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One of My Favorites, EVER: Rustic Fig Layer Cake

Rustic Fig Carrot Cake

Today, we continue to celebrate the beautiful, multi-cake reception that I discovered this week on Martha Stewart Weddings with what is probably my favorite cake of the week.

I mean, the Toile de Jouy was breathtaking, and the Silver Pumpkin Cake was just lovely. But this Rustic Carrot Cake with Glazed Figs is mouth-wateringly beautiful. And isn't that what it's all about?

I love a Read More


Let Them Eat Cake: Sunday Round-Up for September 23, 2012

Happy Fall, Y’all!  No, really!  This time, it really is fall!  As of yesterday.  And I’m so excited for all the fun stuff ahead, aren’t you?

It’s been a busy week around here, so I’m gonna get right to it with a round up of our own stuff.  Enjoy!

On Monday, we asked the very important question, Read More


Charlotte Wedding Cake

Charlotte Wedding Cake

Today’s cake is for the lover of rustic or DIY:  the Charlotte Wedding Cake.

Sometimes in the dead of summer (like, you know, now), simpler just seems better, yes?  Sure, ornate cakes with a ton of detail and many man hours will elicit the obiligatory “WOW!” from our guests, and that is all well and good.  But I for one find myself trying to Read More


Maraschino Cherry Wedding Cake

Maraschino Cherry Wedding Cake

It’s cherry season, y’all!  But whether it’s July or November, you can feature this cake trimmed in bright red fondant ribbon and maraschino cherries, since the candied cherries are seasonless!

Isn’t this darling?  Three double-height layers, and the middle hexagonal in shape, make for an adorable cake. Did you notice the cool cutout design on that middle layer?  And the pop of color from the bright red fondant trim and gumpaste cherries is so cheerful that you can’t help but grin.  As if the cake Read More


Naked Wedding Cake, Part Trois

Naked Cake 3

Somehow, saying the number in French makes the word “naked” ever so much more classy, yes?

I am feelin’ summer today, y’all!  And if summer isn’t about no fuss, no muss, and HOT, and get-out-of-the-kitchen (or pastry shop) and enjoy your guests, then I don’t know what is.  And this simple cake of sponge, layered with buttercream and topped with berries and Read More


Naked Cake Part Two: Bananas Foster Wedding Cake

Naked bananas foster wedding cake

A couple of weeks ago, I featured this naked wedding cake, and got (mostly) rave reviews!  Y’all loved its rustic warmth and general yummy lookingness.  Well, I couldn’t help but share this one with you, too.  Because it’s kind of a mess, but I lurve it.

This bananas foster naked cake is obviously inspired by the flambe dessert that has been made famous in New Orleans.  I love the perfectly controlled chaos here – layer upon layer of cake and bananas and yummy filling, heaped, but neatly heaped.  All displayed on a lovely, vintage  milkglass pedestal stand.

How darling would this cake be for a Read More


Fall Fruits Wedding Cake

Martha Stewart Apple Cake

Sometimes, there is just no way to react to a cake, other than….


Isn’t this just simplicity and beauty and wholesomeness wrapped up in a tidy little edible confection?  I bring you this cake courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings.  The cake was made by Karen Menning Porter, the sister of the bride.  Karen apparently owned Tilly’s Cakes of Neodesha, Kansas, at the time of the post, but I can no longer find a website :-(

BUT – let’s focus on the Read More


Stacked White Cake with Fruit


I LOVE this cake. I know that I say that a lot but I mean it this time. All the other times I lie. Just kidding.

This cake is adorable. It’s a three-tiered square cake, and the layers are stacked with fruit. Yummy fruit. Drenched in chocolate and powdered sugar. Fruit is always Read More


Naked Wedding Cake

Naked Wedding Cake

Fondant…buttercream…fondant…buttercream…How about neither?

This is a trend that I’ve been seeing more and more of lately, especially for our friends across the pond:  a naked wedding cake.  Well.  Not truly nude.  Normally, these lovely and simple cakes feature a filling of fruit preserve and/or frosting, and a Read More


Fruit Cake..but not that holiday kind..

fruit cake

Fruit Cake. Every holiday season without fail someone..ALWAYS gives me a fruit cake. I give it to my dog. If fruit cake isn’t good enough for William and Kate..well then it is not good enough for me!
I have been staring at this photo on Flickr for months..a delicious concoction of fruit, cream and cake..yum yum! Sonja and Roberto…Christen approves of your cake that consists of mostly strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
This three tiered round cake is topped with berries and the inside you can see gorgeous, gorgeous Read More