Where be dragons? Here be a dragon!

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Amp’d up Wedding

Earlier in the year I met Fay & Nick. A super cool couple who were having a their wedding at a family house in the area. Home-based celebrations was quite the trend this year and let me tell you I LOVE them, especially this one. It was everything you would expect from a wedding (elegant, gorgeous, amazingly orchestrated) but at the same time, had a warmth to it making it have such a comfortable vibe. My favorite element of their wedding was the cake though….obviously haha.

When they came to me I loved their idea. They wanted the cake to represent them both by combining what each of them wanted. Most people do the whole separate “groom’s” cake but they wanted it it all together…and I was down with that! The idea presented to me was a base cake that looked like a “Amp” (Nick makes them and oh boy are they gorgeous) and have a pretty two-tiered traditional wedding cake sitting on top of it. Fay wanted the cake on top to be feminine and more on the simple side with a few flowers. They brought me a bunch of inspiration pics and picture of his Amps. I knew this cake would be a challenge, but I knew it was something I definitely wanted to do.

here’s a sketch I did of how I envisioned it.

amp wedding cake sketch

this was my initial sketch. The final cake had a “Mr. & Mrs” topper that was placed after my pics.

When the day finally came to start the cake I was a nervous wreck. The cake was pretty huge and super heavy. The amp part was the hardest, and the first try collapsed. I was a whack-a-do after that. When something goes wrong in my cake world, there is pretty much no living with me. I should publicly apologize now for all the misery I put my mom, boyfriend, dogs, mailman, etc through. Thankfully the second try was a success. Once I got the structure down, the next test was the “screen” front on the amp. I tried a bajillion techniques and finally used an actual screen to press into the front after painting. It was also the first time I did brush embroidery and made peonies!! I was thrilled with the result.

Amp'd wedding cake

Amp'd wedding cake 2

Peony

Penoy 2

Amp'd wedding cake 3

In the end this cake made me “over-the-moon” happy…even if I yelled at it and called it names throughout the whole creation process. Hope you like it!!

see this cake on cakes decor! https://cakesdecor.com/cakes/164349-amp-d-up-wedding

visit my facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/youvebeencupcaked

-xoxo

Sara

P.S. a big shout-out to Donna over at Yummy-O Cake Company for the help with making my own “Peony” cutters. She is amazing, please check out her awesome work! ❤

Don’t Dead?….Open Inside???

I cant stress this enough….I am huge “scaredy cat”. No seriously. I’ve told you all this before. Read my post here to refresh your memory.

My friends have tried to convince me its all in my head (well duh) but I cant help it…I just cant watch scary stuff. And gory movies?? One word…GROSS. My boyfriend convinced me to see “Hostel” with him…Categorizing it as a “thriller”. Well if “THRILLER” means “BLOOD FEST” he nailed that right on the head. I still hate him for that. I now have movie trust issues and must watch all trailers before going to see anything. Oh and did I mention I am terrified of the impending “zombie Apocalypse”…I will be the first to die, I just know it. I don’t stand a chance.

Knowing all this, you would think I would cringe when someone asks for a cake fitting anywhere in the genres of “creepy”, “bloody”, “zombie”, “scarey”, etc…but that is not true my friends…I LOVE it!

I can’t explain the reasoning behind my love of “blood” on cake (fake of course…the blood…not the cake). It probably comes from my infatuation with the whole special fx make-up scene. In fact, I did a “Pride Prejudice and Zombie inspired photo-shoot last year that was super freakin’ cool!

Zombie Inspired PhotoshootI’m the one on the right looking like I’m having WAYYYY too much evil-like fun. See what I mean? When I’m in control of the situation I’m fine…when I’m watching it happen on the big screen and I cant stop it…so not fine.

So finally getting to the cake portion of this post…I was asked to make this cake to be inspired by “The Walking Dead”. Now I know a huge number of my facebook pals watch it (considering the 2,000 posts I see about it on a Sunday Night) and my boyfriend watches it too (in the other room where I cant see or hear ANY of it) but I have not watched a single second of it. No offense to the masses who love it, you love it, and I’m cool with that…just dont make me watch it (see above comments concerning zombie apocalypse). Naturally this posed a small problem for me as I refused to watch it and I needed source material. I ended up relying on pictures given to me and advice from my boyfriend…I ended up with this.

Don't Dead, Open Inside 1 Don't Dead, Open Inside 2Don't Dead, Open Inside 3

they're getting out!!!!!!

they’re getting out!!!!!!

My first thought was “Don’t Dead, Open Inside”? is this serious? Obviously the person writing this never was big on sentence structure. But I guess when faced with impending doom, one doesn’t consider that. I had a huge feeling this cake would land me on “Cake Wrecks” (a non- Sunday Sweets edition that is) but I was assured this is how it is supposed to be written…and if its not, my boyfriend has some splainin’ to do…

My favorite part was making the little hands and drenching them in “blood” (aka red food coloring) I laughed like a maniacal 5 year old the whole time (I’m not sure how most people dont realize I have problems) and completely loved the outcome. Hope you do too.

xoxo-

Scaredy Sara ;]

P.S. I want to give a huge shout out to Shelby, Sarah, Brooke, Shaun, Jill, Beth, Diedre Deth, Billy, & Caity for being part of such an awesome photoshoot. ❤ (and see a few more pics here!)