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Custom Cake Spotlight: Unique Groom’s Cake and Cherry Blossom Wedding Cake

Our team at Elysia Root Cakes gladly welcomes unique cake requests that will truly represent the essence of couples and individuals. That’s why we had such a great time contributing to Marissa and Hunter’s wedding this past January, working alongside wedding designer extraordinaire Derrick Taylor of Taylor & Co. Derrick’s vision was to have a stunning winter wonderland wedding, while also incorporating a light literary theme. We made two special cakes for this lovely occasion: a unique groom’s cake and a seven-tiered cherry blossom wedding cake. Photos below were taken by RED Weddings.

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The groom was Hunter Sharpless, author of Song of the Fool: On the Road with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. It seemed only fitting to include some literary elements in the event. Not only was the wedding held at the Newberry Library, but we also made a custom groom’s cake that resembled a stack of well-known literary works, featuring the cover of Song of the Fool on top. This scholarly groom’s cake was red velvet with cream cheese filling.

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If you think the groom’s cake was impressive, just take a look at the massive wedding cake!

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This tremendous seven-tiered cherry blossom wedding cake had different flavors alternating between the tiers: almond cake with cream cheese filling, as well as chocolate cake with salted caramel and dark chocolate ganache. The icy white cake with muted pink cherry blossoms and roses went along perfectly with the winter wonderland theme.

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We hope guests enjoyed eating both cakes as much as we enjoyed making them.

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Thank you to the Entertaining Company, The Waldorf Astoria Chicago, RGB Lights, Becca Kaufman Orchestra and Great Life Music for helping put on this lovely wedding!

Recap: 2014 Wedding and Celebration Cakes

It’s almost February and I spent most of January in a bit of denial that 2014 is over and 2015 is upon us!!  We are off and running with our 2015 cake orders, but I thought it would be nice to take a quick look back at our 2014 Wedding and Celebration cakes!

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Meghan & Patrick’s gorgeous New Year’s Eve Wedding Cake at the Skyline Loft at Bridgeport Art Center

We had the opportunity to work on so many gorgeous and delicious wedding and celebration cakes all over the Chicagoland area last year.

My team and I at Elysia Root Cakes love making cakes and we especially love wedding cakes! We feel so honored to be a part of life’s special celebrations, especially a wedding where we get to have a small part of the celebration of love and commitment between two people.

There are WAY too many gorgeous wedding cakes to put in this one blog post, so I created this flipagram video on our instagram account which only captures about a third of our weddings last year – check it out!  Have you played with flipagram yet?  So fun!

In addition to wedding cakes, we had the pleasure of being part of many of your special celebrations last year!  From birthday parties, gender reveals, baby and bridal showers, you name it, we loved being part of it!

Thank you to our fabulous clients for a wonderful 2014!   We’re already off to an amazing 2015!!  Up next, our 2015 Indie Wed bridal show recap!