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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Don't forget to enter the Monster Truck Giveaway, it's almost over! (See below) Just wanted to wish all my readers a Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your cookouts or beach trips or the day at the pool. See you tomorrow! Nancy&Bill

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monster Trucks & Wedding Cakes, A Marriage Made in Heaven? AND TICKET GIVEAWAY LINK FOR PHILLY SHOW

Alright, I have to admit, the combination of Monster Trucks and wedding cakes initially didn't seem like a marriage made in heaven.  But with a little research I've found some of the most popular groom's cakes out there (and yes, even a few wedding cakes) have monster truck themes!  Vroom, vroom! It's time to start those engines and decide if Monster Trucks will be part of your wedding day!  Love the Grave Digger truck cake shown above!  Come and see Grave Diggers actual car (and many other famous Monster Truckers like Backdraft, Maximum Destruction and El Toro Loco and more at the Linc in Philadelphia on June 4, 2011. Contest over 5/30/11.  For winner head over the

Inidividual cake artists and professionals alike have designed wedding cakes and groom's cakes based on Monster Truck themes.  If you or your groom to be are Monster Truck fans, even if you don't want them on your wedding cake, and if you can get to the Philadelphia area, enter to get free tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam at the Linc in Philadelphia at this site. (Be sure to go to that site, comments left here will not count toward the giveaway.)  The Giveaway is for a set of FREE tickets for a family of four.  If you prefer purchasing tickets (so you can get some inspiration for your wedding cake) there's a discount code listed too so you can be sure and get a seat.  Just use the discount code at Ticketmaster's web site or over the phone (their number is listed on the Giveaway site) and get $10 off $25 or $35 tickets. (some exclusions apply).  Good luck! (Winning the giveaway that is!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tiffany Inspired Wedding Cake--A Work of Art

Weddings with a Tiffany inspiration are everywhere, but weddings based on the stained glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany and not the famous blue boxed jewelry of Tiffany and Company and it's founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, are in a class all their own  Louis Comfort Tiffany (son of the jewelry magnate) was well known for his use of opalescent glass in a varitey of colors and complete with it's imperfections became prized by discriminating purchasers.  Like Louis Comfort Tiffany's windows and other glass objects, this cake is also unique and a work of art.  Made by cake designers at Magpie's Bakery this cake will have your guests raving over their artistry.

Designer Cupcakes At So Whipped--Plus A Gluten Free Cupcake Recipe For DIY Brides

Gourment cupcake designer Candace Courtney at So Whipped shows us her gorgeous creations perfect for your wedding or shower.  She has cake pops and cupcakes in the same color scheme.  These beauties are covered with fondant and decorations.
Sadly for those of us in the United States, Candace is located in South Africa, too far to ship cupcakes for your wedding in the USA.  But she does offer a recipe on her blog for gluten free chocolate cupcakes! A few years ago it was next to impossible to find these. Now it's a bit easier. Candace's recipe let's all you DIY brides looking for a recipe for gluten free goodies for your wedding reception have gluten free desserts to make all your guests happy!