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Themed Wedding Cakes

 

A themed wedding cake may be just what you’re looking for to set your cake and reception apart. While a themed cake would be a natural fit for a wedding that also invokes a theme – say an “Alice in Wonderland” wedding, or a renaissance wedding – a bride and groom may also choose a theme for their cake based upon the a favorite amusement park ride or a preferred hobby, a favorite location, or a season or holiday. For the couple enjoys the daring fun of an amusement park ride, we’ve seen cakes that immortalize attractions like Disney’s Splash Mountain – fun! Likewise, the bicycling-enthusiast couple might prefer a cake that shows a mountain bike ride. Less specific would be the couple who incorporate images and items from the ocean into a beach cake, which might include gum paste shells and star fish, sand-like or pearly finish, and maybe a sand castle topper. Finally, if your wedding takes place near a beloved holiday or season, like the Fourth of July, or autumn, or Christmas time, consider incorporating themes that echo those holidays or times of the year. A July wedding cake might be decorated with stars and sparklers, while autumn might show off colorful marzipan leaves and chocolate twigs and acorns. Christmas might inspire the use of traditional garnets and greens, or cool and snowy blues and silvers. If there is a theme that you love, consider celebrating it with your wedding cake. It will make your day even more memorable, for both you and your guests.

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New Year’s Cake..sort of.

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So I’m wrapping up Christmas Cake Week 2011 today with this very non-Christmas cake. I know what you must be thinking. This cake has nothing to do with Christmas..Winter or even really New Years. I’m thinking a little outside of the box here so just roll with it. Focusing on the new year is all about time. Minutes, days and months pass and then a new year begins. I could get all existential here and Read More

 
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Merry Christmas From A Wedding Cake Blog!

Snowflake Wedding Cake

We hope that our greeting finds you happy, healthy, and surrounded by friends and loved ones this beautiful Christmas Day.

We’ll be rounding up a little later today – we can’t resist the temptation of sneaking off to find all the sweet and pretty that the Read More

 
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Nutcracker-Inspired Cake

Nutcracker Cake

I don’t know about you and yours, but around our house, we love The Nutcracker Suite. It’s become quite the little tradition in our family, playing the music, watching the video (I favor the old Baryshnikov version), and using the lovely decorations to dress up our home. Even my one year old has become fascinated with moving the soldier’s mouth back and forth.

So, of course, I had to share this beautiful cake with you.  Inspired by The Nutcracker, this gilded beauty is the handiwork of The Pastry Studio in Daytona Beach, Florida. From owner and executive pastry chef Sherri Meyers, I learned that the festive Read More

 
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Winter Wonderland Wedding Cake

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Early this week I featured this Holly Cake from The Pink Cake Box and I promised there would be more treats from The Pink Cake Box during CCW11!

I told you about a dream I had once.  For a winter wedding that included a white horse drawn carriage, (faux) fur muffs and shaw, and white gloves up to my elbows.  The problem with this dream December wedding?  South Carolina can be a little persnickety with the whole winter weather situation.  Like today.  It’s 76 degrees.  Last Christmas it snowed.

Anyway, had I gotten to make my winter wonderland dream a reality, this Read More

 
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Christmas Mini Cakes

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I know I’ve said this before..but if cake pops are in 2011 what cupcakes were in 2010..then consider mini cakes the new cake pop which are the new cupcake.

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

 
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Candy Cane Cake

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Let’s talk about my favorite Christmas Treat. The Candy flippin’ Cane.

I know that probably seems like a real head scratcher. Most people would say fudge, shortbread cookies, or gingerbread. My husband would say Sausage Cheese Balls. For me…it’s the candy cane. In fact…as I tap out these letters I am enjoying one right now. I guess I should add that I swirled it around and let it dissolve in my hot chocolate first–but oh well. It’s that pepperminty taste I crave.

So in honor of my beloved peppermint I decided to feature this Candy Cane Cake made by Annie from Annie’s Eats. While this cake is beautiful Read More

 
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Holly Themed Wedding Cake

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This is going to be the first of a few cakes that we feature from our friends at Pink Cake Box. Let’s face it…these girls know cake and they know how to embrace a good theme with class and style.

This holiday wedding cake is a typical square wedding cake with the three tiers covered in ivory fondant. The base of each tier is trimmed off with a crisp layer of ivory fondant ribbon. The exceptional part of this cake is the hand painted holly leaves and berries on this cake. Truth be told I think the “commercialism” of Read More

 
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Reindeer Wedding Cake

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Somehow Christmas Week is upon us. I seriously am not sure how though. It seems like I was just sweating my baguettes off every time I walked outside…but apparently six months have passed since then. Although, it was 79 degrees on Friday. What’s up with that, weather gods?
Anyway. It’s Christmas Week and I am off for the next two weeks and since Christmas has come out of nowhere I have to cram all my Christmas spirit into the next six days. So I officially title this week Christmas Cake Week 2011! And because Read More

 
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Alice in Wonderland Cake

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It’s no secret that I am a fan of Alice in Wonderland. I am also a fan of Alice in Wonderland weddings. I mean have you ever seen some of these magical Alice-themed weddings that Disney has put on? Ah-mazing.  We’ve featured a couple of Alice in Wonderland-themed treats here and here on A Wedding Cake Blog in fact. I’ve even seen some non-Disney weddings that have been breathtaking. There is just something about the story that is just so whimsical that allows for a gorgeous backdrop.

Enter this amazing cake made by Karen Portaleo the Sugar Artist (what a cool title, yes?) from Highland Bakery in Atlanta, Georgia. I mean seriously–let’s get Read More

 
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Christmas Cake Pops

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To quote one of my very favorite Christmas movies, “Deck the harrs with bows of horry, Fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra! ‘Tis the season to be jarry, Fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra!” In case you’re missing something go ahead and tune into TBS and watch The Christmas Story for 24 hours this Christmas Eve. You’ll get it.

Since Christmas is among us I decided it’s high time we Christmas it up here on AWCB. Today I’ll be featuring my favorite Christmas cake pops from around the interwebs. Cake pops are Read More

 
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