Sunday, December 30, 2012

Most Beautiful Cakes of 2012

Pastries By Vreeke created some beautiful wedding cakes in 2012.
It was hard to decide which ones were our favorites.
We created a lot of really large cakes this year adorned with beautiful fresh flowers.
Lace Applique Cake with Sugar Bow and Broach

Another Lace Applique Cakes were very popular in 2012.  This one was wrapped in a fondant wrap with sugar monogram.
This lace applique cake and bows was designed to match the brides wedding dress 
Another popular cake design in 2012 was designed around a crystal cake stand and crystal spacer.
This cake was delivered to Spanish Hills Country Club

Loved the fresh flower swag on this 5 tiered wedding cake.
Fun peach colored ruffle cake, complete with sugar appliques and fun fantasy flowers! 
We all loved how sweet this cake turned out.  The vines, the stenciling and the pin-tuck pattern were a perfect fit for this bride. 

The cake isn't so beautiful, but Jennifer Lopez sure is!
The cake was a replica of Jennifer Lopez' Glowing Perfume.
Can't tell by this picture but the cake glowed under to cap on top and under the bottom onto the base.

This replica of Jennifer Lopez' new perfume Glowing was one of the highlights this year.
We were lucky enough to be asked to create it and even luckier when we presented to her at the Bel Air Hotel.
She is ever so beautiful in person and a very nice person.  I even received a very heartfelt thank you from her :)
 We'd love to hear which are your favorites!

Post your favorites!

Happy New Year
Pastries By Vreeke

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Malibu Wedding

The sun was shining and the cold weather held off for this outdoor October wedding in Malibu

Peach and white ruffle cake, complete with sugar appliques and fun fantasy flowers.
Fun Sugar Fantasy Flowers!
Lots and lots of sugar ruffles make up the sculpted middle tier.
Chairs were tied with burlap bows.... so cute!
Sweetheart table
The watering can centerpieces were my favorites of the season.
Foto Op....... love these hanging frames!
Vintage Luggage with pictures and mementos of the bride and groom
Wooden barrel holding escort cards.
This was such a creative wedding.  Everything was so cute!
Congratulations to
Nila & Ben!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Westlake Village Inn Wedding

Beautiful Applique Wedding Delivered to the
Lakeside Room at Westlake Village Inn

Come inside the Lakeside Room and check out the beautiful wedding reception

Beautiful Applique Wedding Cake, complete with bows that matched the brides wedding dress.
Note from the bride!
Thank u for my cake!!! this was a gorgeous cake and the ribbons exactly matched my gown!! thank u Lori for contributing to a most exciting, fun, elegant wedding; the guests loved the cake!
Sugar Bows with Silver Broach.
Beautiful florals by  "Hint of Chic"
Cute box of chocolates for each guest!
Menus slipped into folded napkins at each place setting!
Congratulations Nadia & James,
It was an honor to create your wedding cake!
Pastries By Vreeke
award winning cakes

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Biltmore - Four Seasons Santa Barbara Wedding

Santa Barbara Biltmore
Over looking the Pacific Ocean and the Islands of Santa Barbara is the beautiful
Four Seasons Hotel
Truly an amazing place to have a wedding.
Note from Mother of the Bride:
I truly cannot express to you how beautiful we feel the cake was. I'm sure you hear this all of the time ---but, it was a shame to cut into it. It was absolutely, positively, perfectly gorgeous and we appreciate your artistry.
 I hope you don't mind but when I see you I am going to give you the biggest hug.
   Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Two toned cake with custom molded appliques
Sugar appliques and pearls covered the cake along with a custom sugar monogram.
 The reception was held in the El Mar room with views of the Pacific Ocean. 
The chandeliers were adorned with greenery to add to the festivities.
The place settings were so sparkly with the clear chargers and silver accents.
One of the outside sitting areas of the Biltmore.
Cute little wooden boxes were customized with the couples initials,
So cute and creative.
Congratulations to J + J

Monday, August 13, 2012

Beautiful Violet Themed Wedding at Spanish Hills Country Club

Spanish Hills Country Club
August 11, 2012

Beautiful violet themed wedding for a beautiful couple!
Loved this family!  It is always such a pleasure to create a wedding cake when the family is so friendly and appreciative.  Thank you to the entire Farrah family!

Created this cake around one of my favorite crystal cake stand and spacer. 
To keep with the crystal theme, some tiers were covered in edible crystal flakes and edible silver balls. 

Note from the bride:
Hi Lori!
I just wanted to say THANK YOUUUUUU SOOOOOO much for my amazing wedding cake...OMG it was gorgeous...I still can't get over it! The candy buffet was also so sweet and adorable. I loved the guest cards with the rock candy (cutest idea, which went perfectly with the theme of the wedding). You were a HUGE part in why my wedding was so special and Jake and I are so grateful for all the work you put in. So happy I made it to your blog!! Can't wait to get MANY MANY more cakes from you in the future! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! 

Thank you,
Danielle and Jake

Even the grooms men enjoyed relaxing and watching as we set up the cake.

The florist did an amazing job on all the floral decorations. 
The ceremony site at Spanish Hills Country Club was beautiful.

The tables were decked out with more crystals on the menu cards and napkin rings.
The candy buffet supplied by Pastries By Vreeke in shades of violet, pink and blue to coordinate with the colors of the reception.

The escort cards were tied with Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks for each guest.

Congratulations to the newlyweds,

Danielle & Jake!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Calamigos Miami Dolphins Fan!

Yet another Calamigos Wedding.  Love that place!!!

This was a fun couple. They came up with a bunch of wording that had to do with their lives together and we piped it all onto the cake. Three hours of piping gets to your wrist after a while, but the final product was worth it.

The groom is a big Miami Dolphins fan so the bride surprised him with a Helmet grooms cake.

Love the remodeled main dining room at Calamigos.
It's so nice and open and no more dark wood walls behind the cake :)

Sparkly crystal topper!

The floral centerpieces really brightened up the tables.  Love all the song titles at each table

Homemade bottled cashews and hot sauce for the guests.
Love how each couple personalize their wedding.

Congrats to the newlyweds!

Liz & Dave

Special thanks go out to Amanda for a delivery well done!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Oaks at Calamigos

Congratulations to Jenna & Lorne

July 22, 2012
The Oaks, Calamigos Ranch

Elegant white cake displayed on
Crystal Cake Stand and Crystal spacer

Note from the bride:
There are tons of people who can make a cake for your wedding - believe me, I went to so many cake tastings that I must have gained a few pounds. I had a vision of an extravagant cake that would be the talk of the town... It was hard to feel completely confident in the bakers I met with until I found my gem in Westlake, and that gem is Lori Vreeke... After viewing her website I knew I found the wonderful lady who I gave the privilege of designing my dream wedding cake. Everything was perfect from the delicious flavor of the cake to the elegant design. Lori makes cake dreams come true... Mrs.  Nesbitt (gotta get used to that one....   :)  

Loved the sugar bow on top of the sugar crystal tier.

Sweetheart table xoxoox

Love the Rustic Charm of the Oaks!

In leu of floral centerpieces, the tables had wonderful iron candle holders.
Each one a bit different.

The outdoor ceremony site with waterfall backdrop

The Harpest was all set up and ready to go!

I love how everytime I deliver a cake to Calamigos Ranch, the sites always look different and bring out the personalities of each bride and groom.

Congrats to the Happy Couple and their families!

Lori Vreeke
Pastries By Vreeke