Donna's "Tiers of Joy" Cakes  - Kissed with the Promise of Sweet Memories!
 
"Oh, My God, Donna!  It's incredible.
     I love you, Kemba" 
 
 
 
 
Elegance in pearls
and blue hydrangias
 
 
 
 
 
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Simple,
 
yet
 
Sophisticated
      
 
 
 
 
 
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Simple swirls and a pearl
trim piped in buttercream
provide a beautiful
backdrop for
the red-orange roses
on top and around
the base of this
lovely cake.
 
 
 
*Cake flowers by
Donna's "Tiers of Joy" Flowers*
 
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A Fall Themed Wedding
need not be ruled by scare crows,
orange pumpkins, Indian corn and
leaves of red and gold! 
 
 
     This mid-November wedding distinguished itself with its sophisticated black and white theme, accented in the bride's favorite color - purple. 
     Lending an unmistakable autumn feel to the ceremony and reception were magnolia and grape vine garlands, miniature purple & white decorative kale, colorful pheasant feathers and white pumpkins.
     Fall fruits & vegetables in a bountiful profusion graced the buffet table. 
     Elegant purple calla lilies, white roses, green Bells of
Ireland and hypericum berries along with lots of purple daisies accentuated the fall theme with their bridal elegance.                                                                                
                                                 
 
BRIDES BOUQUET
 
Purples: calla lilies, limonium, scabiosa, Matsumoto asters
 
White: roses, feather sprays,
pearl pics, satin & pearl wrapped
stems
 
Green: Bells of Ireland,
hypericum berries
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guests were welcomed by the warm glow of candlelight as they arrived for the ceremony.  A tin lantern standing inside a grapvine wreath, covered in white and purple flowers, was accented with white pumpkins and magnolia leaves.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The elegant fall theme was
carried onto guest tables by setting silver vases filled with decorative kale and pheasant feathers atop large cabbage leaves.  Silver votives and a sprinkling of purple daisy
heads completed the look of 
the black table toppers over
white linens.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bells of Ireland, pheasant feathers and assorted fall vegetables arranged in two decorative tin tubs, stacked
atop each other, made an attractive and appropriate centerpiece for the buffet table.  Flickering light from tin lanterns cast an appetizing glow over the abundant crudite' style fare
offered to the guests.
 
 
 
Baked ham, fresh yeast rolls, condiments, a large assortment of fruits and vegetables, dips in carved pumpkin and bread bowls, various cheeses, deviled eggs, crab dip, cheeseballs & crackers, red & green apple bites on skewers with chocolate for dipping, nuts and punch presented a casual, hearty fare.  Wine and champagne for toasting completed this simple, yet bountiful fall harvest.
 
 
 
 
And, in keeping with the black/white and feathered theme . . . the Grand Finale!
 
         THE CAKE 
 
Cream cheese pound cake filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream, covered with vanilla black Satin Ice fondant and Donna's made-from-scratch white vanilla fondant.
 
 
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"Wow!  Amazing . . . the cake doesn't even look real! 
It was really good."
 
"Thanks for everything."
           Chris
   November 13, 2010
 
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*Menu, wedding & reception concept and design by Donna's "Tiers of Joy" Design*
*Wedding flowers, wedding & ceremony decorations by Donna's "Tiers of Joy" Flowers*
*Cake by Donna's "Tiers of Joy" Cakes*
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November 6, 2010
 
 
 
"Donna,
 
     The cake was so Zen -exactly what we wanted!      
     As well as beautiful, it was delicious, too!
     Thanks for everything."
 
Stacy & Bob
 
 
 
 
 
CAKE:  Zesty lime pound cake, lemon curd filling, frosted with fresh lemon buttercream and covered with made from scratch rolled fondant.
 
 
 
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Donna,
     Just wanted to let you know that the cake was absolutely beautiful.  It was exactly what I wanted.  It was very yummy, too!  Thanks again! Maegan
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June 26, 2010
 
 
"Donna, you are so good at what you do! The cake was delicious and so beautiful!
Thank you for everything."
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAKE:  White Chocolate Almond pound cake with milk chocolate filling, vanilla buttercream frosting, covered in vanilla rolled fondant.
Bride's Topper - Chocolate Chip pound cake, chocolate filling, vanilla buttercream and rolled fondant.
 
 
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June 13, 2010
 
"Donna,
     Everybody enjoyed the cake, it was really good.
And, it was exactly what Meridith and Brandon wanted.
Thanks so much!"
    
 
 
 
 
 
CAKE:  Sour cream pound cake with strawberry filling, vanilla buttercream and vanilla rolled fondant.
 
