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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Post At New Place

From now on posts formerly seen on this blog will be posted on WDW(Wedding Day Weekly) Blogging For Brides. I hope this makes it easier for my readers to go to one destination for everything wedding.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

I've Moved To WDW(Wedding Day Weekly) Blogging for Brides

***See WDW (Wedding Day Weekly) Blogging For Brides for new cake posts.

 I'm working on consolidating my blogs, so look for my cake tweets to let you know when there's a new cake post on WDW!

I will slowly but surely be moving old posts from this blog over as well, although not with the exact same content.

Hope to see you there!  Nancy/Editor

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Decorating With Sugar Doilies

Jason and Andie, artisans from at Andies Specialty Sweets have created these unique sugar doilies to decorate your wedding cake. No plastic bride and groom for this cake! Instead add delicate doilies spun from sugar and ready to add to your cake! A cake you and your guests will fall in love with!

Photo from same link as above.

The owners say: "At Andie's, we take the greatest care in producing superb, hand crafted, decorative candy and cake embellishments, with individual customer care. Our sweets are different -they're hand designed, hand crafted, small batch, hand poured, and artistically handled. Our goal is not just a pretty edible, not just a palatable one either, but one that elicits a response, and is pleasurable to all the senses."

They have certainly succeeded here!

How To Bake Like A Vegan!

Source: via Maggie on Pinterest

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Striped Spring or Summer Cake

Brides who love stripes love this cake from Love of Cake

For the Love of Cake make customized cakes created just for you (for any occasion) but this is a spectacular wedding cake! Made from scratch, never frozen and only ingredients of the highest quality are used.

For the Love of Cake is located off I-15 in Escondido CA for you convenience and offers delivery to all of San Diego County.

Call them to set up a complimentary consultation.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Henna Wedding Cakes

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest
By Hillary Garthwaite  

Henna Cakes? What more unique looking cakes could you serve for your wedding cake buffet? I saw them and fell head over heals in love! Lovely to look at, the just have to taste even better!

What do you think? Wouldn't you be happy to serve these at your wedding? I know I would. Mocha, chocolate--yum! In fact, double yum!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cute Cake Toppers

Top off your cake with the cutest cake toppers I've seen in awhile! These two cuties grace the top of this unusual cake.

Though I'm not sure I love the 'circles' on the cake, the bride and groom are to die for! Ok, I understand if you're not into 'cute,' but if you are, and want a bridal couple to grace the top of your cake who look like they're blissfully happy, choose these two.

Yes I'll call the "cuties" I just can't resist.  And it describes them so well! What do you think?

Does anyone know where to purchase them? If you do, let me know, happy to add the link. If you're the company who makes them I'll incorporate the link into the post. If you're the bridal couple and you have a web site, let me know if you'd like to linked to as well!

Let them eat cake!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Metallic Gold Wedding Cake

A metallic gold wedding cake! I so love metallic cakes don't you? Who doesn't love gold? This is your cake! A golden quadruple layer wedding cake cinched with a pink flower and feather (and a rhinestone brooch!) The cake is golden fondant by Sweet Art Bakery, photo by Katie Cassidy Photography. It's wrapped in a chiffon and lace sash. The cake was designed by Emily Riggs Bridal. This cake is both romantic and beautiful, what bride could ask for more!

For more metallic look cakes with a variety of looks see: Metallic Gold Wedding Cake, or Gold Leaf Wedding Cake Extravagant and Elegant or Gold Embossed Wedding Cake or Dessert Gold.

Above: Silver Wedding Cake shown on Style Me Pretty

Finding the perfect wedding cake is never easy. There are just too many choices and too many cake toppers out there! How to choose? And what flavor?  You could put on ten pounds just taste testing them all!
I was at a tasting (yes, another one!) a few months ago at The Ballrooms of Boothwyn in Boothwyn PA run by Lia's Catering. One of the bakers there had a pumpkin flavored cake--totally to die for! If you are planning an autumn wedding it would be the perfect choice!

In general I prefer cakes without fondant icings but sometimes the designs just call for it and won't work using any other base. If I'm choosing a basic flavor I like pound cake with either raspberry or lemon filling in it. (I know, not too exciting, but I want cake guests will enjoy eating!)

Whether you like the gold, the silver or the bronze looks, there is sure to be a metallic wedding cake that is perfect for you.

But the metallic look shown is so... appealing! I want it. Look through the metallic choices and see if one if for you. Whatever your choice, take the time to look at the metallic cakes, and fall in love! Even if they just end up on your Pinterest board!

