31 March 2008


I am so anxious to get my wedding pictures back! In my attempt to calm me...and in the midst of purusing sites, I happened upon wedding cakes! hehe. I had a very simple cake (in style), as you can see from the pictures. I loved the simplicity in the style and loved the elegance. It was a red velvet cake. It fit my wedding perfectly, and I think it captured our style as well. Our baker was, Tia Dowdle of Takes the Cake.  I was so pleased with the look, the taste and just the overall style.  I felt that doing a Red Velvet was a great little change to the usual chocolate or vanilla (with whatever cream).  I also liked that besides looking interesting, it was so moist.  Either way, my husband and I were very pleased.  

There are so many options available to couples getting married now.  The styles range from each end of the spectrum, as do the flavors.  Part of me thinks it would be fun to find a cake and base the wedding around it!  From the following pictures you can see the all the yummy varieties.  Or if planning a wedding, one could mix several of the styles, colors and even tastes.  

My love for baking, has me contimplating trying some fun varieties my self...but, then again, the task of a "show cake" is no easy feat.  But who knows!  

The following cakes are from is from the Knot.  They are from various bakers, but be inspired by the delicious designs!  

Ron Ben-Isreal      ::     Andrea Carusetta - Roberts

Gail Watson



Regul's Cake   ::         Elisa Strauss    ::       Seacliff Bakery & Bistro

Rose Garden   ::   Cynthia Peithman ::    Let Them Eat Cake

Kate Sullivan

Now take a look at these INCREDIBLE creations, featured on Martha Stewart.  Most are amazingly complex, while others offer a fresh take on an old tradition.  

Pyramides de Sorbet -- Each fruit is covered in edible nougatine and made of refreshing sorbet!

Parrot Tulip Quartet   ::   Strawberry Shortcake                    

The Charlotte, Florian Bellanger     ::     White Chocolate Cake

try doughnuts for the kids!!

...or variety in flavors for the adults

Individual Alaskas, coconut souffles in jelly jars, mini Angle Food, mini Sorbets shaped like a cake!

basket's full of berries!  or...a Cake that looks like fabric  

This Crouquembouch is a traditional French wedding cake.  Translated, the name means crunch in the mouth.  Hard caramel coats puffs filled with vanilla cream.  My dear bridesmaids arranged for a more casual looking one at my bridal shower.  It was the perfect compliment to the theme of the lovely day.  

Be inspired and think outside of the box!  There are so many creations, and still more to come.  Some of these ideas would be fun for a fancy party (just make the variations a bit more casual).  In other words, you don't just need a wedding to have a fun cake!  

Soon, I can't wait to post pictures of "baby cakes"....or should I say cupcakes!  Yummy.  

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