It’s happened again!
Back in the Fall of 2012, we filled you in on a funny little story about a bride showing baker Eileen Gray of Paoli’s Cake Art Studio a cake from our fall/winter 2011 issue, and asking her if she thought she might be able to recreate it—without realizing that Eileen had, in fact, been the vey baker who made us that cake for the story!
Welp, it's happened again to Eileen, this time with a cake she made for our fall/winter 2013 issue.
Our cakes story for that issue, "Complementary Cakes," featured Big-Day confections that were inspired by absolutely gorgeous wedding-day accessories for the bride. We had a stunning pair of shoes, a clutch, a headpiece, etc.—and also, incidentally, my great-grandmother's watch, as an example of using a vintage or heirloom accessory to inspire your cake's design. And that is the cake Eileen designed, as seen above.
A few months ago, Eileen was contacted by a local bride who said she had seen her cake in Philadelphia Wedding—and when she came into the shop, told Eileen that actually, she wanted the very cake from our pages, exactly as seen in the photo. The bride decided on the flavor—Marjolaine: chocolate cake with nut meringue, hazelnut buttercream, creme Parisienne and chocolate ganache—Eileen designed two extra coordinating layers, since the cake would need to feed more wedding guests than the size in the magazine could, and the cake made its debut at the Horticulture Center last weekend! The result is pictured below.
We love this! If you are a vendor who has had a bride ask you to recreate something you did for our pages for a real wedding, do fill us in! Or, if you're a bride who lifted inspiration right out of our pages for an element of your Big Day, same thing. It makes our day to hear about it.