9.14.2011

wedding wednesday {no.4}...




Lately i've been thinking about wedding cake, as i've made a few "tasting" apppointments, and started thinking about what kind of cake we'd like to have. I'd like to do something a little different from the regular fancy tiered cake, and kind of have my mind set on one small top tier in fondant icing (since Rick loves it) and the rest of the tiers would follow with cupcakes. I also recently came across this lovely setup of a few separate cakes with pretty floral detail and whipped buttercream icing – much easier to cut than one tall fondant cake! Either way, i've made a note to remember that not everyone actually eats the wedding cake, so it's best to account for 2/3 of your guests, rather than having a whole bunch of unused cake left over. Makes sense to me!

Photos: Via Blog Unworn, flowers by Saipua

12 comments:

  1. what a darling idea for wedding cakes! and very practical too! I am sure you are having a blast wedding planning - enjoy every moment. It goes by far too quickly!

    xx

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  2. Oh, Daniella, I do love all the small cakes so much more than the old normal tiered ones. The photos look perfect! For my daughter's wedding we pulled out all stops and have this enormous tiered cake (she wanted this), but instead of cutting that one, I had big sheet cakes made to serve all the guests. Worked well, and she was able to save her cake for the 1-year anniversary...have no idea if they actually ate it! xx's

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  3. The cake on the bottom, with the figs, looks beautiful and delicious! We had a small wedding cake and cupcakes and with 90 guests there were no leftovers. All the little ones LOVED the cupcakes. Easy for them to grab and eat. Have fun taste testing and deciding!

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  4. These cakes are beautiful. I love the idea of lots of these on a dessert table. So simple, but so lovely. And they look delicious too!

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  5. Another idea - so as not to waste such delicious wedding cake - is to serve it as dessert at the end of the meal...I did that at my wedding and not a single crumb was left!

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  6. These photos are lovely. I think having smaller cakes and/or cupcakes would make the celebration seem more personal and intimate. Charming idea!

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  7. Cup of Couture - Thanks! It is fun planning... slowly but surely, checking things off.

    Splenderosa - Yes, i've heard of cutting a sheet cake for guests as well! I know everyone saves a piece, but do they actually eat it a year later? lol... I don't know about that!

    Amy - I'm leaning towards cupcakes... we'll see!

    Seasonal Family - Yes, I just found out from a few bakeries that cupcakes tend to go fast! They are a little more fun :)

    Victoria - I would love to have one big dessert table, but it'd probably be expensive! lol

    Monica - Yes, that's true as well. I'm always so stuffed at the end of a meal though! lol...

    Heroette - Agreed!

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  8. How is it in the US? When do you eat the cake?
    Around here the wedding reception is always a 3 course meal... ending with the wedding cake for dessert and hence everyone has a piece!
    - Thorunn

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  9. Thorunn - I'm actually up in Canada, and we usually have a few courses for dinner, and a dessert to end... and then the cake is cut at midnight, served with a midnight buffet. It's a lot of food! lol... but also because both our families are Italian as well.

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  10. Ahhhh - that explains a lot! I was like... only 2/3 eat dessert?? ;)
    - Thorunn

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  11. I love the idea of having one cake (probably fruit) that you could save up for your first anniversary or the birth of your first child - which would work nicely if you had a few small cakes.

    Andrea x

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