Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wedding Season Has Begun!

Wedding season has officially begun for Jillicious Desserts and last Saturday, May 15th I delivered a simple, yet elegant wedding cake and mini cupcakes for the bride's outdoor wedding.  The wedding was held at a venue that I hadn't been to before, called Dancing Deer Mountain.  Although I didn't actually see any deer, let alone a dancing one, it was a very beautiful location and I imagine that from time to time deer are probably seen in this area.

The next wonderful surprise was the wedding cake topper.  I've seen many toppers over the years, but this one just might be my favorite yet!  I didn't know what the wedding cake topper would look like or the size, so I had to finish decorating the cake on site. I brought a tray of dark chocolate curls to finish the decorations on the cake and once the topper was in place, I was able to finish this wonderful, first wedding cake of the 2010 wedding season.

Along the back part of the wedding gown, there was a beautiful quote by Shakespeare and it just added to the wonderful details of this topper.

I just loved all the details on the wedding gown of the cake topper and I just had to take a few more pictures to show the details.  It worked out so well that I had decorated with some pearlized sugar pearls and I added a few more around the base of the topper for some special details.

In addition to the wedding cake, the bride ordered five different flavors of mini cupcakes for her guests.  The colors just added a nice contrast to the gorgeous greenery that surrounded the tables and once everything was set up, it just couldn't have worked together more perfectly.

The bride also added a small, 6-inch Chocolate Decadence Cake without the whipped cream, for a gluten-free and lactose-free option; so she too, could enjoy her wedding cake.

As I set up the wedding cakes and cupcakes, I just took a few minutes to relax and enjoy the process of putting the final touches on the cake and arranging everything just so.  I think that is really my favorite part--seeing it all come together and knowing that I played a small part in making the bride's wedding day so special. 

On my way home from the wedding venue, I stopped by a local hazelnut farm and purchased some hazelnuts and the lady noticed that I was wearing a chef's jacket and asked where I was coming from.  I explained that I had just delivered a wedding cake and she said:

"Oh, how wonderful!  Do you realize that all these people that you've done wedding cakes for have pictures in their scrap books or photo albums of your work?  What an amazing thing to know that your work will be remembered for years to come.  It's like you are a part of their lives for such a special day." 

She was right, and I hadn't really thought of it that way before, but I love the idea of being able add to their experiences that they can have wonderful memories to remember.

Wedding Cake Details:
  • Black & White Chocolate Cake [Dark Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling & Icing, decorated with Dark Chocolate shavings and curls w/sugar pearl details.]
  • Chocolate Decadence Cake [Raspberry Glaze and decorated with Dark Chocolate curls and fresh raspberries.]
Mini Cupcake Details:
  • Orange Zinger Cupcakes [Vanilla Cupcakes w/Orange Zinger Frosting]
  • Devilishly Moist Chocolate Cupcakes [w/Chocolate Buttercream Icing]
  • Coconut-Lime Cupcakes [Coconut Cupcakes w/White Chocolate & Lime Cream Cheese Icing]
  • Lemon Surprise Cupcakes [Lemon Citrus Cupcakes w/Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Icing]
  • Devilishly Moist Chocolate Cupcakes [w/Vanilla Buttercream Icing]


  1. Wow, so many flavor options for one wedding! Your cakes/cupcakes all look perfect, especially the wedding cake! Love all the details and how the chocolate shavings fan out around the topper! Looks like you're going to have a busy wedding season:)

  2. Wow..looks yummy! And with all your cake mouth is watering...

  3. Oh, how gorgeous and romantic this is. Even I will always remember it.

  4. Jill,
    Breathtaking! Are your cupcakes like hostess "zingers" I love those things..not the dry cake part but the fun flavor..and coconut lime? To die for! Perhaps JT and I should get married again!

  5. WOW!!!!! You made ALL of this!!! You are truely amazing. Your clients must be the happiest around! I used to make iced wedding cakes (I'm talking about the type we do in Oz with Fruit cake, fondant, iced flowers and royal icing) but they are not really last minute type of cakes. You have to make everything at the last minute! You must exist on not a lot of sleep!! I am truely in AWE!

  6. What a gorgeous topper!!! I wish my wedding topper was so cute. There wasn't much choice 10 years ago.

  7. Beautiful. Both the cakes and the sentiment. Cakes baked and decorated with love and awareness.

    Could anyone ask for more?

  8. This is amazing... love the cake and decoration so much! Great creation, Jill :-)

    Sawasdee from Bangkok,

  9. As mother of the bride I have to say THANK YOU! You did a wonderful job escpecially becuase we just showed you what we had and left you to figure out how to make it beautiful. Everyone was very impressed and, as usual, the cakes were delicious.

  10. Sue: Thanks! It looks like it really will be a busy season, which is good. :)

    Faithy the Baker: Thanks!

    Baking Sorceress' Apprentice: Why thank you! :)

    Virgina: It's been so long since I've had a hostess zinger, I can't remember what they taste like. My orange zinger cupcakes have a vanilla cupcake and the icing is orange w/a little tangy "zing" to it. And the coconut-lime is always a big crowd pleaser. :)

    Marcellina: Thanks, and yes, some nights I only get a short nap in, but the longer I've done it, I've gotten faster, so it's easier now. :)

    Renee: I know, I need to find out where they got their topper--I just loved it!

    Nicola: Thank you for your kind words.

    Kris: Thanks!!

    Sheila: Thank you for visiting my blog and I'm so happy to hear that everything went well with your daughter's wedding. :)

    Vicki: Thanks!

  11. Very nice...a great start to the season!

  12. Wow your cakes are just stunning, this looks delicious!

  13. Threads: Thanks! It is the perfect start to the wedding season!

    Natalie: Thanks, I appreciate your comment. :)

  14. Beautiful cake Jill! Love the Shakespearian quote on the back of the dress. Just gorgeous!

  15. Not just the wedding cake was amazing itself, it was sorrounded by the most beautiful cupcackes I ever saw. Wonderful job Jill, you're the real thing. big hug from Fabi in Madrid - Spain.

  16. Msmeanie: Thanks! I know, that cake topper was just awesome! :)

    Fabi: Thank you so much--you are so sweet!!