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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 with Sprinkles

sprinkle wedding cake

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

redwhitebluecake

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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Summer Wedding Cake

cake with flamingos

Strangely enough (or maybe not so strangely considering my love for all things warm and tropical) I adore flamingos.

Yes, they’re odd looking – tall, pink birds – but they make me think of warm climates like Florida. Which makes me think about summer.

So it seems only fitting that I am in love with this summer-themed cake, made complete with the addition of adorable flamingos. Read More

 
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Naked Wedding Cake with Pink Peony

cake with peony

Sometimes, less is better.

For example – when it is 95 degrees outside with 1 million percent humidity, it’s better to be in a bathing suit than a business suit. Less is better.

The same can be said of wedding cakes. When it’s hot and humid outside sometimes the last thing you want is a wedding cake with a whole bunch of icing. Read More

 
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Naked Chocolate Wedding Cake

naked cake with strawberries

Right now it is full-on strawberry season here in the Midwest. It’s actually a rather short season as “fruit seasons” go, but we take full advantage of it, enjoying all things strawberry for a few wonderful weeks.

And one of my favorite things has to be chocolate-covered strawberries. There’s just something so decadent about that combination.

Which is probably why I’m loving today’s cake. Read More

 
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Sprinkle Wedding Cake

sprinkle love cake

And it’s time for another sprinkle wedding cake! I can’t help myself – I’m totally in LOVE with these cakes.

I can’t explain my obsession with wedding cakes adorned with sprinkles. They’re just so fun and whimsical yet still with an air of elegance.

And I’m in love with today’s cake thanks to the subtle yet colorful cascade of jewel-toned confetti sprinkles and the golden ‘LOVE’ cake topper. Read More

 
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Wedding Cake with Garden Flowers

roses cake

I love this time of early summer – a couple weeks after all the flowers have been planted, when they’re still bright and blooming.

My backyard looks like a flower shop with pots and containers full of pink and purple blooms.

Which brings me to today’s wedding cake – a lovely two-tier confection topped with fresh garden flowers. Read More

 
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Carnival Wedding Cake

carnival cake

If there’s one thing I really love to see when it comes to wedding cakes it’s a cake that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

After all, your wedding day should be filled with fun and smiles so why not add a touch of whimsy to the cake table?

Take today’s cake as a perfect example – it has a fun carnival theme and a super cute cake topper to boot! Read More

 
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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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