Top Three Valentine’s Day Cake Ideas

Valentine’s day is almost here, and I can totally smell the sweetness of the love in the air. But do you know what else I smell? Yummy and delicious treats ready to be indulged by sweet lovers. It is the perfect excuse to have a little something yummy. Love and sweets, a lovely combo! Do you know what other combo I am in love with right now? Weddings and Cakes! Valentine’s day inspired cakes that is. I am obsessed with my lovely friend, Alexis Sturgeon and her designer cakes. So obsessed, that I kind of want to take each and every one of these cakes for myself. Is that bad of me? She is so amazingly talented, she whipped up three amazing Valentine’s Day inspired cakes for us, with each and every one with it’s own style and design. I am in love! See for yourself, and believe me, you will fall in love as well. TRUST ME!

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  • Three Tiered Valentines Day cake: This is an adorable Valentine’s Day wedding cake designed with a simple backyard wedding in mind. Three tiers generously iced blissful buttercream with hearts strung around the top and bottom tiers like music notes. On the middle tier, two lovebirds are featured. One asks the other to be his valentine to capture the essence of this special holiday. This cake was made at Susie Cakes Manhattan Beach.

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  • Cupcake Tower: This is perfect for a Valentine’s Day party. Cupcakes dressed in pink, magenta, rose, and white buttercream. All decorated with Cupid’s sanding sugar. This cupcake tower was made at Susie Cakes Manhattan Beach.

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  • Single Tiered Valentines Day Cake: This beautiful cake was created with a more traditional wedding design in mind. Its sweet and sensational pattern leaves you floating away on a cloud of love. A gorgeous bouquet of flowers tops this cake giving it a fresh organic look. This cake is perfect for a small wedding whose bride is looking to add a rustic or vintage touch to their special day.

 

About Alexis Sturgeon…

Alexis Sturgeon is a cake artist located in Los Angeles, California. Alexis has been designing cakes since 2007. Her specialty is showpiece, wedding and celebration cakes. She spent time working for the Roosevelt Hotel as the Resident Cake Artist,. During her residency, Alexis made cakes for various Hollywood stars and shows such as Gordon Ramsey and Fox’s The Simpsons. Currently, you can find Alexis working for Susiecakes in Manhattan beach where she continues to perfect her craft in the world of beautiful and artistic cakes.

Mother’s Day Inspired Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon

Good morning lovelies. It is a gorgeous Saturday morning here at BHL. As I look outside the window all I see are blue skies, and the sun shinning away. Oh, I do plan to go out and soak in all the beautiful nature…but first I have a very special Mother’s Day treat for you.  I hope you have had your breakfast (or maybe you are just waking up), and now ready to indulge into some sweet goodness. My gorgeous and very talented gal Alexis from Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon has created a lovely cake for Mother’s Day weekend. At BHL, we are always finding ways to celebrate the special days, and what a better way to celebrate Mommy’s Day than with an amazing and sweet cake which is also a beautiful piece of art.  The inspiration? Besides the obvious, a day dedicated for all the moms, aunts, and grandmothers out there?  Alexis was inspired by a beautiful antique air vent found in Italy which happens to be french inspired from the deco era. This simple, yet pretty cake is the perfect way to shower your mom with all the love she deserves. For the big day, you can show mom how much you love and appreciate her with a  beautiful cake. Mothers of the bride or mothers of the groom play a very special role for the big day, so why not get a cake in their honor? How special will they feel on your important day?  Good idea right? I mean, who can say no to an awe-inspiring cake? I love sweets and I love celebrations, and the combination of the two makes my heart go pitter-patter.  It is the kind of day that makes me want to jump up and down. So, grab your cup of joe, and be ready to be inspired!

 

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Photography:  Dalmiro Quiroga 

Designer Wedding Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon

Well, it is a bit after lunch here at BHL headquarters, and we are always searching for something sweet and savory to eat.  Today, something sweet and amazing has landed in our inbox which we can not stop drooling over. So, if you are  just getting back from lunch or an afternoon snack, we like to share some phenomenal cakes for your wedding loving hearts…or dessert loving hearts. We’ve got Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon here to make your afternoon a bit sweeter, and make your mouth water. Alexis Sturgeon is a fabulous and talented cake designer based out of Los Angeles, California.  These cakes are not only beautiful, but they are so delicious that our eyes roll back in our heads. So often, that we sometimes miss the fantastic art pieces in front of our eyes. For real though, when we are not enjoying the mouthwatering treats, we can stare for hours at these designer cakes. That is why we  had to devote an entire afternoon for admiring, loving, and drooling. We have also picked Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon for our vendor hot pick!  Make sure you save enough time to read all that Alexis had to say about the thrill of cake design, before your sugar-induced coma sets in. She is such a sweetie!bridal-hot-list-vendor-hot-pick

Alexis Sturgeon tells us…

My mission as your appointed cake designer is to give each couple the most unforgettable experience when designing, tasting, customizing and finally unveiling to see the most beautiful cake for their wedding. Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon will create designer, artistic, sculptural, classic, and romantic cakes that will truly be a work of art. Each design is hand made using modern and trend setting techniques, keeping conscious that the inside of the cake should be just as beautiful as the outside. Only quality ingredients will be used! As a professional cake decorator with a pastry chef background, I offer a delectable cake menu for you and your guests.

Choose Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon and I personally, will give you an exclusive, one of a kind experience during your consultation. This includes hand drawn renderings of your cake that you will get to keep upon booking with Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon. You will indulge in a tasting that will consist of gourmet Parisian Pastry inspired cake flavors and fillings that you, the client, will have a role in deciding the pairing flavors. Finally, you will receive a desired look to your cake that will forever be remembered and discussed by guests at your wedding for years to come.

I am currently featured as the resident cake artist at the Roosevelt Hotel. I have competed on Cupcake Wars as well as TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off and achieved victory on both shows. 

Are you ready for a look into some fabulous cakes?

  • Art Deco Cake: For the couple inspired by architecture, New York and the 1930’s era. This cake shows bold geometric shapes, vertical and horizontal lines, and delicate lace work. Perfect for a trend setting metropolis wedding, embodying class, art and allure.

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Photography: Dalmiro Quiroga 

  •  Chandelier Cake: A recreation of the famous cake featured in the Sex and the City Movie, this gorgeous design is for the couple inspired by old Hollywood glamor. Perfect for the black and white wedding with elegantly dressed guests and bling…lots of bling

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  • Something Blue Cake: Inspired by Spanish tiling and detailed motifs, this beautiful cake offers a modern shape. This design is for the couple looking to stand out and make a statement with something unique, different and of course, something blue.

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Photography: Dalmiro Quiroga

  • Wedding Cupcake Tower: Simple, sweet and easy going, a whimsical cupcake tower to meet the needs of a couple tying the knot on a beautiful beach day.

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