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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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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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St. Louis Cake

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Meet me in St. Louis…ohh Judy Garland. I love you even though you *probably* weren’t exactly stable.

And this cake has nothing to do with Judy Garland but it has everything to do with St. Louis. Literally. The bottom tier is a St. Louis skyline and the topper is the beloved cap of the Read More

 
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Turtle Wedding Cake

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My best friend Robin and her husband dated for 10 years before they got married.

The Best Man, the Maid of Honor, and the Father of the Bride speeches all had the same theme.

FINALLY.

What’s that saying? Slow and steady wins the race? True…and Robin and her Read More

 
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Bride of Chuckie Wedding Cake

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Yup.

This is happening. I was a little disturbed that I found this after Halloween. This would have made a great addition to my week of Halloween themed cakes. However, I sadly found it just a few weeks after Halloween and holding on to it for next year would have been smart. Sadly, I just couldn’t keep this to myself.

I had to share.

Chuckie and his err..um..gorgeous? wife sit on top of this cake that pays homage to all things crawly with spiders and blood drippings on the top tier and a creepy Read More

 
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Alice in Wonderland Inspired Petit Fours

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Alice in Wonderland-themed weddings have hit an all-time high this year.

No seriously, I’m not kidding. I’ve seen high-end themed weddings that would BLOW your minds and homespun adorable themed weddings that are just, well, adorable. Much like these petit fours. Down south we just call these “cake squares” but a petit four can actually be a small macaroon, cake or a baked meringue. I love how these petit fours are actually covered in sweet pastel colors like pink, Read More

 
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Thanksgiving Cornucopia Cake

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Happy Thanksgiving friends! I hope you are spending your day with family and friends and eating lots of turkey, playing football and scarfing down some pie. In other news…

I did it! I actually found a Thanksgiving themed cake that is NOT shaped like a Turkey. Who knew it was possible?

The people at The Pink Cake Box must have had an un-turkey like vision for this beautiful three tiered spice cake. Yum. A Thanksgiving wedding with spice cake just seems like an amazing idea. In order to make it fall themed they added apples, Read More

 
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