Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sphere Mini-Cakes: A Holiday Wedding Reception

I had the pleasure of designing this magnificent cake tower filled with sphere cakes.  My client and I have been talking and dreaming about this cake for many months now.  Her son was married in late summer in London, England.  Their wedding cake was based off a wonderful design by the talented cake artist Makiko Searle of Maki's Cakes.  I have been a fan of hers for quite some time!

The Toronto reception was planned for a few days before Christmas with all the family and friends flying in - that is how the colorful ornament theme came about.

The event was took place last night at the Market Kitchen which is a wonderful space at St. Lawrence Market.  It is in the Upper Level and overlooks the market area.

Here is another angle of the cake and you can see that they have a open kitchen.  They use this space for all sorts of events and also cooking classes.

I have made sphere cakes before, but not this many in so many sizes.  There was enough to feed 100 people.  There were 3 different sizes and the 2 different flavors:  Zesty Lemon and Chocolate Sour Cream with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.  There were also 2 special soccer ball cakes for the big fans - the groom and the bride's father.

I think sphere mini cakes will be a very popular trend for 2010!  Let's see if I am right!

12 comments:

Cupcakes and Sundry said...

Awesome awesome cake, the effort put into that is amazing!

Brandy L said...

WOW! that is amazing! You did a spectacular job, i'm sure you'll be called upon for more sphere cakes!

kudoskookies said...

That mini sphere cake is amazing! I've never seen anything like it before. It is totally unique and wonderful! Love the addition of the soccer balls too. Fun!

Jenniffer said...

OMG! What cute ornaments!! And I love the way you used the fabric on the cupcake tree! I will have to borrow that one!! Fantastic job!

Merry Christmas!
Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes

GEMSTONE said...

Juanita - this cake is awesome! It's fantastic! It's marvellous - I am soooooo impressed and I wonder how it was served to the guests!
Martha

Baker's Cakes said...

These cakes are absolutely gorgeous!!! (But if round mini cakes are a trend this year I will throw myself off my roof)!!!

Snooky doodle said...

Wow these are awesome! Happy Christmas!

SweetThingsTO said...

Thank you everyone! And Happy Christmas to you all!

Gemstone - the small spheres are cut in halves to serve 2. The next size up is quartered to serve 4. The largest size serves 6 generously.

Luna said...

Nice job, Juanita! Those spherical cakes are pretty cool!

And I see that you're taking a few well-deserved days off too!

Enjoy the holidays!

Cake Fixation said...

Incredible! They must have taken ages to make. Very impressive.

faithy, the amateur baker said...

Wow! So cute all of them! I love all the details on them! Must have been a lot of work! Amazing job!

lyndsay said...

juanita! wow... that's a lot of work, all those spheres... turned out awesome...

great work!
:)