I am very visual. Give me a picture, and I’ll create a cake to capture the feel, flavor (no pun intended), and design of the image. I recently collaborated with Carter and Cook, an event styling company in San Diego, to create a cake for a bridal luncheon photo shoot around this inspiration:
Several artists worked on the shoot: Amy, from the Wedding Chicks, coordinated the project and Jessica Claire took the photographs. Leigh Ann, from The Floral Lab, designed the flowers and Lori, the artist behind Paper and Thread, created the invitations. Ink and Button provided the hair accessories for the shoot.
The team met at Cafe Mimosa in San Clemente, California to scout out the locale and finalize the design concept. We agreed to incorporate some tangerines and buttons into the design.
I love making cakes for photo shoots. I love the freedom to create anything I want within a given design framework and to interpret the concept in whatever way I choose. Here, I created a centerpiece cake and four miniature versions of the centerpiece cake.
I made everything you see on the cake–from the flowers to the buttons to the lemons and kumquats–out of fondant.
And here are some other cute shots.