Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Christmas at Sedona Cake Couture!

My 5 year old grand-daughter Breanna was a big help in the kitchen! We had SO MANY cookies to decorate. She is a very talented decorator and tells me that she is going to help me make beautiful cakes when she gets bigger! You see her wearing her Tiara - it's her birthday celebration this weekend!! And the  very best part was watching her decorate her very own cakes (with no help from her Grandma! She is truly amazing and one of the special loves of my life!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Long Stemmed Sugar Flowers in a Box!

This amazing showpiece includes a box and lid (made out of cake) and hand-made sugar roses. The choc0late birthday cake is decorated with sugar candles!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Trends in Wedding Cakes in Sedona

We are noticing a trend in our wedding cakes lately. Personal details, taken from the wedding invitation, are cropping up on our wedding cakes. In this wedding the invitation had fleur de lis, which we added to the design of the wedding cake.  

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Enchantment Resort Wedding in Sedona, Arizona

This fabulous wedding cake was the vision of a dear, sweet Australian bride who chose Sedona , Arizona for her wedding and Sedona Cake Couture for her wedding cake! The bride wore silver, as did the cake! The scenery is breathtaking and the wedding was exquisite!
Here is a photo of the bride and groom with fabulous red rock views at Enchantment Resort here in Sedona, Arizona. It is such a joy to meet wonderful people like Romy and Dom. We wish you the best of luck in your future together!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sedona Library Cake

A stack of books ....or is it a cake! Completely edible down to the embossed white chocolate "covers" , these books were devoured at the annual Sedona Festival of Wreaths held at the Sedona Public Library. Thanks go to my friend and fellow cake competitor on Food Network Challenge - Michelle Bommarito - for her help and advice with this cake! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sedona Wedding of the Year at L'Auberge de Sedona

This is the work of the very talented and very creative boys at
The details and floral were beyond anything I had every seen before!
The entire ballroom at L'Auberge de Sedona was transformed into a magical mecca of colors, textures, lighting - ambience is too pale a word!

In this photo (all photos courtesy of the famous duo - Katrina + Andrew - who are you 
can see the incredible color palette that we see in so many of our fabulous Sedona weddings. Notice the Morrocan tray over the fireplace, the shimmery linens, the dancing lights on the walls.

And here's the cake!

 With beautiful 
designs embossed with antique 
Morrocan fabric stamps and hand-painted with shimmering color.

The bride told me later that she was so in love with her cake that she kept putting off the cake cutting as long as she could!

Weddings in Sedona in the Fall

Weddings in Sedona  in the Fall are a spectacular sight to see. The beautiful rich jewel tone colors of Sedona are the choice of many brides when designing a cake for a Sedona wedding. 

In addition to the flame cala lilies, this bride chose to add sugar feathers to her cake.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sedona Cake Couture Featured in Inside Weddings Magazine

Sedona Cake Couture is proud to be featured in one of the industry's leading magazines - Inside Weddings
This was the incredible wedding reception of Marcella Hofelich and Nicholas Chambers at the Silverleaf Club is Scottsdale, Arizona.
Fabulous photography by Jared Platt
and the amazingly beautiful floral was created by Flora Europa
The design of the cake was inspired by the fresh flowers used in the arrangements, the color of the cake came from the bridesmaid's  dresses. The room at the Silverleaf Club is old-world European looking- with enormously high ceilings, massive chandeliers and stone walls, reminiscent of an old castle! Congratulations to Marcella and Nick!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Christa and Tommy's Sedona Wedding

She's a nurse. He's a Fireman. They met in the ER. They both save people! And they are an amazing couple. Today Tommy and Christa were married at beautiful Oak Creek Terrace in Sedona, Arizona. And here are their cakes!
This is Andrea with her Assistant Cake Artist - the talented Kelsey Fink, after setting up the cakes in the gazebo next to Oak Creek.
This is a cake! Chocolate, in fact. And delicious as well! It's a replica of Tommy's fire truck with the Surprise, Arizona Fire Department. The wheels are made with chocolate clay (, 
There is a marzipan "nurse" atop the wedding cake - dressed in a sugar nurse's uniform and a sugar fireman  on the chocolate wedding cake adorned with pink sugar calas. It was the perfect symbolism of this magical couple. We wish you the best, Tommy and Christa.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Award Winning Cakes

 Last year Sedona Cake Couture entered the 1st Annual NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) Confectionary Competition and took home the top awards (Best of Show and People's Choice Awards) out of all the Arizona cake artists who 
entered with this Flower Pot Cake. 
Now, the second competition......the heat was on! How do we top this? The categories of this year's competition were contemporary, traditional, vintage and retro. We did Vintage - this Vintage Urn Cake - yes, it's a cake! And we did it again!! First Place, Best of Show and People's Choice Awards. Flower Pot cake photo taken by the fabulous Katrina Wallace of Vintage Urn Cake photo courtesy of

Friday, September 12, 2008

Marina's Fabulous Cake

Last weekend I created the most magical wedding cake for  Marina de Jong's wedding at Ashley Manor. Marina is a Pastry Chef herself and had definite, over-the-top ideas for her cake when she sought me out. The cake had sugar crystal gemstones, sugar tassels and lots of braid detail. The color palette of black, gold and silver worked incredibly well together. To see this cake set up in that spectacular room at Ashley manor was breathtaking! I had the honor of having a world-class photographer shoot this cake for me - thank you Katrina Wallace of for coming to my cake studio and creating these beautiful photos in your ninth month of pregnancy! (It's a girl, and we're hoping her name will be Francesca but it looks more like Caroline)!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wonderland Cake for Sedona Film Festival

I was handed a CD of the movie (not yet released) Phoebe in Wonderland so I could watch it and get inspiration for a cake for the premier of the movie at the Sedona Film Festival. Check it out!