Light and Airy Petals On You Wedding Cake!

Source: via Tavin on Pinterest

This cake and it's layers of petals is light and airy. Shown on a white cake stand with an additional 'stand' with a chocolate brown edged cake plate that shows off the light and fragile petals. Not sure how well they hold up when you cut it but it will look great as it sits there waiting to be cut! (Or smashed into an unsuspecting groom's face!)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have Your Fallen In Love With ...

Have you fallen in love with these tiny cakes yet? It's not only the cakes that are breathtaking, it's the cake plates! DIY projects that only require a little cutting, pasting and a few boards and knobs to pull it all together.

These cakes are the perfect tiny pastels for your wedding day! Decorate them with tiny fondant flowers and some ribbons. You know you are in love with these. Now the trick is to find the time to make your own. The answer? Show the photo to your baker and let him/her take it away! While you lounge back in a jacuzzi and let all those worries about the wedding bubble away.

Now that's almost a better idea than the cakes are! So call the baker, send her the photo via email or fax, and turn off the phone and computer and turn on the jacuzzi...ah!!!!! Calgon, Take Me Away!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cake Balls To The Max

Photo courtesy of The Wedding Shoe Box and Ashleigh Jayne Photography

For cake ball lovers, here is an entire cake with still more cake balls added as decoration! What more could a cake ball addict want? This cake is done is pastel cake balls and then topped with some flowers.

If you haven't visited The Wedding Shoe Box and Ashleigh Jayne Photography be sure to take the time to browse their sites. I think I've found more blogs to love! If you never see another post from me, you'll find me reading other people's blogs!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cake With Bright Floral Designs

Source: via BRIDES on Pinterest

See the bright blooms reminiscent of the patterns you find on wedding dresses in Oaxaca, Mexico.
The colors are perfect for a summery wedding.

Cupcake Style!

Source: via BRIDES on Pinterest

Give your guests the choice of chocolate or vanilla cupcakes at your wedding.  Then add a gorgeous cake at the top to give it a beautiful finish.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lace and Cupcakes-A Marriage Made In Heaven

Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest

Pretty in pink topped with great "I do" messages make these cupcakes look great. Of course if you are using them for a wedding shower, you'll need to change the message. 

But what really sets them off is the lace wrapper! What a fabulous idea! So if you're going feminine, why not serve your cupcakes in a lacy wrap to show off your pretty pastel cupcakes!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pretty in Purple (Lavendar And Lilac)

I am baker presents these pretty as can be cupcakes for your wedding or wedding shower. (Or any other occasion you can think of!) I love the colors!


Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

OK, I admit, the floral design is pretty, but please! The green pea color...reminds me of baby food! Yuck! What do you think? Am I just 'out of it?' Or do you prefer a different color icing?

I mean, I can handle the small edging in green, and even the stems, but the fondant? and the cupcake icing, sorry, not for me! Love to hear what you think though!

Cake On Ice?

Photo from Cricket's Chirp

Looking for an easy cake stand? Use these glass blocks by Eastern Glass Block, yes, the same ones used for buildings! They give you the look of large ice cubes.

This black and white cake surrounded by smaller cupcakes in black and white wraps with some red rose petals on top of the cake and surrounding it, is a visual delight. (Not to mention easy to make!)

I probably should have put this on my Do It Yourself Weddings blog, but here you go! You don't even have to click back and forth, it's right here for you.  Love the small black and white cake design surrounded by smaller cupcakes.

These Are Not Your Old Fashioned Cupcakes!

 (cupcakes by Olofson Cake Design, both can be seen on

Are you a bride who is in love with cupcakes? Looking for some inspiration? These cupcakes by Olofsun Cake Design can certainly provide that! Every tiny detail of these cupcakes are gorgeous! My personal favorites? The cameos and the ones at the bottom left with the white petals and silver dragees.

 (Just a heads up, if you're a bride in California, I've found several sites that say California law does not allow them to ship these into the state, so if you wonder why you can't find them in the stores, that might be why. The rest of us can take the chance of breaking our teeth on them all we want!)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Perfect Cake Combo

A wedding cake in classic white but in an up to date dome top layer! No need for a cake topper, this domed delight is sure to catch the eye of your guests as well as please their taste buds. Taste and visual appeal, the perfect combo!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Floral Fondant Wedding Cake

Beautiful? Flowery? Perfect for your wedding day? This simple cake fondant covered cake covered with a pretty design of flowers is sure to catch your eye so you will fall in love! Use the filling of your choice, my favorites, a simple lemon or raspberry.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cakes Can Be Art -- Just Look At These!

