I was honored when our friends Shawn & Doug came to me to create their wedding cake for their wedding at People Lounge in the Lower East Side of Manhattan a few weeks back.
After a few design sketches back and forth, we came up with a very modern buttercream design, with a round quilted bottom tier highlighted with dragees, a round center tier decorated with the grooms’ initials and an hourglass shaped top tier with scattered multi-sized dragees that was topped with lavender sugar moth orchids. Each tier was banded with purple satin ribbon.
The cake was comprised of a combination of almond and devil’s food cake and was filled and frosted in almond buttercream. We also brought along a red velvet sheet cake with cream cheese frosting as a third flavor option since the number of wedding guests ballooned quite a bit a few days before the wedding!
Setting up this wedding cake was a very interesting challenge – as this was the first wedding cake I’ve assembled on an active bar! Luckily, Jay is very comfortable behind a bar as he was a bartender many years ago. With his help on the working side of the bar, and gaining a little height myself by standing on a bar stool we were able to set this up fairly quickly and then enjoy the wedding as guests.
I can’t emphasize enough how wonderful it was to be able to witness such a beautiful, loving, and funny ceremony for these two guys. While I always think of them as already married, since they had a civil ceremony in NJ years ago, this official wedding ceremony in NYC just cemented how perfect these two are for each other. There was definitely a lot of happy tears and laughter during the vows.
Having the cake on an active bar and being a wedding guest was making me crazy as all I could picture was someone elbowing the cake before the cake cutting ceremony. Luckily that never happened, but I can tell you that I literally had to force myself to stop looking at the bar!
Here’s one last close up shot of the sugar moth orchids topper.