Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cutest Cake Topper!!!

Hartley Botanica Wedding

I LOVE delivering cakes when everything is perfect!
From the moment I arrived, and was greeted by the groom and the groomsmen, I felt the magic. 

The cake was so refreshing.  The monogram on the bottom tier was copied from the invitations.  The stencil was custom made to also match the invitation. The little yellow balls were carried out in the reception decor.

Note from the bride:
Lori!!  Seriously, amazing and wonderful, just as expected. We had an incredible wedding and feel truly fortunate to have had you on our team. The cake was delicious, everyone was dying over both flavors! Also, the gluten-free gals were in heaven, one of them said it as the best gf cake she has ever had! Everything was just perfect.    With much love and gratitude,   R + L

The groomsmen took pictures of the groom holding the cute custom topper that looked just like them, including their doggie

I couldn't help but snap some pictures of the grooms great shoes and argyle socks

Debbie of Floral Fields is so creative.  The table cards were all hung between two branches, topped with flowers.  Each guest had their own card complete with a pin with their picture on it.  So Creative Debbie!

Each table had a different photograph of the family and friends.  Vintage bottles added to the festive decor. 

Pinol Oil - Scalp Treatments

Floral Fields floral arrangement at the entry archway

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs.

Leyna & Rory's wedding was definitely perfect.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cake Cutting Ceremony

Tips for Picking a Song for the Cake Cutting Ceremony
Courtesy of Jason - Elegant Event Entertainment

Romantic Wedding Cake Cutting Ceremony

I bet you didn’t event think about needing a special song to play during your Cake Cutting, but, it’s fun to pick a Cake Cutting Song based on lyrics that might be a pun for Cake, or eating, or Sugary Sweets…or to choose a song for the cake cutting that exemplifies the love that the Bride and Groom have for one another and the joining together of two loving souls! To make it a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top 38 songs that over 98 Brides and Grooms who hired us in 2010 chose to play during the cake cutting at their wedding.

The song serves merely as background, and honestly a lot of people won’t even pay attention to the song…but if it’s a clever choice and a song you like, everyone will enjoy it, especially the Bride and Groom! If you aren’t familiar with one of the songs listed below, simply follow this link to YouTube and search for the song by artist and title and listen there, then head back to our site for more planning tips. Best Wishes to you and enjoy your cake!

1.) All You Need Is Love- Beatles

2.) Angel- Shaggy

3.) Another One Bites The Dust- Queen

4.) Belle- Jack Johnson

5.) Better Together- Jack Johnson

6.) Candyman- Christina Aguilera

7.) Collide- Howie Day

8.) Cut The Cake- Average White Band

9.) Eat It- Weird Al Yankovick

10.) Grow Old With You- Adam Sandler

11.) Hit Me With Your Best Shot- Pat Benatar

12.) How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You- James Taylor

13.) How Sweet It Is- Michael Buble

14.) I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Ho)- Four Tops

15.) I Only Have Eyes For You- Flamingos

16.) I’m Yours- Jason Mraz

17.) Ice Cream- Sarah McLaughlin

18.) If I Didn’t Have You- Randy Newman

19.) Kiss The Girl- Colbie Collet

20.) L-O-V-E- Nat. King. Cole

21.) Love You Madly- Cake

22.) Lullaby- Dixie Chicks

23.) Me Gusta El Pastel- Marketpeace Brothers

24.) Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard

25.) Recipe of Love- Harry Connick

26.) Say Hey I Love You

27.) Sexy Love- Ne-Yo Remix fea Candace Jones

28.) Short Skirt/ Long Jacket- Cake

29.) Sugar Pie- Four Tops

30.) Sugar Sugar-Archies

31.) Sweet Thing- Chaka Kahn

32.) Sweetest Thing- U2

33.) That’s Amore- Dean Martin

34.) The Wedding Song- Bob Dylan

35.) When I’m Sixty-Four- Beatles

36.) Winner- Jamie Foxx fea. Justin Timberlake

37.) You And I- Ingred Michaelson

38.) Your My Best Friend- Queen

Fun & Festive Wedding Cake Cutting Ceremony

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Southern California's Award Winning Wedding Cake Decorator... Pastries By Vreeke

Friday, June 17, 2011

Spanish Hills Country Club Wedding

The dining room of Spanish Hills Country Club has never looked more beautiful than when I delivered a wedding cake this evening.  Spanish Hills is located in Camarillo California perched on a hill with the Pacific Ocean in the distance.  The brides Uncle did an amazing job with all the flowers, and there was an abundance of them!  

This wedding cake was designed after the brides wedding dress.  The sugar flowers were all had cut and embellished with tiny silver dragees to match the dress. Floral stenciling was added under all the applique flowers.

Note from the bride & groom:
Angel and I wanted to thank you for the awesome job you did on our wedding cake. All the little details from the ribbon to the flowers matching my dress, it was stunning...I was more than happy with the cake, it over exceeded my expectations and even for Angel who was somewhat hesitant to add the flowers he just loved the balance of the extravagant detail I wanted with the classic simple lines he wanted.  It was the perfect blend of US represented in the cake.
Our guests keep telling us how good the chocolate raspberry cake was they love the combination plus the moisture of the cake.
 It was perfect!! thank you Lori. .........  Vanessa and Angel
Fresh roses separated the top two tiers and a custom base was designed to hold 50+ roses.  The effect was stunning and exactly how the bride envisioned it.

I was lucky enough to enjoy a visit with the bride and groom before the reception.  It's such a pleasure to help make a day memorable for such a sweet couple

Here is a close up of the brides wedding dress that we used for an inspiration for the cake.

The flowers were amazing.  I've never seen Spanish Hills Country Club looking so beautiful!
Gloria's Flowers

The dining room has dozens of these chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, oh how beautiful!

One of the fountains at the Country Club

Congratulations  Vanessa & Angel
May you have many wonderful years to come!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Favorite Cake of the Wedding Season ....... So Far........

Walnut Grove
Moorpark, California
June 4, 2011

I really love cakes that I get to adorn with Applique Flowers.  You can do so much, the creativity is endless.
This cake was delivered to Walnut Grove in Moorpark California.  Walnut Grove as the name states is a wonderful venue nestled in a grove of Walnut Trees in Moorpark California. 

From the moment I arrived to set up Melissa & Neil's wedding cake, it was a magical moment.  The entire area was filled with wildflowers in wonderful vases, old watering cans and cute little wooden signs depicting the different areas.

Applique Cake complete with sugar Billy Balls spilling out of the topsy-turvy top tier.
Award Winning cake decorator Pastries By Vreeke

This was the head table and there were so many cute accessories, jars and vases that the wildflowers were displayed in.  Megan of Honey and Poppies did an amazing job with all the flowers!

All the extra details that make a wedding sparkle!

The Lemonade Stand courtesy of Command Performance Catering

The favors..... Homemade Granola courtesy of the Mother-of-the-Bride.

The ceremony site .... Walnut Grove!

Congratulations to Melissa & Neil