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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 Bundt Cake with Flowers

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Ah, bundt cakes. The ubiquitous cake of the 1950s and 1960s.

They’re so retro that they’re cool again – just ask my mom. She loves to bake bundt cakes for family birthdays, complete with homemade chocolate drizzle.

Imagine having a bundt cake as your wedding cake – now that would be cool. Plus, they’re basically the original “naked” cake, with only a drizzle of frosting. Read More

 
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Lace Wedding Cake with Fresh Flower

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I’m back with another lace-inspired wedding cake because I honestly just can’t get enough!

Today’s cake is one that I could stare at for hours, it’s so gorgeous.

The lace effect on this cake was painstakingly created by creating dozens of tiny sugar blossoms and then arranging them in a trail on the cake. Imagine the time it took – this cake is really too pretty to eat! Read More

 
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White and Rainbow Wedding Cake

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Since we’re in the dog days of summer it seems like a good time to showcase another simple rainbow wedding cake.

Rainbows and summer go hand-in-hand, right?

I love the simplicity of this cake. It’s not fussy or over-the-top. It’s just a simple two-tier white wedding cake with a little bit of color added thanks to a cute little cake topper. Read More

 
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White Cake with Fresh White Flowers

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I love an over-the-top, non-traditional wedding cake just as much as the next non-traditionalist. But I also love simple wedding cakes that are both elegant and gorgeous.

Take today’s wedding cake as an example.

There isn’t a lot going on with the cake but that’s what makes it special. The ‘wow’ factor is in the cake’s simplicity.

A stark white tiered cake topped with fresh white blooms. It’s simple and beautiful and makes a statement by not being over-the-top. Read More

 
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Red Polka Dot Wedding Cake

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I am a huge fan of all things polka dot. There is something so fun and yet classy about those polka dots.

Plus, it’s fun to say (and type) polka dot. 😉

While my favorite polka dot combo is black and white, I am loving today’s wedding cake featuring red and white polka dots! Read More

 
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Lace Wedding Cake

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Lace-inspired wedding cakes are a trend I could definitely get behind, especially for summer weddings.

I love the idea of incorporating lace into the design of one’s wedding cake.

You could even take a sample of the lace from your wedding dress and have the design appear on your cake. Read More

 
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Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

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I love the idea of serving cupcakes at a wedding reception.

They’re fun and functional. And everyone loves cupcakes!

But what if you want to serve cupcakes but still have a traditional wedding cake to cut too? Simple – serve both!

This is a fun concept – have a small, one tier wedding cake as the “main” cake – basically for the couple to cut – and then surround it by gorgeous cupcakes. Read More

 
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Multi-Tier Unfrosted Wedding Cake

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Today I’m showcasing another naked, unfrosted wedding cake simply because it’s like nothing I’ve seen before.

Not only is it part of the whole “naked wedding cake” trend that just keeps hanging on (what do you have against frosting??) but look very closely at the cake.

Do you see what I see?

Yep! That’s right! Star Wars Lego figurines.

That. Is. Awesome. Read More

 
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Wedding Cake with Sprinkles

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We’re halfway through summer and I’m still loving wedding cakes with sprinkles!

I don’t know what it is about these cakes – other than they are fun and whimsical and sometimes even elegant. And, they’re totally not what you think of when you think “wedding cakes.”

After all, sprinkles are the kind of thing you find on a child’s birthday cupcake.

But I am loving this trend and I hope it sticks around. Read More

 
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Red, White, and Blue Wedding Cake

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Happy Fourth of July!

While I hope you’re enjoying a family cookout and lots of fireworks, it seemed only appropriate to showcase a patriotic red, white, and blue wedding cake today!

I love the abstract look of this cake. It’s modern and fun with that all-American vibe thrown in for the holiday. Read More

 
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