Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Wedding Cake

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This year the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which is celebrated annually on November 2nd happens to coincide with Election Day.  While the holiday of Dia de los Muertos focuses around gatherings honoring deceased loved ones, (hence the skull motifs) it is also a time of great celebration.  Elaborate altars of sugar skulls, flowers, candles and fruit are created and it you've never seen one in person, they are exquisite works of art, full of color and spirit!

Last Saturday night, our couple Katie and Chuck were married in a "Dia de los Muertos" themed wedding at the gorgeous Loulu Palm Estate on the North Shore. Their wedding colors were black, white and red which were also the colors used on their wedding cake, except for gold in the candles.
Rick spent hours working on the super detailed stylized skulls and flower print on the cake.  The roses and candles were handcrafted, as were the custom bride and groom skull cake toppers.  At the bottom of the cake he wrote at the request of Katie and Chuck "HASTA QUE LA MUERTE NOS SEPARE", 'Til death do us part. Katie and Chuck, who both work for the famous L.A. radio station KROQ, both wore black. Katie looked stunning in a black lace fitted gown and Chuck was dashing in his black shirt and vest with his red tie. They flew in L.A. photographer/filmmaker Cale Glendening who was a perfect choice for the couple.

Katie and Chuck have been wonderful to work with during the whole design process. Rick was a big fan of KROQ when he lived in L.A. and when they found this out, they sent us a box of t-shirts and other items from KROQ which we now both proudly wear.  When we met the couple at the wedding they were warm, fun loving and as sweet as can be!  They were ecstatic when they saw their cake, which put a huge smile on our faces!  Wishing Katie and Chuck our best! 

Rick with the happy couple!


10 comments:

Pink Little Cake said...

The piping details are AMAZING, I can't imagine how much time Rick spend on it. Great work guys!

cakelava said...

Thanks Kathia! It's one of our favorite cakes made recently!

Caroline's Cake Company said...

This cake is AMAZING!

The Angarolas said...

Cool cake! Good job Rick!

Alex said...

Nice job Rick! I usually don't get to see your work at events, but you guys are amazing!

cakelava said...

Thanks everyone!!! @Alex, and we ADORE Mood and Yvonne Design. You guys always WoW us!!!

Dani V said...

Hi Rick! how do you painted all the details? black over a white cake?

cakelava said...

it's white on black :)

Arnoldo L. Romero said...

Wow! What an amazing cake. ¡Que Dios bendiga a la pareja y al creador del pastel!

cakelava said...

Thank you!

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