Wednesday, August 20

Taggin' Along..

A few weekends ago, my brother needed my help with a wedding cake setup. For those of you who are unfamiliar, he is a pastry chef and owns a chocolate/cake business. (handmade chocolates, and cakes.. separate. Not 'chocolate-cake'. ) Anywhooo.. it was a lot of fun to see him work as he is a phenomenal designer! Here is the assembly in progress, as it has to be assembled on site in a about an hour. Butter cream frosting and a delicate white cake. Ohhh... his cakes are more beautiful to eat than to look at (if that is at all possible).

All the layers get stacked on site.

The rose garlands, all handmade. Waiting to go up.

Filling in the layers and hiding the stand base.

Piping, piping and more piping.

Up. Up. Up. The couple spent almost their entire wedding budget on the cake. It was front and center at their reception, a school gym. Almost all of my brothers cakes are done at high end resorts, so this was quite different. No air conditioning. (not a good combo with butter cream frosting on a 85 degree day.)

I just love the little dot clusters. So cute!

The finished cake! Dead center of the gym! :) Here are some more cakes he has made..



16 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Gorgeous cakes, and I have made a few cakes before so I know they are tons of work! I got my buttons today in the mail, love them! Thanks Abbie!

Jessica said...

Oh wow! Those are some beautiful creations. Looks like artistic talent runs in your family. It's funny, I just saw this blog today!
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

Tara said...

Abby:

So nice to see you posting again, I am glad I tuned in to see what you have been up to!

:0)
Tara

Firefly Hill said...

Abbie,

Those are some beautiful cakes! Your brother is talented!

annie

Among the Hedgerows said...

oh my! those cakes are amazing works of art!
xo,
Lynda

Rachel said...

Those cakes are breathtaking. You almost don't want to eat them and mess them up. Are those edible roses? Your brother is the very best cake maker I know. Not only are the cakes beautiful, they are absolutely delicious and moist. They are worth top dollar.

Abbie said...

The roses are made from sugar, but not something you'd want to eat... owuldn't taste very good! :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Exquisite! Your family is so talented!! Thanks for sharing these photos of the work in progress...very interesting.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

My favorite is the one in front of the quilt with the flowers and tiny fleur di lis. Magnifique! Twyla

Rhondamum said...

Wow! What amazing talent runs in your family. I am so glad that you shared this with us Abbie! Do you know I still have my wedding topper in my freezer, after seven years. I just don't have the heart to get rid of it!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Abbie!

Look at these cakes! They all are absolutely amazing! What a talented brother you have! Wow!!

Smiles...

Beverly

Amber said...

I guess he figured we wouldn't appreciate cakes in school. ; )

Mary said...

Oh how beautiful!!! I guess creativity runs in your family...
xoxo,
Mary

KathrynAntyr said...

Amazing cakes! I'm quite fond of beautifully decorated cakes. My mom, when she was a homemaker and I was a small child would decorate cakes at home. Sometimes people would give her a napkin and she would copy it, other times she would create a cake based on a novelty cake pan. I would sit and watch here twirl the little metal pin and watch the flowers form. The wax paper on the dining room table would fill up with the flowers in neat rows. Of course my favorite was when she would slice off the top of the cake to remove the mound and frost it for me to eat while she worked. Cakes now are so sophisticated. I love how artistic they have become. Does your brother have a Web site? I'd love to see more of his work.

Tamara Jansen said...

FABULOUS! Does he live anywhere near Vancouver BC?

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Breath-taking cakes Abbie. Your brother is truly an artist!