Edible Works of Art
perfect wedding calls for a dream cake beyond
imagination and if you've wondered at an amazing
cake in a national bridal magazine, it very
well may have been an original creation from
The Cake Studio right here in Orange County.
Cake Designer, Linda Goldsheft specializes in
creating edible works of art that are themed
and capture the elements that are unique to
the couple she is designing for. The Cake Studio
has been the choice of many celebrity couples
and their cakes tell the story of how a themed
cake is developed from concept to it's grand
unveiling on that special day.
Henley fondly remembered his grandmother's Italian
cream cake with coconut and fresh pecans. In
his case, Linda was able to recreate this special
cake. Childhood memories of favorite cakes do
not necessarily translate into a successful
wedding cake and this is why Linda always recommends
a test cake for her brides.
Blair Underwood's Eiffel Tower Cake stood 6
½ feet high and featured a likeness of the couple
in their wedding garments in the middle section
while lights were placed all the way up to the
top sections, which made for a spectacular site
when the sun went down.
For Kelsey Grammer's special day, the cake was
tart lemon layered with lemon Mouse and Raspberries
while Jenny McCarthy chose a box style cake
with alternating ice blue and white boxes to
compliment her 40's themed wedding.
design and planning for the cake begins ideally
6-9 months in advance in a consultation where
Linda contemplates The Big Picture". Every detail
from what will be behind and around the cake,
to floral design, and the couple's sentimental
symbols are considered.
design is as individual as the story of the
couple. The design of a favorite piece of jewelry
may become a part of the cake or dress design
may play a roll in influencing cake design as
a corset, ribbons, embroidery and bows become
decorative elements on top of smooth rolled
fondant, which is delicately layered over butter
cream to give a smooth flawless elegance to
Indian tradition of the intricate painting of
the bride's hands on her wedding day became
the inspiration for the exotic and delicate
Henna Cake as it coordinated so beautifully
with the artwork on the bride. Shell Cakes are
also very popular for coastal weddings and the
table is decorated around the cake with brown
sugar for sand and shells to carry through the
seascape. Nature is often represented with delicate
absolutely realistic sugar made butterflies
having landed on the cakes flowers.
grooms cake, usually a reflection of the grooms
hobbies or profession, can be whimsical and
fun as Linda has recreated golf balls, a Seal
from the Central Park Zoo, and even a large
Marlin with absolute realism.
asked what is her signature flavor of cake,
Linda is sure it is White Chocolate with Bavarian
crème and Raspberries. Her beautifully draped
cakes and subtle hues of taupe, pale green,
rum pink and buttercup yellow are making the
soft colored cakes very popular.
the cake studio, you can expect personal attention
as Linda limits her number of clients, as it is Linda herself who
designs, bakes and decorates each and every
custom cake. This also insures cakes are delivered
at the perfect time, as close to the ceremony
as possible to insure the cake stays as beautiful
as when it was left the Cake Studio.
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