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.
Sometimes I crave doughnuts.
I’m talking about those fresh-from-the-bakery, crispy on the outside doughnuts that make you all warm and fuzzy inside.
And if you love doughnuts as much as I do, it would be so much fun to serve doughnuts as your wedding cake!
Talk about an unexpected cake! Read More
I love looking for rustic, fall-inspired wedding cakes!
And today’s naked wedding cake is the ideal modern cake for a late-fall wedding.
The three-tiered cake fits the “naked wedding cake” mold as it is sans icing on the outside. But look at all that icing in between the layers! Read More
Two of my favorite colors on a wedding cake are white and gold.
There’s just something about the color combination that is elegant and traditional.
Plus you can’t go wrong using gold at the holidays.
Today’s cake is rustic with a touch of elegance thanks to the addition of gold flakes on each tier.
The cake looks like a million bucks, but we’re sure it doesn’t cost that much. Read More
Next week is Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday.
Why do I love Thanksgiving so much? I could say “food” but in truth I love the pies for dessert.
I wait all year for a slice of pecan pie and a slice of pumpkin pie – both topped with crazy amounts of whipped cream.
As much as I love cake, I might love pie more.
Which is why we’re talking about wedding pie today instead of wedding cake. Read More
One of my absolute favorite flavors regardless of the season is caramel.
Whether we’re talking about candy or coffee or just pure caramel sauce, I can’t live without out.
So imagine my excitement when I found this rustic fall wedding cake with caramel sauce! Look at this cake – it is a work of art! Read More
As much as I love an over-the-top wedding cake every now and then, I really like the simple and elegant wedding cake too.
Sometimes you don’t need a lot of stuff on the cake to make it gorgeous.
Take today’s cake for example. Read More
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