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Real weddings, styled shoots, recipes, and our favorite wedding cakes.  You can find all of them on the Sugar Euphoria blog.  

Lauren + Adam - The Stockroom at 230, Raleigh, NC

There's definitely a right way and a wrong way to have a vibrant,all-pink wedding.  It can easily go from 'Barbie Dream House' to 'Pepto Bismol Nightmare' really quickly. Fortunately, Lauren and Adam's wedding was the stuff that little girls' wedding dreams are made of. They did it the right way for sure!

I had a blast working with Wylde Flowers, Ever After Planning, Taylor of Blue Barn Photography, and the ladies of The Stockroom at 230. Keep on scrolling to see photos of this gorgeous pink wedding. 

Anna + Kevin | Market Hall, Raleigh, NC

Do you ever walk into someone's house, or shop and realize that almost every design element speaks to you on a personal level?  Yes? Great, so you understand how I felt when I walked into Anna and Kevin's wedding at Market Hall.  The clean, industrial theme mixed with the floral elements had my name written all it. I was tempted to grab Jeff and stand under the arbor, but I realized that it probably wouldn't be too professional.  

When Anna sent over photos of her dream cake, I knew that I wanted to take it up a notch. Instead of painting on fondant, I opted to use a special buttercream on buttercream method to achieve the abstract look. For the copper effect, I painted the luster dust directly on to cold buttercream.  I am so happy with the finished look - especially once the flowers were placed. 

Do yourself a favor and check out all of the beautiful photos by Taylor Lovette of Blue Barn Photography and the gorgeous decor by Bushel and Peck Designs

Photography: Taylor Lovette of Blue Barn Photography

Venue: Market Hall

Florals & Decor: Bushel and Peck Designs

Brides Magazine Features

The first quarter of 2017 has been absolutely amazing for Sugar Euphoria.  We were blessed to have five (that's right...FIVE!) cakes featured in Brides Magazine.  Somebody pinch me. please! The cakes were included in the 50 Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes and  71 of the Prettiest Floral Cakes

To be honest, I never imagined that my cakes would grace the pages of Brides.  Over the years, I've spent hours and hours flipping through the pages of the magazine, pinning from their boards, and clicking through the galleries. I tried to deconstruct the techniques, gained inspiration from my favorites, and wished that one day I would be included in the same space as some of my favorite cake artist. The fact that Sugar Euphoria cakes have been recognized by Brides is a testament to all of the hard work that our team has put into the company. I seriously have to thank Be Inspired PR for always putting our cakes in front of the industry influences.  And a huge thank  you to the photographers, florists, event stylists, and venues for making the cakes look so gorgeous!

Scroll down to see the cakes and credits. 

Whitney + David | The Mims House, Holly Springs, NC

Things have been super quiet around these parts lately.  I decided that a break from social media was extremely necessary for me to focus on the growth of Sugar Euphoria.  But, I'm back baby!  And I'm breaking the silence with one of my favorite weddings of all time.  

Seen on the Southern Weddings Magazine blog, Whitney and David's wedding was chock full of meaningful details. Despite getting married during a hurricane, they were extremely joyous and gracious.  I'm so happy that we were chosen to be a part of their day.  Scroll down to see all of the beautiful images taken by Sara Logan and the gorgeous Mims House, including an adorable cutting cake and a spread of mini cupcakes. 

Photographer: Sara Logan Photography | Videographer: Carly Rae Film | Day-Of Coordinator: Orangerie Events | Venue: Leslie Alford Mims House | Florist: Serendipity Designs | Wedding Cake: Sugar Euphoria | Caterer: Belle’s Catering | Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Paper Products: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride’s Gown: BHLDN | Bride’s Veil: BHLDN | Bride and Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Hair and Makeup: LULA Hair + Makeup | Bride’s Shoes: TOMS | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN and David’s Bridal | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse | Engraved Hangers and Wood Cutouts: Delovely Details | Vows Print: Lauren Heim Studio | Custom Framing: Framebridge | Pizza Bar Sign Holders: Esselle | Wedding Maps: Fresh Cut Prints | Welcome Bags: Olive Paper Co. | North Carolina BBQ Map: EDIA Maps

Weddings Magazine Editorial | The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC

As a designer, it is so easy to box yourself into one design aesthetic.  

Don't get me wrong, it is perfectly fine to be known for a particular style, but sometimes you need to stretch your creative muscle.  For instance, I feel like Sugar Euphoria is known for our textured buttercream and naked cakes - but that's not the only type of cake that we can design ... or love to design. But it is the type of cake that many brides are drawn to nowadays and they are pretty fun to make. 

Being able to create fun and unique cakes is one of the highlights of my career, which is why I love participating in editorial shoots.  Keep scrolling to see the cakes that we submitted to Weddings Magazine for their 2017 issue.  Shot at The Carolina Inn by Walters & Walters Photography

 

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This delicate cake is inspired by my grandmother, Genevieve.  She has a gorgeous and extensive china collection that I've loved my entire life.  All of the patterns are so delicate and beautiful; they make me want to have 4 o'clock tea everyday.  The blue pattern was created using wafer paper and edible ink.  The lace details and the ruffles are a nod to her femininity.  I love you, Grand!

Recently, I've gotten into bold, modern designs There are so many amazing cake designers worldwide who are leading this movement.  Elements like metallics, geometric prints, and dark colors are great ways to add some 'oomph' to you wedding cake.  You can always soften it up with fresh florals like I did here. 

 

I hope that you love the designs and I can't wait to share more with you!