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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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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

Cool Sugar Lilies


Love Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village for a wedding. The setting has an old world charm and is perfect for any Sedona Wedding. Check out their photos at www.Tlaq.com  along with Tlaquepaque Weddings blog.  Last Sunday was a Bridal Show there so I wanted to create something unique along with the colors that Brides select when having a wedding there. Brown and oranges captured in the beautiful courtyards.  I hand Sculpted these lilies.  Each petal , stem, and stamens were singly created to form this sugar flower.

I love making wedding cakes! But Love even more making sugar pieces!!!!!!!! www.SedonaWeddingCakes.com