So enjoyed working with Haley (bride) and Kim (mom) in creating this incredible cake. The reception was held at The Country Club of Lake City and Amy Francis of Francis Event Design was the wedding designer and coordinator. You can see more of Amy's work on her facebook page. A 4 tier fondant serving 255 in a quilted w/sugar pearls and piped scroll design. Adding a satin ribbon, crystal brooch & monogram for that touch of bling. I added the fresh flowers provided by CCs of Lake City to pull it all together. Cake flavors consisted of my vanilla chiffon w/fresh strawberry filling, red velvet with cream cheese and chocolate velvet with chocolate ganache... yum... this photo(s) of my cake are soooo sad in comparison to the remarkable work of Mike Buoy Photography, the wedding photographer.
Our Ocala satellite wedding cake showroom is now open. Located in The Cherished Bride Manor at 725 E Silver Springs Blvd. I have worked with so many wonderful Ocala families over the years and have always wanted to have a showroom in Ocala. When Denise from The Cherished Bride sent me the photos of the beautiful Victorian charm of this historic beauty where she open her bridal salon and said she had the perfect room for me... I knew it was the place for me .. Display cakes and limited photos are available for viewing 5 days a week during their regular business hours. Consultations and tasting are by appointment only. Request a consult... Watch for more info on our "Gowns & Cakes" afternoon planned for Sunday June 26 from 1-3. We will be serving samples of a few of our top fav cakes.
Peacock feathers hand painted on the cake. "I AM SOOO EXCITED!" Another first for cakes in our area... I have teamed up with Diana Fava, an award winning artist from High Springs. Diana and I met in late 2009 when she commissioned me to create a wedding cake for her daughter's spring 2010 wedding... We have been talking about teaming up ever since and finally last March created the incredible "Southern Oak" wedding cake for another bride. We have just completed this stunning peacock cake for one of my new display cakes. For more details and ideas please visit our Painted Cake page on our website... and watch for new creative ideas.. Have a concept please contact Ms Debbie....
Ms Debbie's is thrilled to be apart of Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club's "Summer Lovin Wedding Open House" event on May 22. We will be featuring many of our new wedding display cakes for the first time and also offering our top 5 most favorite cake flavors and filling options... YUMMY... For more information please visit my show page link or contact Brittany Brown at Haile Plantation.
When Erin and Luke first came to my bakery for a consultation and tasting, Erin pulled out this print out of a page off Paula Deen's website showing a real watermelon wedding cake (as seen in the photo). Erin asked me can you make a cake to look like a real watermelon... Well!? in the words of my fav southern gal, Ms Deen..."I can’t look at food and see what most people see. I want to cut, style, paint, manipulate…do anything to change something ordinary into something extraordinary. " except for me that is the way I feel about cakes and icings... I was very happy with my first watermelon wedding cake... and the beautiful & fresh hydrangeas furnished by Betsy from the Plant Shoppe was the just what the cake needed to complete the look... And would you look at the old watermelon red Ford as a backdrop... Country Perfection...
Devyn brought in a photo of this cake with blue details on fondant and had been told it was only available on fondant until someone said "you go see Ms Debbie"....Yes you can have your buttercream icing and delicate details. Four various princess lace designs wrapped around this 5 tier giant serving almost 300. Delivering the 95 miles was a fingernail bitting experience but with my hubby, Ken driving, we arrived to the beautiful Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Mansion in Madison, FL safe and sound. What a beautiful little town and Victorian homes and mansions everywhere.. Note the wood staircase and both the bridal cake and the groom's had their very own room... The groom's cake was a chocolate velvet w/chocolate ganache and chocolate dipped strawberries and an edible trout on top accented with fishing lures. These cakes were created for Matt & Devyn March 27, 2011 Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Mansion in Madison, FL
I had the honor and pure enjoyment this past Sunday to be one of the Judge's for the 1st Florida ICED Cake Decorating Competition held in Ocala...theme was "The Romantic Wedding Cakes"... I do not even pretend to know all the final numbers but there were over 100 registered entries in the various categories and well over 300 attendees. With hands on demonstrations from some of the best sugar artist like Rebecca Sutterby (past winner of the Food Network Food Challenge) the demos were standing room only. Vendors from all over Florida sharing information and selling the latest and greatest of cake decoratoring gadgets.. and free treats were offering to public quest. I made new "sweet" friends and saw other cake pals from my past cake events.. It is hard to imagine this was the first planned by Lisa and Melanie the co-organizers and they only began the planning less than a year ago. I just can not wait to see what next year will bring and hope I have the pleasure of being apart of it in any way possible. The theme for next year will be "The Masquerade Ball"
For a list of the winners, tons of photos and more info click here...
I created this super large sugar cookie last year for a "Groom's Cookie" He loves sugar cookies and he was a Fighting Irish Fan... so of course it was the only logical thing to do.. this cookie stood over 16" tall and 16" wide... now that is one big cookies. I added an easel effect cookie to the back so it could stand up on it's own. The groom and friends enjoyed the surprise cookie from his bride. Wear Green
Ashley came in with her own computer rendering of a 5 tier cake that she designed and wanted to recreate for your wedding cake. After calculating the sizes and servings her design would serve 3 times for guest than she needed so we started scaling it down. This was our final design.. the top hat is edible and the fresh red roses furnished by Betsy at The Plant Shoppe adding the perfect finishing touches. The fireplace at The Thomas Center creates the perfect backdrop for a wedding cake... and I love the touches on the fireplace mantel. Ashley and Gary's cake choices were vanilla chiffon w/ raspberry, chocolate velvet w/ chocolate ganache and red velvet with white chocolate cream cheese.
Sunday March 27, 2011 Holiday Inn & Suites Ocala Conference Center
I am honored to be one of the judges for this event. Along side such names as Rebecca Sutterby and Mercedes Strachwsky.
The Florida I.C.E.D. Cake Competition will include a cake design, accessories, and tasting challenge in the theme of "Romantic Wedding Dresses." Sugar art entries will be judged by highly qualified professional volunteer judges.The winners of novice, advanced, and rofessional divisions will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
In addition to Grand Prize, 1stPlace, and 2nd Place awards in each skill division, a People's Choice and a Decorator's Choice will be awarded.
There will be demos from distant and local professionals and raffles for prizes the day of the event.. YOU HAVE TO CHECK THIS OUT