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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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Wedding Cake Tower

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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.

 
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Rustic Naked Wedding Cake

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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

 
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Fall Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers

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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

 
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Pumpkin Wedding Cake

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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

 
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Naked Chocolate Wedding Cake for Fall

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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

 
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Rustic White Wedding Cake for Fall

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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

 
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Rustic and Gold Wedding Cake

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We’re still celebrating the start of fall over here, so it seems like a good day to showcase another stunning fall-inspired wedding cake.

While the jury is still out on the whole “naked wedding cake” trend (since we do love frosting), this naked chocolate cake with the golden center tier is stunning. Read More

 
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Rustic White Wedding Cake

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After featuring several non-traditional wedding cakes lately it seemed like a good week to head back to the basics.

So today, we’re talking about a lovely white wedding cake. Boring? No way.

Check out this beauty. Read More

 
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Ombre Gold Wedding Cake

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There must be something in the air this week … this is the second gold-toned wedding cake we’ve featured in the past few days!

I’m beginning to think that I have gold on my mind. Which isn’t a bad thing.

Lately I’m starting to look for more rustic wedding cakes – I still love the over-the-top elegant cakes, but there’s something to be said for a simple yet gorgeous rustic cake.

Like today’s cake. Read More

 
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Gold and White Wedding Cake

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Despite the never-ending summer-like temperatures outside, we are getting closer and closer to the first official day of fall!

Which means it is time to start thinking about fall-inspired wedding cakes.

I love the idea of rustic cakes for a fall wedding, something with a unique twist. Read More

 
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