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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!

 

An Adorable Unicorn Cake + An Exciting Announcement

Like most of my Instagram feed, I'm pretty obsessed with unicorns.  If you checked out my Etsy shopping court, you'd find wall art, candle holders, and cake supplies featuring the magical creatures.  So when Melissa of Best Friends for Frosting approached me about creating a cake inspired by her daughter Claire's flower crown unicorn rocking horse from Pottery Barn, I jumped at the chance!

Not only am I pumped about this particular cake, but I'm excited to announce that I'll be collaborating with Melissa on more fun cake designs for BFFF. We already have a few lined up and I can't wait for her to share them with you. Head on over to her site to see all of the pictures from the amazingly talented Radian Photography.

 

Stylist: Melissa of Best Friends for Frosting

Photography: Radian Photography

Cake: Sugar Euphoria

 

Velveteen Rabbit-themed Baby Shower | The Mims House, Holly Springs, NC

If you're ever in need of some style inspiration, then Molly of Molly's Musings is your go-to gal.  Not only is she always so put together, but she's also super sweet!  When she contacted me about creating a cake for the Velveteen Rabbit-themed baby shower that was co-hosting with two friends, I jumped at the chance to help.  

The shower was hosted at the beautiful Leslie-Alford-Mims House in Holly Springs and was filled with the cutest details.  I'm so happy to share the stunning photos from Arrow House. Check them out below!