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5 Dessert Trends Beyond The Wedding Cake

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 07, 2013

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Red Ribbon Studio, Austin Gros Photography, Britt Rene Photo, Sweet and Saucy Shop and Crissie McDowell Photography

Instead of wearing white, some brides will wear a colored wedding gown. Instead of having the flower girl or ring bearer throw petals or hold a pillow, some brides choose creative items for them to carry. Instead of having a wedding, some couples decide to elope. What other tradition can a bride test the limits of? No cake! Here are our top surprising desserts that are in while three-tiered confections are on their way out:

Macarons: If you’re looking for endless possibilities of flavor at your dessert table, incorporate these French sweets. Just to name a few, you can choose between flavors such as s’mores, dark chocolate ganache, cotton candy, orange creamsicle or pistachio.

Cake Balls: First, came cupcakes. Second, came cake pops. Third, came cake balls. Of course, third time’s a charm, right? Well, cake balls are merely cake pops without a stick, and you most likely will not have the willpower to eat just one.

Mason Jar Cupcakes:  Imagine a cake that is prepared, and even baked, inside the mason jar they are eaten from. All your guests need is a utensil, which means easy cleanup! Add gift tags or labels with your names and wedding date, and you have favors to pass out to your guests at the end of the night.

Mini Pies: Perfect for any rustic or ranch wedding, mini pies will make your guests feel right at home.

Donuts: Forget the candy bar and have a donut bar. Provide take home boxes, and guests will have breakfast for the morning after!

For more dessert display inspiration, check out our photo gallery.

3 Ways to Incorporate Emerald

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 18, 2012

In case you haven’t heard, Pantone recently announced that emerald is the color of 2013, which means couples will be searching for their “something emerald” instead of their “something blue.” Here are three ways to incorporate a green color scheme into any upcoming wedding:

1. Table Decor: Place emerald accents throughout the tables in your glassware, menus or plate settings.

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Photo: Nancy Ray Photography

2. Bouquet: Steal the most abundant hue from Mother Nature to fill your bouquet.

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Photo: Floressence Flowers 

3, Cake: Choose a cake that has an emerald ombre effect.

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Photo: Maxie B’s 

Trends We Love: Flower Adorned Cakes

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 14, 2012

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Sophisticated Floral Designs & Accessories, KWP Weaver, Caroline Ghetes Photography and Cake Zen 

There’s nothing more creative and simple than incorporating a floral design into your wedding cake. Traditionally, wedding cakes were adorned with fresh flowers, but nowadays, couples are also adorning their cake with silk flowers instead. As long as you choose a floral design that accents your wedding theme, it’s bound to look beautiful. Are you using fresh flowers or silk flowers? Let us know in the comments below.

Winter Cake Inspiration

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 19, 2012

 

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Tallevi Studios, Logrono Cake Design

Now that fall is coming to an end, winter color palettes of white, gold, red, green and black will be featured in lots of weddings-and even on cakes. Fall in love with these winter-inspired cakes that have pine cones and branches as rustic accents, fresh red roses and holly berries and all that glitters gold. You can have any of these combinations to add character to your cake. In fact, you can get even more in the spirit of the holidays by choosing a distinct cake flavor like pumpkin spice, gingerbread, caramel buttercream or chocolate peppermint. These flavorful cakes will make it hard for your guests to resist having seconds. For more inspiration, check out our winter wedding cakes photo gallery.

Pin-Worthy Cakes

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 16, 2012

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Photos (clockwise from top left): MasterPlan Events, Blue Note Bakery, Petal & Forrest and Erica O’Brien Cake Design 

Here are four wedding cakes ideas from our Pinterest board that we love, and our followers can’t seem to get enough of since they are our highest repinned wedding cakes. Consider a simple white cake with fondant flowers or fresh blooms or choose a cake that has a colorful ombre effect. Having two or three-dimensional decorating options like fondant, beads or patterns, adds an elegant feature to your cake. Tip: Make sure your cake decor is made to eat! For more wedding cake inspiration, check out our Pinterest board and discover the best wedding cake ideas from the top cake bakers.

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