Decadent Dessert Display

TRICIA + AARON  |  SEPTEMBER 2017

SOLAR ARTS

Minnesota Bride Magazine, Fall/Winter 2018 issue 

 

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With Trish and Aaron's wedding featured in the current issue of Minnesota Bride, I wanted to share some favorite photos of their cake and dessert display.

This wedding was especially fun to be a part of for a couple of reasons.  First, Trish is in the wedding industry herself, and we love to pamper our own!  Not only did she have a general knowledge of how everything works, but she also had the opportunity to hand-pick her favorite wedding pros for her big day.

Second, this was a rare case where I was able to provide the cake AND attend the wedding.  (Ready for another connection?  Aaron is my cousin!)  The ceremony was beautifully heartfelt, and the Father-of-the-Bride speech at the reception was so moving that nearly everyone in the room was wiping their eyes.  It was really something special!

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 15 feet of cakes and sweets

15 feet of cakes and sweets

The reception was held at Solar Arts by Chowgirls in northeast Minneapolis.  One of the signature features of this venue is their 15-foot-long dessert table behind a glass-walled room.  That's a lot of horizontal space to work with!  So, Trish wisely opted for a small cake and cupcakes to serve their guests.

We designed a sweet, single tier cake with a scattered gold leaf design stretching across the front.  Pristine Floral added the most beautiful roses and greenery - the perfect finishing touch.

I love gold leaf as a focal point on cake designs.  It's elegant and luxurious, but also simple and organic.  I'm fascinated by the artistic process, because it comes out slightly different every time.  That's something I love - that even if we start with one of my previous designs as the basis, you're still getting something hand-crafted and uniquely yours.

 Tricia's cake has inspired many of my brides to incorporate gold leaf on their own wedding cakes.  (And I couldn't be happier about it!)

Tricia's cake has inspired many of my brides to incorporate gold leaf on their own wedding cakes.  (And I couldn't be happier about it!)

 

There were also dozens upon dozens of delicious cupcakes - Salted Caramel, Lemon Raspberry, and - my personal favorite - Chocolate Guinness Stout.  Trish also added a variety of favorite candies to the mix!

Remember that I mentioned Trish is a wedding and family photographer?  Well, she's crazy talented - so after you're done drooling over the dessert photos below, see and follow Tricia's work here!

 
 One of my favorite cakes of all time.  Sweet and simple, yet undeniably elegant.  23K edible gold leaf adds a touch of luxury to any design!

One of my favorite cakes of all time.  Sweet and simple, yet undeniably elegant.  23K edible gold leaf adds a touch of luxury to any design!

 A trio of cupcake flavors: Salted Caramel, Lemon Raspberry, and Chocolate Guinness Stout

A trio of cupcake flavors: Salted Caramel, Lemon Raspberry, and Chocolate Guinness Stout

 Congraulations Trish and Aaron!

Congraulations Trish and Aaron!

 Too pretty not to share... beautiful bridal bouquet by the one and only  Pristine Floral !

Too pretty not to share... beautiful bridal bouquet by the one and only Pristine Floral!

 Over 20 dozen cupcakes were used to fill this table, all topped with my signature buttercream rose swirl.

Over 20 dozen cupcakes were used to fill this table, all topped with my signature buttercream rose swirl.

 The most perfect rose to adorn the cake.

The most perfect rose to adorn the cake.

 15 glorious feet of sweets!

15 glorious feet of sweets!


It takes a village!  Here's the team of wedding professionals that made it happen:

 

Cake design:  Enticing Icing

Calligraphy:  Lo and Marie Studio

Catering:  Chowgirls Catering

Cotton Candy:  Cotton and Whim

Day-of Coordination:  Simply Gypsy

DJ:  Instant Request DJ (Justin)

Dress:  A&Be Bridal Shop

Floral design:  Pristine Floral

Hair:  Primped (Aubrey)

Lighting:  A Vintage Touch

Makeup:  Heather Trachsel

Menswear:  Atmosfere Mpls

Photography:  Ali Leigh Photography

Tan:  Go Glow

Venue:  Solar Arts by Chowgirls

Videographer:  Alma Films and Photo

 

PS:  Trish is also a talented wedding and family photographer!

Check her out at Trish Allison Photography.

 
 All photos on this page captured by  Ali Leigh Photography

All photos on this page captured by Ali Leigh Photography

Heather Jurisch

Enticing Icing LLC, 4301 Quebec Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN, 55428, United States