Wednesday, 6 October 2010

a top tier and cupcakes doth a wedding cake make

Hi everyone,

It feels like forever since I've posted on my blog even though it's only been a couple of weeks.  Over those weeks, my life has not been my own with a wedding dress to finish, a wedding cake to bake, a wedding knot/tie box to varnish and a Mother of the Bride speech to prepare.  Luckily, I made the deadlines on all four! PHEW! 

Michelle and Alex had planned a park wedding ceremony for their special day but it had to be moved over to the Wedding Reception venue at the last minute due to rain. The Wedding Reception Manager was awesome and, at a moment's notice, had orchestrated setting up a section of the tavern for the wedding ceremony which went off beautifully!  Michelle made a gorgeous bride and Alex, a dashing groom.  The guests were fabulous. The rain had certainly not dampened our spirits and we all continued on to have a fantastic time. 

Unfortunately, I don't have any wedding photos to show you yet as Beau, Michelle's brother, was the official photographer for the wedding and is busy sorting through the tons of photos and preparing them for Michelle and Alex to see when they get back from their honeymoon.  They are currently touring around in New South Wales for their honeymoon and will be back in a week.

For now, I have some very amateur shots that I took of the cake and reception setting.

I made the top tier (pictured below) which was a boiled fruitcake covered with fondant icing. 

As some people don't like fruitcake, Michelle ordered some cupcakes (pictured below) for the lower tiers.  Michelle bought the blue foil-wrapped chocolate hearts to decorate them with.

Here it is all assembled.....extra cupcakes were stored nearby.

The colours Michelle chose for the reception room (below) looked amazing!

I can hardly wait for the wedding photos so I can show them to you.

In the meantime, blogging will return to normal and I will finally manage some free time to get around and visit all your blogs.  I'm looking forward to catching up with you all. I have missed you guys!

I will leave you with a couple of pics taken at home the morning of the wedding.  Michelle's best friend, Melissa, was her Matron of Honour and, as luck would have it, happens to be a hairdresser so she did Michelle's and my hair for the day.  Here Melissa is working her magic........

how Michelle's hair looked from the back

So, for now........that's all, folks ~ xo

~ Love, light and peace ~


  1. The cake looks beautiful Serena....I can't wait to see the photos!!


  2. Oh Serena, the reception rooms looks great, the cake looks yummy and Michelle's hair looks beautiful. Can't wait to see the photos. I am so glad that everything went well. How blessed you were to have such an accommodating reception venue and manager.

  3. Oh Serena you did yourself proud with the cake, I look forward to the pictures of the wedding and dress..sounds like you had a fab time..take care..

  4. Beautiful Serena. I just love the colors, so exciting. I think they are great photos. Weddings are always so exciting and of course teary. :) Have a great Wednesday and thx for sharing.

  5. Oh, Serena...what a beautiful cake and cupcake ensemble!!! Those little blue hearts were just such a simple, yet elegant touch! I LOVE THIS!!! I must say though that I had never heard of a "boiled" fruitcake. Is it actually boiled in some way???

    The reception room was gorgeous! I sure do love that shade of blue.

    Sounds like everyting was just perfect, and I am so happy for Michelle and Alex and all of you!

  6. So glad the day went well and you all enjoyed it. The colour scheme was stunning

  7. Oh Serena, it all looks so guys did such an amazing job of pulling it all together into something magical for Michelle and Ales. Way to go mom!

    I was thinking of you this past weekend and sending thoughts of a joyful day for you and your family.

  8. What a beautiful cake, and a perfectly decorated venue. And the bride, from what I can see, looks just gorgeous. Congratulations.

  9. Oh My Gosh! That really did look so pretty with the blue and white. Even the chairs had ribbons. Lovely!! Too bad it rained, but isn't rain supposed to be good luck on a wedding day?

    Can hardly wait to see more pictures. So glad all went well and they are off on their honeymoon. Mom can relax now. :):)

    That cake is really original and was very pretty. Did they love the ring box? Can hardly wait to see her dress and the handsome groom and everything. ;)

    Glad you're back! Have missed you, lady! :):)

  10. the back of michelle's hair looks gorgeous, can't wait to see the pics of everyone :)

    congrats to them!!

  11. Congratulations to Michelle and Alex! Wishing them joy and happiness.

    Beautiful venue! And Michelle looks radiant.

  12. Congratulations Serena - it looks like a lovely place for a wedding. Too bad about the rain, but oh well! Can't wait to see the pics - I am sure Michelle was a gorgeous bride.

  13. Hi Serena,

    I was wondering how the wedding went. So happy everything went well and they are now enjoying a lov ely honeymoon. :) The photos that you posted look great. Can't wait to see the other ones.
    Lots of hugs

  14. Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos. Everything looks so beautiful and I look forward to seeing the wedding pics.

  15. Hi Serena,
    I'm so glad to hear all went well with the wedding.
    The reception room and cakes look fabulous and Michelle's hair so pretty!



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  17. Wow...I can't believe you made that (well, I can!). Gorgeous. Baking is something I don't do. Hope you are well! xoxo

  18. The cake! The hall! The hair! So lovely!! :)

  19. That cake is amazing! I love it!! So pretty. The topper looks great. ANd her hair!! Wow I wish my hair was like that on my wedding day. Its so pretty. I can't wait to see the dress you made!

  20. Everything looks amazing Serena. Glad you met all your deadlines.

  21. Glad to hear the wedding went off well despite the rain. Love the colors and the cake looks scrumptious. I'm sure the wedding photos are gorgeous. Best wishes, Tammy

  22. many congratulations to the happy couple!!! i know that you worked very hard to make it a beautiful, special day for them (and for you!!). you did an awesome job on the cake.....bravo!!! :)))

  23. whew.... bizeeee! Now you can all relax....and we can sit twiddling thumbs til photos arrive.... hahhaha

  24. Love that cupcake cake Serena! So happy to have you back. I have been in and out of the loop to so not to feel too bad!
    Always love to see what you have going. Hugs, Darlene

  25. Congratulations to the young couple Serena!!! Wow! the pics you have look wonderful .... LOVE that blue/teal colour ... looking forward to the photos ... congrats also on the beautiful cake and decorations! love, Maria xoxo

  26. I loved seeing the photos you were able to put up and the room looks great - great colors and Michelle - beautiful getting her hair done.

  27. Everything looks perfect and beautiful!

  28. Whew! Serena...You are a woman for all seasons...You never fail to amaze me!

    Michelles wedding colors are glorious...her cake heavenly! :)