Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Meet Our Pastry Chef - Susan Hodges

"For me, creating a beautiful cake for your wedding, someone’s birthday, or for other special occasions, is a joy and an honor! And working with Trumps Catering is a pleasure!

Although I came to the pastry arts relatively recently, I feel I have come full circle, with my early background and work experience in fine arts, graphic design and calligraphy all coming into play.

Of all the various kinds of work I have done in my life, I can honestly say that this is the best and most enjoyable! I get satisfaction from every step, from mixing and baking the cake layers, making perfect butter cream and fillings, and constructing the cake, to the decorating itself. I especially love planning and creating a new design to meet a bride’s special dream or to fit an unusual occasion! Sugar flowers, sculptured shape, intricate piping, or classically simple and elegant – bring it on!"

Susan has been making beautiful cakes for Trumps Catering for 7 years. Her work is impeccable and her attitude is so positive toward even the toughest challenge. She is a real pleasure to have as part of Trumps family. Here's a few samples of her amazing work. You can see more of her work on our website and on our Facebook page.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Trumps Ballroom on Milledge Avenue - A Great Place for Reunions

The Trumps Ballroom on South Milledge turned out to be the perfect spot for a class reunion. Recently we had the Athens High Schools Class of 1975 Reunion. The attendees included classmates from Clarke Central High School, Cedar Shoals High School, Athens Academy and Athens Christian School. Larry (CCHS Class of 1973) Freeman's band 'The Hands of Time,' kept us dancing into the night. It was a terrific evening and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bringing Cultures Together

We recently had a wonderful, colorful and educational wedding reception at Trumps Ballroom on Milledge Avenue. The groom is from Jackson County and the bride is from China. The mother of the groom, Kathy Graham, worked tirelessly to create a beautiful, thoughtful reception bringing together both cultures. From decorations to dancing lions to wireless remote to family in China. Kathy did an amazing job! Here are some photos ... what a wonderful night.

Photo Display Table of Bride & Groom

Unique Display of Place Cards

Decorated Entrance

Sign In and Favor Table

Beautiful tables, with thoughtful decorating, linen and design!

The decorating crew - amazing!

Wedding Cupcakes on unique display!

Lion Dance Group, visits reception ... what fun!

Happy Bride & Groom!

After a change of clothes ... Bride & Groom still glowing!

Post Wedding ... Look pretty happy!
It was a pleasure and honor to be involved with this family's special day!