July 23, 2020
Y’all are about to LOVE today’s blog interview! Sam is one of THE most talented humans I have ever met. She makes these sugar flowers that look SO REAL. Seriously, follow her on IG to see her in action making them. They blow my mind. ANYWAYS! Sam is here chatting all things sweets, sharing about how to save your cake topper for your one year anniversary, how to have unique wedding day options, and more! Take it away, Sam!
I’m a pastry chef located in Oakland, CA! I specialize in custom cakes and sugar flowers for weddings and other special celebrations. Since COVID-19, I have added packages for micro weddings and elopements, online cake decorating classes, and DIY cake decorating kits for delivery in the Bay Area.
I love working with my hands, and for baking and pastry, there is so much science and technique behind what you’re doing that when you can successfully make something on your own, with your own two hands, it is super satisfying.
Heavily wrapped in plastic! Make sure your cake is cold before you go to wrap it up, and once it’s chilled you can wrap it tightly in plastic wrap–at least two layers–and then wrap it again with parchment or tin foil. Labeling it is also a good idea–sometimes things make their way to the back of the freezer and people forget what they’ve got in there! The most important thing is to try and seal the cake to protect it from moisture and freezer burn.
People usually wonder what to do with the sugar flowers after their party is over. The best thing about sugar flowers is that they can be saved! As long they don’t get wet (don’t put them in the fridge!) or dropped on the ground, sugar flowers will last indefinitely. I often recommend to clients that once the flowers are removed from the cake and wiped clean with a dry cloth, they can be arranged in a vase or under a glass cloche. They become a beautiful keepsake from your wedding cake that you can display as art in your home, which I think is really sweet and unique since no two sugar flower arrangements are the same–just like couples <3
How can people find you and get in touch?
DM me on Instagram, send a message through my website or shoot me an email–I’ll follow up with you no matter what!