As soon as I met Lizzie, I liked her. She came into the shop at MiaBella one day, and I was there, working on orders in the kitchen. We scheduled a tasting/consultation and it was all as easy-breezy as could be.
Lizzie enjoyed a wedding reception with her husband Nick, at the Red Barn located at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. They were going for a rustic and beautiful feel, and they had a touch of fun in their desserts, that weddings don’t typically have. They wanted desserts that they liked best. They wanted a party! (I was all in.)
Flavors: Her dad had already had and loved my Churro cupcakes, and told her before our meeting that it was a flavor-must have. (My kind of dad!) She was totally cool with it and happy about it. Her husband-to-be loves funfetti and simple flavors, so she wanted me to create a marbled version of my Birthday Cake flavor, with vanilla-chocolate swirled buttercream and half-dipped in birthday cake sprinkles. (I loved that she just wanted him to be happy too!) She also ordered classic Red Velvet with pretty white pearls and something special for a fruity-option: Vanilla Mango, with mango reduction-drizzle. I loved how decisive she was!
I’m so glad that Lizzie and her mom took my advice to have an etiquette sign at the dessert table. It’s so helpful since anything “out” can be thought of as a buffet. It’s super important that a wedding dessert table not be touched before the bride and groom see it and before the cake cutting ceremony is complete.
They had their pre-order picked up at the MiaBella in Vista and delivered by Andi of Now That’s a Party. They borrowed my cupcake tower, decked it out and had their caterer set each one. They added touches of lace, wood and burlap.
I really love how it all turned out! I am always honored when someone has chosen me to create desserts for their special occasion, especially their wedding. It’s so nice when they take the time to share their photos with me too, because if they know me at all, they understand how much I cared about creating their desserts, just for them.
I made them a blank-canvas cake – clean and as simple as could be on the outside, since their florist would be placing the arrangement onto the cake, onsite. (I’ve asked Lizzie again, for the name of the florist, to give him/her credit!) Inside were three layers of funfetti cake: Vanilla Birthday Cake at the bottom, Chocolate Birthday Cake at the top, with a middle layer of Marbled Birthday Cake, all filled and covered in smooth, vanilla buttercream frosting. (I told you, they were fun!) The cutting cake was the perfect size (6″) for them to enjoy to themselves, for the cake cutting ceremony.
Photographers, Kaitlin Cooper and Nathaniel Kam, did such a beautiful job with the photography!
Lizzie looked so beautiful! I’ve seen Lizzie since, while working at the shop, and it is a treat for me. I love saying hi to my friends/customers, by popping my head out of the kitchen, when I’m there. I hope to make sweets for her and her hubby again, one of these days soon.