The Bundtini!

The Bundtini… there’s a new wedding trend in town, and you’re going to love it!  This heads up is from my lovely niece who is getting married in November.  I’m not saying this is her choice…there are so many options to choose from…

So…what is a “Bundtini”?  It’s a mini bundt cake.  Just like cupcakes, you can serve them to your guests in varying flavors and icings.  And just like the traditional, “cutting cake,” the bride and groom can have a larger “Bundt Cake” to “cut”.  This makes for a great photo opp, and gives the wedding couple a touch of tradition that their parents and grandparents may have had.

Would you like to freeze your “Cutting Bundt Cake”?  Well click on the link following and you will be directed to a previous blog post to read how to preserve your cake.  Preserving Your Wedding Cake

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i love the mini-cake above.  My mouth is watering just looking at it.

Maybe Petite Cakes and Melonie can team up for this for us.

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I honestly think if I saw the extravagant display above, I’d have to indulge in more than one “bundtini”… how about you?

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The bride from the wedding above was wise to choose different colored cakes.  It lends quite the festive air.

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And remember, you can dress up your “Bundt Cutting Cake” with flowers or a cake topper like the one above.

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Always a good idea to share with your guests what delicacies they’re enjoying.  This chalkboard sign above does the trick while being relatively inexpensive.  And remember, if you’re thoughtful enough to have gluten-free or vegan options, make sure your guests know which cakes they are.  Wise to set those items a little away from the other goodies.

Will you decide to freeze your cake topper?  Then you better know how to defrost it!  Click on the following link to read the blog post How to defrost your wedding cake

 

What Do You Know About The Edible Flowers On Your Wedding Cake?

What do you know about the edible flowers on your wedding cake?  Well, first of all, you need to decide if you wish to have edible REAL flowers or edible sugar flowers.  I am in awe of the flowers below.  No…they are not real…but they are just fabulous.  And look so authentic!  One can also opt to have regular NON-edible flowers on your wedding cake, but I vote for the works of art I’ll show you below…

I found these lovely works of art on Instagram.  In case you’d like to follow: the Instagram name is @flowercake_t.atte  They also have a blog, the link is: http://m.blog.naver.com

And what about the next cake?  Even the “embroidery” is edible!  I truly don’t know how it was done!  The two photos below are of one of my daughters’ cakes.  The cake was not  inexpensive, but not outrageous, given the beauty.  Do you live in the New England area and are interested in a similar cake?  The baker is “Cakes by Lilly“.  Just click on the link.

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I don’t know how Lilly, or the other bakers, do it.  I do know Lilly’s flowers were made of spun sugar.  The time it must take, I can’t fathom.  Is it worth it?  Many brides these days are opting to skip the wedding cake. I think this is a mistake.  I love tradition, and the wedding cake is a big part of wedding tradition.

Want to preserve the top layer of your wedding cake and eat it on your first anniversary?  I know how to do it!  It really is fairly simple, just make sure you have the supplies before the wedding.  It makes the process so much easier.  Click on the link, and you’ll be directed to a previous post on how to freeze your cake.

The Donut Wedding Cake

Love Donuts?…Consider the Donut Wedding Cake!  Looking for something a little different from the ultra traditional wedding cake, but something that your guests will love….that YOU will love?  Look no further than the “Donut Wedding Cake”.  When you think about it, it’s BRILLIANT!  Pretty, tasty and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

 

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Now the “cake” above is just a thing of beauty!  And a donut is the prefect size to feed your bride or groom their “first bite” of something sweet.  And this particular cake looks sturdy enough for guests to “help themselves” from anywhere in the cake. If not done correctly, this could be a precarious situation with other “donut cake” types.

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Looking to combine your favorite donut dessert with a traditional wedding cake?  Then either the above or below photos could be for you!  The top pic has a darling “cutting cake” for the bride and groom to do the honors… then PERHAPS preserving the top layer for their first anniversary. Interested in saving the top layer of YOUR wedding cake?  Click on the following link Preserving the Top Layer of Your Wedding Cake for details from an earlier blog post.  I actually used this method for my two daughters’ cakes and it worked well.  And the cake below provides an actual wedding cake with donut embellishments!

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Love donuts, but desire something a little different?  These donut holes could be just the ticket.  Maybe they could serve as an end of evening snack.

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And the donut cake below…love the flowers interspersed.  I think even I could create this lovely confection.  I know, I know, it wouldn’t be as easy as it looks.  But if you have a professional, or a talented friend or relative assemble this, it would definitely be a money saver.  An average wedding cake ranges from $ 500.00 to $ 1,500; most, somewhere in between. Not so with this cute donut cake.  But come on!  That’s probably not why you’d choose this option.  Donuts are just plain good…

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And if I were doing it…I wouldn’t mess around!  I’d just create this delightful donut wall!  🙂

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Will You Have A Wedding Cake?

Will you have a wedding cake?  A surprising number of brides these days are opting out.  I have recently seen weddings pies, a dessert bar, smores, strawberry short cake, a chocolate bar, candy bar, the options are endless.

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I think this is sad.  Yes, brides want to be different, but I hate to see some of our most cherished traditions vanish.  Am I a BIG fan of the wedding cake?  Yes, yes I am!  Just look at the delicacy above.  When I think of a wedding cake, I like to visualize it as an item of decoration, not just a tasty dessert.

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I am a firm believer in ordering a cake much larger than you need to serve your guests.  There are a few reasons for this view.  1) the above mentioned cake as decoration option 2) your guests may want more than one slice – even consider choosing different flavored layers so your guests have a choice.  And don’t forget, a wedding cake serving is about the third of the size of a restaurant sized slice of cake.

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Look at the beauty above!  Now this is really a work of art.  Am I saying to skip all other desserts in favor of only wedding cake?  NO!  Do remember, wedding cakes are NOT cheap, and neither are all those extra desserts.  It’s up to you and your groom, (and whomever is footing the bill for the reception), to decide if multiple desserts are where you wish to allocate your funds.

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I love the sleekness of the cakes above and below.  They are quite modern. I image they looked lovely with the brides’ colors.

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My dream cake is below.  Exquisite…  Considering a wedding cake for YOUR wedding?  Do you know how to cut a wedding cake?  Do you need to?  Probably not…but just in case, click on the link!  How to Cut a Wedding Cake

Will you save a piece of your cake to enjoy on your first wedding anniversary?  If so, you better do it correctly…or it won’t taste very good…  Click on the link to find out the best way to preserve a slice. How to Preserve Your Wedding Cake

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