Picking out the wedding cake can be a really big decision for most couples. Our wedding cake was made at Creative Cakes in Orange, California and was included in the wedding package we chose from our venue. The process was so simple and fun. We decided on lemon with raspberry mousse, red velvet with white chocolate chip, and chocolate with chocolate mousse; everything was so fabulous it was hard to decide! And even though we didn’t get much of our cake that night, we have our anniversary to look forward to! Creative Cakes offers a free one year anniversary cake to all their brides.
Natalie from Natalie Galasso Designs added small clusters of red roses at various spots on the cake and a thick bed of red rose petals around the base. The cake turned out exactly how I envisioned it!
Our cake topper was purchased through Etsy, unfortunately the gal who made it for us is no longer in business but there’s tons more like it on the website.
Photography: Sargeant Creative | Cake Stand: Baker Party Rentals
Now, who wants some cake?!
Hey Buds! I wanted to briefly talk about the cake tasting Sunflower Dude and I went on. Now, our cake is provided through the catering company, and we figured it would be pretty standard, one to three tiers, vanilla or chocolate, maybe some design. I went in wanting a dark chocolate frosted cake so it would match our theme so adorably. I knew I didn’t want a “boring” white cake. Turns out that the darker the dye, the darker your teeth can be stained after eating it–not good. Especially with a white dress. I was pretty bummed when we were told this. I lost much of my vision and wanted to leave.
I think our consultant felt this radiating off of me and instead of trying to sell me some type of cake, she took out a piece of paper and a pencil and began to draw a four-tiered cake. I was kind of confused and excited. She had me look through examples of cakes they had designed before. One of them looked like lace. Actual lace, not a fondant or frosting. She took this idea I had and ran away with it! She started off with the base of the cake being a dark ivory (not quite a dark brown, but I didn’t hate it) and proceeded to design my dream cake in front of me. She pulled out samples of ribbons, cut out sunflowers from a magazine, (which I wanted on the cake) and we didn’t want a topper, so we ended up with a chocolate monogram!
Well, I don’t love cake but I knew it was something we had to have at our reception and the bakery I grew up going to (North College Hill Bakery) was the only place I would get it from. I’m not a huge fan on the traditional flower and buttercream decorations so we stepped slightly out of the box on this one. The cake had different layers of either white cake with lemon filling, white cake with raspberry filling, or just plain white. We had a small layer of buttercream frosting on the outside. Then came the fun part—my MOH and I found some peach candies from a bulk candy distributor. We put them in ziplock bags and took out some pent up aggression on them.
The cake topper says “I love you” in French but also looks similar to my name (Jaime) so we like things with that on it. I found the cake topper from an adorable shop on Etsy. The dishes with little chocolate covered pomegranates were purchased on Amazon.com. The cake was not only delicious, it looked awesome too!
Photo credit: BH Photography
The cake was not only delicious, it looked awesome!
The cake was not only delicious, it looked awesome!
Morning buds! So excited to share that I can cross off another wedding detail off my list – the cake! Ryan and I went to our cake tasting on Friday, and man it was a lot easier than I thought it would be and of course delicious!
I was apprehensive to just go with the bakery recommended by our reception venue, so we met with the baker.
Andrea put Lilac Dude and me at ease with a book full of photos and a great go to attitude. She recommended that we bring in pictures of what we wanted and not just try to pick out something from the book.
So we returned to Johnnie’s Bakery in Canton with a few photos that we wanted merged into one cake.She assured us that it was possible and she definitely delivered! The cake was exactly what we wanted… and I mean it looked exactly how I pictured it in my mind.
I’m a detail-oriented person so I think as I begin to share the elements of the Lilac wedding with you, I’ll share some details first. Bring on the pictures….
I know that in my previous post I said that my mom was planning on making our wedding cake. I would still be 100% thrilled by this ideas as she is a very good baker but she is having reservartions due to the fact that she wouldn’t be in her own kitchen and that she will be flying in with the rest of my family only two days before. So I have signed myself and Mr.Pom up for a cake tasting! I am further along in our decision about colors and saw this cake and fell in love with it. It’s simple but so pretty:
Because Mr.Pom and I are very concious of the amount of money that can be spent on a wedding we are trying to keep all of our costs to a minimum. We are the kind of people who do not want to spend our life savings on one day and then have nothing to live off of. We are also not the type of people who are willing to have their parents spend ten’s of thousands of dollars on one day either. So we find ourselves in a very lucky situation with the friends and family that we have. I say this because here are the things we are cutting out of our spending budget.
Photography-my mother and brother are excelent photographers and honestly I’ve been to weddings where people have spent thousands of dollars on photography and somehow my pictures turn out very similar and just as good as the professional. I’m not at all tooting my own horn, but rather saying that you don’t get what you pay for. We are also going to put together a way for people to take their own photos in a feauxto booth
Cake-my mom is also an excellent baker so as of right now she has decided that she would like to bake a cake for everyone to enjoy!
DJ - Mr. Pom’s brother in law and cousin have been and are DJ’s so between one of them mixing our tunes and the other brining some fantastic sound system with him we are good to go!
Where are you cutting back on the costs?
MMMMMM CAKE TASTING.
I basically could leave it at that… but it makes for a boring read.
The venue we are having the wedding at has their own pastry chef, but unless they’re doing a wedding they aren’t baking cakes, so they don’t do a tasting. I’ll give them that it’s probably a good cake. But how can I know which of the many flavors I want to choose if I’m not sure what they end up doing best? However, our venue does offer one great option. They’ve partnered with a cake shop down in the valley (because our venue is up at a ski resort) And with this particular baker they don’t charge a plating or cutting fee. (Yeah–look out for that charge, and find out if they partner with someone to avoid that fee). So, we opted to use their out of house cake vendor, as she does cake tastings ,a bit more for the decor, and we avoid the plating fee. She plans all of her cake tastings for Tuesdays so that she has fresh cupcakes for tasting once per week and can do one big batch.
So, we came in and looked at pictures and planned a bunch of things with our cake. And for the ENTIRE time that we were planning there were two plates each of eight delicious looking cupcakes covered with delicious looking butter cream frosting.
So we still don’t get to taste yet, we talked about decor and cake set up.
Instead of having a big tiered wedding cake we’re having an eclectic set of cakes on different stands and different flavors. And we set it up in foam to see how it would look and feel.
Apricot Dude and I had our first cake tasting this weekend! I know it’s pretty early but before football season hits (I work in collegiate athletic marketing), I need to get as much stuff done as I can. So we headed off to a local bakery here in Cincinnati, one I grew up going to. I have always loved their baked goods so it was a no brainer that I would love their wedding cakes. Their white cake is delicious and then we picked out a strawberry and lemon filling, not together…on separate layers. The tasting was great and I’m sure we’ll go with their cakes. However, since the cake is fairly simple, I know I want to add some awesome decoration to it. I can across this idea to do a cake with crushed candy on the outside. Since our colors are coral/orangey/peachy, I thought that an orange hard candy would be delish. The lady at the bakery also suggested CreamSavors too! What do you think of this idea? I think the crunch on the outside would be yummy!