At the end of photographing a wedding, we are usually worn out, sweaty, sore, and ready to hit the bed. But before we leave we make sure everything is backed up, all our gear is ready, and last but not least we partake in the best way to end the day. We eat cake! I feel as if I have now become a connoisseur of wedding cakes and have tried every sort of flavor you can think of. From carrot cake to white cake, the possibilities are endless. And I love all these possibilities because I LOVE CAKE! There are several tragedies that can befall cakes, and I have seen it all. There is the absolutely beautiful cake that tastes so bad you can’t finish a piece. There is the cake that doesn’t look so great but tastes amazing. And there is the mediocre looking cake that tastes just as mediocore as it looks. The rare jewel that is found is the cake that not only looks stunning, but tastes so good you have to force yourself not to go back for seconds. That is exactly what Maples Wedding Cakes is. Jay Qualls of Maples creates such beautifully elegant cakes that are so moist and delicious I sometimes crave them during the day. It is a dangerous habit to fall into. For the last few years I have had the honor to go to Jay’s business in Murfreesboro and photograph these cakes for his website. This year we styled the set even more, and I love how the images turned out. Here are a few of my favorites!Jay created this cake for Martha Stewart and was featured in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings!Have I made you hungry yet? I sure am!