Thursday, July 30, 2009

5 of the best: Sydney Wedding Cakes

First of all, apologies for this Sydney-centric post. As a Sydney-sider I am obviously more familiar with local suppliers. I'd love to hear from you about great cake-makers and bakeries in other areas.
Sweet Art
Sweet Art's gorgeous Paddington showroom is filled with inspiration for events, stationery, flowers and of course cakes. Motivated by the Sweet Art motto; "If you can imagine it, Sweet Art will create it" some of their creations have to be seen to be believed. A meeting with their friendly staff involves the obligatory cake tasting, a colourful sketch of your potential cake and a quote.
Flavours include dark or white chocolate, hazelnut, carrot, banana, orange-poppy seed or traditional fruit cake. Each is layered and covered in a delicious blanket of either dark or white chocolate ganache.

Planet Cake
The Planet Cake Book, popular decorating school as well as a record of creating cakes for high-profile clients such as Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban has led to Planet Cake being widely regarded as an authority for all things cake.
Planet Cake is the original home of the 'Funky Couple', the cute and iconic figurines that can be created to reflect the couple's individuality.
Planet Cake clients are offered a complimentary 1 hour consultation and a flavour sample box to take away.

Flavours include chocolate, orange poppy, banana, carrot and almond praline as well as options for allergy sufferers and even a Kosher cake.

Simmone Logue
Simmone Logue was inspired by her Nana Logue to create delicious cakes which in turn led to her successful catering business. Each Simmone Logue cake is made with natural ingredients and contains no artificial colours or flavours. Simmone's speciality is decorating with fresh flowers for a natural and rustic look.
The mouthwatering flavours include banana cake with passion fruit icing, carrot cake with fresh mango and cream cheese, chocolate fudge cake with layers of chocolate ganache, citrus and poppy seed with lime zest and cream cheese icing, flourless orange and almond torte with mascarpone cream, flourless chocolate cake and traditional fruit cake with fondant icing.

Faye Cahill Cake Design
Faye has over 14 years experience in creating unique and original cakes. Her work is frequently featured in magazines, films and television programmes. I first discovered Faye when several of her cakes graced my wedding inspiration board. I was inspired by the wonderful detail and the different colours each cake featured.

Faye Cahill Cake Design also do cakes for birthdays, christenings, corporate and other special occassions.

Polkadot Cookies & Cakes
Speaking with Libby of Polka Dot Cookies and Cakes is an experience I can highly recommend! Libby's passion for creating stunning cakes is inspiring and contagious. Her unique designs are a sight to behold. Libby's attention to detail is second to none and the result is an exquisite masterpiece you won't want to cut it... until you taste the mouth-watering flavours for yourself. Vanilla bean and white chocolate, Queen of Sheba chocolate torte, hazelnut ricotta torte, lemon and lavender with lemon buttercream, hazelnut praline, raspberries and cream, chocolate raspberry liqueur, banana, cranberry and white Chocolate, tropical carrot and Coconut.

P.S Yes- I am biased as Polka Dot Cookies and Cakes created my stunning wedding cakes in conjunction with Rouba of Angel's Dreaming.

More Unique Wedding Photography

Chopsticks and telephones are fun, but my favourites are the sparkling jewels set amongst colourful petals.

Which are your favourites?
Image Credits: MA Photography, ENV photography (three images), Bridal Buds, Arising Images, The Vision Yard.

Creative Wedding Ring Photography

I have been collecting unique and creative engagement and wedding ring photography for years now- and I completely forgot to ask my photographer to capture our rings on the day- here is some inspiration so that you don't forget!

These creative photographers have used petals, pianos, cupcakes and even scrabble pieces to capture beautiful images of the most sentimental jewellery you will ever own.

More stunning wedding ring photography to come!

Image credits: (top-bottom) Sara Grey, unknown, Luster Studios, unknown via Snippet & Ink, Chris Keeny, Global Sanctuary, Global Sanctuary, unknown, Ann Torrence, Kella McPhee via Brooklyn Bride, Unknown, Meg Perotti, Meg Perotti, JL Designs, Mel Barlow, Michelle Moore, Unknown.