I have been planning on writing this post since our last wedding of 2009 back in October! After our first wedding of 2010 at the beginning of February I figured it was time to stop procrastinating.
One of my most cherished moments are reading e-mails from happy brides and seeing the photos their photographers took of the wedding cupcakes we lovingly baked, decorated, and setup. Here are a few of our favourites:
First up is the swan wedding from last spring held at Le Sanctuaire. My favourite thing about this wedding was the flavours the bride and groom chose including peanut butter, green tea, and lemon. Yum! Photo by Valerie Sangin.
During the summer there was the beach themed wedding reception for a couple that got married in Cuba. Right away I felt a connection with their theme because Cuba holds a special place in my heart. Would you believe they had a family member drive these cupcakes all the way to Ottawa for the reception? Photo by Alain Doss.
The most colourful wedding of the summer was held at Suite 701 in the Old Port. The fuchsia and lime green buttercreams really popped. The couple decided to provide their own cutting cake for this wedding. Photo by Mark Cooper.
These stunning cupcakes were also for a wedding held in the Old Port, but this time at the Hotel Nelligan. I really enjoyed working on these cupcakes because the bride gave me complete creative control of the fondant decorations. It was also really fulfilling to be able to provide the bride who was gluten-free with gluten-free cupcakes and a gluten-free cutting cake so she could enjoy her cake on her wedding day. Photo by Julie Gagnon.
I had to include this photo even though it was taken by me, and not a photographer. The cupcakes themselves are very simple, but the hall at Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel where the wedding was held was just stunning! The cupcake were stand sat on an antique piano near a gorgeous stained glass lamp. Definitely my favourite setup of the summer!
The biggest wedding of the summer was held at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile. All 17 dozen cupcakes were placed in white tulip cups and the presentation was truly breathtaking. Photo by Mike Dugas.
The next two photos are taken by me. They are from our most memorable fall weddings, but they were memorable for very different reasons. The first photo is of wedding cupcakes I made as a gift for a close childhood friend's wedding which was held at Newtown. It was such an honour being able to contribute to her special day! The second photo is memorable because I narrowly avoided disaster. The wedding was held at L'Auberge des Gallant outside of Rigaud, which is a good 70km from our kitchen. When we arrived to setup the cupcakes I found out that the hotel could not find the cupcake stand we were supposed to use for the setup. Since we were so far from the city heading back to get one of our stands was not an option, so we had to MacGyver the setup. Thankfully we pulled it off!
Our last wedding cupcake stand from 2009 wasn't exactly from a wedding. In December we were invited to participate in The Bridal Boudoir Affair held by wedding planner extraordinaire Maddy K. Photo by Badger Photography.
A big thank you to all the brides and grooms who chose to have our cupcakes be part of their special day. It is truly an honour, and has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you. These photos are from only a fraction of last year's weddings. If your wedding cupcakes are not featured please email us a photo and I will gladly add it!