Cut Paper Wedding Cake

September 23, 2009

I haven’t written anything in over a month, which is terrible, but things have been crazy!  I know there’s no excuse so I’m going to distract you with something totally different and fun and pretty!  A wedding cake!  I did this cake for one of my bestest and oldest friends’ weddings back in May.  We’ve known each other since kindergarten and spent a large portion of our lives as next door neighbors… we’ve pretty much seen each other through everything you could possibly see someone through growing up in rural Virginia.  Tina actually came up to Providence from Virginia with her boyfriend, soon to be fiance, now husband, Dave, to see and photograph the Paper Jungle back in 2007, so she was already really familiar with my cut paper work.  When she asked me to do their cake, I couldn’t have been more thrilled and honored, so here goes!

They had already designed several graphic themes for the wedding

They had already designed several graphic themes for the wedding

The main theme was these gorgeous love-birds

The main theme was these gorgeous love-birds

That made it super easy to apply their flower and bird images to paper cut-outs

That made it super easy to apply their flower and bird images to paper cut-outs

Everything was cut in one day, right before the wedding, after consulting with the baker, MaryLou

Everything was cut in one day, right before the wedding, after consulting with the baker, MaryLou

From Left to Right: MaryLou-baker, Dave-groom, Tina-bride, Dave's Grandfather-cake topper maker, Me!

From Left to Right: MaryLou-baker, Dave-groom, Tina-bride, Dave's Grandfather-cake topper maker, Me!

There you have it!  My new career as cake decorator extraordinaire has begun.  Contact me if you’re interested in your own custom cut paper cake for your next big event-it was a total blast and I couldn’t have done it without such a great crew to work with.  Although next time, it will be much easier if I’m not occupied as Bridesmaid AND cake decorator!  Love ya Tina and Dave—happy marriage!  And thank you for the beautiful photos, they were  all taken by Jeff Greenough.

(Next time, news about The Distillery, my new home!  And preparation for the upcoming South Boston Open Studios)

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6 Responses to “Cut Paper Wedding Cake”

  1. Ryan Says:

    The grandfather looks like he’s holding a detonator of some kind….

  2. Ryan Says:

    Also: your cake rocks. I wish I had known about this last year.

  3. Ryan Says:

    Are you planning on doing more of these? If so, since many of my friends are growing fearful about ending up alone, I could recommend you to them once they decide on dates, places, etc.

    But only if you want me to.

  4. Dave Says:

    I think the ‘detonator’ is supposed to be a cable release for the camera, just like on the cake topper.

    Thanks again Melissa, we absolutely LOVED what you did!


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  6. asrai7 Says:

    Beautiful work! I just started using cut paper in my own studio, and it’s amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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