Sweets by Natalie Kay

Tag: raspberry

Celebrating Milestones

Stef’s dad and grandpa are both celebrating milestone birthdays this October. To celebrate, she requested a 2-tier cake with each level representing their favorite interests. And, to top it all off, they both enjoy fishing, so I created a local watering hole with two fishing poles just waiting for a bite.

Exquisitely Beautiful

My newest customer requested an “exquisitely beautiful” cake for her mother’s 83rd birthday. I couldn’t help but oblige her! This is a 6-inch lemon cake with raspberry buttercream under the quilted fondant. The top is adorned with a gumpaste peony, rose, daisies and some butterflies. She’s also getting a dozen cupcakes that match the cake’s design. I hope both Margaret and her mother approve!

What’s on the Inside

When I deliver a cake, it’s not often I’m around for the cutting and serving. Just one of the great things about the Jane Eyere photo shoot is it allowed me to get some great photos of the bride and groom cutting the cake, and some pictures of the inside of the cake. Huge thanks again to Melissa Oholendt for the wonerful concept and opportunity!

I also made some chocolate cupcakes that tied to the theme of the main cake, as they were topped with sugared raspberries as well. This would be a great groom’s cake option if you wanted to provide some variety to guests, or if you were looking to create more of a dessert table.

Jane Eyre Photo Shoot

The wonderful and talented wedding photographer Melissa Oholendt graciously invited me to be part of a concept wedding shoot. The idea was to create a wedding that would feel like a tip of the hat to English writer Charlotte Bronte’s character Jayne Eyre. This elegant, simplistic cake is covered with a smooth layer of fondant and bunches of sugared raspberries. I wish I could take credit for the adorable teacup cake topper, but alas, it was Melissa’s inspired idea. Stay tuned for some remarkable images, and please consider Melissa for any photography needs.

Full-Size Tart

I had one extra batch of key lime filling after last weekend’s wedding tarts, so I made a full-sized version to bring to Stef and Troy’s for dinner. Who says leftovers can’t look good?