Saturday, November 2, 2013

Custom Wedding Cake | Brooklawn Contry Club | Fairfield Wedding | CT

Our brides are always excited to plan their custom wedding cake with Ana, but do not always know where to draw inspiration from. Ana suggests to each client, that they bring visuals that represent their wedding style. These visuals may include a swatch or image of a client's bridal gown.

At her consultation with bride, Jill, Ana was inspired by the draped sweetheart neckline of the Jill's wedding dress. Often, details such as flower appliqués or lace patterns inspire a custom wedding design, but the seemingly simple way the fabric of a dress is structured inspired Ana.

Ana sketched a cake design that incorporated the draping of Jill's dress. 

Similarly to draping cloth, Ana draped white fondant, tapering the ends together at the front of the five-tiered cake and accenting it with lush handcrafted pink sugar peonies and pressed green fondant leaves.

Congratulations to Jill & Rich

To learn more about our custom cake design process visit:

Photography by Steve DePino
Venue: Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield CT
Flowers & Event Design: KD & J Botanica Studio

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Petite Custom Wedding Cake | Winvian, Litchfield Hills, CT

Ana designed this beautiful petite custom wedding cake for a lovely Winvian wedding.

The amazing JagStudios captured this sweet custom design. 

Lush sugar flowers, pink peonies, cream garden roses, and white freesias accented the design.

The couple chose to have a dessert table with delicious cookies and sweet treats.

The newlyweds cut the cake
Pressed green sugar leaves accent the design.

Successful cake cutting! 

The newlyweds enjoyed their delicious red-velvet cake. 

To learn more about our custom cake design process visit:

Photography by JagStudios
Venue:  Winvian | Litchfield, CT
Event Planner: Claire S. Gordon

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Winter White Custom Wedding Cake | Grace Ormonde Wedding Style | Eolia Mansion at Harkness| RI | NYC | CT

An all-white custom wedding cake design, like this one we created for a Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine photo shoot, is a beautiful choice for a winter wedding.This five-tiered cake is covered in white fondant and adorned with an array of all-white flowers and leaves.

Glittering silver flower centers give the predominately white cake a shimmering aura and accent the cake.

To learn more about our custom cake design process visit:

Photography by JagStudios

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Custom Wedding Cake Fall | CT | NYC

As Fall approaches, we are drawn to darker and warmer colors like, burnt oranges, deep purples, yellows, and lingering greens. We are also attracted to rich chocolate fillings and fondant.

Our custom wedding cake design for The Knot Gala 2011, a gathering of the wedding industry best  that takes place in NYC every year,  was the epitome of a wedding cake with magnificent detail for a Fall wedding. Enjoy!

Handcrafted Sugar Flowers Adorn the Base of the Custom Wedding Cake

To learn more about our custom design process visit:

Photography by JagStudios
Photos Captured at Winvian, CT

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wedding Dress Inspired Wedding Cake | Oceancliff Newport, RI Wedding Cake

Every once in a while we design a custom wedding cake based on a bride's wedding gown.

After receiving a recent comment on our blog about a fan's hope to see more posts relating to wedding dresses, we thought it would be perfect to share the inspiration Ana found in our bride Aubrey's wedding dress to design a custom wedding cake.

Aubrey tied the knot in the summer of 2011 at Oceancliff in Newport, RI.  We always enjoy creating a wedding cake for the Newport Mansions, as they provide the perfect setting to showcase our work.

She came to us in the hope of designing a custom wedding cake that would coordinate with her beautiful Monique Lhuillier gown.

Ana encourages brides to bring to their consultations photographs and swatches of their wedding dress fabrics and details. It's helpful to have visuals to assist Ana in her design process, and it's also great for the client to show exact details she would like to see incorporated into the custom design.

The more visuals you bring to a consultation, the better. It is also important to have a plan of what you don't like so you can help Ana come up with the perfect design for you!

Aubrey's dress consisted of a bodice with detailed beading, flower appliqués, and embroidery.

With Aubrey's input, Ana sketched a design incorporating details from her bodice.
Ana's Custom Designed Sketch for Aubrey's Wedding Cake

The wedding dress-inspired sketch came to life beautifully in a five-tiered custom wedding cake.

Each tier was covered with champagne colored fondant and decorated with Ana's signature freehand piping technique. 

Echoing the embroidered ferns on Aubrey's dress, Ana hand-painted ferns and details on the bodice of the dress. The appliqué flowers were replicated on the cake as well. Each flower was handcrafted from sugar and attached to the cake. 

Of course, Ana's custom handcrafted sugar flowers adorned the top and base tier of the design. 

The colors of flowers included pinks, champagne, and creams. 

This wedding cake was not only beautiful to look at but equally delicious. The cake consisted of: Dark chocolate cake with alternating layers of Dulce de Leche & Bittersweet Ganache, and White Tahitian Vanilla Cake with alternating layers of Strawberry &Vanilla Mousseline.

To learn more about our custom cake design process visit:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Custom Wedding Cake, St. Regis | NYC

Two weeks ago, Priscilla Li and Werlson Hwang were married at the St. Regis in NYC. 

Ana worked with Priscilla to create a unique custom wedding cake design, perfect for her special day. 

Priscilla and Werlson's Wedding Invitation

Ana was inspired to create Priscilla's one-of-a-kind custom wedding cake base on Priscilla and Werlson's wedding invitation and table setting cards. 

Based on the shades of light pink and purple in Priscilla's invitation, as well as gold detailing, Ana created a sketch of her cake. 

