Category Archives: wedding cake

Woodys Sedona Wedding Cake


In today world of wedding cakes Brides and Grooms are looking for the cake to make a statement about them. Whether it being a simple or over the top cake.  There are meanings behind the look, flavor, design, and accents.

Sedona Sweet Arts is lucky to have a Cake Artist that is willing to go the extra mile to get that special touch.

Every element of this cake was custom from the frosting, flavor, topper and accents.

Originally Bride had an out of town friend that was going to do her cake.  Then her friend had a family member get ill, so just a month away we took this cake on.  Most of  our large cakes get booked  a minimum of 6 months ahead.  Donna Joy jumped through some hoops to get things done.

Pastry Chef  / Cake Artist Donna Joy prefers to make all her sugar pieces herself.  Since the ideas and themes are moving targets she generally does them free handed even though she will make or use a mold if possible.

This cake the bride requested we use her favorite cake and frosting be used. Both recipes for the Ganache frosting and cake forwarded to Donna Joy.  She tested both out ahead of time to make sure they were workable. A few minor adjustments were made to formulas. Then the formulas were scaled to meet the needs of wedding size.  The party was a pretty good size party. The Wedding party opted to keep the cost within a certain price point, the main cake served a maximum of 83 and then a sheet cake with the same flavors was created for additional servings.

While the flavors and frosting were a must for the Bride, she also had this adorable topper created by her Aunt from paper. The arms and legs moved. The image of Bride and Groom was a reproduction of the real Bride and Groom. It’s it sweet? Donna Joy had to make some adjustment to the cake to make it work. We just love it!

The sugar adornments were all done free hand by Donna Joy. Acorns,  plants, mushrooms, dirt, green fiddle heads.  The mushrooms were created with food grade anchors so they could be placed on cake and then moved around with out moving or falling.  Then she also made a moss cake riser  to have the cake sit on and pull the theme together.

We just loved everything about creating this cake especially the flexibility of Pastry Chef Donna Joy to work with someone else  recipe, to creating the sugar pieces ,working with the Brides topper and do so all last minute.

To see more of  Sedona Sweet Arts creations please check out Sedona Wedding Cakes web site.

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Creative Custom Elopement Wedding Cakes


With the cost weddings increasing many Sedona Brides and Grooms are selecting to have a more intimate wedding with all the bells and whistles.  For example they select to have 45 guest or less but do most of the elements in a manner that captures them.  Creating a smaller cake may not be less time from the cake artist standpoint, as we will scratch bake the cake the day before the wedding, make homemade fondant and filling. Our Pastry Chef and Cake Artist Donna Joy custom creates the sugar flowers. So even our smaller cakes are work of art, blending the science of baking along with the art of sculpting, creating and crafting the cake.

We loved this one. A smaller wedding were the couple got married in Tlaquepaque, an award winning wedding venue and had their reception at Rene’s a upscale restaurant with gourmet European cuisine.  Rene’s a local favorite has also won many awards for their awesome ambiance and food.

The Bride wanted a cake that sang. The Orange fondant cake was done in a smaller serving size, then the  cake was adorned with edible rice paper butterflies. The flavor of the cake was Donna Joy’s Gluten Free Carrot Cake so that everyone at the wedding party could enjoy.

The next cake was created for a beautiful wedding at Amara Resort. The couple also having an intimate wedding selected to create the custom cake slighting larger with the theme of Day of the Dead.  This adorable cake topper was provided by the Bride & Groom.  The square fondant cake was stenciled in a black floral vine. The cake was adorned with Donna Joy’s hand made pastillage sugar flowers.

Everyone at Sedona Sweet Arts loves creating works of art for every size wedding. To see more wedding cakes check out Sedona Wedding Cakes. To order Gluten Free products and baking mixes check out Sedona Sweet Arts on line Store.

Custom Wedding Cakes


Sedona Sweet Arts has many Brides and Grooms that know what they want. Today’s world has really open up all the possibilities for a coup getting married.  Tiffany Blue, Black , and White were the color theme.  Simple with a touch a nature was what this couple was looking for. They came in prepared. They had a color swatch for us to match the fondant to. They knew they wanted a Tiffany blue canvas of fondant with a branch and white flowers with black centers.

So the Branch was made out of black chocolate leather match the color theme.  The sugar flowers were created by Donna Joy of Sedona Sweet Arts.    The lovely couple got married at Sedona Golf Resort.

