Monthly Archives: February 2012

Glitter & Gold

Images: Reem Acra Fall 2012 Collection| Ralph Lauren Fall 2012

Spring Blossoms

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.


Images: Versace Spring 2012 Campaign | Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 | Mermaid Tail: Fine Art Macro Photography

The Wedding Cake Shoppe

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 couples 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…

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Images: City Walk Evening by Geoffrey Johnson | The Fancy | Mr. Hare Tasseled Loafers

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