There are four reasons that I love LOVE this cake.
You had me at sage green. This is my favorite shade of the verdant color, hands down. It’s such a calm, cool shade of green, that I picked it as one of my primary paint colors in my home. After living with it for seven years, I’m still not tired of it.
Oh monograms, how I adore thee. You can barely make it out from this photo, but there, centered in the front of the second tier from the top is a script, white on white monogram. Oh, nothing says perfection and “completely complete” to me like a monogram does. And that it’s Read More
Who needs some spring…like, right this minute? ‘Cause I totally have some for you today.
Ah, Pinterest strikes again. But I love what usually happens to me. I find something I just adore on Pinterest, which leads me to someone’s website, where I find something I adore more.
That’s what happened today. And I just knew that you, my winter weary worn friends, could appreciate this pretty, vibrant cake. Four whimsical, tall layers of cake in alternating bright yellow and pretty pink and polka dots. The two top layers of Read More
Ah, it is almost the season of love and fluttery hearts and the time of year that mixing red and pink is not only permitted – it’s required.
Valentine’s Day is definitely one for the DIYer, yes? And as such, you and I should probably get crackin’ on some uber sweet gifts for the ones we love. While you work on brainstorming your list, I’m going to get down to business here, showing you the Sweet and Pretty that I’ve found this week. But here’s a little News to start us off:
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We love a little pop of color in a wedding, and this one was just incredible.
Jenny and Aashish sought to bring together her Midwestern background with his Indian heritage, and the result was one of the most stunning weddings I’ve ever seen. Of course, I’m a sucker for cranberry red, so that might be part of it…I would TOTALLY wear that bridesmaid,s dress again.
But of course, the cake is the star of OUR show. And the cranberry red shows up here, too. Three simple layers, decorated with a mehndi-inspired paisley motif in gold, trimmed with cranberry red ribbon, and topped with a few Read More
When I first was directed to Jolie En Rose Vintage on Etsy my first thought was: Oh my. It’s going to be hard to choose just one of these to feature. And then…much like a movie…it happened. My meet/cute if you will. The Funny Face inspired cake topper. If you haven’t seen this movie walk…no run…to your Netflix and queue it up. Singing, dancing, pretending for one nano second that putting frumpy Read More
I made mention to it earlier this week but Navy is my color for 2012. I don’t know why but suddenly Navy is popping up all over my wardrobe and in my house. I just adore it. It’s not a shocker that this love has transcended into Navy Wedding Cakes. I searched and searched for my first Navy cake feature. And then I found this Navy Blue Bow Cake made by The Pink Cake Box, a baker we just love to feature here on AWCB.
This cake has four tiers and is a round cake. The cake is chocolate ganache and covered in white buttercream. The Navy comes in the form of an adorable swiss dot pattern all over the cake. And that bow. The show stopping fondant Read More
Oh Martha. Be still my heart you have done it again.
Of course Martha encourages you to bring out your Inner DIYer and try and make these bad boys yourself. If you are so inclined they are simple fondant or buttercream covered mini-cakes. Then the goddess of the frosting bag creates geometric patterns using colored sugar mixed with confectioner’s sugar. Seriously, where is this colored sugar available for purchase? I want to use it on my Cheerios. You can do a variety of flavors, colors and designs on each cake. I also think Read More
I have a friend from my childhood who married well. Like…her family went to Hawaii last month and are in Florida this week. Sure, they are both business trips for her husband’s work…but color me jealous because I have to scrimp and save for end tables from Ikea. This is not to say she married for money because she didn’t…she just got super lucky in the rich husband department.
Anyway, while looking through her family photos of their Hawaiian vacation I found myself longing for a glass of pineapple juice and a vase full of hibiscus flowers. Since that won’t work we’ll just post this lovely cake that Read More
You know me. You know that there is nothing I love more than 300 cake pops just waiting to be eaten. I could only love it more if I was lucky enough to be one of the people who got to eat one of these cake pops. Sadly…I was not.
This cake pop tower was (I am pretty sure) the highlight of a fall wedding in Nashville this year. The bride and groom chose a navy and orange color scheme for their wedding. Remind me later to talk about my love for all things navy as of late. I feel a “Navy Cakes” post coming…hmm. Anyway, the cake Read More
Happy…hmmm…well…let me think about it…Sunday! Happy Sunday, Everyone!
Oh, but we have entered into that part of winter when winter is no longer enchanting. (Well. I assume. I mean, I live in Florida, and I’m going to the beach today. Hate me if you must.) But really, I remember this time of year when I lived up north. Christmas is over. Spring seems far, far, far, far… Thanks be to God for Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and St. Patty’s, or we’d all go stark raving mad, I’m afraid.
Speaking of such things, I love all the little holidays. Isn’t it just so awesome that in life, there just always seems to be something to celebrate Read More