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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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Flashback Friday – Jaime King and Kyle Newman's Wedding Cake

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I was looking at celebrity wedding cakes this week and found so many over-the-top, 10-foot-tall creations that I just wanted something simply and pretty.

So when I saw this lovely and simple cake I knew I had to feature it.

This three-tiered cake was created for the wedding of actress Jaime King anddirector Kyle Newman in November 2007. The cake was a berry and coconut creation, with simple yet lovely white frosting. Read More

 

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Flashback Friday – Blake Lively’s Wedding Cake

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We all know that celebrity wedding cakes can sometimes be a bit over-the-top and audacious. But not this one. I love the shabby chic simpleness of Blake Lively’s wedding cake, which was part of her Martha Stewart-styled wedding to Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds last year.

The cake was the centerpiece of a dessert table that was full of the couple’s favorite sweet treats including mini strawberry shortcakes, lemon meringue tartlets, and s’mores bars. Read More

 

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Daisy Wedding Cake

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I absolutely love daisies – they're such a cheerful flower! And as soon as I saw this cake, I fell in love with it because it's so cute and whimsical.

This cake would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding, especially if your color palette included pastels. I love that the flowers aren't just light pinks and purples, but also include the bright yellow, green, and blue. Those really makes the cake pop with color.

Imagine how amazing this cake would look at an outdoor wedding! And since daisies are the world's happiest flowers, you can't help but smile when you see it.

This cake was created by Charm City Cakes West. Check them out here.

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Flashback Friday – Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Wedding Cake

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It’s time for another wedding cake flashback, and this time it’s all about the eight-tier “traditional English fruit cake” served at the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. (I always feel like I should call her Princess Kate, not “Kate Middleton”…I mean, I’m sure she’s changed her last name by now, right?)

Anyway, the first thing I want to know about this cake is Read More

 

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Shabby Chic Wedding Cake

Shabby Chic Wedding Cake

The minute I saw this cake it took my breath away! It's so stunning and visual and there's so much going on with it, but in a good way.

If I were planning a shabby chic wedding or even a wedding with a vintage, early 1900s vibe, I would do anything to get this beauty.

Take a few minutes to digest it. The cake itself is Read More

 

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Flashback Friday – Mariska Hargitay's Fun and Festive Wedding Cake

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As we head full-steam into summer, this week's wedding cake flashback is the super colorful and fun seven-foot-tall cake served at the 2004 wedding of Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann.

I love this cake because it has a Read More

 

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Blue and Yellow Flower Cake with Plumeria

Plumeria Wedding Cake

Sometimes it's the simple and elegant cakes that really grab your attention. Case in point – this beauty.

There is much to love about this cake, starting with the Read More

 

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Flashback Friday – Chelsea Clinton's Gluten-Free Wedding Cake

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Since it’s the start of summer – and the summer wedding season – I thought it would be fun to do some flashback posts featuring outrageous, over-the-top, or just incredibly amazing celebrity wedding cakes. You know, to get us all in the mood for all the wedding cakes we’ll be eating this season.

The first cake on my list is Read More

 

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St. Germain Elderflower Wedding Cake

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How absolutely gorgeous is this cake? I want to be a guest at that wedding, if only to get a taste of this summertime stunner.

The cake is a three-tiered vanilla cake, which sounds delicious enough. But wait, there's more! The cake layers are soaked in St. Germain elderflower liqueur, which is apparently all the rage these days. And then, the cake is filled with strawberries and lemon.

And the simple decorations featuring Read More

 

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White Wedding Cake with Coral Flower

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There's a new trend right now with wedding cake design – super flowers. No, these flowers can't leap over buildings in a single bound, they are just really big flowers on your wedding cake. It's certainly an eye-catcher, don't you think?

I have to say, I do love this Read More

 

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