We’re so excited to have teamed up with Jennyfer Mancino at The Sugar Suite to bring you this weeks blog post! We’ve seen so many weddings lately where people are opting out of the traditional wedding cake and instead using cupcakes or mini-cakes. In addition to the wild epidemic of new flavors, we’re seeing mini-cakes and cupcakes looking absolutely glamorous. From sugar flowers and pearls to elegant gold dust, today’s cakes are more stunning than they have ever been before.
Another trend we’re seeing is smaller wedding cakes accompanied by other decadent desserts. Jennyfer said, “We do small wedding cakes serving 25 or less when a bride and groom want the style of a wedding cake, but may have other desserts they would like to incorporate. I recommend this over cupcakes because a wedding cake does a better job of capturing the style of the couple and the reception.” This is a great option for variety and to add that extra hint of personality to your special day. In recognition of these yummy trends, we’ve collected some of our personal favorites from The Sugar Suite to share with you, enjoy!
A huge thank you to the following photographers for sharing their incredible work with us:
Real Weddings | Karina + VJ | The Salvador Dali Museum
The first thing that comes to mind with Karina + VJ is WOW! They’re a match made in heaven who knew how to wed in style! Their color scheme of eggplant and burnt orange popped so perfectly at The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg- it really was a stunning affair. They met with their personal Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Lauren Balden, to handcraft a menu that would showcase their style and personality; and boy did they knock it out of the park! With delicious items such as mini waffles topped with hazelnut butter and pecan crusted chicken drizzled with old fashion syrup to Jumbo Prawns stuffed with fresh lump crab meat & finished with lime buerre blanc guests were raving all night long. Scroll below to see the rest of their mouthwatering menu and photos from the evening of Amore Dulce.
Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Arugula & Pesto Crostini
Smoked Chicken, Cranberry & Caramelized Onion Bruschetta
Chicken & Waffles mini waffles topped with hazelnut butter and pecan crusted chicken drizzled with old fashion syrup
Maryland Crab Cake Towers seared and served with a Cajun rémoulade
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream and chive
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter, e.v.o.o., aged balsamic & finishing salt
Baby Winter Greens with sun-dried cranberries, candied walnuts, crumbled blue cheese, and mandarin oranges finished with a berry vinaigrette
Second Course Duet
Jumbo Prawns stuffed with fresh lump crab meat & finished with lime buerre blanc
Chicken Caprese Tower Sous Vide-Tower marinated chicken breast on a eggplant crouton with tomato ragout and basil chiffonade then topped with fried basil
Cheesy Potato Gratin
Balsamic Grilled Asparagus Spears with roasted red and yellow peppers
Butter Cream Wedding Cake
Top Layer: Lemon Raspberry
Middle Layer: Red Velvet
Bottom layer: Chocolate Amaretto
Venue: The Salvador Dali Museum
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Cake: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Wedding Planner: Simply Divine Events
Floral: Floral Events by Joanne
DJ: Rhythm of the Night
Chivari Chairs: Signature Events by Design
Flamenco Dancers: Sombras Flamencas
News | Announcing the Tampa Bay NACE Board of 2013- 2014!
We’re so proud to announce the Tampa Bay NACE Board for 2013-2014! We’re absolutely thrilled for our very own Special Event Planner, Kelly McVeigh, who has been awarded the prestigious secretary position! NACE is the oldest and largest professional society that addresses all aspects of the catering industry.
From practical tips that you can use to provide better service to clients, to recognition and marketing programs that enhance the credibility and professionalism of the field, NACE is on the cutting edge. From educational programs to standards, to ethics, to legislative monitoring, NACE leads the way.
Congrats to the entire Tampa Bay NACE Board of 2013-2014:
Chapter President: Aymee Brace, CPCE, Sun-n-Fun Fly-In Inc.
VP of Membership: Alan Skipper, Isla Del Sol Yacht Club
VP of Programs and Locations: Samantha Vanelentin, Signature Events
Treasurer: Sandy Rule, Sandy Rule Events
Secretary: Kelly McVeigh, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Event Professional: Amanda Harter, Tech Data Corporation