Cake baker/ designer Ana Parzych and her magnificent bridal and special occasion cakes have had more than their share of celeb publicity over the years.
On Thursday there will be more national exposure.
Two bridal cakes by Parzych will be featured on the Katie Couric afternoon show “Katie” on ABC on Thursday as part of a Valentine’s Special on how to plan a wedding when the budget is no object, and when it is.
The show audience will feature brides wearing their veils and cover all aspects of planning a wedding. The Connecticut cakes, one “a splurge” and the other “a steal,” will be featured as part of that segment.
Parzych said getting the cakes to the New York City studio for the taping Monday was more of a challenge than creating the cakes. There was that three feet of snow to deal with.
“I had a separate wedding Sunday and then spent all day Sunday getting the cakes for the show ready,”Parzych explained. ” Garry (her husband) got up at 5 a.m. to drive them to the studio on time for the taping,” she said. “It was hectic.”
And if that isn’t enough Valentine’s Day pressure, it will be a Parzych cake that will be center stage at Bryant Park in The Big Apple Thursday when “The Knot,” a popular bridal and wedding site, hosts “The Knot Dream Wedding.”
The wedding is a culmination of an online voting competition that has been going on for several weeks. Voters determined the cake, the dress and other details as well as the wedding winners Andre Mercier and Sierra Dickens, who live in Los Angeles. Voters chose Parzych’s white sugar orchid creation for the reception and she has recreated the cake in flavors the soon-to-be-newlyweds chose.
Dickens is a figure skater and will skate rather than stroll down the aisle. The wedding ceremony and reception will be livestreamed on TheKnot.com, MSN Living, the Knot’s YouTube Channel, Huffington Post and other media outlets. The wedding begins at noon.
Parzych (anaparzychcakes.com) has her studio in Cheshire but also has an office in Greenwich and will soon open a third location in Manhattan.