Modern Lace for an Art Gallery Wedding

I delivered this cake yesterday to Canlis Glass, a glass art studio and magnificent event space in downtown Seattle. The clean lines and contemporary vibe of the space dictated an elegantly restrained cake design. The bride gave me plenty of artistic freedom, and we went with a compact tiered design, featuring edible punch-cut "lace" with strongly geometric tendencies. The sugar trim added textural interest rather than color, and the very narrow ribbon at the base of each tier introduced the perfect touch of shimmery bridal satin.

The cake served 30 and was Caramel Toffee Fudge (dark chocolate sponge, rich caramel sauce, truffle cream, and English toffee bits).

The ceremony space was beautifully set up when I arrived, and the couple's florist had left a stunning fresh floral topper for me to add to the cake. The sea holly was an unexpected and perfect touch, its steely-blue and spiky bracts juxtaposed with the smooth petals of an enormous peach-and-coral rosebud.

Congratulations, Jamie and George!