Cakes


Featured Wedding: Magdalena and Martin

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kate Elliot of Kate Elliot Photography Magdalena and Martin were married on July 31, 2009 at the fabulous English Inn in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The wedding day was relaxed and had a natural flow to it. I loved the earthy feel of the venue and wedding details. You could tell how happy Magdalena was, she smiled the entire day. The groom's brother-in-law performed the ceremony for the lovely couple, the amazing wedding details were by Petal and Forest, and the yummy...

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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: Chicago Weddings and The Food Network

by Azure

What is it about Chicago and the Food Network? First, the Second City’s favorite wedding caterers The Hearty Boys won the first season of the Food Network’s hit series “The Next Food Network Star,” leading to their own series, cookbooks, and a new restaurant. More recently the Cake Girls of Roscoe Village competed in the network’s Food Network Challenge Series and now have their own show on WE. Located nearby, the somewhat punkier and totally organic Bleeding Heart Bakery....

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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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Featured Wedding: Sarah and Phil

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Ashley McFarlane Photography The wedding theme was Damask, Polka dots, and romance. The ceremony took place at the Manti, Utah Temple. The reception and ring ceremony was held at Mellor Hidden Meadows and Gardens. Sarah's wedding dress was designed and customized by the bride herself and made by Eve Mulligan. I loved working with Sarah and Phil because first of all, they are so sweet and down to earth. Second, right from the beginning I knew that we both had the...

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Featured Wedding: Jenny and Nelson

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Becca and Matt Enslein of The Studio B Photography Jenny and Nelson’s wedding day revolved around three things, love, laughter and family. When you meet the both of them, you’re instantly drawn in by their friendly personalities and warm nature. Once you’re friends with them, you’re in. You’re family. Jenny had four traditional bridesmaids, but she also had two “bridesmen”- twin brothers who she has been friends with since high school. As soon as...

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Star Wars Themed Groom’s Cake, Hitch it or Ditch it?

by Azure

OK, I've gotten in a little trouble for making fun of Star Wars weddings before, but I just cannot resist providing you with this Star Wars themed groom's cake picture. The cake was designed for Star Wars artist Chris Trevas by Courtney Clark of Cake Nouveau, of Food Network Challenge and TLC's Ultimate Cake-off. For the full story on this unique groom's cake, check out the official Star Wars Blog.

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Don’t Let Your Wedding Cake Become A Frosted Disaster!

by Azure

The New York Times published an article yesterday, entitled When the Icing on the Cake Spells Disaster. This article was cooked up after speaking with Jen Yates, the brainchild behind the Cake Wrecks blog, which celebrates the "folly of professional confections gone horribly, horribly wrong." Wondering how you can avoid a wedding cake blunder like the ones featured above?? Search for your baker on OneWed, where we've got detailed ratings and reviews from past brides and grooms. You...

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Coming November 1: Chicago Spotlight!

by Azure

We all have our favorite season, our favorite time of year... But there is no denying that Fall in Chicago is one of the best! Albeit shorter than we’d all like, the falling leaves, rich changing colors, and of course, da BEARS… Autumn in Chicago is simply the best. Because of this, throughout the month of November, we'll be spotlighting the work of talented Chicago wedding vendors on the Savvy Scoop blog! So, if you are a Chicago gal who knows a baker who creates the most...

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Featured Wedding: Chelsea and Jonathon

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Benfield Photography The overall vibe for Jonathan and Chelsea's wedding was love and laughter! The flirty black, white, and fushia color scheme mixed with tons of gorgeous fresh flowers blended perfectly with the upbeat attitude of the bride and groom! Laughter was a common thread throughout the day! There was laughter before during and after the ceremony. Chelsea and Jonathan are such a fun and silly couple! They high-five each other every chance they get! So...

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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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Featured Wedding: Brian and Sara

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim & Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography Sara & Brian were married Saturday, September 12th at Sugar Loaf Farms! One of the most amazing places around! You could shoot all day there and never exhaust your options! Well this day could not have been better! You had the most astonishing bride and groom, the sweetest & craziest bridal party, the most gorgeous weather, the prettiest details and to top it off the most amazing cheese cake! That’s right instead of...

