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Do-It-Yourself Desserts

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 28, 2014 at 5:00am

In the past, wedding cake was the big day’s lone sweet treat. But recently, brides and grooms have started capitalizing on the popularity of the bag-your-own-candy favor station by providing creative build-your-own dessert buffets in addition to the classic tiered confection. “Couples are always looking for ways to make their wedding unique without spending a lot of money, and an interactive…


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2014 Bridal Trends To Watch For

article by Julia Haskins, CTW | posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am

Food, flowers, décor. Follow these tips for a stylish wedding in the coming year: Décor The rustic wedding theme is getting a cosmopolitan update in 2014, according to the experts. “People are tired of the shabby-chic thing, so they’re going for an old world glamour kind of vibe,” says Sara Burnett, the editor of wedding-inspiration blog Burnett’s Boards. Weddings in the coming year…


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Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

article by Metro Creative | posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:00am

A wedding cake is the piece de resistance of the wedding ceremony. Guests anxiously await the unveiling of the cake near the end of the festivities. Modern cakes are showpieces grander in scale than in years past. As bakers and confectioners hone their skills with fondant, butter-cream and gum paste even further, the results are often impressive, awe-inspiring cake designs. While the look of a we…


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Poll: The Cake Cutting Ceremony

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on November 22, 2013 at 5:00am

A traditional staple of many weddings is when the newlyweds cut their cake and they each enjoy a taste of it; whether it is clean and civil or a bit messy. When you are your significant other cut the cake, what will you do?


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Wedding Cake Tips

article by Metro Creative | posted on October 30, 2013 at 5:00am

A wedding cake is a crowning finale to a momentous wedding day. Couples spend hundreds of dollars on tiered confectionary creations, which provide great photo opportunities and even better desserts. Though a wedding cake is a traditional component of wedding celebrations, professional bakers may charge anywhere from $2 to $6 per guest for the average cake. That could mean spending upwards of $900…


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Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

No More Tiers

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on September 07, 2013 at 5:00am

Cake Pops/Balls Serving unique and gorgeous globes of cake instead of the traditional slices has many advantages, says Janet Yurcik, co-owner of The Cute Little Cake Shop in Strongsville, Ohio. They’re easy to personalize with flavors (Yurcik offers more than 200), your wedding colors (gray with yellow, turquoise/teal, or black and hot pink is hot right now, Yurcik says), and special embellishm…


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Cake Confidential

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on August 08, 2013 at 10:55am

While some couples slice into their wedding cake immediately following dinner and serve it as dessert, if your towering tiers are a work of art, you may prefer to leave it on display for a while and savor it following the toasts. Either way, the first step in selecting a pretty – and tasty! – pastry is finding a baker. To determine which is the best fit for your needs, look closely at example…


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Budget-Friendly Cake Tips

article by Anna Sachse CTW Features | posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:00am

When it comes to iconic wedding elements, the cake is right up there with the rings and white dress. But just like those classic wedding it can also feel just as pricey. If budget is a concern, check out these sweet suggestions for cutting costs. Have Your Cake Is your heart set on a traditional stack of tiers? A cake’s design is what increases the cost most, says Janell Brown, founder of Sal…


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Not Just Vanilla

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 05, 2013 at 10:05am

Two busy bakers share the crave-worthy cake flavors they see trending for 2013, plus other creative combinations that should be. The Hot List Instead of settling for 150 servings of, say, white cake with lemon filling, today’s newlyweds-to-be typically want a different unique flavor (like chocolate cake with caramel and banana fillings) for each tier, says Kara Buntin, owner of A Cake to Remem…


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Planning makes perfect

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on May 26, 2013 at 1:00am

Take the cake. The cake is perhaps the most quintessential symbol of weddings there is. But long gone are cookie-cutter designs; the sky is the limit for today’s bakeries and independent cake designers. “Wedding cakes now vary in detail from traditional layered cakes to castles, cathedrals, to tilted and whimsical—the list could go on and on,” said David Muscoreil, owner of Muscoreil’s F…


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