22 April 2011

Vintage Yellow Wedding Cake

A while ago I came across a post on the 'Love My Dress' blog about a real vintage inspired wedding where the bride wore.... mustard yellow! You can read the original post here... it's definitely worth a look as the pictures are stunning! Not just from that post either, the whole blog is stunning!! But two things struck me... the colour... and the cake! Usually when you think of wedding colours, mustard yellow is NOT the colour that pops into your head, but this funky London girl pulled it off and this shade of yellow has since become a favourite of mine...slowly but surely making it's way onto my cakes. Here are some gorgeous pics from Love My Dress...

 LOVE LOVE LOVE this map rose

The other thing about this wedding that struck me was the cake! Usually wedding cakes are almost too pretty to eat with life like flowers and perfectly smooth tasteless icing... but this cake was a series of square cakes with icing that looked like someone had forgotten to go over the 'crumb' layer! But I immediately LOVED it when I saw it! It's so cute with the bright yellow flags and vintage birds.... and I it looks like it tasted so yummy... fresh butter cream and soft home made cake... nothing plastic and tasteless, just gorgeous cake.

This wedding inspired me to make my own rustic vintage cake... no fancy icing... just pure buttercream... on a home made almond sponge....with a bit of cherry jam in the middle... and some vintage flowers of course!!
 Sugar paste roses inspired by fabric rose/peonies...
 A little vintage sign of course...
 ...and pearls....
.... and the delicious part.... cherry jam inside!! 
Told ya our cakes are Pretty Delicious!! :)

Origin of photos: The first 5 photos in this post originate from the 'Love my Dress' Blog and are not the work of Janelle@Jamosie Sweet.  The photos of the vintage yellow cake are Jamosie Sweet's work (I am obviously NOT a professional photographer!! ) :)

7 April 2011

Feature Friday: Suzy Q's designs.

By chance, our previous 'Feature Fridays' have all been Aussies, but this week our Feature Friday turns international with a quick trip across the shores! Susan Hesser is our talented lady this week... with her creative jewellery business SuzyQ's designs...and has a very interesting story to tell!

Susan grew up with her father in the military so she has travelled around a lot! She now lives in Korea as this is where she has spent most of her time so she feels an affinity for the country. I can understand why. Korean people are some of the kindest, funniest and friendliest people I have ever met! So all the different cultures, foods, languages and experiences she has had travelling and living in other countries is the inspiration behind her jewellery designs. Then of course, she goes with her heart and feelings and chooses colours and textures on how she feels on particular days - a true artist.
Susan's 8-5 job is on the military base so how do you go from being on a military base to making beautiful jewellery?? A lady saw some of her work and suggested she make her jewellery to sell, so she started making custom orders for her friends and family in the U.S and it went from there! She is about to release a line for MEN! Can't wait for the pics!
Susan has a younger sister and together they do their thing... jewellery and paper craft! They recently got together to make and sell their items for a charity concert to raise money for people in Japan. They helped the charity event raise over $3500! Very very cool!
Before you ask, Susan said she loves animals and has a pet dog Frosty and a pet cat but to be honest I didn't think twice about it, until I saw this picture on her facebook page.... how cute is Yumi the cat!!! Too cute. Chillaxin' with a drink of water.
Susan's advice for others? No matter what you do in life, people will judge you and try to bring you down. You've got to remind yourself that you're awesome, you're fabulous and you're beautiful!!

Very sweet advice.

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