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Sweet Spot at Russell Morin’s Catering & Events

How sweet it is! Russell Morin Catering & Events is known for their innovative menus, but their desserts really take the cake! Emily Bridges, Bakery Manager and Exclusive Cake Designer at Morin’s graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a B.S in Food Service Management and a concentration in Pastry Arts. To kick start her career while still in college, she accepted a waitstaff position at Morin’s until her senior year when she was offered an internship in their bakery. Emily has now been part of the team full-time for five years!

1. What is trending in wedding cake design and flavors? 

Buttercream texture is always the most popular wedding cake design we do. They are simple, but when dressed up with fresh flowers it really brings the whole cake together. This year, more modern looking cakes are popping up everywhere such as fondant marbling and geometric shapes.

We added a few new wedding cake flavors to our tasting menu this season. Some of the new flavors include:

Crème Brulee- vanilla bean cake with a Bavarian cream filling and caramel sauce

Almond Biscotti- Almond cake with a coffee buttercream filling

Champagne Strawberry- champagne cake with a fresh strawberry buttercream filling

Although we do give a list to start the process of picking a cake flavor, we are always encouraging for our clients to come up with custom flavors that represent them as a couple!

2. Does Russell Morin Catering & Events have any signature desserts, cakes, etc?

For wedding cakes, our most popular cake flavor would have to be our lemon raspberry! It is a light lemon cake with a raspberry jam filling that is perfect for the summer months. Other very popular flavors are our cookies and cream cake and our sweet and simple which is a classic vanilla cake.

Our mini French pastry assortment is huge for weddings and cocktail parties! Some of the pastries included are mini eclairs, cream puffs, fruit tartlets, pecan diamonds, and a rich flourless chocolate cake to name a few.

3. Let’s talk dessert tables. What are some common and trending desserts included?

Along with our mini French pastry assortment, we have started offering an Italian mini pastry assortment. Some of the pastries included are mini zeppoles, mini cannolis, amaretto cream puffs, and coconut pine nut macaroons.

I would have to say the dessert that is huge right now is donuts! At Morin’s we offer a “donut wall” where you can hang a variety of donuts on for your guests. Also, French macarons will always be huge, but we offer custom colors and flavors to coordinate with any wedding.

4. Fondant vs buttercream? 

Buttercream! You can never go wrong with a buttercream cake, especially in the summer. Most of the wedding cakes we design at Morin’s are 100% buttercream, although there are some cake designs that need to be executed in fondant. If your cake design needs to be in fondant I always add a healthy layer of buttercream underneath, so it will still be just as tasty!

5. Do any of the desserts have custom drink pairings?

At the end of the night at weddings, we do offer a coffee milk frappe that is paired with a house-made mini powdered donut. We also offer passed dessert cocktails such as an adult root beer float and a mini Boston cream martini!

Photo: David Murray Weddings

Photos: Corinna Raznikov Photography

 

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Sweet Spot at Russell Morin’s Catering & Events

How sweet it is! Russell Morin Catering & Events is known for their innovative menus, but their desserts really take the cake! Emily Bridges, Bakery Manager and Exclusive Cake Designer at Morin’s graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a B.S in Food Service Management and a concentration in Pastry Arts. To kick start her […]

Industrial Glam – A Styled Shoot

The raw elements of the Waterfire Arts Center juxtaposed with fresh green foliage & modern décor created an ethereal vibe for this industrial glam styled shoot. 

Bright natural light flooded the preserved industrial framework of the former rubber manufacturing facility, bouncing off the exposed steel beams and weathered bricks. The raw authenticity and muted colors of the space inspired Karen Taddei of Lilacs to choose her signature green and white floral palette with pops of burgundy and silver accents. “This was a natural palette not to compete with, but respect. The simplicity of the green pear branches turning burgundy with the season combined with the acid green viburnum and hanging amaranthus infused the industrial space with fresh beauty,” Karen described. An airy canopy of chiffon draping and three beaded chandeliers designed by floated above the zinc-top table, softening the space with warmth and romance.

