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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Raise the Cake! Unique Stands for Your Wedding Cake

Looking for a unique stand for your wedding cake? Go to  The owner did event planning for years and was tired of ho hum stands for wedding cakes.  They have a gallery of stands available and can also do custom work.  Custom stands start at $250.  Prices for ready made stands vary by size. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rent a Fake Cake?

Want to save money on your wedding cake but still have a beautiful multi-tiered wedding cake? Go to  This site offers you the option to have the fake cake made by the owner or to purchase decorative flowers to add to your own fake cake.  The top section can be real cake so that you can still do the traditional cake cutting and feeding the cake to your new spouse.  The website gives you prices and comparisons with the cost of having a real cake, it's eye opening to say the least!  But if you want her to make your cake contact now, she's booked through October 2010!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Lucious Cupcakes

The Cupcake Girl has been bringing gourmet, baked-from-scratch cupcakes to Toowoomba (Queensland, Australia) and its surrounds since early 2007.  These are some of her beautiful efforts!

More Beautiful Cupcakes

Rose Petals Cakery

Bliss Cakeshop

Eat the Cake First

Tiffany Engagement Cupcakes

Cookiedale's & Co.

Photos and designs are courtesy of the companies listed below the photos.

Fancy Cupcakes need Fancy Cupcake Liners!

Go to to see some of the most beautiful cupcake liners perfect for your wedding or wedding shower.  The have lacey cutouts and come in variety of colors, some even have monograms! Use these to make your cupcakes a special gift to your guests.

Petit Fours for Your Sweet Table

All photos courtesy of

Dragonfly Cakes is a boutique bakery that specializes in creating decadent petits fours and special occasion cakes that combine exquisite flavors with unique hand-crafted decoration. Perfect for wedding favors or for a sweet table.  You can find them at or their shop is in Sausalito, California.

Icing Basics

Choosing icing for your wedding cake may be a simple for you as deciding which flavor you like best, or it can be as complex as taking into account the temperature of the day of your wedding or the complex designs that require a specific icing.

There are basically two types of icings.  Buttercream and Fondant.  Buttercream icing is used inside cakes, to decorate and to coat a cake so it doesn't crumb.  It's basic components are 10X (Confectioner's) Sugar and butter as well as flavor like vanilla.  Fondant is the second type of icing. It is almost a icing dough.  You can roll it out and cut it into designs for your cake.  You can drape it over a cake to make the finish completely flawless.  Both can be used for your cake, although Fondant works best if you are having an outdoor wedding where it will be hot,since it will hold up better to heat.  You can also use Ganache, Marzipan, Royal Icing, or Fudge Icings but Buttercream and Fondant are the two primary frostings. 

Both Buttercream and Fondant can make beautifully decorated cakes however fondant is usually more expensive since it is usually used to make very intricate designs that take longer.  The cost of the cake will represent the time it takes to design and make your custom cake so fondants, gumpaste and marzipan will push your costs up unless you are making the cake yourself.  A good idea to cut costs is to combine Buttercream and Fondant, so you get the look of Fondant without the hours of labor involved in a cake that is all Fondant. 

Rose Cupcakes

Image source: bakerella

These gorgeous rose cupcakes are perfect for your wedding day!  I love the red ones, but the pink are nice too!