Non Traditional Wedding Cakes

So many brides tell me they don’t really like the taste of cake but want a cake for tradition’s sake. Well, why not have a wedding “cake” that isn’t made out of cake? Choose a sweet that you love and find a way to make it your wedding cake.   Not only will it be something you like to eat but guests will love that it is something different and personal to both of you!  Here are some of our favorite non traditional cake ideas!

 Macaroons are all the rage right now and I love the look of these macaroon wedding cakes!

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Do you like cheesecake better than cake?  Cheesecake doesn’t stack like a traditional cake but find a creative cake stand to give the stacked look!

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Cookies can be such a fun idea for a wedding cake!

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Another fun idea is a cake made of rice krispie treats!

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For a brunch wedding, try breakfast food like pancakes, doughnuts or even crepes.

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If you aren’t a sweets person, try high end cheese and pair with a great glass of wine!

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Do you have an idea for a non traditional wedding cake?  Which one of these ideas is your favorite?

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Cake Trends 2013: “Naked” Cakes

A “naked” wedding cake is one of the newest trends for 2013! Basically these cakes have icing between each layer but the outside of the cake is not iced.  This gives a more rustic and natural look to the entire cake.  Usually these cakes are decorated with fruit but sometimes are decorated with flowers.  If you aren’t a fan of cakes with lots of icing this might be the perfect cake for you.

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 Choosing thin or thick tiers,  round or square tiers, and the amount of icing between each tier can dramatically change the look of the cake.

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The cake below used chocolate tiers on the bottom of the cake with traditional white tiers on the top!

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 Using different flavors of cake will change the color of the outside of the cake. This gives a more modern take on this “naked” cake trend!

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My favorite type of “naked” cake is this ombre cake!  How chic and modern?  You can even make small personal ombre cakes for each guest! Love!

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Of course we want to know your thoughts on this “naked” cake trend!

Leave us your comments if you would have a “naked” cake at your wedding!

Happy Planning!

Hand Painted Wedding Cakes

In 2012 you will see many new trends. One of the most beautiful trends has to be hand painted wedding cakes!  These wedding cakes look like works of art and almost look too good to eat…almost ;).   These hand painted cakes can reflect your theme, the time of year (summer, fall, etc) or even be made to resemble your invitations and stationary. Below are some examples of these jaw dropping cakes!

Some of these cakes almost look like stained glass in a church…just exquisite!

The theme of your event can be accented in the hand painted details of your wedding cake such as this amazing cultural wedding cake below.

Using your wedding colors in a bold way on the cake makes a huge statement.

I love using the fondant flowers as an accent and painting them to match the cake!

You can even choose to use your wedding flowers and colors as the sole inspiration for the cake design.

No matter the design you choose these hand painted cakes are guaranteed to impress!

Happy Planning!

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