Cupcake Monday! The Wedding Cakes Edition
Pretty cupcake towers from Sweet and Fancy Cupcakes
Wedding season is in full stride, and anyone who has planned one recently knows that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to options for special touches - that most fun part that us girls love to indulge in and sometimes lose our heads over in trying to decide what to choose. From the bridal accessories I've seen on sites like David's Bridal to the cakes and favours, it's easy as saying 'I do' to make our day special and memorable. And to look gorgeous in our photos, because if it weren't for those we would likely never think of our wedding day again! It's a bit like childbirth - there's a bit of crying (usually from the groom), then you move forward and don't look back.
When I planned my wedding - done at lightning speed - I vowed to keep sane and avoid second-guessing myself constantly by going with the first things I saw that I liked. I have a habit of being terribly indecisive, but I was determined not to get buried in bridal magazines and spend countless weekends searching bridal shops. I looked at the website for a place my mother recommended that was local to her - I told myself 'Just go with it, be nice' - and to my surprise I found a dress I really liked, which they had in the shop when we visited. With my mom, my grandmother, aunts and sister-in-law looking on (plus my grade 5 teacher who happened to be in the shop) I tried on a few others there but went with what I came for, had it altered, and that was that! I didn't look anywhere else and fully avoided that 'Oh no, I like that one so much better!' trap by steering clear of anything remotely bridal related. A friend had some serious reservations after she bought her dress, thought she'd made a huge mistake, and she looked breathtakingly beautiful on the day. The point is, don't lose your head! (Funny, it's the ones who wearing the shockingly hideous gowns that are fully confident they couldn't look any better!)
This celebration/wedding cake is from the aptly named Just Darling Cakes, who also make an adorable mini wedding cake favour of iced biscuits. I'll take a dozen for personal use, please!
And now for some seriously scrummy cakes - mine was blue! It was fondant, I think three short layers, and had some colourful flowers here and there. Again, first one I saw that seemed to match my personality. I think some relatives thought I was nuts though no one said anything, they'd never heard of a blue cake before. Completely stress free cake that I had for a month after, we froze one of the layers (chocolate orange, that was my favourite flavour) and I think I ate some everyday for two weeks - the first phase of letting myself go now that I was a Mrs! Kidding, kidding.
I found all of these gorgeous and creative cakes in the advertising feature in UK Vogue. There were 37 companies listed, each with a photo. You thought Cupcake Monday gave you a sugar craving, try taking that in all at once!A fun, wonky cake from Sugar n' Spice Cakes will make guests look twice.