I've had it in mind to post about this for months now, and its finally time. I'm blessed to be a sister-in-law to one of the most talented cake designers out there. My "sister" launched her wedding cake business just last year, and it has taken off in an amazing way, due largely to her amazing design skills and hard work ethic. Its called Sugar! Wedding Cakes, and these beauties taste as good as they look. It helps that my brother (her husband) is a marketing genius and has come up with all sorts of clever ways to promote the business. She's currently based out of Saskatchewan, Canada, but I'm sure with the rising demand for talent and quality, she'll need to figure out a way to ship these creations elsewhere! So without further hesitation, here is what happens in my sister's kitchen almost every weekend of the year--an amazing collection--some done as showpieces, and most done for her lucky clients.
The level of detail and pretty elements working together here just excites me! This is among my favorite of her recent cakes (although its hard to choose)--I love the high contrast color scheme, quilting detail on the top tier, and cutout damask pattern on the bottom. So striking.
There has been a lot of demand for this one, I think due to its soft tone-on-tone color palate and flawless execution. Yes, my sis made all of those edible flowers on the top, and aren't those the most perfectly tied bows you've ever seen?
Another favorite. I love this unique overlapping technique, created by using vertical strips of fondant. Classic with a bit of an edge.
This cake has the perfect amount of whimsy and fun. I've never seen a cake like it before, and I think it would be perfect for a bride who's all about frills and fancy.
If I had to do it all over again, this might be the cake I'd choose for my wedding (although I LOVED mine--I'll do a special post with photos of that cake). I love how architectural and organic this one is, and again, so out of the ordinary.
I need to note that all of this piping was done by hand--often without a template of any kind. Yes, she's that good.....:)
How fun are those Jones soda bottles with the couple's photo on them? Great wedding favors, and the cake compliments the theme perfectly.
This gorgeous composition was created as a replica of my brother and sister-in-law's own wedding cake. They got married at Christmas, and wanted the cake to be a classy resemblance of Christmas gifts. The original cake was done by my sis's parents, who are also cake geniuses.......and as you can see from all of these beautiful photos, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
Oh, and one more thing.....the "icing on the cake" is the car they drive around to promote their business. One of the most clever marketing strategies, if you ask me.....its called "The Sugar Cube"
I could post way more images, but I'll let you visit her website here to discover more of these beauties for yourself. And after all of this, I'm craving chocolate cake and icing.....wonder why :)