Monday, July 27, 2009

Rudisill & McCaughey Wedding

Jake and Brooke were married on June 6, 2009 at the Crestwood Country Club ( here in Pittsburg, KS. They came to SDC wanting something fun and funky but elegant. We took ideas from their wedding invitations and the topper monogram they had purchased. Their colors were silver, ivory and black which made for a beautiful combination on the cake and CupCake Tower.

We just love the way this photo turned out. It almost looks like it was taken in the 1950's. This was one of the first Square CupCake Towers we have done and it looked fantastic! Thank you Brooke & Jake for such a contemporary take on a Wedding Cake!

Mt. Carmel Medical Center 2009 Gala

Mount Carmel Foundation hosted their 25th Anniversary Gala in February 2009 this year at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium and we had the honor of creating the Gala Dessert! The menu for the evening included a Tiffany Salad, 25th Silver Anniversary Entree (six oz. filet and bordelaise sauce accompanied by Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with Gorgonzola Fire and Ice asparagus spears sauteed in lemon pepper and Phantom of the Opera shrimp scampi skewer), and last but not least our Celebration European Chocolate (Semi-Sweet dark chocolate dessert cups filled with layered chocolate, raspberry and Irish creme dusted with delicate silver flakes, attended by silver Jordan almonds). Here is what they looked like:

The Mt. Carmel Kitchen staff did an amazing job of plating the desserts and adding a beautiful swirl of raspberry to the plate for color.

We hand painted each trim of the Belgian Chocolate dessert cups, cut out the layered chocolate pieces, put it all together and crafted each of the white chocolate filigree pieces that topped off the dessert. The Irish Creme was freshly made the day of the event and piped on to each and every one, all 325 of them (or 335..i lost count)! Here is a picture of the delicate dessert displayed on the Anniversary silver decorated tables.

These elegant confections were specifically designed for the 25th Anniversary Gala and will most likely never be replicated, just like the memories made that evening.

These were a lot of work, but the end result makes it all worth while. We would like to say thank you to the foundation for letting us sweeten up their event and continuing to provide Pittsburg and the surrounding area with such a caring medical facility!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dent & Reissig Wedding

Natalie and Jim united as one on Valentines day this year. They had their reception at the "Strange Implement Building" just outside of Eerie, KS. Although the name of the reception site is "strange" it is quit nice. A very spacious area with high ceilings, nice floors and plenty of room for dinner and fun.

We created a smaller Wedding Cake along with CupCakes and a Groom's Cake for the couple.

The flowers were inspired by a floral design we used at our very first bridal show at Memorial Auditorium. The Groom's Cake was a hunting themed cake with our Camo Chocolate Marshmallow Fondant. They made the tree trunk stand for the groom's cake.

We trimmed the Groom's cake in real shotgun shells so they could be used after wards. Congratulations to the Dent's! Thank you!

Hogan & Schmitz Wedding

Rose and Emily had their Commitment Ceremony in February at PSU's Heritage Room inside the Overman Student Center. It was a small ceremony with a beautiful cake.

We took inspiration from their invitations and their cake topper. The cake was covered in our Chocolate MMF. We also made cupcakes for extra servings. You can see this cake being created on our myspace page under pictures, then under Pictures by Kenna. Thank you ladies for such and awesome cake!

Willard & Roe Wedding

Since Jennifer and Vincent live in Overland Park we had to communicate mainly through email. Jennifer sent us a few pictures of cakes that they liked so we came up with a cake that combined all of the fun elements of each cake. They really liked the off-set look of the square, so we went with that. It's hard to tell in the picture, but it was very different.

Jennifer and her family visited the shop once, we played with dummy cakes to get the right size and look of the cake, then we were done! It was that simple!

Since both Bride and Groom are huge college football fans we created these two cakes for them:

We delivered these awesome cakes to Rosie's Cabin in Union Town. It is always a pleasure to make the drive and see what everyone does with the place. Everything looked great!

Stover & Mcnally Wedding

Stephanie and Rusty contacted us through MYSPACE ( and we started planning their Wedding Cake. The couple decided to go to Eureka Springs to get married and come back and have their reception at The Kitchen Pass in Joplin, MO. Probably a lot less stressful! Here is a sketch of what we came up with for them at first:

We used the paisley pattern that they liked and their colors. Of course we changed the M to an S =) for Stover and made a couple other adjustments. They were confident enough to let us choose the colors of the cake since we couldn't show them a digital mock up (our program was on the fritz). We used Gum Paste Tiger Lilies to add a little more excitement to the cake. Here is how it turned out.

