November 15, 2009

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Cakes!

Wedding Cake for Olivia & Drew
Raleigh, NC
Because of this couple's interest in film, their Old Hollywood Film themed reception was held at the Venture IMAX Theatre in downtown Raleigh, NC.
Their wedding cake, chocolate and vanilla cake
with Italian buttercream frosting,
was designed after the MGM logo and
decorated with sugarpaste appliques and "film strips."

"Goin down the highway---lookin for adventure!"...
With life as it is in our wonderful laid back beach town of Wilmington, we haven't gone over 55mph for any stretch in months!  You can imagine our thrill---Road Trip!!!--and we hit 80mph for miles! Also, we were so thrilled to see fall trees (which we don't see in Wilmington), that we documented the experience!  The wedding cake traveled in style, each part in its own special box, surrounded by dry ice!

Hours before the reception, the cake was assembled and decorated on site.  After getting to know a couple, Deborah envisions the design for their cake, sketches it on architectural paper, and then sends it to the Bride for her approval.  Olivia & Drew's sketch was passed on to friends and family, so by the time we arrived in Raleigh, there was great anticipation to see the sketch come into reality!  

Ready for the Party to Begin!


Another highlight of our trip was being able to stay with our friends and favorite photography team,
Isabelle, Laura & Lisa of Bella Rose Photography!

Our next wedding cakes traveled to  
Bald Head Island, NC

Bald Head Island is one of our favorite wedding destination locations.
A one hour road trip from Wilmington and then a 20 minute ferry ride, this beautiful and romantic area has a "Martha's Vineyard" feel, a perfect location for a wedding!

(which we refer to as our "yacht trip!")

 Wedding Cake for Kelli & Nik
of Chicago, IL
Reception at Bald Head Island Club

 After meeting with Kelli & Nik and seeing the wedding invitations they designed and made,
Deborah created the design for their wedding cake from their invitations!

 Our favorite Event Coordinator, Lindsey Cheek of Bald Head Island Club!

Ready for the Reception to begin!...

The Sisterhood Team for the weekend,
The Dessert Divas with 
Anne, of Anne McGowan Photography
and Lindsey Cheek of BHI Club


Wedding Cake for Sarah Anne and Justin


Fall, A Beautiful Time for Celebrating Any Occasion!


Happy Birthday One-Year-Old...
with a little cake all your own!


A beautiful cake for
a family celebration
of their baby boy's baptism.

Celebrating Princesses of all ages!

...and then there is the cake for the ultimate bridal shower...
The Lingerie Shower!

...And a Bon Voyage Cake from The Dessert Divas to our Tango Instructor headed to Argentina!

November 8, 2009

2009 Cape Fear Wedding & Fashion Show

Because of our background in design, we, as "The Dessert Divas,"
have now expanded to include
 Event & Floral Design by "The Three Divas"

We were asked by John & Kate Meyer of Cape Fear Wedding, to design and coordinate the
2009 Cape Fear Wedding Fashion Show  at the Schwartz Center, Wilmington NC   

The night before the Show, we were on location preparing until late,
so Jennifer made a tent for Eve under the Fountaine Bridal Booth table!
It seemed appropriate as the owner, Lindsay,  had asked Eve
to be a flower girl model!

The Theme of the Fashion Show was "Brides of Every Season,"
and the color scheme was all shades of purple.

The Stage is set...

The models are ready and the Fashion Show begins...

Our little divette, Eve, was asked to model for Fountaine Bridal.

The Bouquets are by The Three Divas 


At our Wedding Show Booth, we were able to advertise as both

"The Dessert Divas" &
Event & Floral Design by "The Three Divas."

 Jennifer, in her dress by Camille La Vie, reminded us of one of our sugar paste flowers!

"After-Show Photo Shoot!"
After the Fashion Show, Rebekah wanted to
brush up on her photography skills
(hearkening back to her college newspaper days!),
so she took Jennifer, in the dress provided by Camille La Vie,
and Eve, in the dress provided by Fountaine Bridal,
to the park near our house.
Jennifer & Eve were fabulous models
and here is a sample of the results of our "Photo Shoot!"
(If you click on any of the photos they will enlarge.)