“The draping installation combined with the beaded chandeliers over the tables added a dreamy, airy quality that was illuminated by the gorgeous light that streamed through the large windows. We kept the look flowing and romantic with a touch of drama to soften the space,” Christen of Ryan Designs described.

Soaring arrangements of earthy, autumn-kissed branches and hanging flora in silver fluted vases added a touch of drama while the clean lines of the transparent ghost chairs completed the modern look. The bouquets and headpieces were designed with lush peonies, ranunculus, and sweet pea to reflect the romanticism of the Midsummer’s Night inspired fashions from Modern Trousseau.

Raw-edged paper painted with icy blue watercolor by The Paper Perfectionist embodied the industrial glam vision flawlessly.

Mouth-watering tempura lobster & duck confit nuggets drizzled in blueberry bbq sauce crafted by Russell Morin Catering & Events.

Lemon lilac petit four topped with a mini macaron crafted by Emily Bridges, Pastry Chef at Russell Morin Catering & Events made the perfect bite-sized treat.

 

 

 

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Industrial Glam – A Styled Shoot

The raw elements of the Waterfire Arts Center juxtaposed with fresh green foliage & modern décor created an ethereal vibe for this industrial glam styled shoot.  Bright natural light flooded the preserved industrial framework of the former rubber manufacturing facility, bouncing off the exposed steel beams and weathered bricks. The raw authenticity and muted colors […]

Onyx, Greenery, and Gold – Color Theory

A color palette of onyx, greenery, and gold combined with the gilded architecture and grand elegance of the Taj Boston offered the ideal backdrop for this masculine black tie wedding.

With visions of a clean and simple aesthetic Andrew and Brian called on the talents of floral designer Gregory Costa-Saint John of Flou(-e)r to make this vision a reality. Gold trumpet vases filled with greens and pops of white blooms lined the Tuscan table on a bed of leafy green garland. Gold damask linens and chiavari chairs from Peak Event Services elevated the overall look creating visual interest and enhancing the inherent beauty of the Taj Boston’s ballroom. Taper and pillar candles gave off a warm glow adding a dash intimacy to this sophisticated black tie affair. The night concluded with a delectable five-tier white textured cake adorned with fresh greens crafted by the talented catering team at Taj Boston.

 

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Onyx, Greenery, and Gold – Color Theory

A color palette of onyx, greenery, and gold combined with the gilded architecture and grand elegance of the Taj Boston offered the ideal backdrop for this masculine black tie wedding. With visions of a clean and simple aesthetic Andrew and Brian called on the talents of floral designer Gregory Costa-Saint John of Flou(-e)r to make […]

Jenny Yoo Bridal Fall 2018 Collection

A modern take on classic silhouettes, the Jenny Yoo Bridal Fall 2018 Collection offers an array of wedding gowns meticulously crafted with the finest details. From deconstructed bows to  enticing necklines to one-of-a-kind embellishments, this collection evokes classic romance infused with modern glamour. Unexpected patterns appear on luxurious fabrics like silk organza, flowing crepe, and soft taffeta creating the perfect silhouette for today’s most daring brides.

Jenny Yoo is a true visionary in the world of bridal fashion. Her passion for the modern bride paired with her innovative creativity redefines her design aesthetic collection after collection, though she remains true to her signature foundation of clean lines and modern cuts.

Find her designs at The White Dress By The Shore in Clinton, CT!

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Jenny Yoo Bridal Fall 2018 Collection

A modern take on classic silhouettes, the Jenny Yoo Bridal Fall 2018 Collection offers an array of wedding gowns meticulously crafted with the finest details. From deconstructed bows to  enticing necklines to one-of-a-kind embellishments, this collection evokes classic romance infused with modern glamour. Unexpected patterns appear on luxurious fabrics like silk organza, flowing crepe, and […]

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