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August 18

A Wedding Cake Inspired by a Wedding Paper Divas Design

Today we are sharing a wedding cake that was inspired by our wedding invitation Graceful Ginkgo. The lovely cake designer at The Couture Cakery always asks her brides to bring in their inspiration for their wedding cakes and she wanted it to match her wedding invitations! Jasmine did such a beautiful job designing this cake that we had to share!

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February 17

Rant or Rave: Cake Smashing

Somehow, the tradition of cake cutting morphed into cake smashing. Would you be amused or angry if the cake was smashed in your face? Rant or rave!

Here’s what a few of our Facebook fans had to say:

“I definitely wouldn’t be happy to have the cake smashed in my face! Thanks for reminding me to have this discussion with fiance stat.” – Sally

“We’ll feed each other, and I might get a dab of frosting on his nose, but in no shape or form will there be smashing.” -Tracy

“I have a feeling my fiancé will be a smasher even though I’ve warned him not to. After spending all that time and money on dress, hair, makeup, I don’t want it ruined with fondant! And we’re having such an amazing cake that I would actually like to taste it.” -Leah

“Amused…although my husband was very gentle when he fed me :) ” -Jordan

“I would be angry. I’m not high maitenence at all, and I can take a joke very well, but come on! I’m not paying someone to do my makeup to have it smeared off my face by cake! ;) ”- Crescent

“It’s disappointing when couples don’t smudge the cake on each other a bit. It shows the couples like to have fun with each other. And it’s a cute moment that reflects their love when they clean the cake of each other.” -Kelsey

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March 29

A Crafty Cake Two Ways: Eye Candy

If you love all things colorful, cute and delicious, this Eye Candy feature is going to make your Tuesday. When I spotted this darling confection on 100 Layer Cake, the DIY Diva in me jumped for joy! Between the homemade bunting, vintage striped straws and charming lettering—what could be sweeter?

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March 15

Haute Heritage Wedding Cake: Today’s Eye Candy

One of this year’s big wedding trends we simply can’t get enough of is Haute Heritage—couples incorporating their cultural backgrounds into the details of their big day. This gorgeous wedding cake, featuring a Native American morning star motif, fits perfectly into this emerging trend. Isn’t it stunning?

Image courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

Are you incorporating cultural details into your special occasion? Leave us a comment below!

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February 8

Valentine’s Day Inspired Cake: Eye Candy

Valentine’s Day is now less than a week away and if you’re searching for something sweet in a hurry (and you’re handy in the kitchen!) you’ll adore this DIY cake idea from i am baker. Isn’t it cute?

Visit the i am baker blog to get the tutorial for this charming confection and find other fun food ideas for February 14th—like this utterly adorable crossword cookie. Yum!

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September 19

Chic Cakes Inspired by Wedding Paper Divas

A Wedding Paper Divas fan recently tweeted to us about a cake she had made inspired by one of our designs. Isn’t it charming?

Erica O’Brien, a professional cake designer, created this cake after seeing our Delicate Doilies party invitation. She also created this gorgeous cake design based on our Rich Floral wedding invitation.

Aren’t they beautiful? We’re so glad she could bring our stationery designs to life. For more of Erica’s designs, visit ericaobrien.com.

Do you have photos of a gorgeous cake design based on one of our products? Email us at blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll be happy to share them!

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May 12

A Bride’s Diary: Cakes, Bouquets and the Finishing Touches

Wedding Paper Divas is bursting with staff brides who are currently planning their weddings. We’re happy to share their stories with you as a part of this new feature!

By now I have a theme down for my wedding—if you can count dark fairytale romance with diamonds and damask as a theme—but I think it all works. My fiancé, Jared, has been wonderful with wedding planning. He offers great opinions and indulges all of the wedding fantasies I am trying to make into reality. As something special for him, I wanted him to pick the flavor of our wedding cake.

