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Posts tagged mini wedding cakes
A Pink Wedding Fairytale Styled Shoot {Complete with a Frog on the Cake}

This fairtytale themed styled wedding shoot is absolutely breathtaking. I LOVE the bright pink in the bouquet, the sequined pink wedding gown and the mini cakes with the gold touches. There's even a white frog with gold accents on the wedding cake.

Vendor Credits: Photographer: collective67 // Event Planner: Bweddings // Location: Estates of Sunnybrooke // Floral Designer: Kaas Floral Design // Dress Designer: Sharleez Concept // Linens and Coverings: Susan Murray International // Culinary: The Cake Parlour // Makeup Artist: Dash Beauty Bar and Accessories + Milshi Makeup & Hair

Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Eye Candy Friday : v7

Today's Eye Candy Friday edition goes sweet. It's all about desserts for your wedding or bridal shower. {past eye candy friday editions can be seen here: v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, and v6}
Individual Wedding Cakes
Thank you to The Inspired Bride for introducing me to this London based company - Little Venice Cake Company. I LOVE the individual mini cakes! They're just so cute and look delish served on the elegant plates.
Top Row (left to right): Glitter Camellia and Petit Rose
Bottom Row (left to right): Sherbet Rosebuds and Sweetie

Sweet Cheeks Desserts
Don't you just want to eat one of those cupcakes from Sweet Cheeks Baking Company in San Diego, CA? What I love about Sweet Cheeks is they use NO transfats or artificial ingredients, they incorporate whole fresh eggs, whole wheat flour, flaxseed & wheat germ, fruits & nuts, and top quality purees & chocolates into their desserts. And, then they're decorated with fresh butter cream and cream cheese icings that have flavor. Since Sweet Cheeks prefers to bake with quality natural ingredients, they rarely suggest fondant or dyes (but if it suits your desires, Sweet Cheeks Baking Company does offer any range of styles & colors).
{company found via Style Me Pretty}

A New "Old" Trend in Wedding Cakes: The Mini-Cake

Mini Wedding CakesI absolutely LOVE mini wedding cakes and was so happy to receive the following information about this new trend from Kelly at The Wedding Shoppe Directory. Anybody planning to have mini cakes at their wedding?

For over a century the centerpiece of wedding receptions has traditionally been a multi-tiered yellow cake covered in snow white frosting. As many of today's brides strive to make their weddings unique, there has been a revival of a custom that dates back to the Middle Ages, the mini-cake. Wheat has long been revered as a symbol of fertility, this belief lead wedding guests of that era to bring small baked pastries as a gesture of good luck to the bride and groom. The mini-cakes were stacked upon each other and the newlyweds were to kiss across the pile to ensure a happy family life.

While this may not hold true for the modern bride's choice of serving mini-cakes or oversized cupcakes, it does create a special experience for wedding guests. There are many ways mini-cakes can be a memorable part of a reception, for example they can be wrapped in individual boxes tied with a delicate ribbon, or stylishly displayed on elaborate wedding cupcake stands that are draped in fresh flowers, and they can even be stacked on various sized plates to form a look similar to formal wedding cake tiers. Although these cakes are smaller, they are often decorated with the exquisite detail which reflects the personality of the couple. Some designs include honeymoon destinations and shared interests such as sports, while others emphasize the wedding theme with jeweled candies and multi-colored hand crafted sugar flowers.

Cake Designer Deborah of Strongbow Inn Bakery finds that "many weddings are coordinating their colors with the cake design". While the mini-cake brings something different to the reception, it does leave out some time-honored traditions. If a bride wants to capture the moment when she cuts the first two slices of cake as her husbands hand rests atop of hers while using a keepsake silver cake knife or wants the miniature nuptial statues that gaze into each others eyes, then it is suggested that a smaller cake is made to keep these "old" traditions a part of this "new" trend. Deborah says that, "our bakery typically creates tiered displays from 200-500 mini-cakes with a six inch cake on the top tier".

The presentation and style of the mini-cake has come a long way since its creation, but if they do become a part of your wedding memories they promise to create a part of the reception that the couple and their guests will treasure forever.

Above Mini Wedding Cake Images courtesy of:
Top Left from Brides.com, Top Right from Pink Cake Box
Bottom Row (left to right): Peggy Porschen, Carrie's Cakes, and Miette Cakes