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Spring has Sprung in Cake Form

With Spring just around the corner – we here at Elysia Root Cakes are overflowing with inspiration! This Spring season is full of enchanting blooming flowers and trees putting forth new leaves, the earth looks dazzling! With all this new beauty around us we cannot help but think, how do we incorporate this grace into our cakes?

From actual bright blooms to sugar flowers to colorfully hand painted designs, our inspiration beams from Spring time and transcends through our cakes. Take a peek below at some of our favorite seasonal cakes, and get a little spring in your step!

Photography: Carasco Photography | Floral & Decor: HMR Designs/ Rishi Patel  | Planner: Birch Design Studios

Photographer: David Wittig Photography | Floral & Decor: HMR Designs/ Rishi Patel | Planner: Birch Design Studios

Photography: Leathem Photography | Planner: Clementine Chicago | Floral: A Stem Above Chicago

Photography: Rush Productions | Planner: Frank Event Designs

Photography: Amanda Megan Miller | Planner: Jayne Weddings (katijayne) | Shoot Concept: Indie Wed

Photography: Tim Tab Studios | Floral & Décor: Kehoe Designs |Coordination: CJ Janda

Photography: Becky Brown Photography | Florals and Coordination: CJ Janda

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Real Wedding: Casey & Agustin

Casey and Agustin’s wedding day was such a blast to be a part of—it always brings a smile to our faces when looking back and reflecting on all the amazing details that made this day special! The elegant three-tiered Banana cake was filled with Blueberry Preserves and Passion Fruit Buttercream. The all-white square wedding cake was the perfect compliment to this stunning Chicago venue. We’re always fans of adorning cakes with sugar florals, and beautiful deep red and white flowers added a burst of color on this classic cake design. Incorporating light blue seeded twigs also added an additional element of depth, which we always love! Colorful embellishments and decorative depth really transform any cake from simple to chic, and this timeless white wedding cake is a perfect example.

Adding a more personal touch to this love-filled day, Casey and Agustin incorporated a creative groom’s cake as well to really add to the fun! Representing the two of them as individuals and their unique passions was a great way to ultimately represent their great dynamic as a couple—the two really compliment one another, even seen through this one-of-a-kind cake design! From flowerpots to mini airplanes, this groom’s cake personifies the breathtaking love these two share.

Take a look below at Casey and Agustin’s special day below!


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Venue: The Langham Chicago | Floral Design: Cornelia McNamara | Planner: LOLA Event Productions | Photographer: Studio This Is

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.

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 

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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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

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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Arete’s Red Velvet Cake Private Baking Lesson

After Elysia received a touching email from Ms. Halle Quezada, a Chicago Public School teacher at Suder Montessori Magnet, the two made arrangements for one of her students to come in for a private baking lesson last week.

Arete, a bright young student, had lost her mother unexpectedly the previous year. She wrote an essay about her mom’s sudden passing, and one passage in particular stuck out to Ms. Quezada: Arete wrote about how her mom used to always bake red velvet cake, and that she never got a chance to learn from her. After her mother passed away, the family found the last red velvet cake she ever made (perfectly preserved in the car, thanks to Chicago winter temperatures) and they all cherished it.

Ms. Quezada, very understandably touched by this story, reached out to Elysia and asked if she could arrange for a private baking lesson so that Arete could learn how to make red velvet cake. Elysia and the team happily agreed! We hosted Arete, her sister, her aunt, and Ms. Quezada for a fun afternoon of baking. Take a look at these photos of their lesson below led by Joyce Marie:

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The team loved teaching Arete and her family how to bake red velvet cake, as a way to remember and honor her mother. We hope that she’ll be able to share this recipe with her own children in the future so that her mother’s legacy lives on!

If you are interested in having a private baking lesson in our studio, feel free to reach out to us today.

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.