07/17/2017  . How Do You Do ‘I Do’? | A Spoon Fulla Sugar

The Carrs Photography

Over the years our Wedding Spotlight series has grown into an incredible collection of local and national weddings. It has also been an opportunity to feature the hard work and exceptional talents of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky’s local wedding vendor community from photographers to floral designers to bakeries.

A Spoon Fulla Sugar has been a part of Cincinnati’s wedding community for almost 10 years. They are well known for using the finest ingredients, clean lines and of course, signature hummingbird cake. Although in the midst of a busy wedding season they took time to answer a few of our questions!

Sarah + David | Kortnee Kate Photography

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

What sets A Spoon Fulla Sugar apart from other local bakeries?

Taste and appearance.

The use of quality ingredients shines through to the final flavor of our product. Using real butter in our icing and making just about everything from scratch creates a huge difference. We spend a lot of time getting our cakes smooth with crisp edges. Clean cakes with flawless designs are our priority. Our goal from the start was to make cakes that taste as good as they look.

Michael Bambino Photography

What does an average day in the kitchen during wedding season look like at A Spoon Fulla Sugar?

It’s hard to describe an average day because I don’t know if that exists around here. We have a schedule of tasks that we try to accomplish each day of each week to keep us on track.

Hot and loud might be a good way to describe it too. With cakes going in and out of the oven all day things get pretty heated. It gets pretty noisy with conversations and music being played over mixers, dish sprayers, and refrigerators.

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

What recent trends in wedding cake design are you exploring or interested in exploring?

We like to explore many of the rustic themed cakes. The simple elegance and unique techniques make them some of our favorites. Textured buttercream can create a whole new look from the traditional wedding cake.

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

Would you say you have a signature cake and most requested cake?

Our signature cake is called hummingbird. It’s a southern spice cake with pineapple, bananas, and pecans. It pairs well with cream cheese frosting as a filling.

As far as our most requested cake, its probably a split between chocolate cake with an Oreo mousse filling and white cake with seedless raspberry jam.

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

Holly + Nicholas | Shelby Street Photography

What is your vision for A Spoon Fulla Sugar over the next few years?

The vision for A Spoon Fulla Sugar over the next few years is to continue to make its mark in Cincinnati as a premier place to get a wedding cake. We want to continue to grow and may reach out to different ventures.

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

A Spoon Fulla Sugar

Thank you so much for being a part of our “How Do You Do ‘I Do’?” series! We look forward to all the future delights to come out of A Spoon Fulla Sugar’s kitchen!

“How Do You Do ‘I Do’?” series

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07/17/2017  . I Do Mondays

Congratulations to our weekend couples! Ellie + Jay were married at St. Rose Church with a gorgeous reception at Green Acres Arts Center, planned perfectly by Viva Bella Events. The charming illustrations of Ellie + Jay on their invitation were done by local illustrator Tara Calahan King. Tara’s talent and expertise extends to children’s books, murals and design.   

Ellie + Jay

Courtney + Kristian had the perfect summer wedding on the sunrise side of Lake Huron at Mission Point Resort in Mackinac Island

Courtney + Kristian

Colleen + Brian were married in Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University with dinner and dancing at The Monastery Event Center in Mt. Adams.

Colleen + Brian

 Caitlin + William celebrated on the river at Paul Brown Stadium – we love all the sparkle and shimmer of their invitation suite. Natalie + Jordan were married at the fabulous Hotel Covington

Caitlin + William

All the best to our wonderful couples! We wish you all the best!

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07/03/2017  . I Do Mondays

This week we celebrate Steph + Max who were married in beautiful Fano, Italy over a destination wedding weekend.

Lavender and coreopsis grace the edges of this gold foil letterpress invitation.

 

I Do Mondays

Bernie + Zachary celebrated in our beautiful Queen City at Christ Church Cathedral and The Renaissance Hotel. We designed a contemporary knot detail that repeated throughout the suite. We love it paired with the couple’s monogram. Finishing touches? Gold foil dotted envelope liner to add a hint of sparkle to the otherwise classic suite.  

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06/20/2017  . Rifle Paper Company Stationery + Notebooks

GREETING CARDS

We put miles of thought into selecting our greeting cards. Illustrative magic in an cosy envelope. These are the cards the receiver keeps.

Freshly into the hands of the receiver, the carefully chosen greeting card begins a new life as a piece of art to be admired and commented on. “That’s darling!”  Continue reading

06/17/2017  . Wedding Papers | Jen + Pete

In our newest blog series, Wedding Papers, we ask couples about the design details of their wedding day. Our first couple, Jen + Pete were married at the Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan in a ceremony that was both traditional and true to them as a couple. The bold and striking white on charcoal modern calligraphic script on the escort cards and dinner menu tied the day-of-details together and were the perfect nod to the Museum’s contemporary signage.

TM Photography

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06/11/2017  . Wedding Spotlight | Molly + Darrell

Wedding Spotlight | Molly + Darrell

1326 Studios

Molly + Darrell’s mid summer wedding was a beautiful nod to family traditions and reflected Molly’s appreciation for history. The couple were married in the chapel at St. Ursula Academy, a local beloved institution that was founded over 100 years ago. The Bell Event Center, formerly St. Paul’s Church, was built in 1850 and was recently expertly restored highlighting the venue’s unique vaulted ceilings and murals. We love the vintage feel of the day and Molly’s laid back approach to wedding planning. Photography by 1326 Studios. 

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06/09/2017  . Solid Gold Dad

You don’t need a holiday excuse to tell your dad how much you love him or show him how grateful you are but it’s fun when the day rolls around each year and you make a big hoopla about how great your dad really is. 

Father's Day Greeting Cards

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06/04/2017  . Wedding Spotlight | Shanti + Naveen

After months of planning and anticipation, the sentiment we hear over and over from our couples is they wish their wedding festivities had lasted longer. The time spent with the people you love most in the world gathered to celebrate one of the most important days of your life seems to be over before anyone has time to really relish the experience. Shanti + Naveen’s traditional Indian wedding celebration spanned four days at The Westin in downtown Cincinnati. After four days of parties and rituals the hotel filled with their most dear family and friends felt a little like home. Continue reading

05/27/2017  . People I’ve Loved | Greeting Cards from Oakland

People I’ve Loved is a small studio based out of Oakland, California that specializes in letterpress and handmade objects. We are delighted to welcome their cards to our shop. One of our favorites is the “Museum First Date” card, check them all out below.

They describe themselves as a group of individuals in search of the miraculous yet tragic definition of what it means to exist, in this time and space. And feel that we should make time to share it.

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05/27/2017  . I Do Mondays | May 2017

Ashley + Brady’s custom letterpress laser cut wedding invitation suite. The suite reflects the natural surroundings of the venue, Red Maple Vineyard in New York.

Letterpress + Laser Cut Custom Invitation

Letterpress + Laser Cut Custom Invitation

Becca + Ronnie’s contemporary letterpress invitation suite in black and white with clean lines and striking design. 

Contemporary Wedding Invitation

Contemporary Wedding Invitation