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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: 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 because amazing photos are just as important as the cake! Fortunately, there are so many talented photographers out there, like Olga Topchii at olgatopchii.com, so if you are planning your special day, consider clicking on the link.

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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.



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.


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!).





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!


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!

Custom Cake Spotlight: Four Tier Wedding Cake with Gorgeous Sugar Floral

Nadiya and Vlad tied the knot at The Murphy last summer, and their wedding cake was both elegant and lovely. The couple wanted their decor to exemplify sophisticated, timeless beauty, and they sure achieved it! Kara Superfine Events did an amazing job putting together their beautiful wedding. Have a look at the gorgeous photos below by Studio This Is.



Nadiya and Vlad’s four tier fondant wedding cake was adorned with an array of sugar floral: white hydrangeas, white spray roses, white phalaenopsis orchids, and white cherry blossoms with hints of lavender. The small separator in the middle (separating the upper two tiers from the lower two tiers) was completely covered in this variety of sugar floral.


The final elegant detail on their wedding cake was a custom silver monogram, representing the initial of both of their first names.


The wedding cake had completely different flavor combinations for each tier: vanilla bean cake with raspberry mousse and white chocolate mousse fillings, chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream and dark chocolate ganache fillings, almond cake with coffee buttercream filling, and last but not least – vegan peanut butter cake with vegan chocolate buttercream filling. No matter what their guests’ taste preferences were, we’re sure they were able to find a flavor combination that they loved!



Kehoe Designs provided Nadiya and Vlad’s beautiful fresh floral, and Blue Plate Catering was their caterer. We hope Nadiya and Vlad enjoyed their gorgeous wedding cake as much as we loved making it!

2016 dates are booking up quickly, so make sure to call (312-344-1046) or email us today about setting up your initial wedding cake consultation!

Elysia Root Cakes’ 2016 Team Resolutions

The Elysia Root Cakes team had a fantastic year in 2015, and we’re striving for an even better 2016. We thought it might be fun to come up with a list of goals to achieve as a team this year- and no, our resolutions don’t involve going to the gym (though we’re not saying that would be a bad idea, to offset our sugar intake!) Have a look at our list of new year’s resolutions for 2016:

1. Send our cakes to more and/or different venues. This year, we already have plans to send our cakes to the Field Museum and the Chicago Cultural Center – two places (we as a team) have never been to before. We love sending our cakes to new venues, and we hope to hit all Chicago landmark buildings very soon!


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2. Expand our menu with new and improved cake and filling flavors. Our team is hard at work researching and testing new cake flavors and fillings. Some new fillings you can expect to see on our 2016 menu will be chocolate fudge frosting, lavender honey buttercream, and Mexican hot chocolate buttercream. We’re also working on new cake flavors like peanut butter, green tea, and pistachio cake. Yum!!

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3. Host more baking and decorating classes in our cake studio. We’ve got our first class of 2016 coming up- it’s a fondant basics class for adults on January 30th. Participants will learn how to handle and apply fondant, as well as learn various decorating techniques. (If you’re interested, make sure to call us today!). Not only will we be hosting more adult baking classes, but classes for kids as well!


4. Expand our team. A bigger and better year means having more hands on deck!


5. Improve technique to yield the very best results. We’re sending our team members to a few different classes in the next couple months, so that they can work on their (already amazing) technique. They’ll learn some new and improved techniques on creating sugar floral, among other things. This means there will be more to choose from on the design front!


If you’re planning a wedding in 2016, we still have some dates available so make sure to call (312-344-1046) or email us today to set up an initial consultation! We look forward to hearing from you.

Custom Cake Spotlight: Art Deco Wedding Cake

Sarah and Eric got married last September at A New Leaf, surrounded by their loving friends and family. Our team really enjoyed making their eye-catching, art-deco wedding cake. Naturally Yours Events did a wonderful job planning their big day, and Tuan B & Co captured it beautifully! Take a look at photos of their art deco wedding cake below.


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Although the cake looks like it has three tiers, it technically has four. The middle, white section of the cake is actually two same-size tiers stacked to look like one extra tall tier. The gold part of the cake is gold painted fondant, creating an eye-catching metallic effect!

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Sarah and Eric’s delicious art deco wedding cake had two different varieties of flavors: almond cake with dark chocolate ganache, as well as green tea cake with passionfruit buttercream and strawberry buttercream! Although green tea cake was not previously offered on our menu, our team put together a recipe specially for Sarah and Eric’s big day.  We love special requests and personalizing the cake not just on the outside, but the inside as well!

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Other vendors that took part in their wedding were Fumee Gypsy Project, FIG Catering, Gold Noise DJs, Red Door Spa, and Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists.

If you have a special design and/or cake flavor request, we’d love to make it happen! We specialize in creating wedding cakes that are truly and uniquely you, so we are not afraid to make your dream cake a reality. Contact us via email or phone (312-344-1046) today to set up your initial wedding cake consultation!