Guest Post: Hawaiian Fall Wedding

Being a huge fan of Half Baked – The Cake Blog, I was delighted and honored to be a guest blogger while Carrie is attending to her newest sweet creation. My husband Rick Reichart and I own a cake design company called cakelava, located in Kailua on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. cakelava is a Top Tier vendor on Half Baked and Rick’s designs have been featured on the site a number of times, including their “Fabulous Cake Friday”.

When I found out the theme for my blog post would be anything related to Fall, I already had the perfect cake in mind! It was a cake Rick designed for an upcoming wedding that drew inspiration from a lovely khaki, dark pumpkin, green, and ivory Hawaiian floral fabric that our couple Allison and Marlon were planning to use in their wedding. The striking cake was a three tier fondant design with each piece of the floral and leaf pattern cut and placed by hand. It was a gorgeous cake and a versatile fabric that could easily be used for other components of the wedding. I started fantasizing
about designing a wedding around the inspiration fabric.

I contacted both a cookie designer and a stationery designer to see what they could come up with solely based on seeing the fabric. Each designer was given carte blanche in their area of expertise and did not see the cake or each other’s work in advance. Faigy of Decadent Cookie Favours in Toronto, Canada makes amazing cookies and was perfect for this project. When Faigy was finished with her cookies, she sent us images that made our jaws drop. It was so perfectly matched to our cake and exquisitely photographed by the wonderful ST Studio in Canada.  Faigy’s spectacular custom designed sugar cookies including this Hawaiian fall themed style may be ordered by contacting her through her website.

Once I had the cake and cookies, it was onto the stationery and I knew an invitation and place card would really finish off the look. I contacted Stacey Emi Shiroma who owns Emi Ink on Oahu. Stacey makes exquisite custom stationery in Hawaii and she always impresses us with her talents. I sent Stacey the same fabric to work with and she wowed us with an incredible invitation and place card that perfectly captured the tropical elegant spirit of the wedding we were envisioning. Emi Ink’s beautiful custom invitations, including this one, may be ordered on her website.
Hawaiian Cake & Cookie Inspiration

Hawaiian Cake & Cookie Inspiration

When the cake, cookies and stationery components were all in place, I was so proud of our team of designers! I thought that we couldn’t have done it any better if we had all shared our designs throughout the process. Thank you to Rick, Faigy, Stacey and Carrie for helping bring my Hawaiian Fall Wedding vision to life, and to Allison and Marlon for providing the perfect muse for our designs!

{A huge thank you to Sasha for this fabulous guest post and to Rick, Faigy and Stacey for sharing their talents with us.  I love seeing how all three vendors interpreted the inspiration fabric.  The end results are truly amazing! ~Carrie}

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Carrie Sellman says

    As always, cakelava delivers an outstanding cake design! And I just love the cookies and stationery. Thanks again Sasha for the guest post!

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    This is such a beautiful color palette! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog daily. It is full of inspiration and fabulous pictures! Thank you for writing!

    ~ Christi from P is for Party

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