Saturday, September 18, 2010

Westlake Village Inn Wedding

Westlake Village Inn
September 18, 2010

Yet another wonderful cake delivered to Westlake Village Inn. It seems like I am there every weekend. I love delivering here, it's so close to my bakery and the staff is so friendly. It really is such a pleasure to be able to supply wedding cake for this venue.
Thank you Jeannie and the entire staff at WVI.

This cake was a simple fondant cake with brown ribbon around each tier. Fresh flowers were supplied by Belle of the Ball Designs, who is always a pleasure to work with. It's so nice when you become friends with all the vendors work with often.
Did I mention the wonderful Jason of Elegant Event Entertainment was the DJ for this reception? He and his staff are more vendors which I consider friends and always a joy to see!

Note from the bride:
I had the hardest time deciding on first whether to do a groom's cake, and second what to do. Once I realized that Mark was hoping to get a groom's cake, that made the first decision easy. The cake itself was inspired by Mark's commitment to his personal health and his love of coconut water to hydrate/nourish his body. Anyone who knows Mark well, knows he loves his coconut water. One day Mark realized that our bar wasn't going to have coconut water, so he was concerned that at the wedding he wouldn't get any after drinking all night. He was so surprised to see that Lori created a coconut with his favorite coconut water inside! It was absolutely perfect and Mark was able to get his coconut water right out of the middle of the cake with a straw! To top it off, it was a carrot cake (Mark's favorite).
Thank you Lori for your creativity!!!

This grooms cake was so fun to create. The groom drinks ZICO brand coconut water every night and his lovely bride wanted to surprise him with a coconut cake filled with ZICO water. In the middle of this cake is a bottle of ZICO with a straw for him to drink from during the reception.

Belle of the Ball designs created these beautiful floral centerpieces on beautiful Victorian iron stands. It's amazing what flowers can do to a room!

Westlake Village Inn is really a beautiful venue to have a wedding. Entering the reception room, you are greeted by a roaring marble fireplace and sparkling crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling.

Congratulations to Amber and Mark!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Oaks at Calamigos Ranch

Another beautiful wedding at Calamigos Ranch in California
Saturday, September 11th
The sun was shining, the evening temperature was wonderful, and Calamigos looked beautiful for an outside wedding on the deck of The Oaks
This wedding cake was created with fondant swirls, leaves and baby teardrops in beige and shades of green. The cake was than adorned with pastel colored roses and various stems of pastel flowers.

The Oaks at Calamigos has a rustic feel with wood panelled walls, stone fireplace, crystal chandeliers and twinkly lights strung in the ceiling rafters.

Lei Ann of Happy Flowers created this beautiful floral display for the buffet table

Calamigos is full of wonderful treasures around every corner.
I just love this old wagon in front of The Oaks!

Congratulations to Kristin & Tim!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

McCormick Home Ranch!

McCormick Home Ranch is one of those wonderful historic homes from the Ranching Days in Camarillo, California. Built in 1918, surrounded by farmlands and not to far from the Pacific Ocean, it is a beautiful site for a country wedding.

I love designing cakes that allow me to be creative, but keeping the design simple and elegant.

Note from the bride:
Lori, my cake was everything and more than what I expected!!! You outdid your self. It was almost to pretty to eat!! And all my guests loved every layer. Ron and I are excited for our 1 year to come around to eat that banana, cuz I didn't get to have any, other than what was smashed in my face!
Can't wait to work with you again for birthday cakes, baby showers, and all that fun stuff that comes after the wedding.

This fondant covered cake was marbleized using a sponge painting technique and then the stenciling was applied.

Fresh flowers were added in violet shades along with matching edible butterflies.

The sugar topper was made to match the monogram on their wedding invitations.
Edible butterflies enhanced the design to add a whimsical look to the cake. The design fit perfectly with the surrounding area of McCormick Ranch House.

Jennifer from Belle of the Ball designs created these centerpieces, so pretty!
Each place setting was set with a jar of handmade strawberry jam, yum!

This birdcage hung from a tree for guests to insert any envelopes for the bride and groom.

McCormick Ranch House has been owned by the McCormick family since 1918.
Congratulations to the happy couple,
Tiana & Ron
September 4, 2010