It’s time for another installment in “Brooke Fancies Up Your Groom’s Cake.”
French for “fake wood” (so really, the French sounds ever so much better and we should probably stick with it), the term faux bois refers to a decorating motif. Here it’s made by pressing a wood graining tool into the shiny ganache glaze that coats the cake layers. Since the tool is applied directly Read More
As American as Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie! Going into the week during which we celebrate the 4th of July, I am lovin’ this adorable cake topper, featuring the groom on the pitcher’s mound and the bride at bat. ‘Cause I totally think the couple that plays together stays together.
Can’t you just see this on a summertime wedding cake? For that couple that we all know where they are BOTH Read More
I love me some classic…well, anything. And isn’t this pretty? I just want to grab my pencil skirt, cashmere cardigan, pearls, and kelly bag and go shopping with the girls. And then maybe to lunch. At Neiman Marcus.
Whew! Went a little too far into that 1950s movie fantasy right there.
But this cake will Read More
And we live
A life of ease.
Everyone of us
Has all we need.
Sigh. Love LOVE The Beatles. Always have, always will. And what better homage to their idealistic work, than to immortalize their songs in your wedding cake?
So, I adore Yellow Submarine. You can totally catch me bobbing my head back and forth, driving my Honda, and singing along. And I think you do, too, and that is why I had to show you this cake. Originally, it was posted on Read More
Some days I like my job, and somedays, I really love it.
What makes the difference? Usually, it’s interacting with the fun, friendly, vibrant community of bakers from all over the world that I’m getting to know through my work here on A Wedding Cake Blog. Seriously, y’all. I never would have dreamed 10 years ago that I would be chatting with gifted bakers from England and Australia. Thank you, social media!
I asked for opinions on cakes that feature feathers a couple of weeks back, and Read More
A few weeks back, my aunt, uncle, and their family headed to Key West for some fabulous R&R. Have you been to Key West? If not, put it on your list. Right now. No, I’m serious. Go get a pen.
While they were there over Memorial Day weekend, the inn where they stayed happened to be the location of a Read More
Hey There, Ho There, and Happy Solstice! What did you do during the longest day of the year this week? Anything special? Nah, me neither. But it’s nice to know that, after I’ve been talking about it seemingly for weeks, summer is finally underway!
This week, I make my way up the East Coast, stopping in to a couple of beaches along the way, as I head to a wedding in Maryland next Saturday. My, but we are hoping there’s a crab cake at the reception somewhere.
But between packing and other prep, I’ve been looking at what’s going on this week in the World of Read More
I know, I know. The angle and lighting are a little funky on this one. But it’s sooooo still worth posting.
I love dogwood blossoms. We awaited with such joy the blooming of the dogwoods back home, when we knew spring was finally on its way. And this cake features beautiful versions of the lovely flower, used sparingly and asymmetrically on the various layers.
And speaking of the layers, I love a cake that has alternating shapes. This one features both squares and rounds, and the second layer from the top is both square AND Read More
Ya know, when I started cleverly calling my groom’s cake posts – normally on Saturdays – “For the Guys,” I was only half serious. Sure, sometimes you have a groom that really wants a groom’s cake that represents, and that’s when you’ll find a Star Wars or X Box, or sports team-themed cake. Sometimes, you’ll have a groom’s cake that just represents a shared interest of the bride and groom. And sometimes, the groom gets no say, or actually likes elegance (it happens!) – and that’s when you end up with a cake like this.
Rustic Read More
For the first time EVER, The Knot Shop online is offering $10 off when you spend $35 or more at their online store! Buy anything and it counts toward this great offer!
Now is a GREAT time to stock up on anything and everything that you Read More