Gingerbread wedding cake. I want you to close your eyes for a moment, and envision it. What image pops up in your mind? If you’re like me, you’re seeing one of those inedible tacky gum-drop & peppermint candy addled monstrosities from the grocery store. But huge, in order to feed a guestlist. So like, a gingerbread hotel. With obscene icing all over it. And stale candy.
I can tell you that this elegant, statement piece of a gingerbread wedding cake was the last thing that I expected!!! It was the source of all the ooh’s & aah’s at our recent “Old Fashioned Christmas” styled shoot collaboration with Pink Sky Photography. It was artfully handcrafted by Evelyn from Simplistic Bakehouse in Edmonton. Everyone gathered around Evelyn when she was setting it up on the display table. Now I gotta give props to our wedding planning & decor team Nicole (Key Event Planning) & Dawn (Dazzle by Dawn) who brought in Evelyn, mentioned that our Christmas theme was going to include gingerbread men, and let Evelyn’s creative juices go to work. This cake was DECADENT.. Everyone was taking laps around the cake table, because there were so many things to take in. There were snowflakes and christmas trees made of fondant surrounding the cake. Evelyn partnered with Jennifer from La Vie En Cookies in Edmonton for the gingerbread additions to the cake. The cookies were UNREAL.. (They put Taelor & I’s gingerbread men to shame). The frosting was so refined and detailed. You will see in the photos the snow covered chimneys, snowflakes (no 2 snowflakes are the same!), the gables, windows, doors, wreaths and decor on the tiny gingerbread houses. We all marvelled at the craftsmanship! The cake itself was french vanilla flavoured, and delicately iced with vanilla frosting. Guests practically fought for slices of the gingerbread wedding cake & cookies!!!
Cake SIMPLISTIC BAKEHOUSE
Cookies On The Cake LA VIE EN COOKIES
Evelyn getting her snow queen on and adding “snow” to the top of the cake!
Want to see more? Check out the STATIONARY FROM THIS OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS SHOOT!