‘All afternoon the birds twitter-twitt. I know the tune. This is love, this is it.’

In all the years I’ve lived in Massachusetts, winter has transitioned almost directly into summer with a few days of pleasant weather in between. Two days ago my mother was asking me for a sweatshirt to borrow, and now the humidity is making me feel all sticky and gross. What, I wonder, ever happened to that glorious season known as Spring. I remember it fondly — it was neither too hot, nor too cold. The birds were in full-on performance mode but the garden was still bare.

Spring was the perfect weather for weddings. The bride would be comfortable in her gown, the groom would be comfortable in his tux, and the guests. Well, they’ll be comfortable in whatever. Maybe, unlike moi, you live in a locale that still has Spring. Or not. Either way, that most lovely of seasons makes for a great wedding theme, what with the bright blossoming flowers and the delightful singing birds and the baby vegetables and Easter candy and and and…

spring wedding cake

And here’s the perfect wedding cake for that Spring wedding, created by Natasha Collins of Neviepiecakes. Ms. Collins has a real knack for hand-painting cakes and cookies, as you can see in her gallery here. Like what you see? Even if you’re not sure your cake designer does this sort of thing, it never hurts to ask if they or someone they know can whip up a little artwork directly on your wedding cake. Anything goes, from flora and fauna to inscriptions to scenes from famous artwork or literature, though keep in mind that the more elaborately painted your wedding cake is, the more it’s going to cost.

3 Responses to “‘All afternoon the birds twitter-twitt. I know the tune. This is love, this is it.’”

  1. La BellaDonna says:

    OMG. That is BEAUTIFUL. Do you suppose she’d consider hand-painting a few glossy yards of silk taffeta? Because I would so buy them.

  2. Twistie says:

    I would recommend if your baker is not known for hand painting that you order a small painted cake well in advance to make sure they actually know how to do it. Cake Wrecks is filled with examples of professional bakers attempting to do work well beyond their ability. The wedding ones are always particularly heartrending and gut busting.

    A hand painted cake done by someone who knows what they’re doing is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. One painted by someone who has never attempted the job before can be…disappointing, to say the least.

  3. Toni says:

    Or, if you know an artist, you could try ordering the basic white cake from the bakery, and asking your artist friend to do the painting. You can easily find the edible paints, though of course, as Twistie pointed out, a trial run is a great idea.