Category Archives: Wedding

Art Deco Wedding Cake

Danielle and Richard decided to go with a white on white Art Deco style cake for their wedding. I now love white on white.


The vibe in the ballroom at the Lord Nelson made me want to rush home and change into my best 1920s outfit – which I don’t actually have but if I did would have looked something like this:

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The coolest part? They had a really (really) old, working typewriter where guests could leave best wishes. My 9 yr old daughter thought that was neat.

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If there was one era I’d love to be able to go back to, it would be the 1920s. And preferably in New York City.

Congratulations Danielle and Richard!



Wave Wedding Cake

Jennifer and Trevor had a very clear vision for their wedding cake: minimalist with clean lines, purple and cobalt blue. The top tier is finished in a 5/8″ wide purple ribbon with a narrow blue ribbon accent, the middle tier has a subtle white on white wave pattern, and the bottom tier creates repetitive balance with a wide purple ribbon and narrow blue ribbon accent.

I love hearing from couples after the wedding – and I love when they share pics with me! Thanks to Jennifer and Trevor for sending a pic of the cake cutting and to Heather at Twin Bridges Photography for permission to post.

Congratulations Jennifer and Trevor!

Kristina and Bill – Pro cake shots

I am immediately transformed into a giddy, happy dancing 6 year old when amazingly talented photographers send me cake pics. Jeff (Jeff Cooke Photography) has shot two weddings that I’ve been a part of this season. Lucky me. Here are a series of shots he took of Kristina and Bill’s wedding cake: a three tier round with scroll piping details and white sugar roses. This cake was delivered to the Compass Room at the Casino Nova Scotia.

Thanks, Jeff!

Congratulations Kristina and Bill!

Two Hearts… One Love: Jason and Michael

Jason and Mikey were referred to me for their wedding cake by Michelle at Tall Ship Silva (thank you, Michelle!) – where they would be exhanging their vows. They were planning a very elegant, traditional but fun wedding and wanted the cake to have the same kind of feel.

I do not consider myself to be a creative designer. I may have mad cake-making skills, but I have to work very hard on the creative aspect. Show me a picture and tell me to make it – game on. Sit down across from me and ask for my ideas… silence. It’s frustrating because sometimes I think that I should be able to just throw ideas out there based on three words like: fun, elegant, traditional…. but I need a bit more information and perhaps source of inspiration! There are just so many options when it comes to cake. Gone are the days of deciding between a shell or bead buttercream border and yellow or pink buttercream roses (thankful… we are all so thankful… right?).

So, I was a little challenged with this one… how do we mix traditional with fun and add a dash of elegance?

Jason and Mikey were fantastic to work with. I consider Jason to be the “grounded” one – his input focused on the traditional. Mikey wanted the topsy-turvy look (non-negotiable!) and I think, left to him, the entire cake would have been more of a madhatter design!  In the end, we came up with a beautiful cake for their special day.

It was important to Jason that we incorporate the Scottish ribbon, so tiers 2 and 4 were covered in ivory fondant with a diamond imprint, silver dragees and ribbon around the base of each tier. We took the navy blue from the ribbon and covered tiers 1 and 3, adding the words “Two Hearts… One Love” and some crystals (non-edible but the kitchen promised to flick them off before serving!) for a little sparkle. The flowers were gorgeous and were provided by My Mother’s Bloomers (Neville – I know they are technically not called thistles but I don’t know what they are… but they are very cool!).

Flavours included red velvet with vanilla buttercream, marble with vanilla buttercream, and lemon with vanilla buttercream. The cake was delivered to the Delta Halifax (this was the Bluenose room… check out the view! Of course, it was foggy at that time, but there are lots of windows in that room and the view is great!).

Jason and Mikey are now honeymooning in Italy (*sigh*). Congratulations to the happy couple!

Hello Wedding Season

Wedding season has officially been launched at City Girl Cakes. From now until the end of October, I will be in full wedding cake mode – with a few celebration cakes thrown in here and there.

Wedding season was kicked off with similar designs:

Tara and Sean chose this simple 3 tier round with a diamond imprint pattern in ivory allowing the adorable penguin topper to steal the show. Flavours included chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream and white almond sour cream cake with raspberry buttercream. This cake was delivered to the Brightwood Golf and Country Club in Dartmouth.

Lena chose a similar pattern for her 4 tier wedding cake – but we kicked it up with a tiffany blue/white color scheme and added a couple of pendants for some sparkle!

Flavours included chocolate cake with oreo buttercream and red velvet cake with oreo buttercream. Lena made her own cake stand using a circle floral foam (could also use a cake dummy) covered in white tule, some crystal gems, and silk flowers – it was perfect! So creative…