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Floral Wedding Cakes

 

What’s not to love about a floral wedding cake? The trend to decorate cakes with flowers, whether real or gum paste, really became all the rage during the 1980s, when Martha Stewart showed us all how wrong we’d been doing weddings up to that point. Gone suddenly were the little bride and groom figurines made of porcelain or plastic that stood proudly atop cakes. Replacing them were mounds and cascades and accents of flowers of all shapes, sizes, and hues. The trend may have died down to some extent; today, we’re as apt to see a bride and groom cake topper – or a pair of birds or bicycles, or anything else the couple might fancy – as flowers. But flowers have not lost favor completely. In fact, florists are still busy preparing floral toppers for cakes that match the bride’s color palette and bouquet. Likewise, bakers are kept busy crafting handmade, sugar or gum paste flowers, or at the very least, custom coloring store bought gum paste creations to offset their beautiful cakes. There are a couple of points to remember when choosing to trim your cake with fresh flowers. First, make sure that the bloom you’d like to use is NOT poisonous. Wouldn’t you hate to send people to the hospital because they ingested a piece of your cake that had ivy on it? And secondly, if at all possible, ask your florist for pesticide-free blooms. Bug killing chemicals = not tasty. And finally, if it’s gum or sugar paste flowers that you’re after, remind guests that, although they are technically edible, it’s probably not very tasty or a good idea. If you want edible decorations, you should probably stick with real or marzipan fruit.

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Peony Pearl Wedding Cake

green peony and pearl cake

We are lovers to the max of Pink Cake Box around here. My partner, Christen introduced me to their work. You’ll know when I’m scrolling through their blog, because you’ll hear saying things like “Agh!” And “Gahhh!” And “Gorgeous!” My family probably thinks I’m having some kind of torrid love affair with my laptop.

I spied this cake on the blog just a few days ago, and Anne Heap and her talented staff graciously let me share the incredible pretty with all of you! The cake is Read More

 

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Orange Spring Tiger Lily Wedding Cake

Orange tiger lily cake

Once again, The Couture Cakery has captivated me with color.

Jasmine Clouser does everything fantastically – from sweets tables to cakes.  And she can create a demure cake with the best of them.  However, so many of her cakes that I have fallen in love with have used such breathtaking color that I simply could not pass them up.  This is a great example.

I love orange anyway, but to have it paired so beautifully here with bright blue is a real plus.  Really, this is just SUCH a beautiful color combination for spring and summer.  And Jasmine’s meticulous Read More

 

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Orange Flower and Monogram Wedding Cake

orange monogram wedding cake

I needed some serious pretty this morning, y’all.  It might be time for a vacation :-)

Isn’t this cake incredible?  I know…once again, I’m season-bending.  BUT – I still justify this by saying that if you are looking at A Wedding Cake Blog right now, and are planning a wedding, it’s probably not for next week, right?  So it only makes sense to show you cakes now and then a couple of seasons hence.

I love the vibrant color here, and the Read More

 

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Southern All the Way: Magnolia and Bling Wedding Cake

Magnolia and bling

If I can’t have pearls, then diamonds will do.  Agreed, girls?

This cake practically drawls at us from the computer screen, doesn’t it?  Oh, how I adore Savannah!  Random?  Not really.  For this cake evokes long, slow, sultry walks on the squares, and delicious food, and beautiful architecture, and gracious people.  That’s no coincidence, because this cake was created by Savannah’s own Custom Cakes.

Sugar magnolias rest on a simple, classic white cake.  The base of each layer is trimmed with ivory ribbon and capped with a double strand of rhinestones, which Read More

 

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Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for April 29, 2011

Snowball Cake pops

Greetings, Cake Lovers and Seekers of Pretty and *sigh* Moments!

What have you been up to this week?  I confess, I’ve had one foot in Fantasyworld (or rather, in the Happiest Place on Earth) and the other in the quagmire that is the last month of the school year.  Will it ever end?  I suppose that’s counter Read More

 

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Cupcake Bouquets

cupcake-bouquet

So, I love an artfully arranged group of cupcakes, and for a wedding, a display that mimics a tiered cake is certainly adorable and appropriate.  Still, for that bride who would like to do things a little differently, or stand out from the crowd just a wee bit, I offer you…Cupcake Bouquets.

Dress your cupcakes up like your favorite flower, find some whimsically-colored flower pots, and make a bouquet out of your cuppies!  I think this is brilliant.  Guests can Read More

 

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Pink and Orange Buttercream Ruffle Peony Cake

Pink and Orange Peony Cake

Are you there yet?  Are you in that absent-minded, don’t-bother-me-with-real-life-details-like-laundry-and-oil-changes that spring incites?  I can think of nothing but glorious days, warm breezes, picnics, and playing outside.  I want to wear flowy dresses made from lots of linen, drink lemonade and crisp white wine, and gather floppy flowers.

And here is the perfect cake to epitomize that vibe.

Nine days out of ten, you’ll find me buttoned up and starched, tailored and just so, and I love cakes that reflect that personality, too.  Crisp edges, architectural and symmetrical features, like Read More

 

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

Romance in Paris Wedding Cake

And where does this first day of April find you?  We are chillin’, back home from our little getaway, and eager to take on the last quarter of school before – yippee! – summer vacay!  While it’s hard to stay focused some days, when I remember that my focus is on, you know, cake and pretty…well, it suddenly puts it all in perspective.

So, what are your favorite finds lately in the world of wedding?  Let’s compare notes!  But first, we’ll take a look at Read More

 

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Pink Rose Petal Wedding Cake

Pink Rose Petal Wedding Cake

Aren’t rose petals pretty?  We see them scattered on aisle cloths or lawns.  Sometimes they’re strewn across the cake table (like they are here.)  But this baker goes a step further and actually puts them on the cake.

The simplicity of the vision is simple, and perfectly symmetrical, which lends a sense of calm and order to this lovely cake.  Pink roses crown the cake, and petals rest at each corner of the five graduated square layers, which are decorated meticulously with buttercream, royal icing swags, and classic white Read More

 

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Gremlin Wedding Cake

Gremlin Wedding Cake

I am seriously a know-nothing when it comes to pop culture, y’all.  I’m the last to (reluctantly) start playing the coolest new game or obtain the hottest new gadget.  So I’m totally sure that the little guys on this cake have enormous meaning…but I have no idea what it is.  Do you?

Anyway, I think this cake is brilliant.  Look closely, and you’ll see two little twirps among the flowers, wreaking havoc.  Rather than sticking these characters on top, and posing them in some “unnatural” way, couple and baker have a terrific sense of humor, and allow them to stay in character…thus terrorizing the cake.  The pristine buttercream is Read More

 

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