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Trendspotting: White Cakes with a Splash of Pink

February 16, 2012

Since I’ve had sweets on the brain this week with it being Valentine’s Day, I thought it was only appropriate to feature these gorgeous cakes! Traditional white wedding cakes no more – these cakes have a bright pop of pink color that is perfect for spring weddings. Here’s a few to inspire, or make your mouth water!

– lauren

row 1:  pink ombre caké from call me cupcake via honey kennedy | hand-painted cakes by maggie austin via april foster events
row 2:  white cake with pink flowers by sweet & saucy shop
row 3:  vintage china cake topper via ruffled blog | cake with tiny flowers pinned here

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Beauty and the Bakery

May 31, 2011

I’ll be honest, if I didn’t get my degree in design, I’m pretty sure I would have ended up in pastry school! These little bakeries, pastry shops and confectionery wonders are so lovely and quaint. And the treats they bake up – I can only imagine how YUMMY they must be!

I don’t know about you, but I could stare at these colorfully scrumptious photos all day long…





Photo Credits:

row 1: Dessert Table via Sweet and Saucy Supply
row 2:
Laduree Interior via Twig & Thistle
row 3: Magnolia Bakery Icing via Catalina Kulczar Marin Photography
row 4: La Creperie via Francoise Rachez Photography
row 5: Bakery Engagement Session via Style Me Pretty
row 6: Patisserie via Laduree
row 7: Laduree Counter via Twig & Thistle

Vendor Love

Cake Opera Co.

December 21, 2010

This is quite possibly the best thing since the invention of cake. I first spotted this Canadian company way back in January when their Pomegranate cake was featured on one of Style Me Pretty’s Inspiration to Reality posts and I was recently reminded of their fabulousness when I saw this little write-up on one of my favorite blogs.

The work of Cake Opera Co. is simply stunning and I just love how unabashedly over-the-top they are (a giant feathered bird atop a wedding cake? Why the heck not!). Along with their extremely artistic cakes and perfect little confections, they’re now also creating Operettas – their version of the dessert table. Love it!

They’ve also just announced these lovely gift-wrapped treats!…

These decadent sweets are conceptualized and created by artist Alexandria Pellegrino and pastry chef Jessica Smith who seem just as fabulous as their confections…

If you haven’t seen it already, you should definitely check out their website. Yum.

– gia

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All images © Cake Opera Co.

Vendor Love

Enjoy Cupcakes

March 9, 2010

California baker - Enjoy Cupcakes

I’m sure by now many of you have already discovered Enjoy Cupcakes since they’ve been featured on several blogs lately. Nonetheless, I couldn’t help but give them a little vendor love here on Flights of Fancy as well. If this is your first time hearing about this cute cupcakery, you’re in for a treat!

Owned by husband and wife team Amber and Kevin Vander Vliet, this sweet and stylish California-based bakery offers gourmet cupcakes in just about every flavor imaginable. Given their location (wine country), it makes sense that their signature cupcake is Chocolate Blackberry Syrah which is filled with dark chocolate Belgium fudge and topped with blackberry frosting and a syrah-soaked blackberry.

If you prefer your cupcakes without wine, there are also several chocolate-based flavors to choose from like Triple Chocolate Mousse, Subtle Spicy Chocolate and Smores or you can indulge in vanilla-based flavors like Coconut Key Lime, Caramel Crème Brulée or Strawberry Lemonade (yum!). If there’s a special flavor have in mind, Amber can whip that up too!

Cupcake (and wine) connoisseurs can visit Amber at the Saarloos & Sons tasting lounge in Los Olivos on weekends – a stylish space with elegant, vintage-inspired details (shown above)…but what I’m most in love with is their cupcake trailer:

Enjoy Cupcakes - cupcake trailer

Enjoy Cupcakes can bring the bakery to your event and serve their delicious treats out of an adorable vintage Shasta trailer! How cute is that?!?

I recently had a lovely chat with Amber and had the opportunity to ask her a couple questions about her business:

Q: I just love the cupcake trailer! How did that idea come about?
A: I was reading designsponge.com and came across a post about a girl in Kansas who was selling gourmet sno cones out of a vintage trailer and it completely inspired me.

Q: As a baker you could have chosen a number of specialties… why cupcakes?
A: I find cupcakes to be extremely versatile.  People often ask, “do you only make cupcakes?” and my response is, “no, I make creme brulee, caramels, puddings, fresh fruit curds, baklava, chocolate mousse, toffee, fudge, cheesecake, and more – all for the cupcakes!”

Q: What’s your favorite flavor?
A: I honestly don’t have one!  I guess it depends on my mood  :)   I can tell you that our most popular flavor is the Chocolate Blackberry Syrah and I’m a sucker for PB & Chocolate together.

Q: For those of us who are completely bummed that we don’t live in California, any chance that your cute trailer would travel to other states?
A: Unfortunately, no.  Serving cupcakes out of the trailer is a pretty small part of our overall business. We have a store front (and are opening a second one on March 11) so that keeps us pretty tied down and close to home.  We do overnight ship our cupcakes though!

Thanks so much Amber for chatting with us!

If you’re fortunate enough to live in California, you can visit Enjoy Cupcakes at 2971 Grand Avenue in Los Olivos on Thursdays – Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm… or give them a call at 805-451-0284.

Photo Credits:
All images by Jose Villa, compliments of Enjoy Cupcakes