I am glad to say that Dessert Buffets are still Hot Hot Hot! Dessert Buffets are the perfect dessert and can be easily matched to your wedding theme. It also keeps the guests amused for hours! Cupcakes and cake pops are a true fav! Mix up the desserts, have a variety of your favorites, mostly small finger food desserts you love! Use different sizes for your display platters, pedestals of various heights and sizes. And most importantly, use a soft color palette. What better way to please all your guests by having a vast selection of desserts. Bon Appetit!
For a new take on your wedding cake, serve up a cake ball cake to your guests. Present them yummy, tasty spheres of cake. Just as with a cake, you can choose the cake and frosting colors and flavors. You can even have different colored balls and designs on them to mix it up. The appearance of a cake ball cake is fun and best of all unique!
Looking for a wedding couture cake that will make your guests say, 'WOW'? Just like a wedding dress, embellishments can make a cake even more gorgeous. A plain frosted cake may be nice, but it won't get you the wow factor. We found some amazing couture cakes that you will love. If you are planning an evening wedding and are going for the more romantic theme you will love a cake with some romantic ruffles edging each layer.
Or maybe you prefer a greener wedding, try this beautiful beaded cake made to look like elegant branches. You can bring the elements of the outdoors into the design of your cake as well as some of your table centerpieces.
Or maybe you have chosen to have a day time wedding? Check out this gorgeous floral applique layered cake. You can choose from several floral applique colors, but being that Fall is here, what a nice touch to go with warm tones.
Here's a clever idea we love! Still haven't found the perfect cake? Why not decorate your cake with words. And, not just any old words. How about your vows or lyrics from a love song. You could even put your favorite quotes or messages to each other. The text can be printed on edible paper too! We think this idea is just too cute!
Spice up your cake DIY style! Your wedding cake doesn't have to cost a fortune, but it can look like it does! Order your cake with butter cream or fondant frosting from a great baker then decorate it yourself! You can be as creative as you like. Try sprinkling on glitter dust or use press on candy, maybe even ribbon or silk leaves. If you're looking for a more floral tone to match your wedding theme, try adding real leis or even paper posies. But, our absolute favorite add-ons are the sugar coated cherries atop a butter cream frosted layer cake! Yummo!!
Confused about your wedding cake because of all the wedding cake myths out there? We have done the research for you on some current wedding cake myths!
The first myth is that fondant tastes terrible but butter-cream frosting is too messy for wedding cake. There may be truth to these myths for the average home baker but your wedding cake will be created by a professional baker. A professional will know how to work with butter-cream and also know how to make fondant taste delicious. Often, bakers smother the cake with butter-cream first then apply a thin layer of fondant to give the appearance of a smoother look. The fondant melts right into the butter-cream as you eat it and all you taste is the scrumptious butter-cream.
Next myth, wedding cakes are vanilla and boring. Not true! You can go with flavors you like, raspberry, mocha praline or tangerine filling instead of vanilla. Choose chocolate or yellow or red velvet to be added as a color into your butter-cream and/or fondant instead of white. You have options to make your cake rich and bold and yummy tasting too. Few rules remain when it comes to wedding cake so choose the cake you and your guests will love to eat!
Being square is in this Summer! Give that round cake a makeover and go with a square cake. We think if you want some real pizazz in the form of your cake, you should step away from the round, tiered, traditional cake and kick it up with a tiered square cake. A square cake is bold, but you can still make it playful, elegant, or modern if you choose. Here are a few fun square cake examples we wanted to share you with you!
Treat your guest to something special...give them each a mini wedding cake. Mini wedding cakes look so impressive as wedding table decorations. Miniature wedding cakes can be individually packaged in a clear box or served as wedding dessert at the wedding reception. If you're not concerned about cost, you can have your miniature wedding cakes made to look like a miniature version of your actual wedding cake. Your miniature cake favors or reception dessert will be the talk of the party.
There are so many budget items to keep in check when planning your wedding. Here's a tip from DW expert, Tiffany on how she stayed within her wedding cake budget....
"Want a gorgeous cake, and don't want to pay a fortune? Do what I did! My husband and I ordered an amazing cake for our wedding. We chose a 3-tiered cake with fondant frosting and small candied flowers all over it, each flower was the same except the centers were different pastel colors to match my bridesmaids dresses. The savings came in when we chose a cake that only fed 75, but we had a 175 attendees!! So, you want to know how we fed the other 100 guests? Well, we had the bakery make a sheet cake with the same cake! No one even knew! Why? Because the servers took the cake in the back to slice it up!"
Who doesn't like a variety of desserts? Many people have been on the same page with this and showcasing a variety of desserts at their wedding for guests to enjoy. When choosing your variety of desserts make sure to pick a little something from every dessert category. Make sure to include the usual suspects like chocolate and vanilla, but be sure to spice things up a bit too!
Have you met Monica and Marvin yet? These two have the best insight on everything weddings from the wedding checklist to fancy wedding ideas. They might look like a couple of monkeys, but they know their fare share about your big wedding day! Marvin likes to take the wedding planner duties and Monica comes up with clever wedding ideas, but also keeps everyone on track with her amazing wedding checklist. These two are always open to questions and willing to help at anytime!