Sedona has many perfect wedding venues for every style and size wedding.  Custom Sedona Wedding Cakes can be created just for you. To see more of Sedona Sweet Arts cake please “like” us on Facebook

Red Sugar Ranunculus Wedding Cakes


Here is a cake we just loved, dark red Sugar ranunculus created custom for a bride who wedding was all red flowers. We changed it up to match the florist the week before! Donna Joy had to pull a few all nighters to get these sugar flowers sculpted in time. We can’t wait to see the photos of the reception as all the flowers are suppose to be red red red. In all shades, no other colors according to the Bride. Peonies, ranunculus, and orchids were to be the only flowers used.
Donna Joy did it again making these stunning fun flowers from sugar. A buttercream canvas with accent dots in 2 colors. Created for a wedding at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa we love our Brides and wedding venues.
To see more of Donna Joy work check out our web site Sedona Wedding Cakes, or facebook.

 

Eye Ball Cake


Cake art has really changed over the last 15 years. With many of the cake shows on TV everyone is thinking about everything and anything for a cake.  This post is about the Grooms Cake. So here were the elements

Goal Grooms Cake.

Female Blue eye, sexy,mascara, just the eye…………Chocolate Cake.

Feeding around 35 ish

If your thinking who would want a eye grooms cake, well an Optometrist !

The eye lashes were what we really wanted to grab onto.  So we played and we played more. Eye lashes…..Needing them full  mascara sytle on the top. Tired so many types of ebible sugar to get the effect.  I really wanted them to curve and come away from cake. So after a week of experimenting this is what we came up with.

So from what we heard they had a lot of fun with it. Posing and taking pictures. Tons of eye joke.  To see more of Sedona Sweet Arts work check out thier web site.  It seems like facebook is the first place to get images so please check out Sedona Sweet Arts  facebook page, hope you Like it!

Ruffle Wedding Cakes


Lately we become dreaming of ruffles….. yes Sugar ruffles. Cake and Ruffles…… We have a few new designs in the works but check out these two sweet cakes.

Classic and fun Yellow and Gray colors for a wedding……….. Check out all the fondant gray ruffle cascading the cake.

I love this cake! Ruffles run up the sides of cake. Then it adorned with hand sculpted sugar flowers by Pastry chef and Culinary Artist Donna Joy. Don’t you love the texture of the cake?

Sedona Sweet Arts is always coming up with new cake designs check out their web site or “like” them on facebook to keep up with new designs.

Sweet smooth Buttercream Wedding cake – Cheescake Wedding cakes


How Sweet is this? Smooth buttercream canvas is the cake, accented with yummy chocolate swirls then adorned with hand sculpted sugar Calla Lilies by Donna Joy of Sedona Sweet Arts. The design is a Donna Joy’s original created for a Bride getting married in beautiful Tlaquepaque Chapel in Sedona Arizona. Tlaquepaque unique flare of Old World charm creates a romantic location.

The orginal design Tlaquepaque Calla Lilies was done with hand sculpted hand painted  Flame Calla Lilies. Then to top it off the Bride had Donna Joy hide the cheesecakes under the sweet frosting.

Changing the colors of the Calla lilies to fit the Wedding decor. Davids Bridal “Pool” colored Calla Lilies.

Sweet Buttercream Wedding Cake

Check out more of Sedona Sweet Arts work at their web site.

 

Sedona Sweet Arts – Sedona Wedding Cakes Best of Knot Weddings


How sweet is this? Sedona Sweet Arts / Sedona Wedding Cakes wins “Best of Weddings” by the Knot. Thank you Brides

The Knot "Best of Weddings 2011 pick"

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Cupcake Wedding Towers


Isn’t This pretty? Simple and classic. This  Cupcake tower adorned with a single tier Fondant cake for the top.  The simple butter cream topped cupcakes are adorned with a pastillage sugar daisy.  How yummy and elegant!

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Cactus, Succulents, Southwest charm Wedding cakes


Being in Sedona Arizona Brides are looking to bring a bit of the desert or Southwest flare into the cake design. After being asked a few time to put real cactus or succulents on a cake I created these cakes using pastillage sugar and marzipan.  I can’t even image putting a real cactus on a cake…..ouch!

Hand sculpted Sugar Succulents

 

Here is a sweet cake with a Bride and Groom made from Marzipan into the shape of a Cactus Bride & Groom.

Sugar Cactus Bride & Groom Topper

Sugar Cactus Bride & Groom Topper

Tuscan finished buttercream creates the canvas for this wedding cake.  Sugar rocks surround the Marzipan  cactus Bride & Groom.