Looking for inspiration for a cake you are decorating? Try these YouTube videos from the San Diego Cake Club Show. Some really wowed! Could I duplicate these? No way! But a true artist could. Use these just for inspiration and so you have an idea what CAN be done.  Even if you can't do it yourself or afford an artist who can!

Most cities have a cake show of one sort or another, so look for one in a city near you. You don't have to travel across the country to get to San Diego (though it is a great place to visit!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Peach of A Cake!

If you're considering making a group of small cakes for your wedding or shower this one's a 'peach!' Pretty as can be and the perfect size for a buffet of smaller cakes. 

Definitely doable for the DIYer who doesn't want to deal with the multiple layers a traditional wedding cake has!  Frosting this one is a 'piece of cake' with no complex decorating! My kind of cake! Perfect for anyone getting married in peach season!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dessert Gold!

Go for the gold when you serve your wedding guests these gold luster dusted, espresso flavored cupcakes.  The decorations on top are made using Martha's punches available at your local craft store.

The golden baking cups and wraps can be ordered from Plastic Container City  to add to the overall look of cupcakes with the Midas touch!

Cake Pops Appeal to Eye and Palate

Source: via Chris on Pinterest

These cake pops show that sometimes a simple idea can be executed with details that make them little jewels to serve your guests. Whether you serve them as desserts or give them to guests as wedding favors, cake pops with the detail shown above are sure to impress our guests by appealing to both their eye and their palate.

Whether you make them in pretty pastels or white on white (so very wedding) cake pops are guest pleasers, and we don't see this trend going anywhere soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Gold Leaf Wedding Cake--Extravagent and Elegant

Looking for gold leaf elegance for you your wedding cake? This gorgeous cake is breathtaking! Relatively simple in construction, it still will draw every eye at your wedding!

Do you have a favorite wedding cake? Link it for us all to see! I love seeing all the different cakes!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Magic Cupcakes!

Magic cupcakes! Who knew? So if you want your cupcakes puffed up and full looking, go with option #1! Flat and boring... choose #2! Something for everyone in the cupcake world!

Friday, April 6, 2012

White On White Cupcakes For Shower or Wedding

Source: via Linda on Pinterest

Fall in love all over again with these beautiful cupcakes! Perfect for either a shower or wedding reception, these white on white beauties will look good and taste even better! Find the recipes at

Make these yourself if you're creative, or if you aren't, show them to your baker, I'm sure she can reproduce the look for you!

I found the photo on Pinterest, but is the originating source according to the person posting.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wild Peacock Theme Wedding Cake

By Invitation Only shows off this wild peacock wedding cake! I've seen a lot of peacock theme cakes, but this one is over the top! How much is too much? Is this cake the wedding cake of your dreams? Or are you more traditional? Vote in the comment section!

Go Vintage For Cake and Flowers

Combine your cake design with the decor.  Wrap small vases in pink doilies and add a simple white rose.  The white rose echos the white flowers on top of the cake, the design that of the doilies. Love this look!

Peacock Theme Wedding Cakes

Are you a bride planning a wedding with a peacock theme? Looking for a cake? This cake inspiration board is sure to have some ideas to suit you. Look at my Hearts and Flowers blog for more peacock themes and WDW(Wedding Day Weekly).

Do you have a favorite from these cakes? Ideas of your own? Add the links in the comment section or contact me at

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cake Topper Preservation

Lately I've heard from several brides that they had a problem with their bakery breaking their cake topper during the delivery of their wedding cake and/or delivering their wedding cake late. 

Breakage seems to be a very common problem and obviously these toppers are fancy breakables that have special significance to the bride and groom so it's even more heartbreaking.  Some were given as a gift, others the bride and groom chose to match their theme or their personalities.  Depending on where you purchase your topper from you can try these ideas:

IF you are using a breakable topper you might want to be sure it gets to your venue via your day of coordinator or someone in your family you trust (or even give it to your venue coordinator).  These is still no guarantee it won't get broken but you have a little more control over it.  Your other option is to have a back up topper that you're OK with if your topper gets broken so you don't end up with a cheesy plastic bride and groom or have your florist make a floral topper that you can use in case of disaster. (You can also make one yourself using silk flowers)

Can you tell I'm big on back up planning?...Yes I'm that bride that gets wedding insurance with no one even twisting my arm! If you just MUST have a special topper that's not a special order get two of them so if something goes wrong you have a backup--expensive? Temporarily--but depending on the bride and groom worth it.  You can always return the extra after the wedding as long as it's not personlized.  Be sure to check the return policy of the store where you make the puchase about their return policy. Consider the height of your cake topper when you are choosing it.  A shorter topper is less likely to 'tilt' than a taller one.  But if you have your heart set on that tall china topper, having a back up is a good idea.

