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Wedding Cakes, Again

This post may be misleading. I am still not super-into having a wedding cake. I really want to have a different dessert. But I have come across some really awesome cakes recently, so I thought I should share them on the blog. Hope this doesn’t make you crave desserts!

Colette’s Cakes

This cake is beautiful! I love the different shades of blue. It’s definitely not boring.

Colette’s Cakes via Wedding Bee

This cake is sort of steampunk. I love how textured it is.

The Sugar Syndicate via Perfect Wedding Day

This wedding cake really looks like wood! Perfect for a rustic wedding.

Wedding Bee

Wow. Just wow.

Clair Kemp Cake Studio

This cake is so modern and clean looking. I love it. I just wish fondant tasted better!

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Dessert Options – Cupcakes

If you’re not going to have a wedding cake, the first alternative that most people mention is cupcakes. Who doesn’t love cupcakes? They are delicious, easy to serve, and you could get them in a wide variety of flavors. I don’t love the typical “cupcake cake” presentation; visually, it just doesn’t appeal to me. But a table full of interesting looking cupcakes sounds awesome! And seriously, with cupcakes, interesting is the name of the game. Check these out:

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Margarita cupcakes??? Sign me up…these sound delicious!

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I think these are really cute, and they would great with the backdrop of our venue. They might be kind of hard to eat, though.

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These totally remind me of the spin art we use to do as kids. I love it! But I’m not sure how feasible it would be for so many people, and it doesn’t really match anything else.

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Pac Man cupcakes. These need no description.

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So, I don’t love these, but I do love the idea of having insect cupcakes, or really insect anything, just as a nod to Steve’s profession.

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I like these so much better! They are really cute, and look delicious. Plus, insects.

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The truth is, if I did cupcakes at the wedding, it would probably look more like this. A table full of delicious, colorful cupcakes. Yum.

Hungry yet?

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Dessert Options – Wedding Cakes

A word of warning—I’m not sure that we will have a wedding cake. I personally don’t care that much about that particular tradition, and cake is not my favorite dessert. But—I did love to check out the wedding cakes in Little Italy as a little girl. And after going to a few bridal shows and reading more than a few wedding magazines, I’ve learned that there are some really pretty cakes out there. Check these out (I’ve made the pics a little bigger than normal so you can see the detail):

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Yes, that is actually a cake. This is obviously something I would never choose (at least, I hope it’s obvious), but I just had to show it here. It is totally ridiculous. And, once you start cutting into it, a little morbid, right?

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The “uneven” cake is kind of trendy right now, but I’m not a huge fan. I think I like things to be more orderly than that.

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I think hand painted cakes are really pretty, and the work is amazing. I love this one because it reminds me of the Tiffany windows at the Met. But it’s definitely too ornate for our shindig.

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This cake is on the plain side, but it’s moving in the right direction. I think it’s simple and really pretty, and it seems like it would fit in well with our picnic wedding.

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I think this cake is really cute and fun while still being on the simple side. It definitely seems like a party kind of cake, if that makes sense. Plus, I love that it’s colorful.

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I think this cake is so fun! I love that it’s not white, and I just adore the stars. Definitely filing this one away for inspiration.

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This cake is absolutely amazing. I LOVE it . It’s so colorful without being over-the-top, and it’s just beautiful.

Last but not least….there are a lot of Super Mario Bros cakes out there, but this one is my favorite. I had to include it just for fun. The picture is bigger because there is a lot to see…ENJOY!

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