Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Wedding Wednesdays: Caker In Training!

One of the many things I love about my job is the opportunity it has afforded me to meet (be it virtually or actually) other creatives like myself in the stationery and wedding industries. I'm sure I've blathered on about this in the past but I count myself especially fortunate to have met Jen Comfort, the butter and sugar to my pen and paper over at sweettalkboutique.com. Besides being a great inspiration and a dear friend, Jen is also owner and sugar artist at She Takes The Cake, and right now she has got an EPIC project going on for a very special, movie-loving, bride and groom!

Jen is in the process of creating SIXTEEN centerpiece cakes each with film canister cakes and on top of each a pastillage film reel with filmstrip matching the movie poster on a pastillage plaque that will be positioned on each reel. I KNOW, right? It's going to be AWESOME. So awesome, that I had to go see Jen at work for myself. I also delivered her some dinner and $20 worth of cotton candy which may or may not make it into the final cut (a little film humor there...). We'll see. For those who have not experienced driving with a huge (very clean) hefty bag full of 20 or so bags of cotton candy riding shotgun, I need to let you know that it smelled very yummy. I love my job (and my baker friend, who of course sent me home with cupcakes).

During my visit, Jen was working on the actual wedding cake. Yes, there is an incredible pièce de résistance to go along with all those amazing centerpieces. I don't know how much I am at liberty to give away and Jen is chronicling the progress of her amazing work over at her blog, so for the real scoop you'll have to check it out. What I can say is that I think it is going to ROCK. While there, I got to assist in adding and painting fondant, doing some measuring and also some general standing around and gaping with awe at what Jen does. I also snapped a picture of her putting a portion of the cake together. We laughed and had a great time and I hope I was a slight bit of help. I learned a lot about a different aspect of weddings and I saw first-hand something I already knew...that Jen puts true love and passion into every single one of her designs and every last morsel of delicious cake. I can't wait to see the finished product girl!

7 comments:

Carey said...

Can't wait to see it!!

Cathe said...

WOW, that's awesome! I can't wait to see it all. Now, THAT'S talent!

Stephanie Ryan said...

Sounds like too much fun! Can't wait to see it.

Erin @ Bride Design said...

Wow. Upon re-reading...could I have used the word "amazing" any more?! Better go work on my vocab!

textile_fetish said...

Having worked worked extensively with cotton candy, I know what you mean! But the smell is so much better than the taste.

Erin @ Bride Design said...

Sooo true. I too love the cotton-candy smell way more than the taste!

cakegrl said...

Erin...sorry it took me so long to comment here! Thank you so much for your help, and wow, thanks for the amazing blog post! LOL. I have updated my blog with the final shots of the cakes and will add more of the progress shots in another post or two hopefully soon.

We enjoyed the cotton candy...sadly it was too humid to use it for the cake; we had a feeling that would happen. ;-)