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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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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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Star Wars Cake

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Well it took 11 months…but I am now proud to feature AWCB’s first Star Wars wedding cake. At least my first Star Wars wedding cake. Brooke may have featured one but I don’t think so.

Well…I’d love to tell you all about what exactly is going on here but sadly…I cannot. All I can tell you is that it appears to be snowy and Princess Leia and what I am assuming is Hans Solo (or this could be Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen) are hanging out with a very large robot thingy. This Read More

 
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Big Strawberry Cupcake Cake

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Yum.

Check. it. out. An extra large cupcake is ALWAYS okay with Christen. That’s for sure. Pile it high with delicious buttercream icing. Yes please. Oh, what’s that you say? You want to surround it with normal sized cupcakes and top them with chocolate covered strawberries?

Thump. That was me hitting the floor Read More

 
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Halloween Cakes

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Halloween is my second favorite holiday of the year.  It’s a close second to Christmas…but that’s not really a fair comparison though.  I mean Christmas lasts from November 1st to January 1st…basically.  Halloween gets a good solid week of celebration but it’s such a FUN celebration.  One day (or two or three if you happen to be extremely popular and get invited to multiple parties) a year you get to abandon yourself and pretend to be someone (or something) else for just a little while.  Did you know that Halloween weddings are actually more popular than Christmas weddings?  It’s true.  I looked it up in this big book I have in my living room Read More

 
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Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for October 16, 2011

Mickey Pumpkin cake toppers

I’m writing to you from the wild, wonderful mountains of West Virginia.  We’re up for our annual fall visit, to see the leaves, to eat favorite foods, to hug the necks of people we love.  Sadly, a wild, wonderful wind came through the night we got here after an ungodly long drive.  So the pretty leaves are all on the ground.

But we will try and soak up some fall, and delight in our surroundings.  It really is nice to wear a sweater and not get hot.

I keep noticing wedding cakes everywhere I go!  There’s an adorable little coffee shop in Bridgeport that I’m dying to go over and Read More

 
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Peacock Cupcake

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This is one of the the fanciest cupcake that I have ever laid my eyes upon.  I can’t even imagine the work that went into this.  The amount of time it would take to make a slew of these for a wedding might be a little bit insane…however, I could totally see it as a big cupcake for the top of a cupcake tower…can’t you?  Or maybe even a few of these peacock cupcakes amongst a bunch of teal cupcakes, like the one that makes up the body.

Either way I found this cupcake on Pinterest and I knew it must be blogged about.  The Read More

 
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Zen-Inspired Wedding Cake

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I super need some Zen today.

I am running a half marathon tonight – my first ever race, and I pick a half marathon – and I’m a little nervous about it.  My poor family.  I’ve been a little on the crabby side this week.

But then I remembered that I had this lovely, Zen-inspired cake tucked away in my “favorites” file for just the right time…and lo and behold, here it is.  Just the right time.

Just looking at this cake calms me the heck down. 

Isn’t it elegant?  Four tiers, trimmed in black, Read More

 
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