Ok, so it’s probably no secret that our Wedding Essentials team has a little bit of a sweet tooth. One day we had a little chat with SuZanne over at Gigi’s Cupcakes about our Gatsby-inspired bridal style feature in our new magazine and we thought, how great would it be to have her and her team of creative cupcake connoisseurs design some 1920s-inspired cupcakes to celebrate the new issue?!
Designed with cake flavors common to that era, we know you’ll find these cupcakes as delectable as W.E. did!
Happy Friday! The snow is gone (thank goodness, right?) and spring weddings are getting started. These sweet white treats are perfect for spring and summer weddings. Even if you have a winter wonderland planned for your big day, these the perfect icing to a wintry day.
Find more of desserts like these at The Cordial Cherry. P.S. There is a TON of chocolate on that website that may give your sweet tooth an instant craving (you have been warned!).
Delectable desserts can be found on our Cakes and Sweets Pinterest board, too!
About a month ago my sister bought five boxes of Girl Scout cookies from a co-worker. We both love Thin Mints (Samoas/Caramel deLites are also a favorite). She brought them home, set them on the counter and then left them there. I’ll let you guess whether or not she had a full five boxes still sitting there when she came home from work that day.
But believe it or not, there is something even better than a Girl Scout cookie: A Girl Scout cookie in a cupcake. Yeah, it’s a real thing. We found these ones at a local vendor (Gigi’s Cupcakes). Even though there might be a mountain of frosting on top, they sure do look incredible — but that’s probably because they happen to be my two favorite Girl Scout cookie flavors.
Samoas (also known as Caramel deLites): Vanilla cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and drizzled with chocolate stripes.
Thin Mints: Mint-flavored chocolate cookies dipped in chocolate
Alright, so maybe we have a raging sweet tooth this week — cupcakes on Wednesday and cakes on Friday. But there are a lot of unique cake ideas out there that don’t have to end up looking tacky. We thought these might provide you with some ideas to get those cake wheels turning.
And even if you can’t decide on one cake design, you could just get several different smaller cakes each having a different design.
Ready for a mid-week pick-me-up? Yeah, we know the feeling. So maybe now’s the perfect time to indulge your sweet senses with some cupcakes. Bridal shower day, wedding day or any day, these look (and taste) delicious. And if the tower of frosting has you thinking calorie suicide — no problem. Mini cupcakes are the perfect solution — half the size, half the calories, same sweet sensation.
We found some similar-looking ones you can find locally (Mockingbird Cupcakes) and that will probably save you a mess in the kitchen.
Almond Sweetie: Vanilla cupcake with almond buttercream, toasted sliced almonds that’s topped with a maraschino cherry.
Pink Pucker: Lemon cupcake with raspberry buttercream that’s topped with a fresh raspberry
The “other” Tart Baby: Vanilla cupcake with lime curd center, lime buttercream that’s topped with toasted graham cracker crumbs, vanilla whipped cream and a lime wedge.
Or find more Cakes & Sweets here on our Pinterest board!
Where would you cut a cake that’s six-foot tall?
224 eggs, 28 lbs of flour, 28 lbs of sugar, 28 lbs of butter, 17 lbs of Madagascan vanilla butter cream, around 7 lbs of raspberry jam and seven days of baking, gets you 17 tiers of cake covered in 49 lbs of sugar paste icing, 2 lbs of royal icing and hundreds of sugar pearls gets you a life-size wedding cake of your dress. Talk about a cake — that’s enough to feed about 2,000 guests!
This life-size cake dress was designed by a British confectioner’s six-year-old daughter.
If you’re wanting to eat your dress, Alotta Brownies Bakery showcased this edible wedding dress cake topper at one of our Idea Shows. I’m not sure store owner and baker, Michelle Kaiser, has attempted to make a life-size version, but you might be able to make a request and see if she’s up to the challenge.
I’ve got cake on my brain. I’ve been chatting with our participating cake exhibitors about what they they’ll be creating for our Tablescapes and Idea Displays at the Idea Show. Pretty suffice to say cakes are an art form! Two of our favorites:
Jo Ellen from Simply Elegant Cakes got to talking about Pinwheels (Idea Display hint!) recently. If you aren’t familiar with her cakes, here are some of our favorites:
Sharon and Melissa from Nothing Bundt Cakes will be teaming up with My Blue Whimsy and Inclosed Studio to create a tablescape that will be like nothing else we’ve featured at the show.
Michelle from Alotta Brownies and I chatted about Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Tablescape hint!) yesterday. Here are some photos from past cakes she has designed for brides: