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Winter Wonderland Wedding

30 November Posted by Emily

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are full of turkey and all the fixings!  We enjoyed the fantastic smells of November all last week – there were turkeys roasting, pots of mashed potatoes, scrumptious sweet potato casseroles with our special crumb topping with granola and pecans, and lots of gravy!  Just when we thought we made enough pie shells, we couldn’t resist putting together some turkey pot pies for snacking – YUM!  Well, we are now ready for winter to come in and we have put up all the holiday decorations.  Our Manassas location even has a fully decorated and colorful tree. This next cake we made for a Winter Wonderland wedding a few years back.  The bride and groom wanted a hexagon shaped cake to serve over 200 guests.  And the most important feature of the cake was to have cascading snowflakes coming down the cake.  A week before the wedding we started work on the snowflakes.  We had some generic snowflake cookie cutters for the outlines, but then we had to get creative.  We used different tips and small cutters to create slits and patterns on each snowflake.  We made over 100 snowflakes in various sizes to decorate the cake. On the day of the wedding we custom cut the hexagon shapes for each tier.  We then torted each cake, filled the cakes and iced them with our delicious vanilla buttercream icing.  Once the cake was all put together, we piped the borders and some dots around the cake to look like snowfall.  We then attached the small snowflakes on to the sides.  The cake was ready to be delivered.  Upon arrival at the reception site, we started the final touches of adding the cascading snowflakes down one side.  We started at the top and worked our way down to the bottom tier.  Once the snowflakes were in place, we added some battery-powered tea lights to make the snowflakes flicker and glow.  It looked stunning! So join us for a little taste of winter.  We are dusting off the recipe files and bringing back the chili chocolate cupcakes, peppermint patty cupcakes and gingerbread cookies.  We love the holiday season, so we don’t hold back.  Get ready for some new treats and let us satisfy your sweet tooth!