Spring is just around the corner and nothing brightens your day like fresh flowers. I picked up a variety of blooms from the market and created three bright and cheerful arrangements. I also picked up some coloured vases from a vintage shop; perfect for creating a mismatched look.
The Wedding Cake Shoppe is owned & operated by sisters Cindy and Sarah Coelho. Their shop specializes in wedding cakes + cupcakes; creating gorgeous & exceptionally unique cake designs. These cake experts will create the wedding cake of your dreams – your wish is their command! The cutest shop in Little Italy (859 College St.) is also the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious cupcake & latte. Try the Spicy Chai Latte and the Pina Colada, they are my favourite!
Poised Petal had a few questions for the cake masters…
Q: When creating a new cake design, where do you draw inspiration from?
A: When designing new cakes we usually draw inspiration from the theme of the wedding or a couple’s personality. We also really love drawing inspiration from wallpaper and textile designs. We also try to come up with an eye catching themes for the window displays at the shop; then make cakes and cupcakes to reflect the theme.
Q: What was your most rewarding (or challenging) cake experience?
A: Our most rewarding and challenging cake was making a 75th birthday cake for Ted Rogers. Sarah and I were in the middle of moving our studio, to our store front on College St. and we were working with a planner from L.A. so everything was done through emails and phone calls. It was also the largest cake we have made to date, reaching almost eight feet high.
Q: In your opinion, what are some wedding cake trends to look out for this year?
A: Some trends we are seeing for 2012 so far, are lots of vintage wedding dessert buffets and incorporating smaller cakes & treats; such as macaroons and squares.
Here’s a taste of just how sweet their cake designs are…
The 1920s brought a style that influenced design, decor, and fashion for decades to come. This style began in 1920s Paris and transcended into the 1930s worldwide. Art Deco embodies glamour, modern elegance, and a distinct linear symmetry; it has become a staple in modern design. Spring 2012 celebrates an Art Deco revival in fashion; here are some genuine originals, that have a timeless influence…
Images: Vintage Console Table: Gilbert Rohde | Vintage Clock: Etsy | Art: Dormeuse by Tamara de Lempicka | Necklace: Cynthia Findlay | Mirrored Table: Batalia | Vintage Armchair: Kem Weber | Style Icon/Actress: Louise Brooks | Ring: Lang Antiques & Estate Jewelry | Dress: Christian Dior + Gucci + Marchesa | Purse: Vinage Cartier | Brooch: Tiffany & Co.
My style often leans toward an ultra feminine direction, so when I spotted this fit & flare coat on ASOS, I knew it was perfect. In a bold berry hue; getting all dressed up in the winter months, just got a lot easier. I belted it with a bow and paired it with contrasting blue tights, for a bright colour mash-up. This quilted statement coat is one of my winter wardrobe essentials.
Coat: ASOS | Belt + Tights + Gloves: H&M | Purse: Aldo | Boots: Miss Sixty
Pantone named Tangerine Tango the 2012 colour of the year. This bold red orange hue is will add a bright splash of colour to your home decor and some spice to your style.
Images (from left to right): Orange Velvet by jkldesign via Etsy | Pantone Swatch + Mug via pantone.com | Buda: Urban Barn | Le Versha Chair: Anthropologie | Lipstick: Lady Danger by MAC Cosmetics | Purse: Jil Sander Market Bag | Peter Som Spring 2012 | Christian Dior Spring 2012 | Thakoon Fall 2012 | Nail Polish: Tangerine by Essie | Martini Side Table: West Elm