The other cake problem I've heard a lot about is the TIMING of the delivery of wedding cakes.  Get it in your contract that if it's not delivered on time, there's no cost to you.  Granted it isn't foolproof but I bet yours gets there first over anyone else's! Either that or be sure it is delivered prior to the day of your wedding so if there's a problem you have time to deal with it.  These cakes aren't being baked the morning of your wedding so it gives you time for the driver to get lost. 

I approach wedding potential problems the same way I did filing important documents at work--when I worked in an office with another person who was as poorly organized as I was--we had three copies, one to use, one to lose, and one to keep in our files.  See, I told you I was neurotic! But we ALWAYS had what we needed, when we needed it.  For a wedding day that's even more important. 

I know the one job I WOULD NOT want is wedding cake delivery person! The potential for disaster is too high! I'm afraid I'd dump cakes, get lost, and any number of other disasters...some jobs just aren't a good fit for some people.  So remember you delivery person CAN make mistakes and that Murphy's Law will apply on your wedding day just like every other day--

Sunday, March 25, 2012

How To Display Cakepops

Cake pops are always tricky to display. Some brides have found ingenious ways to display them for their guests so they are decorative as well as easy to access. These are displayed in an ice bucket filled with beans.  The beans can cover up a Styrofoam bottom while still providing a neutral color backdrop to show off the pretty pastel color of these pink cake pops.

Don't want to go with an ice bucket? Try any glass vase with a wide opening. Glass will need you to cover up the Styrofoam with flat leaves or another material of your choices. I've seen metallic lame used very effectively, but only at a wedding with a metallic look. You don't want to combine lame with a pale pastel wedding. 

You can also use clay flower pots painted white or in any coordinating color.

Make an easy sign to show off the flavor of the cake pop or the flavor of the icing using chalk board paint that you can pick up at your craft store or hardware store.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Textured Wedding Cake For The Modern Bride

Source: via Bridget on Pinterest

All you need is LOVE and this textured wedding cake. The copy of the LOVE sculpture from Philadelphia tops this simple cake with a unique design for the modern bride. If you live or are getting married in Philadelphia this cake topper is perfect.  Covered in textured fondant and made with any flavor and filling you like, this cake won't upstage the bride and groom but will accent their reception.

Found this on Pinterest, the only link is, so if anyone knows the real source or cake designer let me know. 

Twilight Cake? Black and White Your Thing? Here You Go!

This cake is perfect for a black and white theme wedding (or if you are doing a Twilight wedding).  Four tiers of multiple layers each, surrounded by black lace, topped with a red flower. If you are a DIYer you may be able to pull this off yourself, personally it's outside my skill set, I'd take it to the baker.  But you or one of your 'crafty' friends may be able to do this themselves.  Worse for me than making it, is trying to transport it without disaster! Let me know if you DIY, tell us all how you did it and how you transported it.  Photo courtesy of Wedding Bee.

Metallic Gold Wedding Cake

Source: via Bridget on Pinterest

Fall in love with this golden metallic wedding cake! I love the textures of each layer, not sure what it would taste like but I'm almost willing to give up great tasting icing for this glam look. Made by Sugar Couture and seen in This is definitely NOT a DIY wedding cake!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Wedding Cake That Catches Your Eye

This is Andrea and Mike's wedding cake by Sisters Baking Company is gorgeous and doesn't even need a cake topper.  Why add a bride and groom on top when your cake carries the day without anything added? Visit their website to see other great ideas for wedding cakes and some of the most creative cakes around.

I love the coral and white color scheme and the flowers and pearls are gorgeous! Sisters Baking sure knows how to pull off a stunning wedding cake!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Centerpiece Cakes

Trying to save $$ at your wedding reception? Why not combine centerpiece with your cake? Make these square cakes yourself and decorate them with your favorite flowers.  Look for edible flowers or make your own out of gum paste. 

