28 cakes… one weekend… one wedding

This past weekend was hands down the busiest weekend ever for City Girl Cakes.

27 two tier cakes with fondant swags, roses, calla lilies, and a “P” monogram topper

1 four tier cake in the same design

280 cupcakes

…100 roses …180 calla lilies …27 “P” monograms hand-cut from gumpaste

Anyone who has dropped by knows my space limitations. There is no way I could have pulled this off with real cake (not enough equipment, no space, no staff), so we went with styrofoam cake dummies for the two tiers and 3 of the 4 tiers of the main wedding cake. This allowed me to start earlier in the week.

I started tracking hours – but that didn’t work out. I don’t know how lawyers do it… tracking billable hours. Anyway… it was a lot. Many late nights… many early mornings.  A cake marathon.

The cakes were delivered to the Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth. I had to take all the table center piece cakes first and come back for the main cake and cupcakes. I love my minivan. The beautiful decor was done by the talented Susan Carrington of Simple Touch Event Decor

It was exhausting and exhilarating and I would do it all over again! Just not this week.

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7 responses to “28 cakes… one weekend… one wedding

  • Sherry

    Holy Smokes! Makes this very appreciative! They looked awesome – but I am very glad that I was able to take your kids away from you for at least a part of the day before, and the day of (and of course most of the day after for some well-deserved relaxation…never mind the outing Monday night)!! Phew! You definately need a bigger workspace, and staff to pull that off every day — but very cool that you can say that you did this all on your own, in your little workspace, with NO staff. Never mind Cake Boss — you rock it by yourself!

  • Leanne

    Shauna – you are a wonder! These are absolutely gorgeous (natch :-). Love your updates and photos !

  • Bernie-Ann

    Holy Moly!!! Wow – great job Shauna!!!! You should be very proud ☺

  • Aunt Audrey

    Shauna – one word AMAZING!

  • Michelle

    Wonderful cakes, congratulations for pulling off such an enormous feat! 28 cakes one weekend, 1/2 marathon the next…what have you got planned for this weekend??

  • Nikkie

    Your cakes are very beautiful. You are very talented

  • Edna Pomeroy

    Shauna, you are an amazing lady.You are so very talented.You made my wedding ‘PERFECT”.I could never thank you enough.My centre pieces were stunning as was the wedding cake.All my guests were blown away by your talent and ability to pull this wedding off.28 cakes delivered without a hitch, a feat in itself , not to mention all the cake making and perfect decorating.The CAKE BOSS COULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT IN A MILLION YEARS.I MUST SEND Him SOME PICTURES, lol.The cake and cupcakes were devoured by 280 people, all of whom which loved the cake and icing.We had so many compliments and requests for your name.I did assure then, that I didn’t think you would be up to this again for a long while.Seriously, you were a doll to work with, so easy going and obliging in every way.I am your greatest fan.Thank you again so much and I will be your customer forever.What will we do for my daughters wedding Sept 2012????It will have to be something to remember.Again thanks from the bottom of our hearts.


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