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Simple Wedding Cakes

 

Sometimes simple says it best. You might choose a simple wedding cake because you prefer a minimalist approach, or because you like you like to stick with the basics when it comes to cake, or even because you are interested in showcasing a particularly fancy flower or cake topper, simple wedding cakes never go out of style. The basic, stacked, white wedding cake, frosted in a smooth coating of buttercream or covered in a snowy blanket of fondant, may hide beautiful flavors and colors beneath its exterior – the best of both worlds. Or maybe you and your groom prefer the traditional “white cake, white frosting” approach – or “chocolate cake, chocolate frosting” – after all, simple doesn’t necessarily mean traditional. On the other hand, a simple cake may be the perfect way to showcase a special caketopper or flower that has personal meaning for you. A topper that shows your style or a hobby that you and future hubby share becomes all the more visible when it doesn’t need to compete with a fancy cake. Maybe you have a family heirloom that can nestle atop your cake. Alternatively, some dazzling orchids or floppy peonies may be all the statement that you need to make. A simple cake need not be boring, after all.

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Strawberry Wedding Cake

strawberry naked cake

One of my favorite summertime fruits is the strawberry! They’re sweet and perfect and can be used in so many ways, even on a wedding cake!

I love strawberry shortcake and today’s naked wedding cake reminds of that sweet treat.

This wedding cake was created with pound cake (of course!) and layers of mascarpone cream and strawberries. I think it might be my new favorite spring or summer wedding cake. Read More

 
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White Wedding Cake with Flowers

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There’s something to be said for a traditional white wedding cake.

While I do love the non-traditional, oddly shaped, bright colored cakes that I often feature here sometimes it is nice to just find a lovely white wedding cake.

This four tier cake is simple and elegant and practically perfect in every way. There’s nothing boring about it either. The tiers are are iced with traditional butter cream icing.

But instead of leaving them plain the icing is decorated with Swiss dots and diamonds that were piped onto the icing – giving it just the right amount of elegance and pop!

To add even more to the cake – without going overboard – fresh flowers are used to adorn the cake. This is a fun idea because you can use any flower you like. Smaller buds would be ideal for the cake but larger blooms would work for the cake topper.

And, a traditional white cake is perfect in any season.

You can find this cake here.

 
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White Wedding Cake with Pink Flowers

pink flowers

When I’m looking for wedding cakes to share with you I’m always searching for that one cake that stops me in mid-scroll.

That cake that wows me from my computer screen. And today that cake is this one with the pretty pink flowers.

As we inch closer and closer to spring and the much-anticipated blooming of springtime I flowers I just had to find a cake that had lovely blooms as part of the decorating.

I love this cake for its simplicity and elegance. Read More

 
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St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Cake

shamrock cake

Tomorrow we’ll all be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the wearing o’ the green, so today seemed like a good day to showcase a cake with little green shamrocks!

This lovely three-tier cake is iced with gorgeous rolled fondant which is decorated with sugar paste four leaf clovers. Read More

 
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Pancake Wedding Cake

pancakes

Yesterday was National Pancake Day which is a completely awesome holiday! I mean, who doesn’t love pancakes?

And to celebrate (a day late) I just had to find another pancake wedding cake to share with you.

I love the idea of a non-traditional wedding cake, especially if you’re hosting a smaller brunch reception (or even a breakfast reception). While I love wedding cake as much as the next person, not everyone wants to eat cake for brunch. Read More

 
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Elegant White Cake with Fresh Flowers

cake and flowers

It’s March! So that means spring MUST be just around the corner, right?

Well I’m convinced that the snow has to end soon so I’m showcasing spring wedding cakes today. And this all-white cake with cascading fresh flowers is perfect for a spring wedding!

The wedding cake itself is a classic and elegant three-tier white fondant cake. On its own, the cake would be pretty but boring. But when you add a splash of bright colors with fresh flowers it changes everything! Read More

 
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Chocolate Wedding Cake

chocolate cake

If there’s one non-traditional wedding cake that I’ll always be a fan of it’s the chocolate wedding cake.

Everyone is expecting a cake with white icing, even if the cake inside is a variety of flavors. So why not wow your guests and surprise them with a chocolate frosted cake?

The cake flavors could vary – chocolate, marble, yellow – but to see a wedding cake frosted with gloriously delicious chocolate icing? That would be incredible! Read More

 
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Blue and White Wedding Cake

blue and white cake

Since it seems as though winter is never going to end here in the Midwest, I find myself daydreaming about the beach nearly every day.

Which brings me to today’s cake.

This three-tier creation reminds me of my favorite beach – with white sand and beautiful blue water.

It’s quite lovely. Read More

 
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White Wedding Cake with Flowers

white wedding cake

Since a good portion of the country is buried in white fluffy snow, it seemed appropriate to focus on an all-white wedding cake today.

Granted this cake is way prettier than any pile of snow – and it won’t make your toes cold either!

You know I’m a sucker for traditional all-white wedding cakes – call my old fashioned but I like traditional cakes. Sure a pop of color or a whimsical cake is good every now and then, but I like white cakes. Read More

 
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Ruffled Wedding Cake

ruffle wedding cake

We’re inching closer and closer to Valentine’s Day and if there’s one time of year when roses take center stage it’s now.

Which is why we’re featuring a lovely wedding cake with fresh rose petals today. This cake is pretty and elegant and is a fun and unique way to showcase fresh flowers on your cake.

At first glance it looks like the cake is decorated with icing ribbons between the tiers, but look closely. Those are rose petals arranged as a ribbon. It’s pure floral genius! Read More

 
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