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Wedding days are filled with beauty and emotions, happy tears and so much joy it’s palpable. Behind the scenes things can get crazy and it takes a team of  dedicated professionals to seamlessly pull off the perfect event.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the industry’s best and are incredibly happy to introduce you to Connie, the creative genius behind the decadent desserts pictured below:


I don’t know how she does it but she consistently creates some of the most beautiful {and delicious} cookies, cakes and cupcakes we’ve ever seen.

This is what you will see as you step into her Yorkville Design and Devour studio:


I’d love to show you more but you’ll have to wait until May… for more photos & gorgeous sweets pick up a copy of Wedding Essential’s Spring edition and turn to the “Edible Arts” feature.

I’ll leave you with a few thoughts from Connie, if you’d like to know more or to book a consultation be sure to stop by her website or get in touch on FB.

What Inspires Your Cake Designer:

YOU!It is all about YOU after all! Most brides choose their cake designer because they love their visual style, and that’s crucial. Most great designers have a signature look. But your cake truly needs to reflect you, your fiancé and the atmosphere you want your wedding to exude. Take the time to meet face to face with your designer. Bring your fiancé, your mom or your best friend but not all three. Cake design is an intricate process and you’ll want your full attention on the details of your appointment. Once you have established a rapport with your designer, he/she will be better able to suggest what suits your personality. Age, nationality even the way you and your fiancé met can have a strong influence on your cake style.

Your Dress, Your Shoes
When brides want to book a consultation with me, I really want to see their dress and yes… their shoes! Brides agonize over these two choices and the look tells me a lot about who she wants to be on her wedding day. Chic and sophisticated? Soft and playful? Traditional and conservative? You can imagine how different each cake would be… Details from the dress are a really personal way to infuse yourself into the cake design.

Your Venue
Its true, if you’re getting married outdoors in the glory of a vineyard, or having a ritzy reception at the ROM, you won’t want the same cake. Like the dress, the location has sway over your nuptial dessert. Make sure your designer knows where the cake will be setup, only a professional will know what precautions to take when it comes to weather, temperature or fragility. A good designer will know how to seamlessly integrate the design of your cake with the venue. No cake deserves to stick out like a sore thumb, venue details matter!

Your Flowers
In the age of sugar paste flowers, most brides will want a bloom or two (or more!) on their cake. Sugar flowers are a stunning addition and bring a cohesion to the room if they reflect the florals chosen in your decor. Sugar flowers can be delicate, bold or graphic. Nothing needs to be realistic anymore! You can opt for flowers made of lace or orchids penned with the words of a love poem.

Your colors…Your invitations
Your colors are a perfect element to inspire a cake. I’m in love with whites or tone on tone cakes ramped up with metallics, but I remember working on a bold purple and orange cake that thrilled me. Think of your color choices – if you have a third color you’re using for accents only, sometimes it’s great to pump more of it into the cake so it really stands out. Monograms, typeface, stationary stock and invitation imagery are great sources of inspiration for the cake. Bring it all in!

How many people do you need to serve? The standard wedding cake should feed 60% of your guests so start your budget based on that many servings. Intricate design details will affect the price so if you need a wow-factor cake that’s a bit out of budget, scale it down and order a slab cake for the kitchen. When it’s served it all looks the same but you’ve invested your budget where it has the most visual impact while still ensuring everyone gets their fair share.

If you find you can’t…that’s a major red flag. Find another cake artist. But if you do establish a connection with a designer who does amazing work, trust them to make executive decisions with your design. My very best work always happens when the bride trusts my judgement. The result is the best wedding cake I can make, let your designer color outside the lines a bit. Passion never comes from connecting the dots.



p.s. We also had the pleasure of photographing her grand opening party, and the images were picked up by WedLuxe, you can see the feature here!

We are so thrilled to share with you some of our favourite images from our 2012 creative shoot for Posh Veils. Style Me Pretty Canada is doing a feature on the images and you can see the full gallery HERE.

We will of course be releasing a full gallery as well, so stay tuned for that going live next week 🙂 For now you can take a peek at the newest gallery to go up, Stacey & Derek’s Trash The Dress in the Dominican.

Thank you to all the wonderful vendors involved in this shoot and to our beautiful models, Dalia & Shazzy, you were all so fun to work with!

Go see: our feature on SMP Canada 😀


We had the pleasure of photographing Posh Veil’s 2012 headpiece collection and I am so excited to show you the results of this fantastic collaboration with so many talented individuals!

For now though here’s a little peek at Rajiv from Letters In Ink working his magic on the large flower rimmed chalkboard:

Rajiv’s work is beautiful and it was amazing to watch him create this stunning chalk installation for us.

This was our first commercial shoot and it went off fabulously, this is definitely an area of photography that we want to delve into some more.