing in front of it was Lauren’s fondant figurine holding up Lee’s. Too cute – girl power!

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Lee’s groom’s cake was a yummy chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream.

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Their wedding cake took on a completely different style – it was a beautiful, four tier cake with a large open fondant garden rose.

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The flavors included almond and chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream and turtle filling.

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Having a groom’s cake in addition to your wedding cake is a great way to really inject your and your fiance’s personality into the decor. If you have a unique idea in mind for a groom’s cake (or wedding cake) , give us a call at 312-344-1046 or email us today!

Custom Cake Spotlight: Beautiful Wedding Cake with Lace Detail

Last summer, Jane and Chris had a lovely wedding just a few blocks away from our cake studio at Ovation. Their beautiful wedding cake was white with lace details emulating the bride’s gorgeous dress. Thanks to Laura of Anticipation Events for coordinating their big day, and to Misty Winter Photography for providing us with such lovely photos of the couple and their cake! Take a closer look at their cake and their wedding day below.

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The bottom two tiers of Jane and Chris’ four tier cake were a simple, horizontal buttercream texture with a small piped bead border. Above them sat the top two clean buttercream tiers with white fondant scallop lace around the top, also accompanied by a small piped bead border.  

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Their florist, Larkspur, provided the beautiful fresh flower accents.

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Jane and Chris’ yummy wedding cake had two different flavor options: the first option was vanilla bean cake with strawberry conserve, strawberry buttercream, and cream cheese filling; the second option was chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream. Great choices for both the chocolate-loving and vanilla-loving wedding guests!

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Other vendors that made their wedding day fantastic were FIG Catering, Style Matters DJs, Raymond Rodiguez, Spoil Me, Anna Loftus, The Tamale Spaceship, Binny’s, and Top Fleet.

We would love to make your customized, beautiful wedding cake! Email or call us (312-344-1046) today to set up your initial consultation and cake tasting appointment.

Custom Cake Spotlight: Elegant Wedding Cake with Gold Accents

Victoria and Dan’s lovely wedding could be best described as a timeless and classic affair. The couple tied the knot at the Skokie Country Club, with the help of Lori Stephenson (Owner of LOLA Event Productions) as their wedding planner. We designed Victoria and Dan’s elegant wedding cake in a way that fit perfectly into the decor: it had a relatively simple design and was adorned with lovely gold accents. Take a peek at the photos from their big day below by Husar Photography.

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Their beautiful, elegant wedding cake consisted of four tiers, which alternated between horizontal textured buttercream and piped buttercream with single swiss dots. The second tier, sprayed in gold, was the most eye-catching component; it also complemented the gold “love” cake topper. Finally, each tier was lined with a small and dainty piped bead border.

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LOLA Event Productions provided the beautiful fresh flowers that adorned the cake.

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Each delicious piece of cake held a variety of different flavors that complimented each other: pumpkin and chocolate cake with cream cheese, salted caramel buttercream, and vanilla bean buttercream filling – how great does that sound?

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Victoria and Dan’s elegant wedding was just gorgeous, and we were honored to provide them with their dream wedding cake. If you have a special design in mind for your wedding cake, make sure to reach out to us today (by email or phone 312-344-1046)! We would love to set up an initial consultation/cake tasting for you and your fiance.

Custom Cake Spotlight: Six Tier Wedding Cake at Harold Washington Library

If you’re looking for some lavish and elegant wedding inspiration, look no further! Mercy and Tony tied the knot last year while hosting the most gorgeous wedding at the Harold Washington Library. We had the privilege of making not one but two cakes for them (the first one being a traditional Nigerian engagement cake), but their six tier wedding cake was definitely the show stopper. Kesh Events did a spectacular job designing and coordinating Mercy and Tony’s amazing wedding. Take a peek at some of their photos below by Carasco Photography.

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Standing at about four-and-a-half feet tall, Mercy and Tony’s stunning wedding cake towered over them! It was comprised of six tiers of round, white fondant covered cake with gorgeous fresh floral in between each tier (provided by Kesh Designs).

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Their amazing wedding cake had three different flavor options: vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean buttercream, red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, and carrot cake with white chocolate buttercream. A couple of classic flavors plus an adventurous one – such great choices!

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Their cake was the perfect extension of their decor. The flowers of the cake matched perfectly with the amazing centerpieces.

