Sometimes a simple wedding cake is exactly what a bride wants for her summer wedding.
Maybe you don’t want all the frills and tiers. Maybe you just want something simple and pretty.
And maybe you even want a DIY cake.
If that description sounds like you, then we have found your cake!
This homemade (as in, made at your home!) white wedding cake is a lovely three-tier cake with zinnias and ivy. Read More
We’ve all been there. You’re a guest at an outdoor wedding in the middle of the summer and it’s hot and you’re melting in your seat.
Out of desperation (and perspiration) you start using your smart phone or purse as a fan, wishing you had a real fan instead.
Well, wouldn’t it be nice to give your guests a way to keep cool and look cool at the same time? That’s where these very cute and very functional sandalwood fans come into play!
These fans are made from natural wood and are carved with an intricate design – and they’re perfect for cooling off at your outdoor summer wedding! The fans feature a white tassel and can also be personalized with a custom label.
They’re such a great favor idea, and your guests will thank you!
You can find the fans here.
It’s been a while since we featured any cupcakes, so I thought it was time to find a fun and festive wedding cupcake to share.
I have to say this bouquet-inspired cupcake is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
The cupcake would be ideal at a smaller wedding reception, or even as an accompaniment to your full-size wedding cake. It would be a great wedding favor for your guests to take home too – packaged in “take home” containers. So cute. Read More
Now that we are officially celebrating all things summer, our thoughts turn to beaches and summer weddings.
Which brings me to today’s beach-y wedding cake, complete with adorable mini Adirondak chairs as the cake topper.
I love the stark simplicity of the white fondant icing – it really creates a perfect palette to create lovely cake-scapes.
But what makes this cake perfect for your summer beach wedding are the incredible decorations. Read More
As a coffee fan, I have to admit I would love to receive roasted coffee beans as a wedding favor.
It’s such a fun favor and shows that the bride and groom really wanted to give their guests a gift they’ll actually enjoy.
I found these favors on Etsy from AproposRoasters located in Richmond, Virginia. The coffee beans are fresh roasted and each personalized package contains enough beans to be ground for one pot of coffee.
If you don’t want to give whole beans, you can also choose ground coffee that’s ready to be brewed by your guests as soon as they arrive home!
The packaging can be personalized with your choice of ink color, custom stamp, and each paper wrapped package is tied with twine. (The coffee is packaged in glassine bags to ensure freshness.
You can find more information on these awesome coffee favors here!
We don’t often think about a simple one-tier wedding cake, but it’s a trend that some brides are going with.
After all, if you’re having a small reception there’s no need for a huge multi-tier cake.
And if you’re going to keep things simple, it’s always a good idea to make it simply beautiful. Read More
Sometimes you find a wedding cake that is so stunning you can only muster a “wow!”
This is that wedding cake.
The cake creators at Hockleys Cakes in the United Kingdom have once again wowed me with another beautiful and unconventional creation.
This cake, Mount Everest, is a six-tier cake that is covered with shards of edible wafer paper. Read More
I just spent a week at the beach and one of the best parts of the trip was sitting under a beach umbrella reading a great book.
It’s the simple pleasures, you know.
Which brings me to today’s fun wedding favor for your beach destination wedding – the starfish bookmark.
If you’re planning a destination wedding that just happens to be near a beach it’s a good bet some of your guests might be bringing the latest summer best seller with them. Read More
As much as I love wedding cakes with sugar flowers, I also love wedding cakes that feature real flowers and plants.
Just like this cake with succulents.
I love the understated elegance of the cake and the use of succulents just adds to that elegance.
I have to admit as much as I love bright flowers on cake I also love when brides forgo that bright pop of color for something a bit more understated. Read More
I’m always on the lookout for totally unique and somewhat out-of-this-world wedding cakes.
Why? Because sometimes that “traditional” wedding cake just won’t do it.
Which is why I’m head over heels for today’s cake. I present to you the “West End” cake from our friends at Hockleys Cakes over in the United Kingdom.
This stunning creation has so much going on, but it’s not overwhelming in any way. In fact, it all just works. Read More