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Last Hurrah for Wedding Cakes Weekend
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Last Hurrah for Wedding Cakes Weekend

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This past weekend was the last weekend that we have several wedding cakes booked until next year here at Twiggs.  We had 8 weddings this past weekend and from here on we have only 2-3 weddings booked per weekend.  Once we get to December we have at least one weekend where we have no weddings.  Not to worry.  We’re still keeping busy with other orders and then the holidays will soon be upon us and we’ll be slammed with those orders.  In our last hurrah for the 2012 wedding cake season, we got to do a few different cakes along with the traditional triple and single swiss dot ones.

This is actually the first year in I don’t know how many that we haven’t had a wedding on Halloween day.  Jenna and Matthew, however, had a Halloween-esque wedding on Saturday at the Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley, a greatly overlooked facility.  It’s actually a great situation there as you have the whole place to yourself basically and look out to the golf course.  Jenna wanted a RED cake with black anchors and stars cascading down the side as Matthew was in the Navy.  The cake was topped with a Day of The Dead bride and groom.  It was a very dramatic cake and looked great.  It was even Red Velvet inside to continue the theme.

Geraldine and Andrew got married on the beach in Coronado and then had their reception at Il Fornaio restaurant which has a fantastic view across the bay to the San Diego skyline.  Their invitation had red and golden ginko leaves with purple dots.  Geraldine wanted this design incorporated into her wedding cake, so I came up with a riff on the invitation.  I love coming up with unique designs like this.  It’s fun for me and it gives the couple a wedding cake that’s uniquely theirs. 

Farrah and Josh had their reception on the Berkeley, a former ferry boat used between Oakland and San Francisco that’s now part of the Maritime Museum on Harbor Drive.  It’s definitely a unique venue and actually quite cool and fun.  Farrah came to us because she really wanted a damask pattern on her cake and she wanted a buttercream frosted cake, not a fondant covered cake.  She’d been to several bakeries who either would not do a damask stencil at all or would only do them as an edible image.  She found us by googling “damask wedding cake San Diego.”  It’s taken me a while to figure out how to do a stencil on buttercream without totally wrecking the cake.  It’s a challenge, but definitely a far easier challenge when you have a flat surface to work with on square tiers rather than round tiers.  Farrah and Josh were actually at the Berkeley when I delivered the cake and she was thrilled with it.  Our damask stencil complemented the damask runner for the table exactly.  It’s very rare to actually see the bride when I’m setting a cake up, but great to see them so happy with their cake.

Finally, here’s some more cakes we did last weekend including a very traditional single swiss dot cake which looked very happy with gerber daisies adorning it.  Then there’s a 2-D Navy Seal emblem for a guy who was retiring from the military.  His wife who ordered this cake also got a half golf ball for his birthday the next day.  She was thrilled with the cakes and gave me a hug when she picked them up.

Finally, our bread and butter — kid’s cakes!  There’s a two tier cake with pink lady bugs, a bat signal cake that made the little birthday boy very happy, a cake for little princess Paloma and a Halloween pumpkin.  And for the girl to be, a baby shower cake with rattles on the side and a big bow on top.  Click on any image to see a larger one.



That’s it for last weekend’s highlights.  I was concerned this coming week was going to be super slow, but we’ve had a lot of calls at the beginning of the week and it’s shaping up to be a solid weekend for us.  Thanks for reading the blog and thanks as always for keeping us so busy.  I remain extremely grateful for how busy we are.  Thank you!


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