Sunday, May 17, 2009
Alicia and Joel were married in a beautiful space in Long Island City last night- a raw industrial loft filled with wild bouquets of herbs and flowers, antique furniture and lovely friends.
The cake: whipped espresso buttercream between layers of dark chocolate cake. It meant a lot to bake this cake because I love Alicia so much and am so inspired by the jewelry she creates. Not only is she an amazing cook, designer, and friend, but she is a true romantic. When I met her years ago she dreamed about falling in love and being happy, and its so wonderful to see it all come true.
The decorations for the cake were inspired by her love of vintage lace, fabric, as she mixes modern clothes and vintage with ease. The colors are classic; cream and nude. Since the space was industrial, she wanted to bring nature into it with greens and creams for the flowers.
I used these amazing lace molds that I hand-cut each flower out, and dusted with pearl luster dust.
I molded each flower, then molded the pearl stems and leaves. I piped small pearl centers on the flowers to give some further dimension.
The golden butterflies are in two sizes, small and large. They are placed to flutter through the lace flowers. I piped beading on the edges and painted them with the pearl luster to simulate more pearls.
A spray of blossoms held dangling cards for place seats, with feathered birds on the branches, continuing the feel of nature in the room.
I loved the mix of herbs in the bouquets and table settings, and floating candles in stainless steel buckets.
There were bottles on mantles, tables, and window ledges filled with herbs, flowers, and purple artichokes.
After dancing to music and cocktails, they cut the cake. Such a lovely couple.
Posted by Sarah Magid at 12:35 PM