Archive for the Wedding Cakes Category

My Fair Wedding – David Tutera

Posted in Off the Press, Wedding Cakes with tags , , on August 4, 2010 by A Sweet Design

David Tutera, My Fair Wedding

David Tutera

My Fair Wedding

Pirate Theme

When we were asked to make a Pirate inspired wedding cake for David Tutera….we were super excited.  The entire team was on the job.

The bottom tier was a scrunched fabric look with multiple metallic shades airbrushed in.

We created several edible treasure chests with jewels and gems cascading out

Carrying the wedding cake onto set

All in a days work

A handcrafted map with directions to a secret treasure was placed in the middle of the cake.

Bride and Groom Custom toppers finished the look.

Happily Ever After

We look forward to the next episode to film in late October.


Until Death do you Part…

Posted in Cake Toppers, Wedding Cakes with tags , on June 17, 2010 by A Sweet Design

Love is Forever

Cake by A Sweet Design

Since love really is forever, why not show it with your cake topper.  This website makes toppers perfect for weddings with a Day of the Dead theme. 

This awesome wedding cake is a perfect example of just how classy and elegant a cake can look with a little inspiration…from the other side

Catalina Island….why yes

Posted in Wedding Cakes with tags , , on May 12, 2010 by A Sweet Design

Once upon a time  Monique from A Signature Wedding called and asked if A Sweet Design traveled to Catalina Island, as in Avalon, CA 90704. The answer was a prompt yes.

Eli and Jordana first came in to try our cakes early this year. That’s when it happened….Jordana fell in love, with chocolate cake layered with orange buttercream, ganache and grand marnier.

During this cake consultation, I learned that Jordana and Eli were dancers. Real, fancy shmancy dancers. So it was without a doubt that this passion had to be incorporated into the design.

After months of planning, the day finally arrived, May 3, 2010. Brittini and I packed up and departed on the USS Catalina Express with backpacks filled with decorating supplies and a large box packed with the amazing cake.  We made our way to the casino ballroom. We utilized the kitchen to complete final details. The one final detail that could not be completed until 5 p.m. was turning on the rotating topper. So, we had to kill a little time. First we discovered Armstrong Seafood. Great clam chowder….and beer in a plastic cup (not so good). We walked through town and enjoyed a local festival. The Girl Scouts were selling AMAZING apple cheesecake bites…we just had to try.  Coyote Joe’s caught our attention where I discovered the difference between a good margarita and a not so good one.  Before making our way back to complete the cake, we had to try the mojitos at Luau Larry’s. They were amazing.

We had a great adventure and relaxing day. I hope that Jordana and Eli danced the night away after enjoying a sweet piece of cake!

Sexy as can be!!!!

Posted in Off the Press, Wedding Cakes with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2010 by A Sweet Design

Krista Mason Photography

I can not express in words how much I loved making this wedding cake. 

When I first meet Scott and Valerie I realized how important their wedding day was.  Valerie had really done her homework and new exactly which details she wanted front and center.   Bravo! on a job well done.  I just love seeing it all come together and Krista Mason Photography captured the day just perfectly.  The Westlake Village Inn, as usual, offered an amazing background for the day.  The Tuscan Garden is by far one of the sweetest spots at the Lovely Westlake Village.

I love how absolutley perfect the color of the wedding cake went with every little teal detail.  The slices served where alternating vanilla and chocolate cake with bavarian chocolate chips and raspberry jam.  To complete the look of the cake was whipped vanilla buttercream in just the right shade of teal.  Hand made white flowers with teal centers and a brown fondant ribbon around the base of each tier completed this sexy cake.

Romance at Calamigos Ranch Malibu

Posted in Wedding Cakes with tags , , , on November 29, 2009 by A Sweet Design
Forever True Photography

Romance at Calamigos Ranch Malibu

When I first meet Dafne and Alex I knew they were going to be a fun couple to work with.  They both knew their wedding had to be memorable, romantic and fun.  A very special touch for the groom was the spade logo on the wedding cake (This is the logo for a  club that Alex is a member of).  They chose to have several flavors for the cake to include a tier of toasted coconut, another of mango mousse and finally coffee cream with espresso chips.  This stunning wedding cake was iced in vanilla whipped buttercream.

The location was just perfect for their romantic  fall wedding.  Both ceremony and reception were held at the amazing Calamigos Ranch Malibu (personally one of my favorite locations).  To capture the wedding was no other than Michael and Maggie from Forever True Photography. From the small details to the moments that matter, Michael and Maggie can always capture the true beauty of a couple.  Just looking at the picture of Alex holding the bouquet and Dafne looking back laughing reminds me of what a fun couple they are.

Congratulations you guys on Happily Ever After…thank you for letting A Sweet Design be a part of your wedding celebration!

A Glamorous Affair

Posted in Wedding Cakes with tags , , , , on May 12, 2009 by A Sweet Design
Leslie and Rob's Wedding

Leslie and Rob's Wedding

I just loved this wedding.  Leslie couldn’t have been a more laid back, confident bride.  As a result she got everything she dreamed of with a crew of professional vendors that knew just how to bring her vision together.  You have to check out Sandra’s  blog  to see more fabulous shots. Ofcourse, the cupcake tower isn’t too shabby…one of our masterpieces if I may brag a bit.  And to top it off….a cake topper by Chic Sparkles

A few of my favorites

Posted in Wedding Cakes with tags , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by A Sweet Design
Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cakes

These wedding cakes are so fun to make. I really love cakes with personality.  The top left cake is courtesy of Lee Brubaker Photography, she captured this image for us at the Wedding Salon in Beverly Hills. This cake is an Audrey Hepburn inspired original.

 Bottom left cake was a wedding cake I made for a wedding at Orcutt Ranch.  Photography by Christine Farrah.  This cake was made with special care for a sweet couple that wanted simple elegance.  Fresh fruits are sugar coated and placed in the corners of this square buttercream wedding cake

 The middle and largest cake is a truly stunning wedding cake for a  stunning bride. The reception took place at Westlake Village Inn.  Photograph courtesy of myself (I snap a few great shots once in awhile).  This is a fondant covered madhatter style cake with damask pattern going all the way around.  Very Chic!!

 Top right is a wedding cake made for a lovely couple that wed at The Spanish Hills Country Club.  Photo courtesy of Skye Blu Photography.  This cake is fondant

Bottom right is courtesy of Chelsea Elizabeth for a wedding at Camarillo Ranch. The broche and brown ribbon complimented the brides wedding dress. 

I greatly appreciate when photographers send pictures of cakes that we have done.  THANK YOU!!!!!