{portfolio} tim+leah

I spend most of my cake making nights making bright colored, fun kiddie cakes (which I love!) but I get reeeeeally excited when a elegant wedding cake order comes my way! (…although I’m not taking on any more wedding orders) This was today’s cake. A gorgeous four tier, soft, elegant and understated cake. *swoon* And because making a 4 tiered wedding cake and two sheet cakes in 36 hours with a toddler is, in short, exhaaaaaaaausting…. my brain can’t come up with any more full sentences right now. So I’ll leave you with a few pictures. :)

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{portfolio} jungle cake

Oh dear has this been a busy weekend! I turned on my oven at 7am on Friday and here I am, 30 hours later and I’ve made, delivered and set up 350 mini cupcakes as well as pulling together this sweet, three tiered jungle cake! Oof! This is my favorite time of the week though. Bring on the family time!

The Welch Cupcakery: Jungle Cake

This was such a fun cake to make! I love the patterns and how cute is that little lion? There really isn’t much out of the norm on this cake to talk about.  The bottom tier is vanilla bean, the middle is chocolate and the top is carrot.  I covered it in homemade fondant and made all the decorations out of homemade modeling chocolate.

The Welch Cupcakery: Jungle Cake

Now to go enjoy this incredible weather! Have a great weekend!!

{portfolio} woodland cake

The Welch Cupcakery: Woodland Cake

I have been eyeing woodland themed cakes for a while now. There is something about the “rusticness” combined with whimsical colors and characters that gets me every time, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to design one this week for Sophia’s 2nd birthday! Sophia’s momma sent me a link to the adorable invites and thank you notes they got for the party as inspiration.

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I was instantly drawn to that amazing gingham print around the outside. I have a slight gingham addiction…(as I write this post curled up with a gray gingham quilt I made my son) so I knew that had to make its way on the cake! And of course the stump adds such a beautiful, rustic element I wanted to make sure that played a role as well!

To show you a little of my creative process, this is the sketch I drew up while planning the cake…. which was not intended for any eyes but my own.   I think I stayed mostly in the lines. As you can see, many elements didn’t make it on the final cake, but that’s just how this business goes some days! Some elements just work better on paper. For example, the weight of balloon nearly pulled straight through the top tier… and there was no way a hedgehog or bird’s nest would fit on those edges! I’m so thrilled with the outcome though. Such an adorably rustic and fun cake.

The Welch Cupcakery: Woodland Cake The Welch Cupcakery: Woodland Cake

Oh! And I used homemade modeling chocolate for the first time! I’ll have to do some posts on that soon, because that stuff is AMAZING! The raccoon is made completely of it!

A big happy birthday, to the birthday girl! I hope you have a great one, Sophia!

{portfolio} teenage mutant ninja turtles cake

What a busy weekend! Lots of cupcakes, some more test batches of macaroons (I WILL figure you out!), and three cakes in a 24 hour period! Oh, and a teething little boy. Oof! Things were so chaotic I didn’t have a chance to take any tutorial pictures this week, but looking at my calendar, there will be plenty of opportunity to do some tutorials soon!

We have now reached my favorite time of the whole week though- cakes are gone, kitchen is clean and family time is about to  commence. Nothing on our schedule for the rest of the weekend outside of church and watching the Super Bowl. Such a blessing after a hectic few days.

My last cake of the weekend was a teenage mutant ninja turtle cake… and boy. was. it. FUN! I really enjoyed making the cake board into a pizza. It turned out so great!

The Welch Cupcakery: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cake

The bottom tier is chocolate cake with cookie dough frosting and the top tier is vanilla bean cake with cookie dough frosting.

The manhole cover was fun to make too! It is just a couple 6” cake boards hot glued together, covered in fondant and painted with silver luster dust. It worked out so perfectly!

The Welch Cupcakery: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cake

Have a great weekend! We’ll see you next week :)

-xo- Stacy

{portfolio} whitney + mike

I had the honor of setting up cupcakes as well as a cutting cake at Sticks today for Mike and Whitney’s special day. I had never been to Sticks before but it is SO neat! It’s always fun for me, after so many hours in the kitchen, to have my completed work set up and looking beautiful in a beautiful venue with beautiful decor. It heals a weary baker’s soul after she stayed up a little too late making sugar flowers… again.

Priebe Wedding 2

I ended up making 220 cupcakes in three flavors: peanut butter cup, raspberry truffle and wedding cake (almond). The cutting cake was coconut cake with a coconut cream filling and vanilla bean buttercream.

Priebe Wedding

I wish I had a picture of the tables. They were stunning! I replicated the black and white pattern of the table linens on the cake. For having no clue how I was going to do it I started it, I think it turned out well!

Priebe Wedding 1

I am finding weddings to be more and more challenging to bake for with a 1 1/2 year old, so I suppose now is as good of time as any to tell you that I am no longer accepting wedding orders. I do have quite a few on my calendar for 2014 already, but my husband and I decided I will wrap those up and call it quits for a while. I so appreciate all the business weddings have brought me thus far and am so thankful for all the referrals! I really do have the best customers.