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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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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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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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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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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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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

Happy Birthday, Baby! Our favorite children’s cakes!

Kids love cake, too! We love children’s cakes for a number of reasons, the most important being design. Children’s cakes are a great opportunity for our team to put on our collective creative thinking hats and create something truly memorable. Whether your child loves Sesame Street, the circus, or the movies, we are here to bring your child’s cakes dreams to life. Some of our all-time favorite creations are our children’s cakes, and we’re excited to be a part of your next birthday party! Call (312-344-1046) or email to order your child’s amazing birthday cake — we can’t wait to hear what your child has in store for us!

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Elevate Your Cake with Florals

Designing your wedding cake is always fun! And the best part?! It’s full of flavorful samples! Cake tasting is definitely a high point of wedding planning, but flavor aside, you also have to consider your cake’s design aesthetic. Do you want a classic white fondant cake, or a semi-naked floral adorned masterpiece? Whatever your pick, you can be sure that florals elevate any cake!

We adore fresh florals for a multitude of reasons—the most important being their added texture. Our favorite floral partners always assist in this process, and we would be lost without Kehoe Designs, HMR Designs, Revel Décor as well as Fab Flora, Exquisite Designs, Kesh Designs, Stemline Creative, Natural Beauties Floral, Fleur & Hello Darling and so many others that we cannot even list them all! Whether your cake is three tiers or six, lush blooms always add a sense of individuality and character to your design. Incorporating flowers in between your cake levels is timeless. Fresh florals also make for excellent cake toppers!

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Sugar florals are also stunning—and always in season 😉 With Elysia Root Cakes, we can create gorgeous, realistic-looking and botanically correct sugar flowers that double as memorable keepsakes for the couple after their wedding. We love sugar flowers as they can be tailored to your custom vision. It’s all about bringing your cake dreams to life!

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We hope you enjoy these beauties as much as we do, call or email for a custom cake today!

Custom Cake Spotlight: Rustic Buttercream Wedding Cake

Alyssa and Franz tied the knot last August at the Chicago Illuminating Company. They had a gorgeous rustic buttercream wedding cake topped with fresh floral to celebrate. Thanks to Clementine Custom Events for coordinating the event, as well as to Colin Pierson Photography for taking these lovely photos!

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They had a simple, three tier rustic buttercream wedding cake. StemLine Creative provided the fresh floral in white and pops of purple. The adorning flowers gave the cake a very organic feel.

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Alyssa and Franz’s delicious wedding cake consisted of vanilla bean cake with a combination of vanilla bean buttercream and raspberry buttercream. Perfect for a summer wedding!

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These Images are from the Wedding Celebration of Alyssa Case and Franz Russler on August 22, 2015 at The Chicago Illuminating Company in Chicago, IL. All Images (C) 2015 Collin Pierson, Collin Pierson Photography. Bride & Groom Preparation location: The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 Ceremony Location: Chicago Illuminating Company, 2110 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 Reception Location: Chicago Illuminating Company, 2110 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

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All of the vendors that participated in Alyssa and Franz’s wedding were a pleasure to work with, including Food for Thought who catered their wedding.

Our year is booking up quickly! If you are getting married this year and still need a wedding cake, call (312-344-1046) or email us today to set up an initial consultation/cake tasting!

Custom Cake Spotlight: Multi-Shape, Four Tier Wedding Cake

Christine and Rob got married last year at the Langham Hotel, Chicago during a beautiful fall wedding. The couple decided to go with an all white wedding cake, consisting of different shaped tiers for a unique look. Take a peek at some of their photos from their big day below by Dennis Lee Photography.

Elysia Root Cakes Best Wedding Cakes Chicago_0747Their white fondant wedding cake had three different shapes of cake. The bottom and top tier were round, the second was a hexagon, and the third was square. Pearlized fondant ribbon adorned three of the tiers, while one of the tiers had an interesting quilted texture with a small piped bead border.

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Sitting on top of the cake were two super cute bride and groom rubber duckies! Elysia Root Cakes Best Wedding Cakes Chicago_0752

The couple’s wedding cake consisted of three different flavors: lemon cake with passion fruit buttercream and raspberry buttercream, pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling, as well as vanilla bean cake with peanut butter buttercream and Nutella buttercream. Yum!

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Elysia Root Cakes also made and assembled their wedding favors – small boxes of macaron, topped with a customized bow and beautiful pen from the Langham Hotel. These delicious favors sat at each place setting on top of guests’ napkins and menus. Elysia Root Cakes Best Wedding Cakes Chicago_0749

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Congratulations to the happy couple!

If you are getting married and are looking for a unique and delicious wedding cake, we are just the place for you! Call or email us today to set up an initial cake consultation and tasting.