Accessorized Edible Beauties from Magnolia Bakery and BHLDN

by Claire

Magnolia Bakery and BHLDN have paired up to bring you fantastically gorgeous wedding cakes with top-of-the-line accessories. These cakes are just a tasting (no pun intended) of the most modern, creative and beautiful cakes you can find for your 2014 wedding. Geometric patterns, ombre colors and distinctive backgrounds are used to create uniquely individual cakes to fit any wedding style, albeit one with sophisticated elegance. You will probably be tempted to save all of these cakes...

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Divine 1920s Real Wedding

by Claire

Erin and John's 1920's-themed wedding in Ventura County, California was exceptional! Each and every one of the handmade details were absolutely spot-on the 1920's theme, and made for a beautifully elegant wedding. I adore Erin's classic pin up and gorgeous makeup, and her vintage, lace dress was perfect. Her groom was also looking quite dapper in a classic black and white tux. Although untraditional, Erin chose a black and white color palette with an accent of light yellow in the...

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Extreme Wedding Cake!

by Azure

Sugar Lips Cakery in Mesa, Arizona recently sent us this picture of an amazing wedding cake they created. The bride and groom had spent time together in Russia and LOVED the Smolny Cathedral, and wanted to recreate the cathedral with their cake. The ornate wedding cake served 150 people. What do you think, too much, or too perfect? What special building or place would you replicate in your wedding cake? Have you seen any outrageous wedding cakes? Helpful Links Find a Great...

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Budget Wedding Tips: Saving Money on Your Wedding Cake

by Azure

Looking for a delicious way to save a little money? Alissa Levine of Pastry Girl Cakes was recently kind enough to share these money saving ideas for your wedding cake. FAKE IT
 Get a smaller tiered cake (or dummy cake) for the reception and ask your baker to make sheet cakes that your caterer can cut and serve to guests

 KEEP IT SIMPLE
 Cakes from magazines are usually very expensive because they are so ornate. The less decoration on your cake, the less the cake will...

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Wishpot: Cupcakes, This Season’s Wedding Cake!

by Azure

This month Wishpot brings you an innovative alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Today brides are looking for ways to spend less money but still have a beautiful cake, hence the trend of Wedding Cupcakes. Wedding cupcakes can be more suitable for guests and less expensive. They offer convenience but still have a look of sophistication and elegance. If you’re a bride in the New York area, Wishpot wedding vendor The Hudson Cakery is a custom cake boutique that does many...

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Spotlight on Chicago: Let Us Eat Cake!

by Azure

One of the few good things about Chicago weather is that the months and months spent under heavy coats give you a great excuse to indulge your sweet tooth! Chicago is known for some fabulous bakeries and fabulous bakeries mean fabulous wedding cakes. You could eat your way through the city starting with the old-world charm of The Swedish Bakery on the North Side and winding up at Brown Sugar Bakery, part of the innovative I Love Food consortium on the South Side. The group is...

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Are Divorces the New Weddings?

by Azure

As you may have seen on our news’ section, last week’s Project Runway featured the designers reworking the wedding dresses of divorced women. The idea was to create an outfit the woman could wear in her “new life.” I've seen a lot of articles lately about bakeries that specialize in “divorce cakes,” cakes that celebrate divorces, usually with a humorous take on wedding cakes. As a general rule, I don’t have a problem with divorce. I think relationships are difficult and...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: I Hate Wedding Cake!

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about wedding cake alternatives that turns out to be about something just a little bit different. Don't forget, OneWed offers two great resources for getting your questions answered. If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships, ask The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. If you have questions about wedding how-tos, ranging from logistics to decorations, write our all-star panel of...

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Wedding Cake Traditions, a Little History

by Azure

One of the things that makes planning a wedding so challenging is that people like to tell you that either you can’t, or must, do something because “it’s tradition.” What’s so interesting about this is that most of us actually know very little about the wedding traditions to which we’re so attached. For example, did you know that wedding cake was traditionally a meat dish, and not a very tasty sounding one. Lamb testicles anyone? It wasn’t until the 1500s, when sugar...

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Savvy Steals Winner- A Vintage Chic Cake Stand Made For This Bride!

by Azure

Congrats, sdbtrflygrl! Your comments this week earned you the beautiful antique white, 16’’ Victorian Frill handmade cake stand from Handmade Cake Stand. This will be a perfect accent at your vintage chic-themed wedding! We know your cake will steal the show atop this stunning cake stand! And for the rest of our Savvy Scoopers... Grab your best girls and head to The Proposal (starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds) this weekend, all the while thinking about how you would...

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