Life Long Friends

One of the best things about running a small business is the relationships I form with my clients. Since I work so closely with individuals, I often get to see them in different stages of their lives.

Gina and Andrew

In May of 2013, Gina and Andrew were married at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn.  I had the privilege of making their wedding cake.  Their lovely, elegant wedding was featured on mywedding on March 9, 2014.  

One of the benefits of ordering your wedding cake from me is that you receive a free anniversary cake on your one year anniversary.  That way, you don't have to eat freezer burned cake!  On May 28, 2014, Gina and Andrew picked up their yummy anniversary cake!  

Gina and Andrew's One Year Anniversary Cake

Gina and Andrew's One Year Anniversary Cake

Caitlin and Jason

Caitlin and Jason were married in April 2011.  They had a lovely western-themed wedding at Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, VA.  I remember that Caitlin was wearing the most adorable pink cowboy boots under her wedding dress!  When their daughter Aubrey turned one, Caitlin ordered a barnyard-themed birthday cake and a smash cake from me.  The smash cake and the top tier of the two-tiered cake were both gluten free!  I had so much fun making this cake, and Caitlin said it was a big hit at the party!  

Barnyard-themed birthday cake for Aubrey

Barnyard-themed birthday cake for Aubrey

Aubrey enjoying the smash cake!

Aubrey enjoying the smash cake!

Lori & Gary

Lori and Gary were married 15 years ago, and my mom, Marida, made their wedding cake! They just celebrated their 15 year anniversary at Clyde's Willow Creek in Ashburn and needed both an anniversary cake and gluten free cupcakes.  

Lori found my website and placed an order with me.  She and Gary wanted their anniversary cake to look like their wedding cake, only smaller of course.  I duplicated the original wedding cake design, and they were very pleased.  They also had some guests who needed to have a gluten free dessert, so I was happy to make them mini gluten free cupcakes for their party.  It was so great to connect with them, knowing that Mom had provided their original wedding cake!!  

Lori and Gary's anniversary cake

Lori and Gary's anniversary cake

Gluten-free mini cupcakes for Lori and Gary

Gluten-free mini cupcakes for Lori and Gary

Come See Us

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Cakes by Marida is thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Washington Wedding Experience on April 13 at the Dulles Expo Center.

If you're planning a wedding, use this coupon (promo code FBE) for half price tickets to this event. The expo will feature wedding workshops, inspiration, and tons of Washington, D.C. vendors all in one place. We'd love to meet you there!

Upcoming Bridal Show

I usually only meet brides in my kitchen. But in April, we're coming to you!

On Sunday, April 13 from 11 AM - 5 PM, come meet us in person (Booth 821) at the Washington Wedding Experience-- a Bridal Show and Wedding Expo in Chantilly, VA at the Dulles Expo Center.

We will have free cake samples (yum). If you have something in mind, bring your inspiration (colors, ideas, etc.) or a picture (or two) of your favorite cake! We'd love to meet you in person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit THE BRIDAL SHOW EVENT PAGE.