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Monday, March 21, 2011

Baby Cake Maker and More Mini Sweet Gadgets

Make your own mini-whoopie pies, mini donuts, and cake pops with the Baby Cake Makers that your can buy on Daily Grommet.  Instead of paying three dollars and up for fancy cake pops from a wedding favor company or bakery make you own and save some dough!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pucker Up On Your Wedding Day--Have A Lemon Theme

Meyer Lemons make great cake flavoring or decorations.  These are just a few lemon cakes that Martha Stewart offers for your wedding on her web page.  Use lemons as a theme at your wedding.  You can use them in your food, your decor, and even you scent.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sedum Blossum Cake Stand

This Sedum Blossom Cake Pedestal is for the bride who prizes adding items with symbolic meaning to her wedding day.  Sedum blossoms are known for being able to live through any kind of weather so are a perfect symbol for a long and happy marriage. 

This cake stand is one of those things you buy for your wedding that is destined to become a family heirloom.  Many other stands are also available to suit every bride and groom. Click on link above to shop!

Cake Pop Tutorial

(this photo has some pretty fancy decorating but Ashley offers simple drizzling that is easy for any bride.  If you are looking for these professional pops they are available at Wedding Paper Divas)

If you are looking for a great cake pop tutorial, Inspired By You has a great one, complete with pictures and directions for cake pops in:

Tuxedo: French Vanilla Cake with Dark Chocolate Coating

Minty Fresh: Devil's Food Cake with Mint Coating (vanilla discs with peppermint extract added)

Double Chocolate 5 Spice: Devil's Food Cake, Dark Chocolate Coating, sprinkled with 5 Spice powder before the coating dried

Berries and Cream: Strawberry Cake, Vanilla Candy Coating

Peanut Butter Delight: French Vanilla Cake, Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Coatings

Cocoa Butter Pecan: Butter Pecan Cake, Dark Chocolate Coating

If anyone has any other suggestions for cake pop flavors for wedding showers or receptions please add to comments to share with the group.  Ashley has lots of great idea with good directions for projects for entertaining.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wedding Cakes Decorated With Fabric? Real or Memorex?

I've never seen a wedding cake like this one featured on A Matter Of Taste.  It is a sugar pasted two tier cake wrapped in sugar paste so it resembles fabric.  It's decorated with roses that also look as though they are made of fabric that are made from modelling paste so they really do look like fabric roses.  The bride had a gold color scheme but you could use roses in any color scheme.  .

Bird Theme Wedding Cakes

Are you a bride looking for a cake that isn't just topped with bride and groom figurines or the same flowers everyone else is using? These cakes shown on Bustle Events' blog are perfect for the bride who says 'those other cakes are for the birds!' 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Strawberries with Amaretto and Crushed Meringues--Easy, Fast, Perfect!

Another simple strawberry dessert that's ready in just minutes! It is derived from a Swedish recipe leaflet, Arla Köket (2/2001, Jordgubbar på italienska).

Cut strawberries into small cubes, sprinkle with some sugar (optional) and divide between serving glasses. Whisk some whipping cream until soft peaks form, then season with a splash (or two) of Amaretto.(Yum! My favorite part!) Spoon over strawberries. Finally, crumble some meringues and sprinkle on top of cream.
You'll love the contrast of textures and flavors and the presentation will knock the socks off your guests! (now there's a picture worth a thousand words!) Head over to this blog for more great ideas for food that's just a little different than the usual fare your guests expect in the United States.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Booze Filled Stuffed Artisan Cannolis -- Why I Love NY!

       Boozy Cannoli

Some like their drinks served on the rocks, others served neat, but I know that the very best cocktails are served in cannoli form! So head over the Stuffed Artisan Cannolis on the Lower East Side.  If you aren't heading into the city and live in Long Island/NYC there are seven Whole Foods locations that sell Stuffed Artisan Cannolis.  Only in NY! And I thought bagels and cheesecake were the best reason to love New York!

Eye Popping Wedding Cake

Whether you are looking for cakes or cookies (biscuits for those of you in the UK) this company has it all! Head on over and take a look. Everyone is sure to find something to suit them.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shades of Chanel at Your Wedding

Style your wedding based on the famous designer Coco Chanel.  This cake has ropes of pearls and delicate flowers perfect for your wedding day.  To see more Chanel themed wedding ideas click and visit Style Unveiled where you will find a variety of ideas for your wedding day.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Catering by Uptown Offers You Cakes You And Your Guests Will Fall In Love With

Catering by Uptown offers culinary expertise to brides in the Maryland/DC area

Stop by Catering by Uptown to see the masterpieces they create for brides in the Maryland/Washington DC area.  Their website is only the beginning of the beauty they can create for you on your special day. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cupcake Porn

Better Homes and Gardens will be offering this magazine on the stands soon and will remain there until June.  It's filled with lots of great cupcake ideas perfect for your wedding as well as info on cupcake bloggers like Cupcakes Take The Cake.  Pick it up for food porn and for a great resource for recipes for cupcakes for your wedding.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DIY Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Pops

Caterer Wendy Crispin makes these cheesecake pops that are dipped in chocolate and have nuts on top. Cut your cheesecake into squares while cheesecake is very cold, nearly frozen, then dip into dark chocolate. Top with ground walnuts or hazelnuts. Yum!!! Serve with fruit at the side or with strawberry or raspberry coulee.

Visit Wendy's web site to find her other catering gems! If you live in the Dallas Texas area call Wendy to caterer your next event. She offers food that not only tastes good but looks wonderful!