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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!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 27, 2012 Susan and John

Congratulations to Susan and John who tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in front of friends and family at the .Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott.  Ginger Buchanan and the catering staff did a wonderful job making sure that everything from the hotel went smoothly.

  Catherine Katz of Cherished Celebrations and Megan Bugbee  did a superb job of setting up the room where the reception was held and then with limited time to work "flipped" the same room so that it became the reception area as well.  There was live music from lovely duo playing fiddle and guitar, as well as other instruments, entertaining the guests in the main lobby as they waited patiently for Susan and John to take pictures.    The catering for the reception was done by Catering by Jasmine which is some of the best Mediterranean  food I've ever had.

Once everyone had eaten it was time for cake cutting for pictures and cake cutting for eating.  The cake I created for Susan and John was done in two flavors: the top tier was strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting while the bottom tier was orange cake filled with chocolate ganache and frosted in orange buttercream.  The whole cake was covered in fresh marshmallow fondant. 

The design was actually created by the groom.  He had a very specific look that he wanted and was great about providing pictures for visualization.  The tree limbs and branches were made of modeling chocolate and the flowers were of gumpaste and fondant.  The "double happiness" in Chinese script was also made of fondant.  The two birds on top were made of cold porcelain as keep sakes.

It is always such an honor and a pleasure when I get to see the couple I've created a cake for enjoy it with their guests! 

1 comment:

  1. This cake is so beautiful! All of your cakes are! Great work!!