Duke Mansion Grand Tasting

The Historic Duke Mansion  is one of the most beautiful locations in Charlotte. With its history, lush setting and of course that stunning black and white floor, brides can’t go wrong with a wedding at the Duke Mansion. Once a year the Mansion hosts a Grant Tasting for all of its current wedding clients and we were thrilled to provide a full dessert spread for the occasion!
As with many cakes and desserts that we create, our design inspiration came from an unexpected place, in the form of this black dress with a colorful floral print.
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A big THANK YOU to wonderful wedding photographer Lauren Friday for perfectly capturing the Grand Tasting!
The centerpiece of our dessert display was a five-tiered cake hand-painted to mirror the colorful floral pattern on the inspiration dress.
While we can absolutely replicate a cake you have seen on Pinterest or in a bridal magazine, we love and excel in pulling inspiration from whatever we see around us and creating unique cakes from that inspiration.
In addition to WOW-ing customers with our cakes and cake design, we also create beautiful dessert tables like what we designed for the Grand Tasting.  Our dessert tables can include any and all of our custom desserts such as lemon bars, macarons, individual cakes, brownies and much more!
These individual cakes were iced in pink  buttercream and were brimming with flavor with our vanilla cake and raspberry  and white chocolate mousse filling.
We can make our light and airy French macarons in any color. These pretty cookies make for fun favors packaged in little bags and tied with ribbon.
Everyone loves our lemon bars!
Our cake balls can also be customized to match your color scheme or adorned with sugar flowers.
We simply love designing beautiful dessert tables. We can design your entire dessert table decor, coordinating cake stands and trays to compliment linens,  floral elements and any desired special touches. Your guests will be super impressed with the wide array of delectable desserts and we promise, they’ll want to try them all!
We can’t forget about the grooms! Grooms Cakes like this golf bag we displayed at the Grand Tasting make for a showstopping cake that your guests won’t soon forget!
From inspired wedding cakes, to dessert bars to grooms cakes there are so many ways for us to WOW you and your guests! We can’t wait to work with you!
Thanks again to the Duke Mansion for letting us be a part of your fabulous Grand Tasting and to Lauren Friday Photography for these beautiful images!
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Let’s Hear It For The Boys

It’s not an unlikely notion that both the bride and groom to-be have preconceived notions when it comes to the groom’s cake. It’s often a ‘love it or hate it’ type of wedding detail. Or maybe it’s simply a matter of budget. Either way, hear us out: Groom-centered cakes have far surpassed the singular role of wedding day sweets. With the inevitably girlie details that go into given wedding, nuptials have become so centered around the bride. So whether it’s a groom’s cake or a surprise dessert you serve at the rehearsal dinner, a cake created with his hobbies or interests in mind gives him his moment in the limelight as well, and an unforgettable reminder of the love you have for him. So here are a few of our favorites straight from the Wow Factor kitchen. 

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Sculpted Cakes ~ Uber Launch Party

celebration cakeWe recently had the pleasure of creating a very unique sculpted cake for a corporate client that just recently  came into the Queen City, Uber Charlotte.  After having huge success in major cities throughout the U.S. and the globe, Uber has officially launched in Charlotte! If you are not familiar with Uber and their new way have helping people get around , definitely be sure to check into them and see how they can change the way you get from point a to point b.  We were thrilled to work with them on their recent launch party, held at 5 Church Charlotte.  It allowed us the opportunity to get really creative with a large scale sculpted cake, we designed a 4ft long car modeled after one of the new NASCAR Gen6 race cars for them to really create a focal point at their event.  We love to design unique sculpted pieces, and this one provided us with the opportunity to really get creative!  Thank you again to Uber Charlotte for the opportunity, we are excited they are here in town and know they will be a huge asset to resolving the way people get around town.  Enjoy these images taken by Catch Light Studio.  

We love to work on creative and unique designs, so be sure to give us a call if you have social or corporate event and are looking for a one of a kind dessert! Visit us for more ideas on what we can create for your: corporate, social and wedding events here 

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Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

The delivery went off without a hitch - no missing ears, nose, eyes, or mustaches!

And we now pronounce you husband and wife… congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head!

Well, as you probably guessed, no – the couples’ name is not Potato Head, and actually has nothing to do with potatoes. But it’s a cute story anyway!

The groom’s sister presented her brother with a groom’s cake during the wedding ceremony (at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden!) as her gift to the newlyweds. She wanted the cake to incorporate his tattoo, which represents his German/American heritage, accounting for his favorite American sports team, and his favorite German sports team.

So that’s exaclty what Wow Factor Cakes did. Who knew potatoes could be so sweet?

“He Put A Ring On It”

Congratulations on your engagement!

As  Beyonce’ says, “He Put A Ring On It”. Well,….….we want details!

We want to hear about the proposal in your comments. It is time to brag about the craziest or sweetest request for your hand in marriage and you can  win a free cake for the engagement party or as we are now calling it, the “He Put A Ring On It” party.

My moment occurred almost 22 years ago, when my husband had snuck my ring into the frozen yogurt that I was eating. As the yogurt was melting in my mouth with the ring, I knew something was not right. Fortunately, I did not swallow the ring and end up at the emergency room . As soon as I saw it, I forgave him and said “Yes”. I told you my story, so let’s hear about yours.

So if you were given a ring between Christmas last year or yesterday on Valentine’s day, put your story in the comments and we will choose a winner on March 1st. You will win the cake in the picture above- with whatever color combination you want and your choice of delicious cake and fillings that we offer for your “He Put A Ring On It” party. (Do you really need an excuse to have a party?)