We recently heard a story of a bride-to-be receiving a personalized wedding cake topper at her shower. It wasn’t on her registry. It wasn’t something she wanted. It wasn’t even something she liked. Yes, it was a sweet gesture (and cost a pretty penny). Should she feel obligated to use it at the wedding? Or should she stand her ground and make sure the wedding day reflects her and her fiancée’s tastes down to every last detail?
What would you do if you received a gift that was expected to be used at the wedding? Rant or rave!
Instead of the traditional tiered fondant covered or butter cream wedding cake, many couples opt to cut an alternative dessert “cake” that captures their individuality and taste. From macaroon towers to a giant rice krispie treat cake, there are many creative options and variations. Are you a fan of these unique dessert ideas or would you rather have a true wedding cake?
Rice Krispie Treat Cake
If you find inspiration in textiles and textures, today’s Eye Candy will leave you absolutely smitten. These gorgeous fabric-inspired wedding cakes make an unforgettable and stunning statement—wouldn’t you agree?
Images courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings
Looking for a deliciously unique way to style your wedding cake? I stumbled across this gorgeous photograph via Once Wed and instantly fell in love with the tiny, darling cake flags. Aren’t they wonderful?
Another sweet idea for your cake that’s oh-so-cute is cake bunting. These charming pennants will add an element of delight to any dessert table. Check out these lovely displays from Kiki La Rue.
When planning your beach wedding, think creatively about the food, drinks and desserts that will fit nicely with the warm weather and sunny ambiance. A sushi station or fresh seafood items are a great choice for an elegant menu, and colorful drinks and appetizers can add that tropical twist. Take advantage of the fresh fruits and fresh vegetables that are abundant in your specific destination and incorporate that in the menu to allow your guests to experience the local flavors. Wedding cakes decorated with sand and seashells are pretty and perfectly theme-appropriate! Take a look at a few beachy options we found for signature cocktails, appetizers, and wedding cakes.
If you don’t have your heart set on a very extravagent or elaborately decorated wedding cake, you might consider decorating your own cake to save some money. You can create a truly unique and personalized cake that matches your wedding theme with just a little bit of effort. Find a picture of a cake that you like for inspiration, and start with a plain white iced or fondant covered tiered cake from your local bakery. From there you have many creative options to decorate your cake.
Colorful, satin ribbon is an easy and neat way to create a very simple and elegant looking wedding cake. Wrap the ribbon at the base of each tier for a classic look. You can even layer ribbons of different sizes and colors, or add a few fresh flowers for a romantic effect.
Have your florist bring extra flowers for you to use that will coordinate with the rest of your wedding flowers. Simply cut the stems short and tuck the flowers in a neat row in between the tiers and have your florist make a small arrangement for the cake topper.
For the artsy bride, these damask cake stencils are a great idea. You can mix and match and be creative with the patterns to create a very designer effect.
In day two of our bird themed wedding series, we are sharing images of some beautiful wedding cakes that we found.
From L to R: Birds of Paradise Wedding Cake; Yellow Birds Wedding Cake; Bird Cage Wedding Cake; Robin Wedding Cake; Painted Birds Cake; Birds Silhouette Cake
To see yesterday’s post on bird themed stationery, click here.
What’s your favorite snack of all time? For me it’s the twinkie. I love twinkies so much that I treat myself to one on special days like my birthday. However, while I love twinkies a lot, I didn’t love them enough to have them at my wedding. Some couples, however, get really creative and turn their favorite all-time snack (or meal) into a very unique wedding cake.
Check out some of our recent finds:
Ice Cream Cone Cake
Sushi Cake ?