Real Wedding: Sapphire Blue, Red and Gold Wedding

We hope you’re staying warm  on this very cold week! To get you out of your winter blues, we’re sharing a real wedding with stunning colors and textures that inspired our show stopping cake! Many thanks to Critsey Rowe for the gorgeous images.

 wedding Anu & Greg

To create a quatrefoil pattern, we used a textured pin to get the desired shape. Each hand painted quatrefoil piece was put on the cake one by one for perfect placement.

wedding Anu & Greg

wedding Anu & Greg

We loved the finished product and how it complimented the bridesmaids attire. They were absolutely stunning in blue. The color combinations in this wedding were simply gorgeous and we especially loved the bridal jewelry!

wedding Anu & Greg

wedding Anu & Greg

This wedding, expertly planned by Carolina Event Design,  also had a lovely spread in Carolina Bride Magazine.

We love seeing our work in print!

NY | Charlotte Photographers Critsey Rowe

wedding Anu & Greg

All our best to the happy couple, and thanks to the amazing vendors below who made this beautiful wedding go off without a hitch!

Vendors: Photographer: Critsey Rowe | Cake: Wow Factor Cakes | Flowers: Place for Flowers | Venue: Founders Hall |
Caterer: Aria| Officiant: Rebecca Nagy and Vikram Bhat |Bridal Jewelry:  DJ: Split Second Sound |
Makeup: Who’s The Fairest – Kymm |Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Dresses: Handmade by Family |

Bohemian Styled Shoot

Happy Friday! We wanted to kick off your weekend with a gorgeous photo shoot filled with stunning flowers, a beautiful mountain backdrop and of course, Wow Factor Cakes! 

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The sweet and talented Ashley with The Graceful Host dreamed up this bohemian style shoot and it turned out amazingly! The stunning images were artfully captured by Crystal Stokes Photography. A full vendor list is at the bottom of this post.

Our trio of cakes were inspired by this gorgeous  Claire Pettibone lace dress:


We’re loving the multiple cake trend that’s all the rage right now. The three cakes had intricate details including sugar flowers and layers and layers of dreamy ruffles.

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We also provided colorful sweets in the form of pink and purple macarons, lemon squares and cupcakes. If you haven’t tried our lemon squares you are totally missing out!

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In addition to our sweets, there was a beautiful picnic style food spread dished up by  Something Classic.

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The deep red and green florals were artfully created by New Creations Flower Co.  How gorgeous is this natural looking bouquet and tablescape simply dripping with flowers?

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We’re loving this floral headpiece too!

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Thank you so much to The Graceful Host for including us in this absolutely stunning shoot along with these wonderful vendors!

Design and Styling: The Graceful Host | Photography: Crystal Stokes Photography | Floral Design: New Creations Flower Company | Food and Cocktail: Something Classic Catering and Cafe | Paper Goods: Pink Toast Ink | Calligraphy: The Graceful Host | Cake and Sweets: The Wow Factor Cakes | Location: Eseeola Lodge | Furniture and Wooden Table Rentals: Upper Barn Rentals | Woven Chargers and Gold Flatware: Party Reflections | Gowns: Zuhair Murad and J. Majors Bridal Boutique | Veil: J. Majors Bridal Boutique | Jewelry: Scout and Molly’s | Makeup: Erin Ashley Makeup | Hair Styling: Mirror Bomb Studios | Producers: Cristina Wilson and DrewHumphries

Dreamy Blush and Gold Wedding Styled Shoot

Last year, we had the pleasure of participating in a gorgeous styled shoot at the lovely Separk Mansion. From the blush and gold color scheme to the beautifully styled flowers and table setting, Flowers by Lingky did a fabulous job designing this dreamy shoot! Taking our inspiration from the color scheme, we provided a cake with intricate details and unique texture elements. Taken by Sarah Photography  perfectly captured each and every stunning detail of this shoot.

A full vendor list is at the bottom of this post!


Lingky, with Flowers by Lingy, talks about her inspiration for this styled shoot:

“I wanted to create something unique and extravagant. I used gold as the main color and combined it with a pale, peachy pink so it wouldn’t look too shiny or glittery.  Amy with Wow Factor Cakes perfectly connected this vision to the cake with its beautiful pink color and touches of gold.”




For the cake, we used different textural elements, hand made sugar brooches and individually placed pearls to make it elegant and have a true “WOW” factor!  We took inspiration from Lingky’s color palette of blush, gold and pale peachy pink. Handmade sugar flowers adorned the top tier and gold bows delicately wrapped around each tier.


Chic hanging flowers and lush centerpieces complimented gold chargers, textured linens and ruffled chair covers to make a gorgeous table for this styled shoot.


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We absolutely loved being a part of this elegant and dreamy styled shoot that was also featured on the popular wedding blog Elizabeth Anne Designs.  Thanks to Flowers by Lingky for including us and for the beautiful photos from Taken by Sarah Photography!