It was bright and fun just like the married couple! From what I hear Stephanie has some Converse shoes similar to what the cake looks like? We would love to see those some day!

Thank you guys for such a fun and elegant cake!

Avery & Geier Wedding

For this event Sarah and Daniel decided on a twist to an old tradition! The Wedding Cake was actually Wedding CupCakes. We didn't use our normal CupCake Tower for this one, we used dummy cakes for the CupCakes to set on. This idea was inspired by a Celebrations by Lori cake that Sarah had seen and liked. Here is our version:

We delivered these tasty desserts to the Franklin Community Center in Franklin, Kansas. We also created a Groom's Cake. Since the groom loves Bruce Springsteen Sarah wanted to surprise him with a Bruce cake:

From what we hear no one wanted to cut into ol' Bruce! Thank you guys!

Here are a couple more pictures taken by Christina Spencer, the couples photographer.

We know you have heard of cutting the cake, but what about the new tradition, Cutting the CUPCAKE!

Christina Spencer Photography can be reached at (913) 795-2186 or email:

Armstrong & Powers Wedding

What can I say? Erica and Kyle are two of the best people i've met in this business. They are, as a couple, one reason I love my job. They were so fun to work with during the tasting/design stage of their Wedding Cake. We took inspiration from some Damask fabric that Erica and her mother purchased for the reception tables. I came up with a few different digital mock ups of their cake. Here are a couple of them:

A round version with just black and white and pieces taken from the pattern.

A square version with the same idea, just switching up the pattern a bit. And then with Erica's input we added the dark purple ribbon and switched up the pattern again to come up with the final mock up:

So, from this mock up we made our patterns, hand piped each and every little piece of edible frosting that would dry for one week and then be placed on the cake. Here is how it turned out:

We absolutely loved making this cake. We think Martha Stewart would be proud! Erica was so creative herself she even helped make the monogram that is at the top of the cake. She had her friend make the letter A who works at A & O Signs and Graphics here in Pittsburg, then she glued the black sparkling rhinestones to give it some pizazz. We think it turned out great!

And for fun Erica had us create this Groom's Cake for Kyle as a surprise. He loves the bad guys on the movie Karate Kid so we hand painted the Cobra Kai logo on his cake.

The Wedding Cake was Classic Vanilla with Dark Chocolate filling and the Groom's Cake was Classic Chocolate with a Coconut Pecan filling. Erica said that everyone loved it and ate it right up! Thank you guys for being so much fun to work with! Best of luck in your future!

Krenzel & O'Sullivan Wedding

Most of our Weddings are a lot of fun, but getting to work with a friend is even better. Not only are you excited because they are getting married, but they tend to let you have a little more input some times. Abby Krenzel and Tommy O'Sullivan decided to get hitched over a year ago. Abby made several trips to Pittsburg from Springfield to plan for the wedding, hang out with the girls and of course...taste cake! I think she tried something new every time she came to the shop =). A perk for us and a perk for her! She was even dreaming about cake before the wedding! I'm just glad we were her cake baker even in her dreams.

After a lot of discussion and looking around Abby and Tommy picked out a few pictures of cakes that they liked the style of. Each cake they chose was simple and elegant with not a lot of decoration. So, knowing that they would have a ton of people to feed we came up with a sketch of a cake that we thought would be beautiful. Here it is:

But we weren't entirely happy with this sketch and neither was Abby. So, we did this one:

We both liked this one better, but didn't like the monogram. So, after discussion of size, etc. the final cake came out like this:

The Wedding Cake was accompanied by EXTRA LARGE CakeBites with hand made Shamrocks to represent the Groom's family heritage. The swimming pool at the reception was even in the shape of a shamrock!

Believe it or not we had to carry this cake, already stacked & decorated out of the house, down some stairs, through people, chairs and tables and onto the Wedding Cake table! It was very stressful, but we made it and it all looked fantastic! We think the couple enjoyed it as well:

And after all the stress of the wedding was over we all had a blast in the photo booth that they rented:

I don't think I could have taken a worse picture, but Abby looks great!

And so do all the girls!