I was really surprised when I asked him to choose a flavor he already knew exactly what cake he wanted and also what bakery the cake had to come from. This was going to make one thing on my to-do list much easier! The flavor of the cake will be french vanilla with chocolate mousse, butter cream and raspberry filling. It is AMAZING. No wonder it’s called “The Supreme”!

Plus, I found out though a friend getting married that the bakery also offers a special deal on flowers when you order them together. That’s two things I can scratch off the top of my list…

I made our appointment with my fiancé, parents and mother-in-law-to-be so everyone could enjoy the cake tasting. We sampled several cakes, including carrot cake, rum cake, chocolate cake and, last but not least, our supreme cake. All of the cakes were delicious but we all agreed the supreme cake was just..well..so supreme! The raspberry filling even matches our wedding colors.

For the design of the cake, we went with a round four tired cake that will feed our 150 guest and allow for some second trips. I found exactly how I wanted my cake to look in a photo in The Knot. The top and third tier will have sugar diamonds, and the second and fourth tier will have a stenciled damask pattern with a red ribbon wrapped around the base. The second tier will also have a Swarovski brooch as a gift from the baker, and we’re featuring a simple monogram on the top. I am so excited to see our finished product!

For my bouquet I decided to match my colors and go with a dozen black magic roses, which are a deep red. Every rose will have a diamond in the middle, with three diamond pins in an ivory ribbon wrapped around the stem. My bridesmaids will carry six white roses and white hydrangeas wrapped in black ribbon with three diamond pins. My fiancé will have a  black magic rose boutonniere and his groomsmen will have white roses to match the girls. We aren’t having many flowers, but there will be a flower arrangement over the arbor where we will be married.

I am very excited to see all these beautiful things the day of our wedding. It truly is going to feel like a fairytale come true!

Meet Brittany

Brittany B. is marrying her best friend, Jared, on August 28, 2010. The couple met at Brittany’s older brother’s wedding, where he was a groomsmen and she was a bridesmaid. It was love at first sight, and the couple now plans to marry at the same location as where they first met.

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May 5

Sweet Surprises and Cinco de Mayo Treats

Everyone loves dessert, but there’s something extra special about desserts with a sweet surprise. Take these three sweet ideas, for instance. From sugar cookie table numbers to a cake wrapped in postage stamps of every hue and a few sweet and spicy Cinco de Mayo dessert ideas, this little collection proves that there’s nothing better than a dessert that delights.

Sugar Cookie Table Numbers

Stumped for a quick table number idea? Get your bridesmaids baking the night before the big day so you can hand out these adorable escort table numbers to your guests on the big day. What genius ideas will The Knotty Bride come up with next?

A Sweet Spectrum of Postage Stamps

Whether you’re hosting a love letter-themed wedding, you love classic British design or you simply adore subtle elegance, this charming cake decor from d.Sharp Journal is perfect for you.

Cinco de Mayo Desserts

Sure, margaritas and guacamole are important parts of any Cinco de Mayo party, but don’t forget about the sweet stuff! Plus, these homemade churros from Su Good Sweets and Mexican Chocolate Fondue from Every Day with Rachael Ray would also make excellent finger food desserts for a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.

I love the idea of mixing such unexpected elements together. I think the lesson here is clear—from chili and chocolate to stamps, sugar and a stylish snack for your guests, sweet surprises are the very best kind!

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November 17

Top Wedding Cake Trends (and Invitations to Match!)

The Knot recently released a slideshow of seven top wedding cake trends to look for in the coming wedding season, and we were happy to see that many of the trends perfectly matched up with our favorite wedding stationery trends as well. Here’s a glimpse at the the luxurious looks you’re sure to see throughout 2010:

Trend: Sophisticated Monograms

Refined-Monograms

Edged Monogram Wedding InvitationsTrend: Global Patterns

Global-Prints

Color Burst Wedding Invitations

Trend: Dramatic Color

Dramatic-Color

Filigree Pattern Wedding Invitations

What’s your favorite 2010 wedding trend?

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