That's one more vendor to cross off the list! We have decided to go with The Flour Child in Columbia, Pennsylvania. We had Philip's aunt and uncle do a taste test for us and they said her cake was delicious. :)
I have been emailing back and forth with Alixe Ingoglia for a few weeks now and we are finally at the contract signing phase. She is so easy to work with! I sent her a few pictures of cakes that I kind of liked and we incorporated the ideas that I liked from each of them into our cake.
Our cake is going to be square with 3 tiers:
- Bottom tier -- French Vanilla
- Middle tier -- Dark Chocolate
- Top tier (the anniversary cake) -- French Vanilla
It will be frosted with Vanilla Buttercream frosting. The frosting will be white and there will be a navy blue ribbon around each layer. Along the bottom of the ribbon will be white pearl frosting chains.
So, it will sort of look like this:
Except, I don't plan to have flowers on our cake. We will most likely use a monogram as our cake topper. I'm still deciding between that and possibly a glass plaque with our names and the date engraved on it. I really do not like the overdone bride and groom statues, so that is definitely out.
Oh! Also, The Flour Child will be doing a groom's cake for us. It's a surprise for Philip. I'm having it made for the rehearsal dinner. Since Philip is such a Star Wars nerd, I thought he'd get a kick out of a 3-D R2D2 cake like these:
I'm so excited to see his face when he sees his cake! It's being made in French Vanilla with buttercream and fondant frosting (to get the right shape).
Also, I wanted to mention that The Flour Child's prices are fantastic. I think we're getting a great deal on the cakes. It also really helps that Alixe has been wonderful to work with. I am so looking forward to the cakes now! Only 222 days to go (well, only 221 until we get to see R2D2!)!