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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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Steampunk Wedding Cake

steampunk wedding cake

Time for something a little out there!

We kept seeing the term “steampunk,” and not being so much in the know (or rather being too busy to care about being “in the know”) I had no clue what this meant.  And so I Googled it.

That’s when I found out that steampunk is basically a genre of….stuff, that looks old timey and futuristic all at the same time.  Think that Wild Wild West movie with Will Smith, Salma Hayek, and Kevin Kline (which I’ve never seen…but I’ve seen some pics.  That counts, right?)  Normally, this involves stuff that’s set in a time that used steam power, like Read More

 
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Sari-Inspired Wedding Cake

Sari inspired wedding cake

This beautiful sari-inspired wedding cake is the incredible work of Cory Pohlman, head decorator at Rosebud Cakes in Beverly Hills, California.  Elin from Rosebud tells me that the entire family came into the bakery to sample the cake, and wanted something less sweet than a typical American bakery wedding cake.  They wanted unusual flavors that would stand out in the memories of their guests.  The bride also wanted to pull in design elements from her wedding ensemble and her colors, and provided Cory with pictures of these things, as well as photos of other things she liked.  The result was Read More

 
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Hand Painted Tattoo Wedding Cake

Hand painted tattoo wedding cake

I ran across another cake by Becky at Consumed by Cake, which led me to a little digging (I simply had to know more about her lovely work), which led me to brashly introduce myself to her when I found this incredible hand painted tattoo wedding cake.

The introduction went something like this:

“Hi, my name is Brooke, and I am in love with your cake.”

Becky graciously responded to my fawning and gushing, and sent me some darling details about this one.  This was, it seems, her first “international” wedding cake!  The couple, from Belgium, saw Read More

 
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Beach Wedding Cake

beach

Isn’t this always how it goes.

In August I was tired of sweat behind my knees 14 hours a day and ready for the cool breeze of fall.  By the time November rolled around I was ready for Thanksgiving to be finished so that I could kick off the Christmas season.  Now that it’s January and the days. seem. to. take. forever.  I can’t wait until it’s beach season.

Yes, I did skip right over spring because that’s what South Carolina does.  50 degrees and gloomy one day…75 and gorgeous the next.

Here it is in January.  MLK Holiday has passed and minus a teacher work day or two I am in that awful Jan/Feb/March OH MY Read More

 
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A Look Back: Christen’s Favorite Cake Posts of 2011

Exactly one year ago today I jumped on-board this bandwagon called A Wedding Cake Blog. It’s been a great year and I have literally been up to my eyeballs in frosting ever since. I’ve talked about cupcakes, traditional cakes, very blue cakes and been introduced to Cake Pops and Mini-Cakes. I’ve over-shared..I mean really..who knew that a simple wedding cake could inspire so much random blubbering? So on the eve of the eve of the New Year I’ve decided to take a look back at my top ten favorite posts of Read More

 
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New Year’s Cake..sort of.

clockcake

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

snowflakes

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

xmas mini cake

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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