Real Wedding: Rebecca & Adam

Looking back on Rebecca and Adam’s love-filled Chicago wedding day brings a smile to all our faces at Elysia Root Cakes HQ! Our bride Rebecca also happens to be a seasoned wedding planner with Honey Bee Weddings and we felt honored that she chose us to execute her wedding cake vision!

While we love coming up with creative designs to fit your unique vision, sometimes a simple white buttercream wedding cake is the perfect choice for a sophisticated, white-inspired reception.  The wedding took place at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago and the contemporary yet classic square wedding cake was a perfect choice.

Each tier was a different delectable flavor: Red Velvet cake with Cream Cheese filling, Vanilla Bean cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache filling and Double Chocolate cake with White Chocolate Buttercream filling. The three-tiered cake was adorned with lush white florals from Kehoe Designs and delicate piped buttercream beading for a touch of texture.

All white wedding cakes are always timeless, and definitely some of our all-time favorites to create. We’d love to take a bite from this decadent design right about now! Wishing these two a lifetime of happiness together!

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Venue: Art Institute Chicago | Photography: Dennis Lee Phootgraphy | Floral/Decor: Kehoe Designs | Planner: Honey Bee Weddings

Lavish Art Deco Styled Shoot

Our team participated in a fantastic shoot published in Chicago Style Weddings Magazine that centered around infamous china patterns, such as this lavish art deco pattern! This simple grey and white geometric china laid the perfect foundation for a timeless cake design. We began constructing this three-tiered cake with an industrial aesthetic in mind, which perfectly personified this classic china pattern. White fondant detailing and minute silver accents ultimately brought this design to life! We could not be happier to have worked with such a talented vendor team on this one-of-a-kind styled shoot!

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Vendors //

Chicago Style Weddings | Photography & Videography: Rush Photography and Video Productions | Styling: Frank Event Design | Venue & Flowers: Anna Held Floral Studio | Invites: EIGHT21 Studios designs by Carol Woldhuis | Rental: Hall’s Rental | Linens: BBJ Linen | China: Char Crews, Inc.

Christina & Kosta Engagement Party

Planning for your wedding cake is always fun, and always full of great designs and opportunities for customization; however, your engagement party is the perfect chance to explore your creative dreams! For Christina and Kosta’s love-filled engagement party at The Estate Chicago, the lush florals from Northern Greenhouses and sequined linens created a truly intimate and romantic aesthetic. For the cake design, it was only natural to create a sophisticated design with timeless flair. A white-fondant wrapped three-tier Chocolate and Vanilla Bean cake with different fillings on each tier was the perfect choice, decorated with metallic hues and topped with delicate fresh magenta orchids. This special occasion marked the beginning of Christina and Kosta’s new journey together, and we hope it was every bit as sweet as we imagine!

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Vendors //

Venue: The Estate Chicago | Florist: Northern Greenhouses | Photographers: Marcin Cymmer PhotographyElios Photo

Whimsical Notions

Styled shoots are such a fantastic opportunity to explore new creative avenues—like this china-inspired shoot for Chicago Style Weddings! We were honored to work with Frank Andonoplas from Frank Event Design on this. From the floral design by Anna Held Floral Studio to the table setting supplied by Char Crews, this great shoot is chock full of playful, charismatic colors and décor. This quadruple tiered cake is adorned with hand-painted butterflies and flowers, playing off of the fanciful china. While this cake’s ornate detailing mirrors the place setting, we also constructed fondant butterflies to really bring the cake fantasy—and whimsical fantasy—to life. It’s always a pleasure participating in styled shoots, and this vibrant shoot is no exception!

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Vendors //

Chicago Style Weddings | Photography & Videography: Rush Photography and Video Productions | Styling: Frank Event Design | Venue & Flowers: Anna Held Floral Studio | Invites: EIGHT21 Studios designs by Carol Woldhuis | Rental: Hall’s Rental | Linens: BBJ Linen | China: Char Crews, Inc.

Geode and Gemstones Styled Shoot

With Labor Day just behind us, it’s safe to say the summer season has come to a close and we’re looking ahead to fall. This styled shoot is the perfect way to kick off the season, with its rich color palette and decadent design. Geodes acted as a focal point for inspiration for this shoot, which we drew upon when designing this one of a kind four-tiered grey marble cake. Hand-painted detailing mirrored the geodes, ultimately creating a fresh, fall-inspired look!

Check out more of this Geode and Gemstones shoot was as featured on the Chicago Style Weddings blog.

Call or email for a custom cake consultation today, we’d love to bring your dream look to life!

