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Unconventional Wedding Cakes

 

In today’s wedding world, it seems that most wedding cakes are unconventional. It’s almost unconventional to have a white on white wedding cake! But in an unconventional wedding cake might refer to the design, the topper, or the flavors featured. Regarding design, one popular unconventional style today is the topsy turvy, asymmetrical design. Stacked cake layers give the illusion that the cake could spill over any minute, when in fact, the cake is balanced and level. Unconventional toppers are another way that a couple may make their cake unique. The couple who loves Angry Birds, for instance, can feature the adorable characters perched atop their cake. Can’t last a minute without your cell phone? There’s a wedding topper for that, too. Prefer Goth to Victorian? No problem. A talented baker can help you realize your dream cake. But you might opt for traditional design and toppers, and still find ways to be unconventional with flavors – even savory alternatives to wedding cakes, like “cakes” made of wheels of cheese, or layers of savory meet pies, might stand in for a conventional cake. So, express yourselves! In cake! And send us pictures.

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Naked Chocolate Wedding Cake

naked chocolate ganache cake

OK, I’ve been featuring a lot of naked wedding cakes lately – which is odd since I’m a frosting lover.

But today’s cake is THE naked cake of the season so far.

First, it’s chocolate! And second, there’s a cascade of chocolate glaze on top of the cake that takes it to another level entirely.

Oh. My. Chocolate. Read More

 
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Naked Wedding Cake for Summer

flamingo wedding cake

I made a trip to a local greenhouse over the weekend to purchase my summer flowers.

And while picking out my blooms, I spied the strawberry fields next door which got me thinking about that sweet summer fruit.

Around here, strawberries hit their peak in mid-June or so, which means I’ll have a chance to enjoy some very, very soon!

But for now I’ll have to be happy with today’s wedding cake – which is adorned with bright red strawberries! Read More

 
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Pink Sprinkle Wedding Cake

pink sprinkle cake

I really can’t get enough of wedding cakes with sprinkles!

They’re just so darn whimsical and fun.

Today’s cake is particularly gorgeous with its light pink icing and just one tier decked out in colorful sprinkles. It really make the whole cake just pop!

The addition of a pretty pink bloom is the perfect enhancement – it adds some elegance to the cake but still keeps it fun. Read More

 
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Simple Wedding Cake with Roses

naked cake with topper

Naked wedding cakes are one of those wedding cake trends that I’m not sure I can fully support.

I mean, c’mon. These cakes are seriously lacking in one very important ingredient – FROSTING! But, as the saying goes, it’s what in the inside that counts.

And if you’re going to go with a naked wedding cake for your reception just make sure it has a lot of icing inside. Then I’ll be OK with it. Read More

 
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One-Tier Metallic Wedding Cake

gold cake

It’s been established that I’m totally in love with the sprinkle wedding cake theme right now.

Which is really kind of weird because in reality I don’t like sprinkles on cake or cookies (or ice cream). But I love how they look on a wedding cake.

I think it has to do with the “whimsical factor” that sprinkles add to a wedding cake. Because we all know how boring some wedding cake can be. Read More

 
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White Wedding Cake with Blue Flowers

white cake with blue flowers

Lately I’ve been daydreaming about the beach. A lot.

This is likely due to the fact that very soon I’ll be lounging on a beach in the Caribbean without a care in the world.

But it also got me thinking about beach-themed wedding cakes since it is the perfect time of year for a beach wedding.

And then I found this cake and fell in love. Read More

 
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Naked Sprinkles Wedding Cake

naked sprinkle cake

I will admit that I have a love-hate relationship with “naked” (non-frosted) wedding cakes.

On one hand I love the elegance and modern vibe of the cakes.

But on the other hand I’m a frosting kind of girl – the more the merrier. So a cake that purposely lacks frosting is suspect.

However, I do love this naked wedding cake if only because the cake batter has sprinkles baked in, giving it a very spring-y, colorful vibe! Read More

 
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Confetti Wedding Cake

confetti cake

So my wedding cake obsession of late has been fun and whimsical cakes covered in sprinkles.

It’s not that I like eating sprinkles (I don’t – it’s the texture) but I looove the way they look on cakes. And when they’re used on wedding cakes it is so unique and non-traditional that the cakes always go in the “win” column.

Today’s featured cake is no exception. Read More

 
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Simple Rainbow Wedding Cake

simple rainbow cake

It’s been raining a lot around here lately – you know, spring showers and all. Which of course has me thinking about rainbows.

I love the idea of a rainbow wedding cake – especially a subtle cake like this one.

On the outside it looks like your standard white wedding cake but when you slice it, you get every color of the rainbow! Read More

 
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Sunflower Wedding Cake

sunflower cake

Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower.

Sure, I love roses as much as the next person but sunflowers are just so darn happy. It makes them really hard to resist.

So imagine my surprise when I saw today’s wedding cake – it’s all sunflowers! Read More

 
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