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Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for July 1, 2012

Pink Ombre Sweets Table

Hey Guys!  I’m writing to you from Baltimore, Maryland, where we are hanging out in anticipation of going later to a – you guessed it – family wedding.  Good times, since I’m getting to experience both an epic heat wave and some of the worst storms in history.  A line of wind and thunderstorms ripped through here last night after wailing on my home state of West Virginia, and we swore we saw Dorothy’s house floating through the air.  So here’s hoping that all of you out there are safe, sound, and will have power back in the very near future.  Stay cool, y’all.

Well, since I’m traveling with my darling family – Great American Road Trip, Y’all – I am currently luxuriating in the peace and solitude of a very comfortable hotel room while Hubs is entertaining the kiddoes.  (Yay HIM!)  So, in this quiet time, Wimbledon on the telly, coffee in hand (sadly, no strawberries and cream), let’s look around together and find out what’s going on in the world of wedding, yes?  But let’s start with what we’ve been up to this week.

On Monday, I featured a beautiful little cake that we spied recently at a Key West destination wedding – a Teal Blue Wedding Cake with Sea Shells.

Tuesday’s cake was a this breathtaking creation by British artist Janet Mohapi-Banks:  a White Feathers Wedding Cake.

I couldn’t resist this homage to the Beatles on Wednesday, with this Yellow Submarine Wedding Cake.

Cakes disguised as pastel boxes, wrapped up in ribbon, made this Satin Bows Wedding Cake a hit on Thursday.

For Cake Topper Friday, we just LOVED this Baseball Bride and Groom Cake Topper.  America’s Game!

We went all fancy For the Guys on Saturday, with this Faux Bois Groom’s Cake.  Go ahead.  Click on it.  Learn something new today. :-)

And now, let’s go poke around with our feet up and see what other Sweet and Pretty we can find!

Kara Buntin of A Cake to Remember in Richmond, Virginia, weighs in on a great reason to avoid fresh flowers on your wedding cake.  Evacuated kitchen, anyone?

Emmaline Bride discusses how to plan a wedding with Pinterest.

Thanks to Wedding Tidbits for this heads up:  grab the Martha Stewart Craft Studio iPad app for free right now. Hurry!  (It’s normally $4.99.)

This Oregon Barn Wedding, from Wedding Chicks, is stunning.  So is the delightfully homespun sweets table in lieu of a cake, is all kinds of darling, Darlin’.

Can’t get enough of the Oregon Barn wedding?  Me neither.  Check out this amazing paper flowers DIY, also from Wedding Chicks, using pattern tissue paper.

I adore this Pink Ombre Engagement Party, featured on Polka Dot Bride.  Make sure you check out the entire spread, but I especially loved the darling macarons.  I feature the cake above.

Have a Delicious Week, and a Safe Fourth!



Cake Topper Friday: Photograph Clip Cake Toppers

Photograph Clip Cake Toppers

While perusing Pinterest the other day, we found this gem.

Now, try to forget the spectacular candy-covered cake for a minute (it’s hard, we know.)  It reminds us of other candy-themed cakes we’ve featured here on A Wedding Cake Blog, like this rock candy cake, this cotton candy cake (swoon), this incredible M&M’s wedding cake, and this sixlet candy cake.

But we think the real star of this show is the super simple and oh-so-adorable photograph clip cake toppers.  Seriously!  A trip to Target, a couple of Polaroid snaps, and mark this one Read More


Ombre Ruffle Cake

Ombre Ruffle Wedding Cake

We have to end Ruffle Week 2011 with a bang…I believe that is cake is the cake to do just that.

I’m not sure there is anything more “Fall 2011″ than Ombre & Ruffles.  When you combine them, wonderful, wonderful things happen.  Like this cake from Maggie Austin Cakes. (If you’d like to know about Maggie Austin Cakes – and trust me, you do – check out this week’s Round-Up for a terrific article about the artist.)

In case you have no idea what I am talking about, ombre is basically taking the same shades of one color and having the colors scale from light to dark.  We’ve talked about it a time or two here.  I have Read More


Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for August 28, 2011

Lael Peach cake

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

We’re in sort of a holding pattern here today…anyone else?  We’re talkin’ ’bout that time of year when kiddoes go back to school, but Labor Day hasn’t happened yet…so in your brain, you’re thinking brisk weather, polished and shiny apples for the teacher, and penny loafers…but on the news, you’re seeing summery things like hurricanes and picnic preparations.  It’s all so confusing.

So…if you’re like me, and you’d really like a respite for your tired, overworked brain, check out some of the latest from the World of Wedding.  We’ve gone in search of all the Sweet and Pretty Read More


M&M Wedding Cake


Insert.  Gasp.  Here.

This cake is layered with M&M’s.  You are probably wondering what kind of creative powerhouse came up with this bad boy?  Martha Stewart Weddings…that’s who.  I mean really…who else do you think would create this cake layered with chocolatey goodness covered in a hard candy shell?

This cake was featured in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings and has been making my Pinterest feed go nuts over the last few days.  This is a four tiered round cake slathered in buttercream and layered with rows and rows of perfectly spaced M&M’s…seriously…how do they do that?  I adore the soft pastel colors of pink, orange, and yellow because they just scream summer fun.  As you know, M&M’s can come in just about any color you can imagine (you can even get them personalized) so you can coordinate them to match your wedding colors.  I can see this cake covered in the oh-so-trendy dark purple, white, and gray or black, yellow, and gray.  Oh my, the possibilities are pretty much endless.

And most importantly…they melt in your mouth…not in your hand!

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Cake Topper Friday: Owls on a Branch Cake Topper

Owls on a Branch

I have noticed a trend. I seem to feature cake toppers on Friday. I am not sure why but perhaps it will become my new thing!

Once again Pinterest sucked me into the world of gorgeous handmade wedding cake toppers this week and I could not escape. This week I landed at an Esty shop called Kikuike run out of Japan and the United Kingdom. This particular topper features the ever so popular owls all dressed up in their wedding best, Read More