Saturday, September 6, 2008

Are They Alive?

Today we got a chance to hang with Summer and Ty of Stardust Pasteries. What a fun couple! They're fellow first-timers at the Bridal Extravaganza and she called us to get a few last minute shots of cakes that she's made for the show next week. She mentioned that they were "high-end" cakes before we got there, but I was blown away at how rad these things looked up close:
Stardust Pastry Cake by the window
Stardust Pastry Cake with Antelope

Stardust Pastry Cake and Palm Tree

Stardust Pastry Cake in front of Red Front Door

Stardust Pastry Cake on the Stove

And in case you are really wondering, no, those flowers aren't real. Nor are they 'fake', per se. They're sugar. Handmade. Handmade sugar. Amazing. I'm still blown away at the artistry and intricacy of every petal, every berry, every pointy middle thing in the middle of each of the flowers (style? stigma? I'm a long way from biology class)

Stardust Pastry Sugar Flower Macro Close up

Stardust Pastry Sugar Flower Macro Close up

Stinking cool, huh?!

Okay, here comes some serious props: anyone reading this who also happens to be in need of a wedding cake...hire Summer! You have no idea how incredible these look in real life. She is a true artist in every sense of the word. Trained in NY, interned in France, landed a cake in Modern Bride...and I'm sure the list will go on for her. I know she will be at the Bridal Extravaganza with us next week displaying some monstrous prints from today's shoot as well as some gorgeous cakes, but if anyone won't be able to make to her booth on Sunday, let me know and I'll give you her contact info because you need her cake at your wedding.


  1. Yup, stinking cool! Great shots and lighting. Those flowers are amazing and to think they are just sugar.

  2. I know, huh? I was so afraid they were going to melt while we were shooting, especially when shooting the outside shots!

  3. those images are amazing. wow. my favorites are the details...i just cannot believe that is sugar. you guys captured these amazing cakes so well!!

  4. Thanks, Kate! It definitely was a fun shoot. I talked to her again the other day, and I guess she is selling the white cake w/ the green ribbon (and green rose) like hotcakes b/c everyone likes the images! *And* the ceramicist who made a few of the ceramic stands you see in these shots are going to use our photos for a high-end Seattle wedding show she'll be at!


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