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The vendor team included the following:
Planning + Design: You Name It Events | Venue: The Haight | Photography: Photography by Lauryn | Models: Josh Smith and Taylor Anians | Menswear: Menguin Tuxedos | Gowns + Bridal Accessories: Veiled in Elegance | Paper Goods: Sylvia Stremming Designs | Hair + Makeup: Style by Bravura | Floral Design: Town and Country Gardens | Lighting: Atmosphere Events Group | Boutonnieres: Megboys Studio | Linens: Elegant Presentations | Cupcakes: Dainty Delights Bakery | Male Jewelry: Azar Jewelers 

Real Wedding: Jessica & Brody

Your wedding cake should always be a representation of you as a couple; whether you’re inclined towards a sophisticated all-white design or a floral-adorned masterpiece, your cake presents a great opportunity to be creative! For Jessica and Brody’s Chicago wedding day, their wedding cake was nothing short of spectacular. Full of exquisite gold detailing and fresh florals, this one of a kind cake truly acted as a focal point for their love-filled reception. We had so much fun detailing this four-tiered design, and love how the gold and white fondant ribbon ties together the whole cake.

For more photos from this gorgeous wedding, check Christy Tyler Photography’s blog post here.

Call or email for a consultation today, and let’s discuss your perfect wedding cake!

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Vendors //

Photography: Christy Tyler Photography | Floral & Décor: Kehoe Designs | Venue: The Murphy | Caterer: Paramount Events Chicago | Paper Goods: KM Printing Co. | Makeup Artist: Cheryl Harvey Gorey | Hair Stylist: Ginger Damato | Band: David Rothstein Music

Cake Sketches!

We pride ourselves on our custom cake creations, and begin each consultation the same way—with a sketch! While we do have a few staple designs and décor accents, each cake is constructed based on a client’s individual vision. Reflecting on past cake sketches, it’s fun realizing just how different each and every cake truly is, and how much dedication is poured into each project. We love nothing more than a custom cake creation, especially when it comes to executing something entirely new. Take a look back at these past sketches with us, and see if you recognize any of these sketches in real life on our Instagram feed or from a past event!

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Call or email for a custom consultation and let’s get sketching!

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Chicago Style Weddings Designer Challenge!

Believe it or not, Chicago is a small town when it comes to the wedding industry! Because there are a multitude of us in the business, it’s always fun to explore new creative opportunities by participating in local designer challenges. Recently, our team participated in the Chicago Style Weddings Designer Challenge, where we partnered up with Lola Event Productions to create a “Color Outside the Lines” styled shoot at Ravenswood Event Center with photography by Gold Grid Studios. Our classic white fondant cakes were covered in hand-painted florals with rigorous detail to perfectly match a floral wallpaper print. Fresh florals from HMR Designs were the perfect addition to really make a bold and vibrant statement. It was such a great time participating in this shoot, and being a part of this exciting challenge!

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The full list of talented Chicago vendors involved in this Designer’s Challenge include:

Photography: Gold Grid Studios | Planner: Lola Event Productions | Venue: Ravenswood Event Center | Floral Design: HMR Designs | Invitations: Steracle Press | Tabletop & Chair Rentals: Hall’s Rental | Charger Plate & Linen Rentals: BBJ Linen

Don’t forget to check out Chicago Style Weddings to vote for this shoot to win the Designer’s Challenge, and to call or email for a custom cake consultation—we have no bounds to our creative limits!

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Real Wedding: Lora & Stephen

For Lora and Stephen’s Chicago wedding, our cake design centered on the color aesthetic of their stunning day. Their four-tiered cake was both Lemon cake with Raspberry buttercream filling as well as alternating Chocolate and Vanilla Bean cake layers with Vanilla Bean buttercream filling and was adorned in pink cascading florals from Christine Janda Design & Events. We love the addition of bright blooms on a classic white cake, and the emerald green ribbon to top off this one of a kind design. From the invitation suite to the floral bouquets to the cake, these summertime nuptials were colorful and cheery!

Call (312)-344-1046 or email for a custom consultation today, we’d love to bring your cake dreams to life!

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Vendors //

Venue: The Langham Chicago | Photography: Becky Brown Photography | Event Design, Planning & Floral: Christine Janda Design & Events | Invitations: LBrown Design & Paperie | Cake: Elysia Root Cakes | Band: Cagen Music | Hair & Makeup: Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry | Bridal Gown: Weddings 826

Real Wedding: Anne & Dan

Anne and Dan’s wedding day was nothing short of a timeless Chicago affair with Meghan Andalman from Lovebird Events at the helm coordinating their day. This couple epitomized class and sophistication, and chose to say “I Do” at The Langham Hotel. Wind and rain didn’t stop this couple from having a magical day as you can see from these gorgeous photos from Amanda Megan Miller Photography.   When designing their custom wedding cake, Anne and Dan opted for alternating Double Chocolate and Vanilla Bean cake filled with Cookies-n-Cream buttercream. Their four tiered, cream-colored cake was covered with miniature sugar florals—one of our favorite details! To add extra flair, we opted to blanket the top tier with the highest volume of sugar florals, and lessen the quantity with each receding layer. KLA Designs added fresh floral around the base for a little ‘pop’ of color.

Our favorite part from this gorgeous day? We drew inspiration from the color of Anne’s wedding dress for the color of the cake!

For custom cake inquiries such as this amazing design, call (312-344-1046) or email today!

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Planning + Coordination: Lovebird Events | Venue: The Langham Hotel | Photography: Amanda Megan Miller Photography | Floral Design: KLA Designs