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I'm Sugar Artist and Cake designer. I'm the owner of  The Cake Zone where we can make your Sweet Dreams a realty. From traditional wedding cakes, 3D grooms cakes, custom birthday cakes to fabulous themed cupcake towers - anything is possible. Our philosophy is "If You Can Dream It,We Can Make It" The Cake Zone is conveniently located between Tampa and Sarasota, only 5 min. from Ellenton Outlet Mall.We proudly serve Tampa ,Sarasota, St.Pete, Clearwater, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beach Wedding Cake Toppers & Beach Wedding Cakes

Sea shells Wedding Cake by The Cake Zone
If you're a bride-to-be, looking for a beach wedding cakes, what design should you be looking for? What design makes a cake so "by the shore"? Well, that depends on a lot of things. It depends on the couples' style, interests and hobbies. It depends on theme of the event, the time of year, the characteristics and layout of the location...just to name a few. To get ideas on which cake may be right for your beach wedding, we've rounded up lots of ideas that we've included below:
Sea shells by The Cake Zone

Sea Shell Cakes - You just can't go wrong with sea shells on a beach wedding cake….Edible Sea shells can be used subtly or as the main design of the cake. A cluster of edible shells, as the seashell cake topper is a must for this cake design.
Sea Horses  by The Cake Zone as wedding cake topper
Starfish and sea creatures by The Cake Zone

Marine Wild Life Cakes - Incorporate enchanting sea creatures, such as anemones, turtles, tropical fish, sea lions, jellyfish, sea stars, dolphins, whales, or sea horses

Tropical flowers wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Tropical Flower Cakes - Hibiscus, cymbidiums, tuberose, or any of your tropical favorites. They can be used as a flower cake topper, they can cascade down the side of the cake or tiers, or used sparingly throughout. Wherever placed, they will dress up the most plain and dull cake - and make it instantly gorgeous looking, and smelling.
Tropical flowers wedding cake by The Cake Zone

White orchids and coral roses wedding cake by The cake Zone

Sandcastle Cakes - We have made entire cakes shaped like castles, or at least the top half of the cake shaped like a castle, with a few traditional wedding cake tiers below
Sand Castle cake by The Cake zone
Sand Castle Wedding Cake by The Cake Zone

Bamboo and Tiki Cake - Coat the outside layers of the cake with confections made to look like bamboo. You can also incorporate Tiki masks. When the bride and groom cut the cake, tribal drums were playing in the background.
Bamboo and Tiki cake by The cake Zone

Starfish wedding cake topper by The Cake Zone
Sand Cakes - Not real sand! Many bakers use crushed crumbs, like graham crackers, or brown sugar. The base of the cake can be covered with "sand", or the top of each exposed layer...or the entire cake! Our favorite, is when a pile of "sand" is formed at the base of the cake and spread out on the table a couple inches around it. Something can then be written in the sand, i.e. "Charlie and Beth Forever", or "C + B” you get the picture.
"Message in the bottle" on edible sand by The cake Zone 
Sand Castle cake by The Cake Zone

 Beach wedding cake is 2 Adirondack chairs
by The Cake Zone

    Beach Relaxation Cakes - Our absolute favorite beach wedding cake is 2 Adirondack chairs as the cake topper, with 2 pairs of flip flops beneath
Owls on branch cake topper by The Cake Zone

Beach Colored Cakes - Just want to use beach themed colors? Stick with white, tan, off-white, teal, and of course, blue. The use of blue can be subtle as the color of the frosting, or air brushed onto the outside of the cake for a blended or accented look.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wedding Cake Trends for 2012

Wedding Cake Trends for 2012 - Fondant-Covered Masterpieces

Has the allure of fondant's clean lines and satiny smooth appearance tempted you to go with this style for your wedding cake, but rumors of chewy texture and commercially processed taste caused you to opt for all buttercream instead?

Well brides, you can have your cake and eat it too! Fondant covered wedding cakes have gotten a bad rap for being "chewy," or "unpleasant" to the palette. But it doesn't have to be so. Fondant covered cakes are not only beautiful, clean and tailored in appearance, but they can also taste fabulous!!!!!
White pearls and pink peonies 5 tier wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Gold and Teal wedding cake by The Cake Zone
Vintage Lace wedding cake by The Cake Zone

When fondant wedding cakes began showing up at weddings in the 1980's, wedding guests were awed by their beauty but grimaced when they tasted them. Brides went on to accept that rolling the fondant off a slice of cake was a trade-off for the classy finished look fondant gave. Today, however, that does not have to be the case. Below are three questions to ask your baker before ordering a fondant wedding cake.
1) How thin do you roll your fondant? Fondant rolled more than an eighth of an inch thick may overtake the taste of the buttercream beneath it. It will also cause the chewy sensation thick fondant produces.
2) How thick do you apply your buttercream under the fondant? The buttercream should be the star of the cake. When fondant is rolled thin and applied to at least a half inch of buttercream, you will hardly taste the fondant.
3) Where do you get your fondant? There are two kinds of commercial fondant that actually tastes good. They are Satin Ice brand and Fondx brand, but again, only if it is rolled thin and placed over thick buttercream. As for homemade marshmallow fondant, it has an exceptionally good taste as well. Never hesitate to ask questions. If you still are unsure, insist your baker allow you to sample a slice of their work with fondant and without fondant. If they have answered the above satisfactorily, I can almost guarantee you will choose to have your wedding cake design covered in luscious fondant.
So there you have it Brides-To-Be. Do not fear the fondant! It will enhance the look of your wedding cake one hundred percent. You can enjoy the beauty and the taste if you ask the right questions before choosing the baker or bakery to make your special cake. In the hands of an experienced artisan, your cake will be everything you dreamed it could be.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Topsy Turvy Cakes by The Cake Zone

Orange , Pink and White Topsy Turvy Cake by The Cake Zone

"Tea Party" Topsy Turvy Cake by The Cake Zone

"Mardy Gras " Purple, Green and Yellow Birthday Crooked Cake

"MacKenzie -Childs" Birthday Cake by The Cake  ZoneThe Cake Zone

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jackie and Tim's couture wedding cake by The Cake Zone

 Wedding Couture cake by The Cake Zone... Beautiful pictures by In True Colors Photography

It is fan to share the cake

Flowers by Elegant Designs Floral studio

 All decorative details are hand made out of Fondant

Wedding cake by The Cake Zone at Ringling grounds

The Ringlings' dazzling palatial  Cà d'Zan  mansion

Decoration and set up by The Perfect Settings

Venetian style wedding cake by The Cake Zone

White, gold and teal wedding cake by The Cake Zone  compliments Ca d'Zan mansion patio decor