Wedding Mini Cakes
You know that as much as we love cake ’round here, we’re willing to embrace sweets and treats (and the occasional savory indulgence) in all different forms. And so today, in honor of this being Valentine’s Week, we give you…Heart Shaped Whoopie Pies.
Now, I don’t know for sure, but Read More
I've been a little stuck on coffee and chocolate over the past week or so. My hubster made a truly fabulous mocha-kissed Buche de Noël for our gathering with Canadian friends the other night. The beautiful dessert – shaped like a Yule log, in case you aren't familiar – capped off a lovely evening of French-Canadian/British fusion celebration, and we had a grand time.
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I haven’t bumped into many people who say they don’t like cake. But apparently, they are out there. And in the past, People Who Don’t Like Cake would grin and bear their secret loathing (or their apathy…but that doesn’t sound very dramatic) when it came to their wedding. After all, you MUST have a ginormous wedding cake at your wedding, yes? A towering confection, an architectural wonder, made with more butter and eggs and sugar than you’ve eaten EVER?
Well, if you are among the People Who Don’t Like Cake, have I got news for you. Time to come out of the cake closet and rejoice in your new found freedom, because you don’t have to serve cake at your wedding. Well, not the big giant white white white kind, anyway. You can – gasp! – serve what you’d like.
In the past ten years or so, couples have begun to question Read More
Adorable! That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw these Mini Wedding Cakes on Pinterest.
I have a slight obsession with miniature baked goods…I’m not sure if it makes me feel less guilty about eating something “unhealthy” or if I just like the idea of miniature things. Either way I love mini cakes, mini cupcakes, cake pops (they may not be miniature but they are small), and petit fours. And while most miniature goodies are not decorated elaborately today’s featured minis are incredible! The attention to detail is amazing…I mean look at the rope border on the tiers of the cake, the bronze anchor, the flowers, and the stripes! Can you imagine the time it took to perfect the details and make these look so good?
In my opinion these mini wedding cakes would be perfect for a dessert table or even as a wedding favor…but we want to know what you think about the whole mini cake idea?
Oh Martha. Be still my heart you have done it again.
Of course Martha encourages you to bring out your Inner DIYer and try and make these bad boys yourself. If you are so inclined they are simple fondant or buttercream covered mini-cakes. Then the goddess of the frosting bag creates geometric patterns using colored sugar mixed with confectioner’s sugar. Seriously, where is this colored sugar available for purchase? I want to use it on my Cheerios. You can do a variety of flavors, colors and designs on each cake. I also think Read More
Take my opinion for what it’s worth. I am not a cake artist or a fashion forecaster (a real job…did you know that?) However, I have been knee deep in cake batter for the last year AND I consider myself a fairly trendy girl. Although it seems that trendy people never actually call themselves trendy…because that is so untrendy. So maybe I’m not. Whatever, I have thoughts anyway.
While I can’t see things like the ruffle and chevron patterns on cakes going away just yet, there are a few new looks we should keep our eyes on in 2012. I assume a lot of them will end up on this blog!
The Mini-Cake. It’s not a cupcake or a cake pop, it’s a full fledged cake shrunk down to size. Very Alice in Wonderland if I do say so myself.
(Note, I never consider Pinterest a source..however this image was actually uploaded by the user).
Many Cakes. You read that right. Not mini-cakes. Many cakes. On blogs and websites I am seeing more and more gorgeous pictures of a plethora of cakes. I’ve seen three to as many as ten all in various colors or sizes but they all have a common theme among them that makes them match. It’s a trend I hope we see more of.
Minimalist Wedding Cakes. I am noticing an “M” theme here. Wedding cakes are usually over the top and gorgeous. Occasionally we’ll find one with simple fondant and design but they can be pretty scarce (or eerily similiar to another cake we’ve featured). Let’s face it: there are only so many ways you can say, “This cake is white. It is also round”. Now cake artists are coming up with alternate ways to stay minimal but always pack a little punch of creativity. Like this cake that is stacked slightly off center with dark pearls (that may actually be blueberries) and an oyster shell.
I know it will be another amazing year when it comes to Wedding Cakes. Which trends are your favorite? Which trends are you ready to see go? Personally I love ’em all and can’t wait to see what other goodies are in store for us in 2012!
So maybe my local radio station stopped playing Christmas Carols at approximately 8 p.m. last night. I, however, am still brimming with Christmas Spirit from head to toe. So that combined with the plethora of gorgeous winter wedding cakes abound I’ve decided to continue Christmas Cake Week 2011 (CCW11 for those “in the know”). Although, this week we’ll try and focus on more Winter themed cakes Read More
Can you follow that logic? Probably not.
But just wait til you see the mini cake beauties I have lined up to bring in 2012. Unfortunately, none of them were Christmas-themed. That is, until I found this one. This Christmas mini Read More