Monday, July 7, 2008

The Quest for the Cake to End All Cakes

I like cake.  When it's done right, it's rich and moist and sweet and delicious.  Cake is good.  I like it.  But I don't love it.  I learned the difference this week...

I'm working with some fantastic clients, Angie & Michael, producing a dream wedding for them next year.  I'm very excited about it. I remember in our initial consultation, Angie told me about her deep LOVE AND PASSION for cake... in her list of wedding element priorities, cake trumped them all. I don't guess I fully realized what that meant.... until now.

Angie began to describe to me what she was after, and it sort of blew my mind.  But I love tall, audacious requests!  So I tenaciously set about finding someone to help our Cake Dream come true.  Lo and behold, after some scouring, I found the perfect bakery in Columbus, Ohio. They're taking on the incredible challenge to create Angie's piece de resistance: an elaborate, over-the-top eight-foot wedding cake. 

Yep, you heard me... EIGHT FEET TALL.

Jan Kish with la petite fleur has risen to the challenge. She took one look at the inspiration photo we brought (I love having a load of inspiration photos, swatches, music pieces, and anything else that will convey a feel, a style, or a vision) and said, "No problem, I can do it."  This idea, mind you, had stumped every other baker I'd shown.  Wow.  Jan Kish don't mess around.

So, here's our cake inspiration photo, from the none-greater-than Colin Cowie (I'm a bit obsessed with Colin Cowie's design ...not his ego :) --see my Beautiful Sites list to the right).

Keep in mind, now: our cake will be even more wonderful, more fabulous, and more elaborate... but you'll have to wait until September 2009 to see a photo of it!

la petite fleur's cakes are as delicious as they are beautiful. Jan even has a particular wedding cake that runs up to $45 a slice. Yowza. That's some kind of cake, baby.  (At that price, it should shape your tummy and buns for you and produce natural mascara from your eyelashes!)

So the story of the King of the Cakes is unfolding.  I had my moments of doubt about this one, but it's still true: viva bella's never seen the request or dream we couldn't produce!  Bring on the cake!


steve said...

Eight feet of cake?! That's crazy!! How are you supposed to get to the top layer to save it?

Anonymous said...

Steve!!! That is what you are for, we are throwing you up there to get it!

Dora, it's Angie and of course you have my permission to tell our story.

Debbie and Joe Porter said...

it's a royal cake.
every young girl dreams of a magnificent wedding and this cake represents what dreams are made of. It's creative and larger than life. I approve.

Anonymous said...

Love the new blog! So fun to hear more about your sweet job. And I am so not surprised that you, my friend, could make the amazing cake happen.

Bethany said...

I'm so glad to finally get to see some of your work; it's fantastic. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. I'm still astonished by the 8 ft. cake.

Chrys and Mike said...

wow. looks very similar to the dessert i whipped up last night. :)

so glad you have a blog! i've already added you to my reader so i can keep up!


nanno said...

Love the new blog Dora!

tine hofmann said...

lovely! can't wait to see and shoot "the Real" version:)

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