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Other vendors involved in Mercy and Tony’s wedding day were Red WeddingsDee DeSaluAustin MaxfieldCalligraphy by CTDimitras Bridal,  Jewell Events Catering and Bolat Restaurant.

Let us make your wedding cake dreams come true! We love creating custom, stunning cakes that will fit perfectly with your style and event. Email or call (312-344-1046) us today to set up an initial consultation.

Custom Cake Spotlight: Whimsical, Baby Blue Wedding Cake

Tess and Kevin’s whimsical wedding at Cafe Brauer was just gorgeous. They chose a forest-inspired theme, and their colors were baby blue, red, and gold. The bride’s “something blue” was none other than her wedding cake, topped with the most adorable cake topper one ever did see. Thanks to Geneoh Photography for such fantastic photos, and to Erin Braun for planning and orchestrating their beautiful wedding day. Take a peek at their big day (and lovely wedding cake) below.

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The couple’s five tier, dusty blue fondant wedding cake was covered with small white flowers cascading from the top to the bottom.  Sitting on top of the cake were two deer figures sitting on a bed of moss, surrounded by whimsical twigs. This adorable topper was made by the crafty bride herself! It was simply adorable.

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Their yummy wedding cake was entirely one flavor – red velvet cake with cream cheese filling.

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The talented team at Revel Decor transformed Cafe Brauer into a gorgeous woodland setting. Other vendors involved in their big day were The Chicago Players (who played during their romantic ceremony), Sonia Roselli (who did a lovely job with hair and makeup) and Limelight Catering. If you would like to see more photos of their big day, have a look at their feature on Ruffled!

If you have a special idea in mind for your wedding cake, call (312-344-1046) or email us today to set up an initial consultation!

 

Custom Cake Spotlight: Art Deco Style Wedding Cake

Last summer, Brooke and Brian celebrated their marriage at The Ivy Room in Chicago. The couple’s beautiful wedding cake had adorable art deco-style details as well as lovely fresh floral. Their cake really shone brightly through the decor at their gorgeous reception. We are looking forward to seeing more of their wedding photos to be published on Style Me Pretty in upcoming weeks! Special thanks to Britta Marie Photography for providing us with these lovely photos.

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Brooke and Brian’s three tier, blush colored wedding cake had beautiful details to love. Along the bottom of the first and third tiers, they had an art deco scallop stencil design in metallic gold. Centered on the middle tier, there were lovely hand-cut, shimmering gold and white art deco fan shapes. Finally, some subtle fresh floral and greenery by HMR Designs added a delicate touch to the wedding cake. View More: http://brittamariephotography.pass.us/brooke-and-brian

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Their cake had two different flavor varieties: the first choice was almond cake with dark chocolate ganache and raspberry buttercream filling, and the second choice was chocolate and almond alternating cake with Nutella and raspberry buttercream filling. Yum!!

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We loved working with the Entertaining Company to make Brooke and Brian’s culinary dreams come true! We hope they enjoyed their lovely wedding cake as much as we loved making it.

If you have a unique idea for your wedding cake design, we’d love to hear about it! Call (312-344-1046) or email us today to set up an initial consultation!

Custom Cake Spotlight: Gorgeous Buttercream Wedding Cake with Fresh Floral

Megan and Jay’s autumn wedding was full of rustic elegance. The couple tied the knot at Elawa Farm, a unique space just outside of Chicago with a countryside charm.  Their buttercream wedding cake was simple and elegant, with a super cute personal touch. Naturally Yours Events did a fantastic job of putting together their lovely wedding. Take a look at the stunning photos by Z+V Photography from the couple’s special day below.

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Megan and Jay’s three tier wedding cake had neat, horizontal textured buttercream with a small piped bead border around each tier. Fab Flora added pops of dreamy fresh floral along with some fresh greenery.

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One aspect to love about their wedding cake is that they included their favorite furry friend, Winston, as a fondant sculpture replica sitting next to the bottom tier (eating the cake!).

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They had two different wedding cake flavors: pumpkin cake with salted caramel buttercream and cream cheese filling, and also vanilla bean cake with lemon buttercream. The two flavors were the perfect seasonal option accompanied by a more classic favorite!

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It was so fun getting to work alongside quite a few fellow Green Wedding Alliance members: Naturally Yours Events, Fab Flora, FIG Catering, and Cage and Aquarium!

Our 2016 calendar is booking up quickly, so make sure to call (312-344-1046) or email us today to set up your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!