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Perfect Wedding Guide Feature

Monday, November 18, 2013

A few months ago, I worked on a collaboration with a few other ladies to create a mock wedding. Well fast forward a few months and we are featured in the NM Perfect Wedding Guide for the 2013/1014 season!! So exciting!!! You can see the full guide here with our feature starting on page 45.

jem cakes provided the dessert table and engagement cupcakes, of course. My friend Holly works at Nature Pointe who were gracious enough to provide the venue, table settings and so much more for the shoot! Holly also has her company Save the Date, who provided the flower arrangements, table scape and paper goods. Holly and I also took charge of all the styling and decorations. 
Michelle, of Femme Chic, did all the hair and makeup for our models. Saada from SHtography captured the day. Nicole's Boutique, Brides by Demetrios and Mr. Tux provided the wedding attire. We had some wonderful models who were so patient with us all day!

Tons of hard work went into making this day happen!! Seeing it printed is very gratifying! 
Good job ladies!! 

I hope to have a full recap in the future, but for now, please check-out the PWG feature! And a giant 'thank you' to Holly for coordinating all the final images for the feature and for getting our foot in the door!

Gender Reveal Cake, Revealed...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I did a gender reveal cake a couple of weeks ago. I was the only one who knew the sex of the baby and baked the gender into the cake.
The cake was a 7" square with 4 layers of lemon cake and raspberry buttercream filling. The frosting was lemon buttercream and decorated with fondant pieces to look like a present.
The inside was...PINK!
I did a pink ombre inside
I wasn't able to get a good picture of the cake cut open, boo. My fiance was browsing Facebook one night and he is actually friends with the girl who is expecting. They posted the cutest video of them cutting into the cake, he was like 'hey, this cake looks familiar, is it yours?!' Sure was!! This is lucky girl #3 for this sweet family. They looked over-joyed to have another girl!

Gender Reveal cake

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I'll be making a gender reveal cake for a Friday gender real party/baby shower. The client who ordered the cake is the sister throwing a party for her brother and sister-in-law. The real kicker to this cake is that NOBODY knows the sex of the baby, except for the ultrasound tech How exciting is that?!

I received a top secret envelope last week with the results. The gender will be revealed with dyed cake batter and filling to match. The client wanted a present cake similar to this one:
This is the couples third child. They found out the sex with the other two children but decided to wait a while to find out with this one. It'll be a huge surprise for all their family and friends! What a wonderful way to celebrate such a joyous occasion. 

Stay posted for pictures of the cake and reveal later this week! 


Sunday, June 30, 2013

This was a very big week for the LGBT community! I was asked to make a pride cake to celebrate. I've been wanting to do a rainbow cake forever but never really had a reason to, until now.

It was really fun making all the different cake layers. It was a shame to cover them up so to make up for it, I followed the same colors with the buttercream frosting and topped it off with rainbow sprinkles and fun bunting.

Love Prevails.

Everyday I'm Hustling!

Friday, June 7, 2013

I am in full blown 'wedding' mode in preparation for Sunday's big wedding photo shoot!! This picture for sale on Brickyard Buffalo is too perfect and so true!
by Abide With Me
Stay tuned for pictures this weekend!

Exciting news!

Monday, June 3, 2013

I am excited to finally announce some exciting news for jem cakes! I have teamed up with three other fabulous ladies to do a mock wedding! We'll be featuring cakes and desserts (of course!), hair, make-up, styling, event planning and photography. This beautiful event will be held at the breathtaking Nature Pointe in the mountains east of Albuquerque.

Michelle Halusco approached me with this great idea of a mock wedding to help all of us newbies launch and broaden our businesses. Michelle is one talented lady working her magic in hair and makeup as owner of Femme Chic. Michelle will be providing hair and makeup for the bride and wedding party. We can hardly wait to see what she comes up with!
Soon after I initially met with Michelle, I immediately thought of calling Holly Siebert who does wedding planning and coordination at Nature Pointe. This multitasking lady is also starting up her wedding and event planning business at Save the Date New Mexico. Not only does Holly have amazing taste, ideas and styling, she also has an awesome connection to Nature Pointe where she's busy on the weekends running their weddings.

Nature Pointe is a gated community just outside of Albuquerque in the beautiful east mountains. The wedding will be held on the breathtaking patios and the reception will take place within the banquet room amidst wood vigas and a stone fireplace. They have graciously donated their venue and all that comes with it for our use.! This beautiful spot is the perfect place to showcase all our talents!
Photo by Christine Massey Photos
Holly and I have also been working fervently on decorations and styling for the shoot. We are really striving for unique and beautiful decorations to help make this a very memorable event.

This amazing event will all be captured by the talented Saada Howard of SHtography. She'll be following our every move, coordinating shots and snapping that perfect picture to showcase all our efforts. We're so excited to see what her amazing talent captures!

We have been fortunate enough to have some great sponsors come forward too. Brides by Demetrios will be supplying the brides maids dresses and accessories. Mr. Tux will help our male models look as dapper as ever. Nicole's Boutique will be outfitting our bride for the wedding with accessories. They'll also be providing a dress for a little engagement shoot we have planned.

Last, but not least, jem cakes will be providing a plethora of yummy desserts. We have a special engagement shoot with some 'save the date' goodness. The big show will be the wedding dessert table! We're talking cakes, donuts, macaroons, oh my! I'm so excited!

We have less than a week until 'the BIG day'! I am bursting at the seams with excitement to see all our ideas come to fruition! Stay tuned to see pictures of the finished product!

Not your typical graduation cake

Sunday, June 2, 2013

My fiances cousin, Julianna graduated recently and had her party this past weekend. They asked me to do her cake and cupcakes to feed 150! Yikes! That's my largest order to date!

She wanted the cake a little less traditional and more unique. We went with a black, white and pink zebra theme.

The cake was marble with champagne buttercream and fondant. The cupcakes were a variety of chocolate, white and grapefruit with champagne buttercream. Now for the final product...

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