Our favorite part of this crisp-aired, colorful season? The desserts! Certain sweets just work best between late-September and mid-December, and WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 has a complete list of what to include in your display such as favor bags and to-go boxes, bite-sized treats that aren’t cake, pretty plates, trays, and stands, and sizzling signature cocktails. Need a few extra tips and tricks? Don’t worry — cake bakers from around the country weighed in with their best decorating dos and donts and exactly how much is too much to provide for guests.
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It’s always super sweet when couples cut their wedding cake during the reception, but it’s always cooler to see what it looks like on the outside and inside, right? Check out our favorite designs from local Washington, DC cake bakers like the latest trend amongst celebrities Tamra Barney and Kaley Cuoco suspending their cake in midair, even upside down, to ombre, yes it’s still in, shades from dark to light and channeling your school spirit with Georgetown Hoya toppers to creating a monogrammed logo with your new initials.
Photo: Fine-Tooth Comb
Dress up your delicious dessert display with something more than just cake! We don’t mean cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, candies, doughnuts, and pies, we mean decorations like signs and bunting banners that say “Let Them Eat!” and “Sweet Love,” monogrammed initials, vintage suitcases and books, or even globes. Maybe add glasses of milk or flutes of champagne too? Don’t forget the straws and cocktail napkins. See more photos here.
Photos (from left to right): Cory Ryan Photography
A wedding cake isn’t complete without a topper! Whether it’s a tiny version of you and your significant other in the shape of a silhouette or form of a family heirloom, a crafty bunting banner, animals (like pigs, hedgehogs, giraffes, or birds — yes, we’ve seen them all), or as simple as fresh flowers, you’ll want to browse our photo gallery for even more inspiration.
Photo: Duy Ho Photography
It was a super sweet year filled with all types of baker’s confections! From Zia and Coley’s cheese (yes, rounds) cake and Ally and Jeff’s naked cake topped with fresh strawberries to Carolina and Benjamin’s Day of the Dead-themed cake complete with skeletons and Maggie and Jason’s Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel-shaped cake, we couldn’t keep our stomachs from growling. Check out more of our top picks here.