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.


Rustic, organic, Natural wedding cakes

Organic, rustic, natural and green are a few trends we at Sedona Sweet Arts are seeing. Here is a popular buttercream design referred as “Rustic”. One of Donna Joy’s pics of this design is popping up in blogs all over the world! Some say messy…:) But look real close yes she piped the ribs on the cake! I know her hand was sore with this one. The beautiful fresh flowers were provided to us by Bliss Extraordinary Floral.

Now rustic cakes can be affordable. They can also have some custom made sugar flowers like this cake. the cake below is a textured buttercream with handmade sugar flowers from Donna Joy of Sedona Sweet Arts.  The sugar flowers were made to match a color swatch provided by the bride.

The next cake is a Tuscan Wavy finish. This is also a soft price point cake. The buttercream waves were created to be dramatic!  Add the burnt orange-red hand made calla lilies and wow it fits the decor.The next cake has a great spin off the first cake or the Rustic Buttercream. One layer white, then a chocolate, then a white. Cool looking isn’t it? Adorned with fresh flowers provided to the bakery to adorn the cake by Sedona Floral.  The awesome fresh flowers matches the wedding party exact. Don’t you love the sunflowers?

Check out the hand painted sugar flowers in the next grouping. To see more of Donna Joy’s work visit Sedona Sweet Arts.

Dessert Bar Wedding Treats

Wedding Dessert Bars

Trendy Brides love to make their wedding fit their passions regardless to the size of the wedding party. At Sedona Sweet Arts we are seeing all kinds of wedding desserts from napoleons, eclairs, macarons, dipped strawberries, and candy including dessert bars with an assortment of yummy treats.   Sedona Sweet Arts loves creating these custom dessert bars for all size wedding parties. Below is a example of an Elopement size wedding party, 15 guests that we created for Sedona’s  Amara Resort.

Sedona Wedding Petite Style

Here is a sweet petite four style wedding dessert display. These tasty bites are all made from scratch including the hand molded chocolate mousse cups which were filled with a bittersweet chocolate chanity style mousse. The zesty tarts are filled with Pastry Chef Donna Joy’s homemade lemon curd adorned with a fresh raspberry nestled on a flaky homemade tart shell. The last dessert on this mini dessert bar wedding is a classic creamy vanilla cheesecake.

Don’t be fooled with the frozen selection!  Everyone can buy in frozen bites to serve. The rare jewel of homemade pastries like this can not be match. One bite and you know!  The dessert bar style wedding treats  are custom created to fit your wedding needs. Check out Sedona Sweet Arts for more ideas and to connect with Donna Joy.

Interested in having your wedding at Amara? Give April Bates a call (928) 282-4828 or visit their website

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.


Nintendo Console Cake

How fun is this cake? Make for a Nintendo lover and a foodie. The cake was scaled larger than a real Nintendo Console in order to get enough servings for the cake.

Nintento game console cake

Filled with a light white velvet cake, whip cream & strawberries.  The entire cake is edible, no faux or rice krispies in this sugar masterpiece. This fun cake was created by the folks at Sedona Sweet Arts

s culinary artist Donna Joy & Dana Varney. You can follow them on facebook or 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!

For more cake photos check out Sedona Sweet Arts and Sedona Wedding Cakes.

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.

Fun Wedding Cake

Here are some pics of a cake done a few weeks back for Allegra & Jeff. Such a fun – happy couple. Colors Purple, turquoise, and Orange.

Fun Wedding cake

The tiger lilies are hand sculpted from sugar by Donna Joy. Isn’t this a fun cake? Congrats to Allegra & Jeff

Sugar Lilies by Donna Joy


 Check out Donna Joy’s baking mixes! Gluten Free soo great you can’t tell it is gluten free!!!!

Red Sugar Lilies Wedding Cake

It’s all about drama , instyle wedding cakes. These hand crafted, sculpted sugar flowers are one of a kind creations of Donna Joy. Pastry Chef & Culinary Artist of Sedona Sweet Arts.

Donna Joy’s passion is creating this one of kind beauties for her Brides and Grooms wedding cakes.

Donna Joy’s Red Sugar lilies

Visit Sedona Sweet Arts for more of Donna Joy’s creation.