Minnesota Vikings Theme Wedding

I can honestly say I never imagined I’d be asked for a purple and yellow Minnesota Vikings themed wedding cake. Especially living here deep in the heart of Seahawks country. But after decorating cakes for about 5 years now, I’ve learned that there’s no such thing as “traditional” anymore and weddings can be as unpredictable as birthdays when it comes to cake design and theme. Having said all that, I was given a lot of freedom from the bride in how I incorporated these colors, and so I was really excited to try out a buttercream ombre technique that I’ve been admiring for quite a while now. It took a couple trial runs to get the look I wanted (thank you family for being my guinea pigs), but I was happy with the end result.┬áIt’s really an astonishingly simple technique that gives a very cool look and I’m looking forward to trying out some different variations of this in the future. Congrats to the bride and groom, and thank you for letting me be part of your special day!

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Best Princess Party Ever

My niece, Emma, is totally and completely in love with Princess Elsa. So for her 3rd birthday a “Frozen” theme was a no -brainer. I’ve always wanted to try out a princess dress cake and I finally got the chance. The darker blue color is fondant and the light blue top is buttercream. Some silver sparkles, a few royal icing snowflakes and a tiara topped off this birthday cake. Between this cake and two good friends who dressed up as Anna and Elsa for a surprise visit, I think the birthday girl was officially blown away. The bar has been set very high and I think this party will be tough to top.

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