Priscilla and Werlson's Table Setting Cards

Priscilla wanted her custom wedding cake to echo the colors and style of her wedding invitation, but also harken to her favorite brand, Chanel. Signature elements of design house, Chanel, would be incorporated into the cake design, such as, quilting and chamilia flowers, and the structure of the cake tiers. 

Ana's Sketch of Pricilla's Custom Wedding Cake

Ana brought her sketch to life by creating a five-tiered custom wedding cake covered in white fondant and adding carefully planned accents to each tier. 

Molded gum paste jewels were handcrafted and brushed with pearl dust for a shimmering effect. Each individual jewel was meticulously set in a hand piped setting painted with gold dust. 

Brooch-like embellishments were created out of gum paste and painted with gold dust to accent the tier. Priscilla asked Ana to replicate jewels for the custom cake design because she loves Chanel jewelry.

The top tier of the cake was textured in a diamond pattern to appear quilted. Throughout the pattern golden mini pearls were placed to accent the quilted effect. 

Handcrafted pink peonies and purple sweet peas were placed atop the tier to coordinate with Priscilla and Werlson's invitation and table setting cards. 

To accent the middle hexagon tier of the cake, Ana created an elegant fondant ribbon, painted with gold dust. Rather than a bow, the ribbon was accented in the middle with a molded gum paste embellishment featuring tiny sugar pearls.

Golden Molded Gum Paste Embellishment with Sugar Pearls

Ana accented the base tier of the cake with handcrafted sugar chamilia flowers. These flowers were painted with gold dust to coordinate with rest of the design. 

The chamilia flowers were chosen for the design because they are frequently used in designs by Chanel.

To learn more about the custom cake design process visit:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Custom Wedding Cake, Pine Orchard Club | Branford, Connecticut

This past Saturday we delivered a beautiful five-tiered wedding cake to Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club in Branford, CT.  We'll publish a post on all the gorgeous details of this amazing wedding once the photographs are in; we couldn't wait to show this beautiful cake.

We love to create custom wedding cakes that make a statement at the reception, and at five feet tall, this cake  made a very grand statement. 

Ana's sketch of Whitney's custom wedding cake
It is always exciting to see Ana's vision evolve into its tangible form; in all phases, from the first consultation with the bride, to the sketch, to handcrafting the decorations, to assembling the actual cake, Ana makes small adjustments to make sure the custom creation is a perfect fit for the event. 

The tiers on Whitney's cake were covered in off-white fondant brushed with gold pearl dust and decorated with delicate freehand piping. Each tier was edged with detailed gold pressed fondant borders. In addition to the gold filigree, the top three tiers of the cake were adorned with fondant pearl borders around their bases. 

The custom wedding cake boasted life-like handcrafted sugar flowers spaced between the tiers of the cake. Garden roses, freesias, white leaves, and cymbidium and dendrobium orchids in shades of white, cream, champagne, and blush pink proudly accented the cake. 

Congratulations to Whitney and Matthew!

To learn more about the custom cake design process visit:

Photographs taken by Ana Parzych 

Friday, August 9, 2013

A Spring Custom Wedding Cake | Manhattan, NYC

In June we designed a custom wedding cake for a worldly couple celebrating their marriage at a private venue in Manhattan, NYC. 

Since the bride and groom were working overseas up until the week of the wedding, Ana worked with both of them long-distance to design a custom cake that fit their style and wedding theme. The resulting wedding cake was a beautiful classic & elegant design with great details and lush sugar flowers. 

The bride and groom selected their favorite cake and filling flavors for each of the five tiers. After the cakes were filled, each tier of this custom wedding cake was finished with meringue buttercream and white vanilla fondant, a standard practice at Ana Parzych Cakes

After the fondant was applied, each tier was painted with gold pearl dust for a beautiful finish.

The classic design utilized Ana's specialty of creating freehand brushed embroidery designs on each tier of the five-tiered cake. The brushed embroidery was hand painted with pearl dust. 

The bride personalized the design further by choosing a gum paste monogram framed with a fondant pearl border. The monogram represents the first initials of the bride and groom. 

Detail of brushed embroidery designs and hand-molded fondant pearls.
The base tier of the cake boasted a lush array of handcrafted sugar flowers, including peach peonies, dahlias, garden roses, white freesias, and light green hydrangeas. 

The sugar flowers coordinated so well with the beautiful centerpieces by Bardin Palomo .

We love this photo of the cake, captured in black and white, by Hechler Photographers

The photo is as timeless as the cake design. 

To learn more about the custom cake design process visit:

Photography by Hechler Photographers 
Floral design by Bardin Palomo
Event Design by Reed Cohen Paper & Events, NYC  212.757.7708

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WellWed Shoot Winter 2013, Fall Custom Wedding Cakes, CT | NY

Planning a fall wedding? The details of this WellWed photo shoot are sure to inspire you!

We had so much fun putting together an autumn themed shoot in New York City for the Hamptons issue of WellWed Magazine. Cranberry, chocolate, and gold hues created a warm palate, perfect for a crisp autumn day. We love designing elegant wedding cakes, but the WellWed shoot gave a chance to create simpler cakes with fun flare! Chocolate truffles and cranberry blossoms decorate our custom cake, and our "Maple" AP Signature cake was featured amidst stunning florals by Pola from Tashi and Bobo. NY based photographer, Judy Pak captured the shoot beautifully, and, like Pola, was a pleasure to work with! Enjoy!

Chocolate cake tiers covered in decadent Swiss chocolate truffles and hand-made sugar hydrangeas.

Beautiful Autumn florals!

Chocolate fondant cake "Maple" from our AP Signature Collectio
Featuring piped branches painted with gold dust and gumpaste maple leaves.

Photography by Judy Pak
Floral Design by Pola fromTashi and Bobo
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