Edgy & Masculine Styled Shoot at The Four Seasons

February 10

A couple of months ago I was approached by the lovely Meren Dehaze from Some Like It Classic to create a cake for a unique, masculine, and edgy styled shoot she was designing.  She had me at unique, masculine, and edgy!

I love designing and creating cakes that you don’t see everyday, and I knew that I could come up with something that would compliment her uses of leather, wood, and mixed metals.  I wanted to create a cake that was “simple” yet bold with a lot of texture.

Unlike most of my cake designs, where sugar flowers are a main component, I felt like this cake didn’t need them and I wanted the gold, braided texture on the bottom tier to be the main focal point.  I actually had been wanting to try this braided technique for some time now and I loved how it turned out.  Each individual piece was hand cut and painted before being attached to the cake tier creating the braided effect.

To achieve the braided look, I had to be extremely precise in cutting and shaping each piece to ensure they were all exactly the same.  I wanted to also bring in a slight marble effect and so I marbled some gray tones into the white fondant tiers.  This helped soften the edginess of the black, leathery tier and the bold texture of the braided tier.  I finished off the borders with small clusters of sprinkles that I painted gold and dusted with some edible gold glitter.

Below are a few of my favorite photos from this styled shoot captured by the talented Brushfire Photography.  A complete list of the participating vendors who contributed to this day are listed at the bottom of this post as well as the link to Ruffled Blog where this styled shoot was featured!

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Click here to go to the featured post on Ruffled Blog that was picked up in just 12 hours after being submitted!

Participating Vendors:

Event Design || Some Like It Classic – Designer Meren Dehaze

Photography || Brushfire Photography

Floral Design || Carte Blanche Floral

Rentals || Classic Party Rentals & Glamour and Woods

Linens || La Tavola Fine Linens

Wedding Invitations || Idieh Design

Venue || Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Hair and Make Up || Sarah Monachos – Hair Makeup By Sarah

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Chic Southwestern Style Shoot

December 7

Over the summer Rachael Dufresne, one of Imoni Events talented wedding planners, contacted me after she saw my very first and only Heartsweet Cakes’ Instagram photo. I was in the midst of completing my website and finishing off my commercial kitchen space when she asked me if I wanted to design a cake for a style shoot they were doing at The Four Seasons. I had to read her message over and over and pinch myself!  I could not believe I was given such an incredible opportunity before I had even launched my business.

My goal as a cake artist is to design cakes that capture the details and feel of each unique event and I think this cake represents that perfectly! I am so grateful to Imoni Events for asking me to be a part of this style shoot amongst so many talented vendors. I was so humbled and honored that they trusted in me before they had even seen the rest of my portfolio. Thank you for “discovering” me and allowing me the creative freedom to do what I do best.

Thank you Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this shoot and all of the talented vendors who contributed their talents and skills.  Check out the comprehensive vendor list below a few of my favorite images taken by the talented Melissa Jill.

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Paper Crown

http://paper-crown.com

@papercrown

 

The black Tux

https://theblacktux.com

@theblacktux

 

Sarah’s Garden

http://sarahsweddinggarden.com

@sarahsgardenstyle

 

La Tavola

https://latavolalinen.com

@latavolalinen

 

Wiley Valentine

http://www.wileyvalentine.com

@wileyvalentine

 

Emily Hughes

http://hairbyemilyhughes.com

@hairbyemilyhughes

 

Arielle Rondeau

http://cremedelamakeup.com

@ariellerondeau

 

Kendra Scott

http://www.kendrascott.com

@kendrascott

 

Event Rents

http://www.eventrents.net

@eventrents

 

Tremaine Ranch

http://www.tremaineranch.com

@tremaineranch

 

Imoni Events

http://imonievents.com

@instaimoni

 

Four Seasons Scottsdale

http://www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale/?src=ppc_google_brand_drive

@fsscottsdale

 

Melissa Jill

http://www.melissajill.com

@melissajill

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