Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Janelle and Alex's Turtle Hugging a Cupcake Wedding Cake
I recall Janelle's initial wedding cake inquiry. "A cute, cartoon-y turtle hugging a big frosted cupcake!!" Rick and I knew instantly this cake was right up his creative alley and it wasn't long after our communications started with Janelle and Alex that they had booked cakelava's first "Turtle Hugging a Cupcake Wedding Cake." When we met Janelle and Alex for their cake tasting, they were very excited about having this unique wedding cake. As far as sculpted wedding cakes go, this one was as unique as the Antonio Gaudi themed wedding cake we made for Bella and David in 2007, or Lena and Mike's 3-Alarm Wedding Cake in January 2009. It takes a non-traditional couple to order a cake in such a drastically different shape from the usual stacked wedding cake. We embrace the experience of uniqueness and have a lot of fun with the couples in the planning process of the design.
I absolutely LOVE Janelle and Alex's Turtle Hugging a Cupcake Wedding Cake! He is so cute looking like he is ready to devour that cupcake -- YUM! While many sculpted cakes are made with buttercream fillings, Rick chooses to take a road far less travelled, which is to actually fill the cake with our homemade fillings. He's a stickler about having the cake taste good no matter what shape it is, even if it means extra work for him. Reason #563 why I love this man! For this adorable Turtle Hugging a Cupcake Wedding Cake, Janelle and Alex chose our Banana Blueberry Mascarpone flavor, which is a banana cake with fresh bananas, blueberries and mascarpone cream. It is pure heaven and one of our favorite flavors.
We had quite the reaction to their wedding cake when we delivered it, along with their giant sculpted cupcakes to Lanikuhonua. There were looks of astonishment and lots of smiles. Everyone thought the turtle was so cute and were afraid to eat him. We were told by the coordinator that Janelle and Alex wanted a photo with us, which is happening more frequently, and is always touching, to be asked. I wish we could include the photo of Janelle and Alex's reaction to the cake. I will never forget the look on their faces when they first saw their cake. At that moment, all I felt was happiness!
We'd like to send a warm Mahalo to Janelle and Alex for making us a big part of their wedding!
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