Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tybee Island Lighthouse Wedding

When I make a wedding cake I always ask questions about what the bride and groom want their cake to look like. Many times they find a picture of a cake somewhere and ask for something similar. I don't mind using other cake artists for inspiration....because lets face it.....there are some wickedly talented cakers out there! But I also like to get a picture of the wedding gown and know what the venue looks like to ensure that the cake will fit in at the reception.
This is Liz's wedding gown. It's so beautiful and perfect for a beach wedding. The skirt makes me think of waves......

Liz and Dave got married on Tybee Island Georgia. They were married on the beach and the reception was held at the famous Tybee Island Lighthouse.

Here is the lighthouse.....
Here is the reception area under the tent on the lawn behind the lighthouse....

Here is my cake CENTER STAGE under the tent!
(I love that something I contributed gets an important place at the event)

Here is the front view of the cake. I incorporated the calla lilies that Liz was having at the wedding with the chocolate sea shells and edible sand and pearls.

(Can I tell you how excited I was when I saw the cake serving set? Perfect match!)
This is the "back" view of the cake. I wrote their new monogram in the sand.

The design was white buttercream with chocolate waves in the teal/sea blue color of the bridesmaids.
(See how I used the wave feel from the bride's dress?)
Here is a close up of some shells and the chocolate wave with edible sand and pearls.

Congratulations Liz and Dave!
It was a pleasure working with you....wishing you many happy years together!


  1. And you, my dear, are one of those "wickedly" talented Cake Designers! Great job, just beautiful!

  2. I was wondering if you could tell me, what did you use to make the sand? At first glance, it looks just like Graham Cracker Crumbs, but there seems to be bits of Red and White crumbs in there as well. Just curious as to what you used.

    Thank you - J.M.

    1. J.M. ~ It might be a trick of the photo.....these are vanilla wafers that have been crushed in a food processor! I love the delicious vanilla smell you get when you use them! Perfect for sea themed cakes!
      Thanks for looking!