Cupcake Monday! Simply Beautiful Wedding Cakes
In any kind of design, simple is the toughest look to get right. The risk is a bland, underwhelming result if the lines, details and quality of the materials and craftsmanship aren't elegant and refined. Wedding cakes included. (But at least if it's a dud you can still eat it. You can't eat a pair of boring beige pants.) Maisie Fantaisie is my favourite for simple at its very best and most special. And if I ever get married again I'd want their blush pink two-tiered cake with perfect rows of tiny sugar pearls - just kidding honey! (About the wedding, not the cake.)
Mine was blue with three wide but shallow layers and simple flowers here and there. Not nearly as impressive as these but it caught my eye (you know me and blue) and I went for it without a further look so as not to obsess about it and check it off the list. (Bridezilla I was not. Wifezilla, probably.) The cake was tasty but generally forgettable. One cake I will never forget is my friends' which had a custom made bride and groom topper that looked remarkably like the two of them. Before the cake cutting it was crudely snatched off by a rambunctious young nephew who wanted to play with it, and when he realised it was made of sugar he began to suck on their heads! American Bridal has some fun and unique wedding cake toppers for all kinds of themes, including a groom piggy-backing his bride on skis! Mine would have been a lone groom looking around nervously – I was 20 minutes late for my walk down the aisle. (I blame a friend who locked herself in the bathroom of my suite to get ready when I needed to get in!)
And I have a small confession - I ate nearly the entire cake myself. But not at once! We did start to cut and serve it of course but I think a lot of people didn't trust a blue cake so we didn't cut the whole thing, had the better part of the upper layers were left. So we brought it home and froze it, and I had a piece a day until it was gone. I regret nothing!
Photos: Maisie Fantaisie