Recording Studio, Painting Studio, Cake Studio

Trucking along with our cake theme, I must say! I'm really excited about this feature, because not only am I head over heels for the custom work and the intricate detail present in EVERY one of this designer's pieces, but this here marks the first vendor submission to Little Bride on the Prairie! Since we had such a great response with our feature on High Tea Bakery, I know you guys are just going to go super nutty with sugary joy for today's tasty treat:


Now, unlike other cake designers in Winnipeg, Cake Studio does not have a retail outlet. Winner of Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Awards 2011, they are Winnipeg's first and only by appointment custom cake studio, going along the same vein as 'Ace of Cakes' or 'Ron Ben Israel'. Their immense portfolio is filled with entirely-commissioned client pieces for special events, birthdays, and, of course, weddings. 

Owner and IKA Culinary Gold Medalist Nina Notaro says Cake Studio's main focus is "all in the details . . . which shows in the intricate workmanship of a Cake Studio creation." And look at these gorgeous, delectable treats! I think I'm going to go ahead and agree with Nina on this one. Though I'm sure you can tell, their specialty is with all those lovely, realistic sugarpaste flowers. 

Okay. I'm gonna level with you guys. I worked in a florist for nearly four years, and I've had close contact with a lot of the things that Nina works so hard to replicate. I am honestly having a hard time telling the difference between her sugarpaste oriental lilies and the real thing. These are incredible.

Also, the best part about decorative sugarpaste or gumpaste components is that you can save them as a keepsake from the cake, rather than stuffing the entire thing behind your china cabinet. It's also a nice alternative to keeping the usual bride and groom/monogram topper should you choose to discard those entirely. This is something I'd definitely go for.  As always, all recipes are made from scratch, and, of course, love.

Besides cakes, Cake Studio provides a wide selection of custom cupcakes, cakelettes, dessert buffets, cookie favours, and chocolate and sugar showpieces. In addition to creating for you a cake of epic proportions, Cake Studio provides on-site delivery, on-site set up, pick up, and tastings.

So if you've been convinced by all the sugary and chocolately goodness that Nina has to offer, feel free to sit down with her and chat about it! Nina's headquarters and showroom are located at 1483 Wellington Avenue. She can be contacted for consultations at ninanotaro@mts.net, or 204-775-9378. You can also use one of the contact forms to schedule your free appointment. Remember to let Cake Studio know if you have any allergies or food aversions so everyone can go home cake-happy and EPI-pen free.

My sushi obsessed boyfriend would LOVE this cake!
For more information, take a peek at Cake Studio's FAQ, pricing, client reviews, flavour choices (MM salted caramel and peanut butter!), and holy-incredible portfolio of custom wedding and event pieces. Nina, Little Bride on the Prairie salutes you and your amazing work! Please don't retire anytime soon for the sake of prairie brides.

♥Miss Bee

*All photos depicted feature cakes and work created exclusively by Nina Notaro of Cake Studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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