Ashley Cakes

It’s with great pleasure that we get to introduce Ashley Cakes to y’all, though you might not actually need the introduction: observant readers will have spotted her lovely work in V5 and V6! We aren’t sure we can pick a favorite from her portfolio but that gorgeous cherry cake from V5 is a favorite in the office!

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Ashley Cakes is an award-winning wedding and custom cake studio consisting of the husband-and-wife design team of Ashley and Joshua Lattier. Since launching in 2005, we have become known for creating inspired cakes that taste as good as they look!

Name(s): Ashley Lattier
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: First of all, being selected as a Blue Ribbon Vendor! Of all the wedding magazines out there, Southern Weddings is our favorite and definitely reflects our personal style, as well. We have also been awarded “Best of Weddings Pick” by the Knot Magazine in 2013 and 2010, “Bride’s Choice Award Winner” from WeddingWire.com every year from 2009-2013, and have been featured in numerous magazines and online publications.
Location/Coverage: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill
How I got into weddings: I have always been interested in cake decorating and design! I was brave/crazy enough to make our own wedding cake when Josh and I got married, and that actually launched me into business! Our venue loved the cake so much that they contacted us after the wedding and asked me if I would be their exclusive baker!, so I quit my job right then and officially started Ashley Cakes! Josh was not working with me at the time, but with a background in art and design, it only took about two years before he joined me full-time in the kitchen.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? Josh and I were both raised in the NC, so we love and have a deep appreciation for all things Southern! For me, I love the unique style of Southern brides to incorporate rustic and vintage design elements into their weddings. But my absolute favorite thing has to be the Southern food and cakes that taste like grandma made them!
Favorite part of a wedding day? For us, we usually miss our personal favorite moment of the day! I love to see the look on the bride and groom’s faces when they see their wedding cake for the first time, and of course the cake cutting! It gives us such fulfillment and joy!
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Don’t get too caught up in all the little details! Choose a great set of vendors, give them some good guidance and ideas of your vision, and then let them go to work. You should just focus on enjoying your wedding day!
Dream travel destination? Hawaii
Favorite Southern city? Charleston
Early bird or night owl? Early bird
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Red velvet cake (of course)!
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? Anthropologie
Succulents or peonies? Peonies (the fluffier, the better!)