This might just be my favorite picture of a cake. Ever.
If pictures speak a thousand words, this is what this one might say...
This wedding reception took place in the beautiful Plains Art Museum on the 3rd floor in downtown Fargo. The couple's colors were black and white with ivory roses. The late afternoon sun plus original hardwood floors and exposed beams and brick made for a lovely setting for these vanilla bean and dark chocolate cupcakes.
Ivory roses. Inspiration for the cake.
The two tiered cake had a vanilla bean 8" round base and chocolate 6" round top. As usual each tier had 3 layers of cake. Vanilla-almond butter cream and chocolate butter cream alternated between the layers. Frosted butter cream roses and a few black and white fondant details made this delicious cake B-E-A-utiful!
Ivory rose cake with black and white fondant details.
The cupcakes were vintage-y with just a touch of modern; the perfect mix for an artsy Fargo Bride and her New York Groom!
Seven stands and a few groups on the table held all 144 cupcakes.
These may look familiar from my sister's wedding. I still can't get over the tiny little sugar pearls for the dogwood center.
Ruffle flower in white with black sugar pearl center.
I think I can see my reflection in that sugar pearl!
Black ruffle flower with white sugar pearl center.
Rose cupcake with black fondant leaf.
Yes. I'm still posting pictures.
At the tasting the bride really took a liking to these little black hearts simply placed on top of the frosting. As the style of wedding changed more toward the modern feel, I felt the original design didn't quite fit with the new. So I came up with this; I treated the white square (modern in it's own right) as a canvas and placed the heart off center and topped it with the little white flower. Thank you design school for paying off in cake design. ;)
Another modern design, stamped white fondant medallion on a black square.
Small black daisy cupcake.
Large white daisy cupcake.
Since I often end these blog posts with "Enjoy!" I had to take a picture of this. How cute! :)
So did anybody count to see if there were a thousand words in this post? Nope. 365.