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Featured Wedding: Sarah and Jae

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim & Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography Wow! What can I say about this AWESOME couple! First, you all are definitely soul-mates! Made perfectly for each other but also full of sweet romance and crazy energy! We have never seen a crowd who could dance like you all! Soul train was awesome! Thank you so much for allowing us to be your photographers we will remember your wedding forever! Bride's Dress- Bridal Impressions Flowers by- The Artistic...

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Wishpot: The Art of a Wedding Cake

by Azure

Wedding cakes have long been a way of adding elegance, class, personality, and creativity to a wedding with everything from flowers and pearls to polka dots, stripes, and various shapes. To celebrate the creativity of this delectable dessert, the Wishpot Wedding Team has compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding cake styles. (clockwise from top left) Flowers Between Layers: There is nothing new about this wedding cake style but year after year it continues to be a stunning...

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Cupcake Trees and Beautiful Wrappers: A Wonderful Alternative to the Traditional Wedding Cake

by Azure

Are you thinking of doing something a little bit different for your wedding cake? Cupcake trees are huge right now, and a perfect alternative to the traditional wedding cake. I stumbled upon Paper Orchid Stationery the other day, and fell in love with their beautiful cupcake wrappers. Paper Orchid offers a myriad of designs (even monogram wrappers!), with nearly 20 custom colors to choose from, so any bride (no matter what vibe or color palette she decides on) can find the perfect...

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Bel Canto Designs: Vintage Jewelry Designer Launches Fab New Blog!

by Azure

The talented Mari of BelCanto Designs just launched her new vintage bridal jewelry blog! Back in May, we featured some of her gorgeous hair accessories and bracelets on the Savvy Scoop, and I was delighted to be given a first look at her brand new blog. A very well-done, beautiful site, with stunning bridal accessories for the classic, timeless bride, it's definitely worth a look! While the vintage bridal jewelry and hair accessories steal the show, Mari also incorporates photos of...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Fabulous Aprons For The Bridal Party!

by Azure

...Get 'Em Dolled Up & Dish Out Some Wedding Gossip! About It's A Jaime Thing Whether your bridesmaids are domestic goddesses or domestically disabled, let them have fun playing the part in these lovely aprons by designer Anna Maria Horner, brand new at www.themerrymartini.com! Anna's designs are always unique and whimsical, with silhouettes in different styles and colors to catch your eye... and maybe even his, so grab yourself one, too! Take a look... Aren't they adorable? ...

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Featured Wedding(s): Same Venue, Two Very Different Weddings!

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim Brown of TAB Photographic Being a wedding photographer that shoots across the country is a great thing for Tim Brown of TAB Photographic. Having two weddings in his home state of Connecticut, on two back to back weekends, at the same location (being Elizabeth Park located in Hartford) was a nice change of pace. At the same time, that's when the questions began about how to make two weddings at the same location tell two separate stories, the stories of each...

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Calling All Atlanta Brides

by Azure

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you start planning your wedding. Well, Bridal Bar opening today in Atlanta is the perfect place to start for discerning brides. Bridal Bar prescreens all of its wedding vendors and products simplifying your planning process. Relax at Bridal Bar’s boutique and enjoy a glass of champagne while perusing only the best wedding offerings in Atlanta. Sound too good to be true? It gets even better, all of Bridal Bar’s services are FREE. For you...

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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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A Salute to Patriotic Wedding Cakes

by Azure

Still haven't settled on a look for your wedding cake? Well, it never hurts to take inspiration from what's going on around you...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Orange, Peach, and Teal Edgy, Rock ‘n Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Lori and Phillip are most definitely a couple with rock star credentials - check out how much they rocked these portraits. And I can't believe I've never seen a couple posing in a bath before, there is just something about that that I can't get enough of! Everything from the boys 50's style tuxes and the shots on the motorbike to the gorgeous flowers and the amazing peacock cake absolutely screams rock and rooooll! And don't forget to check out the new...

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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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