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.



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.


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!


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.


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!  🙂



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.



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.



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





The “Cutting” Wedding Cake

Ahhh, the cutting wedding cake …is the wave of the future?  Perhaps, for some.  For my daughters, the answer was no.  Both wanted the full-blown large traditional wedding cake.  Did we have a few extra desserts?  Yes, but the dessert focal point was the cake.  For the weddings I coordinated this summer, most brides chose to have only a “Cutting” Cake, and then SCRUMPTIOUS extra desserts.



Love the cake above.  Not only would it be the perfect cake for a couple to partake in the traditional ceremonial cake cutting, but it makes for lovely photos also.

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Above, the “cutting” wedding cake from The Airport Hanger Wedding.  Click on the link, if you’d like to read about a truly unique wedding.  The additional desserts were plentiful, and I think the guests liked the variety.  But what about saving the top tier or a potion of your wedding cake for your first anniversary?  Tradition has it that a couple is to eat at least a bite of their wedding cake on their first anniversary.  If you’d like to freeze a portion of your cake, click on the following link, and read a previous blog post on how to do so.  How To Preserve Your Wedding Cake


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Another cute little cutting cake is pictured above.  Flowers are a good choice for a topper on these petite cakes.  More traditional toppers are designed for a full sized cake, and would dwarf the smaller version.  One of my favorite cakes of the smaller variety is pictured below.  A tiny cake need not be plain!



Cupcakes anyone?  Lots of brides choose to have cupcakes instead of a traditional cake. Looks like the bride who picked the ‘cake’ below decided to incorporate both a cake AND cupcakes. Don’t think you’ll save a lot of money using this style.  Cupcakes can be VERY expensive.  Still interested in wedding cupcakes?  Click on the link, Wedding Cupcakes and read about them in a previous blog post.



Defrosting the Top Of Your Wedding Cake