Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Okay...I'll admit I suck at this whole blogging thing!  This will probably be my final blog post as I'm on Facebook (who isn't?) under Jenny Perello, and I find it easier to just post photos there. 

This was the second cake I made for this season of My Fair Wedding.  The name of the episode was "Momzilla" (with good reason, as you'll see if/when you watch this episode), but the overall theme was Las Vegas.  They requested a "fun" cake, with red and black as the main colors, with "lots of bling".  This went down to South Bay Studios in Long second trip down there with a cake for MFW.  As before, it was a fun experience, and the whole crew couldn't have been nicer...especially Mr. David Tutera who is one of my idols.  Enjoy...and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

This past Saturday I had the distinct pleasure of creating a cake for an episode of My Fair Wedding, hosted by David Tutera.  The whole experience was amazing, from beginning to end.  My wonderful daughter, Emily, from emilytakesphotos, helped with the final touches on this cake (she's a whiz with a paint brush), and I was finally finished by midnight, the night before.  The cake travelled six hours down to Long Beach where the episode was being filmed.  Getting to see the preparations for the reception area from start to finish was an eye-opening experience, to say the least.  Everyone....and I mean everyone...was super nice and extremely helpful.  David, himself, is the same wonderfully personable man you get to see in front of the camera.  Any bride who gets David Tutera to orchestrate her wedding is very lucky indeed.  Watch the episode on WEtv this set date yet, but watch their website for the schedule.

I've already been signed up for another wedding that will take place on September 15th.  No theme yet, but I can't wait to find out what it is and create another cake!



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Today's wedding was at the Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach. The stormy weather of the past few days finally gave way to a sunny, yet still cool day, with the promise of a picture-perfect sunset view from this lovely venue. My daughter Emily, of Emily Takes Photos, assisted me with the set-up then took these fabulous photos for me. Since she lives in the Bay Area, this was a special treat for me! Thanks Em!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spectacular Spring Bridal Show

Hope to see you all there; please stop by my booth and say hi (and sample some yummy cake)!

Date: Sunday, April 15
Time: 12pm-4pm
Location: Madonna Inn Expo Cener

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Cake Cathedral has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Cake! The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Cake Cathedral was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients. Cake Cathedral is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year. “WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Cake Cathedral for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.” We are happy to announce that Cake Cathedral is one of the very best Wedding Cake professionals within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Today's wedding cake and groom's cake went to the beautiful Peacock Farms in Arroyo Grande. Since the groom works for Caltrans, he wanted a cake shaped like a traffic cone...and that tasted like spice cake with cream cheese buttercream. The wedding cake was lemon with a layer each of lemon buttercream and raspberry buttercream. The sheet cakes were white velvet; one with passionfruit buttercream and the other with raspberry buttercream. The cymbidium orchids were made from sugarpaste.

This 21st birthday cake was for a young man guessed it...plays water polo. He and his teammates were in San Luis Obispo playing against Cal Poly. I don't know who won, but the cake was a big hit! (Or perhaps I should say 'made a big splash'.....groan!!!) All the figures were made from modeling chocolate and the 'water' was piping gel that was tinted blue.