Want to know what goes into creating a wedding cake and making sugar flowers? Why are wedding cakes so expensive? (Hint: it has to do with the time spent crafting things in sugar.) Watch Amy Noelle as she gives some insider tips and tricks to The Knot TV on how the world of wedding cakes works here in NYC....
I’ve known Colette Komm for quite a few years now. She makes the most extraordinary couture wedding gowns, each hand sewn with a mind boggling level of detail, but every year at Christmastime she puts her sewing aside and makes these amazing gingerbread snowflake cookies. Seriously everyone who’s ever seen one up close––or smelled it or tasted it––begs and pleads with her to offer them for sale, myself included! Here at Sugar Flower Cake Shop we are honored that she’s entrusted us with helping to create her delicate gingerbread snowflakes, as she’s one of the biggest perfectionists I’ve ever come across.
She likes to call them Rococo snowflakes, delicately wielding her piping bag as effortlessly as a needle and thread when she's stitching intricate embroidery.
Now everyone will have a chance to find out for themselves if these cookies are indeed too pretty to eat (trust me -- like our cakes, these cookies taste just as good as they look)! You’ll be able to pre-order our first batch of cookies through this website by the end of the month, so stay tuned for details. Be on the lookout for the "Holiday" tab in our links at the top of the page. Until then, enjoy in the delights of these gorgeous pictures.
Anemones and ranunculus are probably my favorite flowers, though it's really so hard to choose. I just love this dainty cake, from it's proportion to all of the fun piping inspired by the bride's dress. Indulge in all of the lovely images shared with us by the atristic Karen Wise Photography. Images were taken on site downtown at Battery Gardens.
Without knocking age-old traditions, we really feel that eating one-year-old frozen wedding cake is just gross. It doesn't matter who baked the cake, it's going to taste like the freezer. We'd prefer to have you serve all of the wedding cake the first time around and come back to us a year later for a fresh cake. In fact, it's usually included in the proposal that we will make a tiny replica. Some of our clients opt for us to recreate the same buttercream cake year after year.
Wanted to share a couple of examples:
Oh, boy! This wedding cake is overflowing with texture, from the flowers to the combed buttercream icing. Don Hwang Photography has an eye for all of the intricate details. I just love that in the detail shots, it's so clear that the subject is still the cake. Can you see how he's captured the folds in the icing? Incredible!
The images were taken in our NYC cake studio (Don works across the hall!). He quickly brought in and set up a background, immediately going to work just moments before the cake had to go out the door. Simply amazing!
What's even cooler, is that this cake is also featured in the New York Weddings Winter 2014 issue.
These guys are total New Yorkers, but their guests were mainly from Chi-town, so we just had to wed the two in the cake design. Look closely at the silhouettes... can you see Lady Liberty? How about the Empire State Building? The Sears Tower? (oops, the Willis Tower...) Did we get Cloud Gate right?
Photos by the delightful Cody Raisig. LOVE that he took cake shots twice as the sunlight changed over Bryant Park.
We are so fortunate to work with so many wonderful vendors, it's a little insane sometimes. Just take in the splendor of the work of Erik Ekroth below from a wedding at Libery Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY. He's captured great details, moved the cake around the room to shoot it at different angles and even included guests in the background shots. Amazing! I'm having trouble deciding which cake image is my favorite.
A lesson in contrasts...
That's what Julie Savage from Strawberry Milk Events was going for with this design at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn, New York. Florals were designed by Cristina Lozito. Photography by KT Merry.
Take in this feast for the eyes for yourself... comments are welcomed below!