Put one cake in the center of each table complete with a pretty knife for cutting and a serving implement and you have a combination centerpiece and wedding cake! For the bride and groom's table add the wedding cake topper to their centerpiece.  A perfect way to save some money at your wedding.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pink & Brown Wedding Cake

Are you planning a pink and brown wedding? If you are visit Martha Stewart Weddings to get the details on how to make these fantastic looking cakes.  Whether you are having a small wedding and just want the words "Love and Cherish" on your cake or if you're making a whole cake bar, this 'suite of sweets' as Martha's site puts it, made by Wendy Kromer shows calligraphy on the sides of your wedding cake with your favorite words from your wedding vows added to the side of your cake using plastic transfer sheets with tinted cocoa butter. Wow! Wendy really pulled this one off! Don't forget, for more details (as well as other great cakes) visit Martha's web site for lots of great wedding ideas.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I Heart This Cake!

Wedding cakes come decorated in a variety of ways, from flowers to fondant, but the simple pink heart added to the side of this one really caught my eye.  How about you?  What kind of cake are you having? Flavor? Filling? Icing? Fondant? Fancy or plain? Post and let us know.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Military Wedding Cake

Photo courtesy of jessica.a.queen

Bride or groom in the Marine Corps? Here's the perfect cake!  Perfect for a military wedding and reception. Found on Pinterest.

Want to add some more red, white and blue accents? Hit the Party Store around the 4th of July for fun and inexpensive decorations for your military wedding.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pink Ribbon Wedding Cake For The DIYer

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

Visit Martha Stewart Weddings to find out how a DIYer can pull off this pretty cake.  Learn how to add these pretty pink bows to your plain white wedding cake and make it 'pretty in pink.'  Easy decorating for the DIY bride who is not a cake decorator!  Find out just how to use some simple pink embroidery ribbon, some taffeta ribbon (for the larger bow) and floral wire.  No messy icing bags to deal with! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Are Glass Blocks The New Mason Jars? Only Pinterest Will Know For Sure!

Make a cake stand out of glass blocks.  That's right--glass blocks, the kind you use in basement windows! Bet you thought you'd never see this! For more ideas on how to use glass blocks and where to get the products you need head over to Delphi's web page and the blocks will be delivered right to your door!
Photo from Crickets Chirp

It's beginning to look like glass blocks are becoming the new mason jars! Uh oh! Watch out Pinterest!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Heart Wedding Cake

All Photos and design from The Art of The Wedding Cake

Cake designer Erica O'Brien posted a tutorial on how to make this unique cake on her site The Art of The Wedding Cake.  The gradation of colors from dark to light give this cake a 'WOW' factor.  Not only that, Erica shows you how to make some extra hearts to use as favors for either a wedding, shower or even a little girl's birthday party.  

Using Wilton Meringue, 2 Cups of sugar, warm water, paste food coloring, a large cutting board, parchment paper, and Ateco aspic cutters or small cookie cutters. Visit Erica's site for exact directions as well as additional 'how to' photos.  (You can pick up most of these items at your local craft store.)

I didn't try to make a wedding cake but did make some of the hearts, it's easy and was an afternoon of fun.  I used them to decorate some cupcakes since I didn't need a three tier wedding cake! Give it a try!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Peacock Blue Weddings

Photo courtesy of Peacock Gowns

This peacock blue wedding these with it's dramatic cake complete with gold trim will make your wedding memorable.  Take your wedding a la Bollywood with these jewel tones edged with gold.  Glitz, glam and unusual.

Before you commit to using a peacock theme for your wedding, be aware that some countries and cultures peacocks are considered bad luck.  So research the cultural attitudes of your guests before you commit to a peacock themed wedding. 

Cupcakes Front and Centerpiece?

Photo from Alli's Cakes

I know I've posted about using cupcakes as centerpieces before, either as cupcake topiary or that all time favorite, the watering can filled with mini-cupcakes topped with pink roses, but Alli's Cakes from Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire in England has brought it to a whole new level.

Photo from Alli's Cakes

Lucky the English bride who can contact Alli to make some of her unique cupcakes that double as a centerpiece and either wedding cake or favor. Alli's telephone number is 07772533086 and they're open six days a week until 7 PM. 

Photo courtesy of Alli's Cakes

Alli doesn't just make these centerpieces, she can also make a whole sweet table display with cupcakes for each of your guests with a single large cupcake for the bride and groom to slice.  So Brit brides give Alli a call.  The rest of us will have to admire from afar!