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Purple Ombre Wedding Cake

Purple Ombre Wedding Cake

Hello, Beautiful! Today’s featured cake is a purple ombre wedding cake. And I L-O-V-E it!

This incredible cake was designed for a fun Pinterest-inspired wedding shoot in Virginia, and was featured on Ruffled Blog.  AND – one of our favoritest bakers, Kara from A Cake to Remember in Richmond, Virginia, created the gorgeousness!

I love how Kara moved from a deep purple on the bottom tier up to a pale lavender on the top. And I absolutely love Read More


Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for November 20, 2011

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Happy Sunday, Everyone!

I hope this finds you happy, healthy, and counting your blessings, this Sunday before Thanksgiving.  And whether you are going Over the River and Through the Woods, or gathering at a friend’s hip apartment with friends, my wish is that you find something to be truly grateful for this holiday season – love, laughter, plenty to eat, and so on and so forth.

But enough lecturing 😉 . We’ve found some lovely things around the interwebs this week, and we thought you’d like to see them, too.  So without Read More


Robot Wedding Cake

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It is no secret that I love Kara Buntin of A Cake to Remember in Charlottesville  Richmond, Virginia.  She is original, she’s meticulous, she’s knowledgeable, she’s particular, she’s funny.  I learn from her blog and I’m inspired by it.

Earlier this year, Kara featured a contest for a local couple getting married.  She would make their cake, but with the (sort of) condition that she would be given some latitude artistically, to make a non-traditional wedding cake.  Later, she announced her winners, Carrie and Matt, and they got to work with the plan and design.

This original, adorable robot cake is the result.

Robots? Wedding cake?  You wouldn’t think so, but it works!  Kara worked with Carrie to come up with the theme.  At first, bride Carrie wanted a traditional wedding cake and a funny groom’s cake, because “that’s what is done.”  However, she was open to combining the two – and the theme was born!

Here is an excerpt from Kara’s blog, telling a little about the couple’s courtship:

“Matt hosted a Blogging/Web Development conference in May of 2009 and I attended for work. A few months later we struck up a conversation on twitter, became friends and talked (a lot) throughout the rest of the summer. In September of 2010 we went on our first date, and on September 18, 2010, one week shy of our 1-year anniversary, Matt asked me to marry him.”

Mr. Robot, inspired by the Twitter technical difficulties motif, sits on top of a traditional wedding cake, and holds another diminutive wedding cake, covered with an Xs and Ox motif.  The bottom cake has birds, which represent the couple’s Twitter courtship.  And because of the couple’s high tech connection, the bottom tier is bordered by “Matt plus Carrie XOXO” – spelled out in binary code around the base of the cake!  Kara also brought in some softer, more traditional touches to add to the whimsy, like the off center peony on the bottom layer.

This is truly an original, beautiful cake, and what’s more, it represents the couple to a T.  And THAT is the mark of an exceptional cake artist.


Love Among the Tartans: A Celtic Cake

Celtic Wedding Cake A Cake to Remember

Kara Buntin of A Cake to Remember  of Richmond, Virginia, has created my Dream Wedding Cake.

What is it with me, wedding cake, and chick flicks featuring Julia Roberts?  But here we go again.

Remember that scene in “Steel Magnolias,” where the ladies are discussing the wedding decorations in a Pepto-pink church?  And a demure – and very, very young – Julia Roberts remarks Read More


Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for January 16, 2011

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 Welcome to A Wedding Cake Blog’s first Sunday Round-Up ever!

Here, we plan to give you some interesting tidbits to snack on, as we review fun things that have happened in the world of wedding cakes this week.

If you know an awesome wedding blogger or bakery that you’d LOVE to see us feature on aWCB, please send us a comment!  We are ALL about making friends and learning what’s new Read More