I was in the business of designing and coordinating lavish weddings for a lot of years. During that time I befriended some of the most talented cake artists this tri-state area (and beyond!) has to offer. (I’m no fool…I like cake! 😉 ) Just in time for Valentine’s Day, but perfect for ANY AND ALL occasions, allow me to introduce you to two gals with the most awesome baking and design talent around! (Sorry…no scratch and sniff/taste available!)
Owners Rebekah Foster (The Cake Studio) and Michelle Rice (Iced Art) have a really fun, eclectic style that translates into stunning, picture-perfect cakes. With their fabulous confections and the bright coral walls of the shop as a backdrop, I dropped in a wedding tablescape depicting a formal dinner look made contemporary by the combination of black and hot pink.
This tablescape’s place settings have sentimental meaning. The gold leafed glass chargers were a gift from my sister. The intricately designed octagonal “Jacobean” by F. Winkle & Co. salad plates were a gift from my mother (also used in a very different tablescape “Peaceful Peonies”), and the highly embellished flatware is “on loan.” (Seriously…does Mom really think I’m giving this back???)
The BB&B black polycotton napkins are folded to accommodate a place card or menu and banded with simple hot pink ribbon.
I could drink out of these glasses every day!!! Delicate pink crystal bears an etched design of meandering vines. I picked these up at Marshall’s and would really like to find more of them! (See this stemware used again for an Easter tablescape, “Pinky Peter Cottontail”.)
This magnificent centerpiece, created by Dana Nigro at Village Gardens in Blue Springs, MO is a remnant from my days as an event designer. The sturdy manzanita branch is dotted with pretty hot pink flowers and dazzling crystals. This truly was the center of the tablescape, with everything else being built around its simple beauty.
Iron candlesticks and treasure chests bursting with hot pink peonies rounded out the decorative centerpiece to complete the tablescape. I went with white rather than hot pink candles to maintain a bit of formality and so as not to overwhelm the look with too much of a good thing.
The three amigas: Michelle Rice (Iced Art – Cakes By Design), Rebekah Foster (The Cake Studio), and little ol’ me! (Photos by Sheri L. Grant)
Other pretty pink tablescapes on this site include:
Days of Wine & Roses
Peonies & Pearls
Platinum & Pink Valentine
Blushing Bridal Shower
Pink Plaid & Posies
All A’Bloom In Pink For Spring
Pretty In Pink
Showered In Pink
Easter In Pink & Grey
Fairy Princess Party
Fairy Tale Wedding Shower
Blurred Lines With Shades of Pink
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pretty In Pink, Wicked In Spurs – Breast Cancer Awareness
Bald Is Beautiful – Breast Cancer Awareness
Pink & Purple Chocolate Christmas
8 thoughts on “The Cake Studio”
Alycia, I live in Shawnee, I know this place, but never have had the opportunity to use their services. Nice to know it is there! Nice article you did on it.
oooohhh… YUM… CAKE! xoxo Keep it coming luv… xoxo
Hi Alycia, beautiful cakes and cupcakes. Wish we could go together for a testing, I’m a cake lover too.
Happy Valentine’s Day
The French Hutch
So beautiful, they don’t look real! But I would be happy to test them for you!
Gorgeous confections! Now those would be worth incorporating into a Valentines tablescape! Thanks for the peak…now I’m on my way to dig through my refrigerator. Cherry Kay
How PRETTY!!! Presentation is everything, huh…these could taste like cardboard & I wouldn’t care…they’re BEAUTIFUL!!! (so are those silver cake stands, too)
You did lovely! Of course I am going to be a little partial just because. 🙂
Thank you so much for showcasing ICED ART and you are always welcome to Guava cake with white chocolate mousse filling!
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