 
 
 
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May 22, 2010
 
"Donna, the cake was delicious!  And, the flowers were beautiful.  Thanks for everything!"
                Cathy
 
 
CAKE:  Pina Colada pound cake with pina colada buttercream covered in vanilla fondant.
 
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Perfect for a
 
light & breezy
 
seaside wedding . . .
 
Glistening candy shells
 
washed upon
 
 the sugary shores
 
of this
 
fairytale sand castle.
 
 
 
 
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CAKE: White Velvet pound cake, caramel filling, vanilla buttercream icing with fondant ribbons, handmade candy shells. 
Bride's Topper - Praline pound cake, praline filling, vanilla buttercream frosting.
 
 
 
 
 
Donna Vance,
     Brian and I loved, loved, loved that delicious, mouth watering, scrumptious cake!  Everyone wanted to take some home with them because it was that G-O-O-D!  Brian and I can't wait much longer to try the top piece of cake . . . so . . . we are eating it this weekend for Father's Day! 
 
The flowers were beyond perfect.  You went inside my head, took my thoughts, and sprinkled them with PERFECTION!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The flowers were beyond perfect.  You went inside my head, took my thoughts, and sprinkled them with PERFECTION!  Love you . . . LOVE EVERYTHING you touch!
 
 
 
 
 
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Thank you so much for everything.  I will recommend you to everyone I know!
 
               Love,
    Amanda & Brian McCarty
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FLOWERS designed by
Donna's "Tiers of Joy" Flowers
 
 
 
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Oct. 4, 2009 - The Bridal Show at Rock Springs . .
 
Comments from visitors . . .
 
Donna,
I just wanted to share with you  how wonderful your cakes were today.  If I had not already hired you, I would have hired you today.  Your cakes were the best, by far, and I love the big centerpiece you made.  You have wonderful ideas and I know we will enjoy working with you . . . Marita                    
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"Donna, my daughter and I have tasted everything at this show, and we have voted your cakes BEST IN SHOW!"
 
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"Your display booth is incredible!  What an advertisement for your work!"
 
"These are without a doubt, the best cakes I have ever tasted!"
 
 
*HANDTIED BRIDAL BOUQUETS  at base of cake and display centerpieces designed by Donna's "Tiers of Joy"Flowers.*
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Dear Donna,
 
     The cake was fabulous!!  So beautiful.  You do a wonderful job. 
Thank you so much.
 
Elaine
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   Scottish Bagpipes 
          for the
    Pipe Major Groom
               
 
 
 
Dearest Donna,        
     I wanted to take this time to say a special thank you for all you did for Meghan and Dan.  They adore you and I surely understand why. You have to be the most patient and calmest person I know when the stress level should be high . . . really high. 
     Your talents are great and quite numerous.  You were indeed a blessing to us all during the wedding.    
     Words aren't enough to express our sincere thanks for all of your hard work. 
     The cake was totally beautiful and tasted heavenly.  I'll be telling everyone how wonderful it was and hopefully you'll receive a few calls from some future brides.    
     Trish and I still talk about your amazing floral talents . . . the flowers you did were simply gorgeous.     
    Also a special thank you for helping with the decorating and loaning us so many unique and wonderful Celtic item. 
Your talents are never ending. 
Donna, you were a blessing to us all during this time and I just wanted you to know how truly special you are.  Your acts of love and kindness will always be remembered by us.
 
Love,
Marty & Tommy
and especially,
Meghan & Dan
 
 
 
 
 
CAKE:  Amaretto pound cake with alternating layers of strawberry cream and blackberry cream filling.  Amaretto buttercream topped with amaretto rolled fondant.  Celtic knots are made of royal icing.
 
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"Incredible!  The cake and the flowers were just incredible!"
 
 
 
 
 
CAKE:  Amaretto pouond cake, blackberry cream filling, amaretto buttercream and vanilla rolled fondant.
 
 
 
 
 
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"Donna,
 
. . . I have been telling everyone I know to get their wedding cake from you.  I can not even tell you how much we enjoyed it.  You truly have a gift from God . . . Thank you so much for being a part of our special day and for blessing us with your gifts and talents . . . If you ever need anyone who has a question about using you as a cake decorator, please feel free to give them my information.  I would love to help support you and all you do!
 
Amie
 
CAKE:  Amaretto pound cake with alternating layers of lemon curd and raspberry cream filling.  Frosted and trimmed with amaretto buttercream on vanilla rolled fondant. 
 
*FLOWERS designed by Donna's "Tiers of Joy" Flowers.*
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