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.
We raked a lot of leaves over the weekend around here. The trees are just past peak color and the leaves are raining down in our yards.
Another thing raining down – acorns!
Which brings us to today’s fall-inspired wedding cake featuring colorful fall leaves and acorns.
This one-tier cake practically screams fall … in an elegant and refined manner of course. Read More
The Halloween decorations are down and now it’s time to think about all things rustic and fall-like!
To celebrate the beauty that is fall, it only seems appropriate to highlight a gorgeous and rustic fall wedding cake that incorporates a lot of fall into its look.
I love the bark-like look of the top tiers of this cake – it gives the cake a nice rustic vibe without being too harsh. Read More
Today is my most favorite holiday of the year – Halloween!
And if you’re lucky enough to choose October 31 as your wedding day (oh what fun!) the sky is pretty much the limit when it comes to adding some holiday fun to your reception.
I’ve seen brides host a costume-party themed reception or use Halloween decor as part of the reception. Read More
If there’s one thing I love more than wedding cake, it has to be ice cream.
So, when I saw this ice cream wedding cake it was as if all my dessert dreams came true!
I love the idea of non-traditional wedding cakes – whether we’re talking naked wedding cakes or cakes made out of rounds of cheese. The crazier the better I say. Read More
I love cupcakes. And if given the chance I’d serve cupcakes at every celebration I host, including a wedding reception.
Sadly, when I was married all those years ago the wedding cupcake trend hadn’t happened yet.
But now that cupcakes are all the rage, it is the perfect time to add some cupcake fun to your reception dessert table!
I love the idea in today’s featured cake photo – a small wedding cake (for the newlyweds) and cupcakes for all the guests. You could have so much fun with this concept – think of the flavors you could have with those cupcakes!
You could choose seasonal flavors, classics like white and chocolate, and even fan favorites like red velvet (my all-time favorite cake flavor).
And to add even more deliciousness to the party, make sure you have cute take-home boxes and enough cupcakes for you guests to take one for the road.
You’ll find this cupcake and cake tower here.
Fall is definitely here and that means it is a perfect time to check out some rustic wedding cakes!
I love the idea of a cake that represents the season of your nuptials and rustic seems to go hand-in-hand with everything fall!
Today’s cake happens to be a naked wedding cake – a trend I’m starting to love more and more – and it has a special touch thanks to some jam filling. Read More
I love everything about fall – even the fact that, where I live fall means you pull out all the summer flowers. This is OK with me because I just replace them with colorful mums!
I love the dark hues of some of the mums and other fall-ish blooms that are perfect for this time of year.
And I also love seeing floral wedding cakes deep in the falls season. Just because the temps are cooler and the leaves are turning doesn’t mean you can’t add some colorful blooms to your wedding cake! Read More
Of the best things about fall is the annual visit to the local pumpkin farm. We get to pick our own pumpkins out in the fields and then it’s time to buy pumpkin doughnuts.
There’s no denying that the pumpkins are the stars of the season.
And so, if you’re planning a fall wedding it only makes sense to add some pumpkins to your decor or even to the dessert table. Read More
I have been craving chocolate lately.
I blame the displays of Halloween candy in the stores and the fact that I’m trying to avoid sweets.
So, to curb my cravings I’ve been looking at chocolate wedding cakes. And today’s featured cake looks delicious!
This naked chocolate cake is the perfect “undressed” cake for a fall wedding thanks to the espresso frosting and the fresh berries and figs that adorn the cake. Read More
I love this time of year – the leaves are changing colors, the nights are cooler, and everything is about fall!
So if you’re getting married during this season, why not choose a wedding cake the plays on the themes of the season without being too over-the-top?
Today’s featured cake is one of those perfectly fall cakes. Read More