America's Most Beautiful Cakes :: Brides September 2011

Back in January, hundreds of bakers across the country were invited to participate in the Brides Magazine annual search for America's Most Beautiful Cakes.  It started with a couple sketches and finally the September issue with the top 24 cakes has hit stands.  We are so honored to be selected among the winners.  If you have a chance, definately take a look at all the other cakes on Brides.com or buy a copy of the issue, because they are truly beautiful and innovative.  Additionally, if you have the Brides Mag iPad app there is an excellent behind the scenes video by wedding style director, Maria McBride, that documents the entire process of the contest.

 
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"A white dress with a black floral overlay gave Liz Shim food for thought. The result? A stylized showpiece featuring flowers painted with lustrous black dust."

(Above photos by Anna Williams for Brides Magazine)

Here are some behind the scenes photos upon delivery at the photo studio. 

We originally sent in 3 sample tiles of our design in orange, green, and black.  Then we were asked to create the actual cake in both green and black.  Finally, the editors narrowed it down to the black one!

For more behind-the-scenes info, check out Aisle Say, which is the blog from the editors of Brides.