Our Featured Cake

~Date~ July 2009
~Venue~ Banyan Hall, The Blueleaf Events Pavilion, 100 Park Avenue, Mckinley Hills Village, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

Recently, we had the opportunity to collaborate with a number of noted wedding suppliers to bring a concept to life. The concept was "Chronicles of Love." Here was our take on the concept.

It is rare for guest not close to the couple to get a glimpse of the relationship preceding the wedding celebration. It is normally just the close friends who are privy to the depth of the unfolding relationship. As such, the challenge for me was how to capture the interactions and conversations behind the blooming relationship and share these to all the couple's guests during the wedding celebration. It would have been fairly simple to share these chronicles of love in images. But, in a cake that is a real challenge.

To do this, I created a three tier 6” x 4”, 10” x 4” and 14” x 4” fondant icing covered cake. I chose a number of items theater tickets, letters and metrolink tickets, that highlighted significant moments in the relationship. I individually crafted these items from fondant icing and embedded them into the cake.

To personalize the items and involve the guests in the unfolding story, I wrote the
"moving thoughts" behind each of these items to convey and chronicle the conversation and interaction developing behind the relationship. The “moving
thought” in long hand softened the cake and gave it a more romantic appeal.

To incorporate the cake with the whole set-up, I kept to my mantra of simplicity, elegance and taste. I always believe that there is always elegance in simplicity of design. Playing with a few key elements in the design translates to elegance and aesthetic taste. To start, the fondant icing covered cake already exudes a quiet regal stature. There was no need to further embellish the cake. That is why I just chose a number of items in the relationship to highlight. Moreover, I kept the cake colors to a minimum prescribed by the event. I played with white and different shades of blue. The white fondant icing gave the cake a subdued elegance. I accented the white background with streaks of royal blue found in the theater and metrolink tickets, soft shade of blue in the letter envelops and shades of plum on the stamps and post markings. The embedded tickets and envelops together with the long hand in blue provided texture in the cake.


We would like to thank our team members for all their efforts in making the set-up a success. coordinator> Teena Barretto of Hitched | event stylist> Michael Rueda | lights> Juancho Fondevilla of Sensitivity | catering> Bizu Private Catering | stationary> The Write Impression | mobile bar> Quench Party Bar | venue> Blue Leaf Events Pavilion

Our thanks to Ms. Marbee, Ms. Kitten, Ms. Chinggay and Mr. Aldwin of Wedding Essentials for giving us the opportunity to be a part of their magazine.