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Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

The Groom’s Cake

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on December 22, 2014 at 5:00am

Often thought of as a niche southern tradition, the groom’s cake has become increasingly popular everywhere – Prince William even chose an elegantly decorated but unconventional biscuit cake for 2011’s royal wedding. Although historical accounts vary, one theory states that the groom’s cake originated in the 17th century as a rich, dark fruit cake baked by the groom’s parents that was t…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

Add A Golden Touch To Your Wedding Cake!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 03, 2014 at 5:00am

Whether it’s the whole thing or one that just simply features lots of bling, a cake with metallic details feels formal and luxe but also fresh, fun and modern. Think solid gold with bold black or soft sorbet-colored accents, ivory with chic silver stripes, or a hip bronze chevron pattern, rich vintage-inspired designs, or ornate, Rococo details and sugar jewels. Want to have your sparkly cake,…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

Bring On The Cake!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 20, 2014 at 5:00am

Cream cheese frosting or fondant? Classic vanilla cake or coffee with salted caramel filling?? Fresh flowers to decorate your towering tiers, or delicate details made from sugar paste??? When it’s likely to take center stage at your reception and serve scores of guests, deciding on the style of wedding cake that’s right for you can get a little overwhelming. But there’s no need to spend an…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

The Icing On The Cake…

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:00am

What’s the best exterior for your big-day confection? Krista Lautenbach, “Master Sugar Shaker” for San Diego’s Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. and a winner on Food Network competition show “Cupcake Wars,” shares her frosting favorites. Fondant An extremely versatile edible sugar dough (think Play-Doh), fondant is most often rolled to cover cakes for a smooth, flawless look. It’s the go-to f…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

DIY Caketoppers

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:00am

1. Papel Picado For a fun twist on the miniature bunting trend that’s currently sweeping design blogs, Misty Tamino, founder of the event design and inspiration company Juneberry Lane, suggests creating a string of festive papel picado, a traditional form of Mexican cut paper folk art. Start by using a decorative craft punch to create a pretty design along the edges of several sheets of colorful…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

Sweetness Simplified

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on May 12, 2014 at 5:00am

Sure, towering tiers of woven fondant blooming with hand-formed sugar flowers and topped with a chocolate diorama of the city where you live make for quite a spectacle, but they can also take up a sizeable portion of your wedding budget. Instead, consider opting for a simple or “rustic chic” design and make the actual cake – what’s inside – the star of your big-day dessert. By focusing o…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

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…

Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

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…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

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…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

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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