Once again Carly Rager of Carly Rager Events and Coordinating introduced me to a terrific bride. Quita and I met nearly a year ago to get her wedding planning in motion. Quita had lots of ideas about her cake, but she was basically picking colors that she liked and wasn’t quite sure what design she wanted.
Quita was certain of her flavors though. She loved my Red Velvet cake with Cheesecake filling, Lemon cake with Lemon Curd filling and French Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. There was not a question what flavors would make up her four tiers of cake.
Quita and I locked in her wedding date but tossed ideas around a lot until about 6 weeks prior to her wedding. She had found a photo she loved but wanted to know how it would look in her colors, so once again I broke out the CAD program and mocked it up for her. She ultimately decided on a mixed tier cake with three square tiers and a top round tier.
She wanted her colors of sage and lapis showcased on the cake so I wrapped the tiers with sage fondant ribbons and made fondant and gumpaste callas, roses, and hydrangea in the lapis and lighter purple colors, with a few tiny white hydrangea for accent.
Quita wanted three of the tiers to be plain and one quilted so we made the quilted tier covered with sage buttercream to really make it stand out. I also made their monogram in the sage color and accented with white and lapis to make it pop.
Quita had visited the Cumberland Room a few weeks prior to see how it was set up during another wedding. I was putting the wedding cake on a glass stand with legs made of water vases, filled with colored water beads and submersible mini LED lights. She loved the stand and decided to incorporate it into her cake as well. We filled her jars with purple and clear water beads with the lights and it really looked spectacular.
Quita and Seth, may your days be filled with hope and your nights with love.