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My name is Veronica and I own Southern Gold Leaf Cakes. I opened my home-based business in 2008. I am a licensed and inspected home bakery specializing in custom cakes. Since all cakes are made to order there are no frozen cakes here, only fresh and only home made. I am a self-taught baker but I have a strong art background with years of baking experience. It is the most rewarding feeling in the world when you can apply your skills to do something you love. To see my cake creations and view our yummy menu visit us at www.southerngoldleafcakes.com!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fall colors and dark chocolate

I am very excited about my upcoming October 27th wedding.  Grayson and Greg are a great couple who love chocolate and aren't afraid to be bold.  When I first met Grayson she said, "We love chocolate.  Our colors are all darker fall colors.  I don't know what we can do with that."  So when we met for cake and design she certainly went for the chocolate - dark chocolate mousse filling and classic fudge frosting.  Because they are going with a fall theme and an outdoor, rustic but elegant ceremony/reception she was afraid the chocolate would be too much.  I mean, who uses those colors for a wedding cake?

Ah, the darker color palette is always a friend.  Nothing makes fall colors stand out like a darker background.  White is always stunning but a dark background makes your colors come alive.  We came up with a beautiful design that lends itself to the rich colors of the dark chocolate frosting allowing the beautiful colors of gold, maroon, rusts and reds to come to the forefront and lend their hues to the event.

I'm excited about this design and can't wait until October gets here so we can get some great pictures.

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