 Full Vendor List:

 Photography – Taken by Sarah Photography  Venue – Separk Mansion  Event Design and Floral – Flowers by Lingky  Hair and Makeup – Lindsey Regan Thorne, Be Pretty  Calligraphy – Delighted Calligraphy  Stationery –Elisabeth Rose  Cake – Wow Factor Cake  Rentals – Classic Party Rentals and Party Reflections | Linens – Party Table Linen  Chair Covers – Nudge Designs  Gowns – Penloree L’Atelier

A 30th Birthday to Remember

Ahhhhh the 30’s! Best years of my life. A decade of feeling like a strong confident woman. It’s deserving of a grande celebration. Shayla Hawkins with Shayla Hawkins Events  helped her client celebrate in style with a  spectacular soiree at Center Stage for her client who loves all things fashion. The birthday cake featured her client’s favorite brands: Coach purse, MAC make up, Louis Vuitton case, and Christian Louboutin shoes. The cake was red velvet with cream cheese filling. And how about that dessert bar? Wow, fancy, fancy! We made sugar shoes that held the cake pops, blinged out the cake shot stand with custom labeling and make cupcakes that were adorned with pearls and sugar flowers. The presentation was quite spectacular with a full vanity display adorned with all things girly! It was a pleasure seeing all of the details come together!  


Photos by J Mark Photography


Thank you to Critsey Rowe photography for capturing such beautiful images of a new cake line we are launching: Cakes Couture by Wow Factor Cakes. We are so grateful for  Critsey’s expertise behind the camera and couldn’t be happier with the photos! Thank you to my visionary friend Anne Bodnar Markey of Favor Me Events for your beautiful table design and of course a huge thank you to the very talented Johnathon Davis of The Place for Flowers for the incredible floral decor. You all are beyond magnificent and we couldn’t be more appreciative for all the support you’ve had for us! 

There’s more couture to come and we can’t wait to share full details on our website! 

Location: Duke Mansion

Come out for an evening with Neet’s Sweets on June 27th!

Wow Factor Cakes Mark  your calendars for a wonderful evening of sweets for an amazing cause on Thursday, June 27th from 7-9pm right here at Wow Factor Cakes, as well as our neighbors at Toast Cafe Dilworth and J. Majors Bridal Boutique! Learn more about Neet’s Sweets and hear Neet’s amazing story and how her company is help to save lives of ladies in our community. We want to extend a special thank you to our amazing event sponsors who are helping to make this night wonderful:

Host Locations: Wow Factor CakesToast Cafe Dilworth and J. Majors Bridal Boutique

Food and Beverage Catering Sponsored by: Toast Cafe Dilworth

DJ/Entertainment Sponsored by: Split Second Sound

Invitations Sponsored by: Debra Hall, Olive Paper

Event Coordination: Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events

Floral Design: Nectar Floral Design and The Place For Flowers 

Rentals Sponsored by: Party Reflections

Linen Sponsor: Cloth Connection

Media: Amy Wiegand, Associate Publisher of Charlotte Wedding Magazine and Wedding Row Charlotte

*Please note that it will be a Cash Bar at Toast Cafe Dilworth.  Regarding parking for the event, there will be overflow parking in the Dillworth Crossings shopping center (directly behind Toast Cafe Dilworth, and where the Food Lion grocery store is located)

Gothic Inspiration Shoot

We are always open to assist or fellow event professionals with inspiration shoots by providing display cakes. When Heather Gutherie of At The Heels Weddings & Events suggested a Gothic theme, we were a little intrigued. Heather and the team of vendors did a fantastic job! Enjoy the pictures!
Rentals Items: Creative Solutions
Photographer: Bollinger Images
Veneue: Ivy Place
Printed Items: Bridal Flavors
Make-Up by  Angela Bollinger and models Lydia & Indy

Blind Dinner Date #2 at Wow Factor Cakes

 Our concept for The Blind Folded dinner is to have a unique experience where the setting is intimate and we can enjoy quality time with friends and new acquaintances. We also couldn’t help but share the incredible talents of our friends Jessica & Chef Luca of Passion8 Bistro! They once again tantalized all our senses with a four course meal paired with the perfect wines. Amazing! Passion8 Bistro uses only the finest ingredients provided by local farmers and you can certainly taste it in each unseen bite. We made cake decorators out of our guests with a customized “paint by the numbers” cake that we created, with all guests leaving their mark. Finally, we ended the evening with  a decadent chocolate dessert and sent everyone home with Neet Sweets.

I am so honored to work with such talent here in Charlotte. I loved working with Anne Markey of Favor Me Events. When we asked her to help we were thrilled when she agreed. We shared our vision and Anne created a sexy design that blew us away. She also kept me on task (which I needed badly). Carey Roberts of Carey Roberts Design created gorgeous floral centerpieces filled  with anemones. The table looked incredible-another very talented lady! The intriguing invitations that left our guests wondering and place settings were designed by none other than the talented Debra Hall of Olive Paper. Party Reflections helped create our sexy theme by providing sleek linens and beautiful table settings. A big thank you to Rachel Fesko of Rachel Fesko Photography who shot those amazing images. She is multi-talented  as she can eat blind folded and take pictures at the same time. 

Thank you for all who participated! We appreciate you and it was a pleasure serving you.