Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Edible Cake Topper or Keepsake Cake Topper?

You're picking out your cake and you're asked what you want to put on the top. There are so many choices available to you now. You can go with a traditional look with the plastic bride and groom, or you can go with another more personalized option.

First you need to decide if you want to go with an edible topper or a keepsake. The edible ones allow you to have flowers, figurines, etc. and it's edible! They are often made out of fondant or chocolate. This can make a nice snack for later, or you can freeze it to save it.

You can go with a personalized sculpture just for you, made the way you want it. When it is made from polymer clay, ceramics, wood, metal, etc. it is a keepsake topper, with minimal care these can last a life time. These are usually non-toxic, but I don't recommend trying to eat them. You can have anything created that you want and you will be able to display it on your mantel or shelf for years to come.

Which do you prefer?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops or Desserts?

Weddings are getting to be more and more fun, there is so much to chose from! When you plan your wedding you will need to decide if you want to go with a traditional cake, or a little something out of the box.

Traditional wedding cake doesn't need to be super traditional if you don't want it to. You can make changes to designs, shapes, colors and of course your topper. You can also have a couple of different flavors for your cake, each tier can be a different flavor! The most common cake is round and often 3 tiers (depending on number of guests). If you want the look of a big cake but don't have the money, you can have fake tiers, that look like the cake but are not edible, this will help you to save some money. Cakes can be circles, squares, rectangle, heart shaped, many many other shapes and sizes and even topsy turvey! Your cake can also look like something now, like a dinosaur...ok maybe not the greatest for a wedding, but you get my point. The only problem with that is you can't keep the cake you end up eating that cake sculpture!

Many brides have started to incorporate cupcakes, cupcakes are great if you want to incorporate many different flavors. Usually the cupcake and the frosting can be customized flavors. You can also add things like candy, fondant shapes and other fun surprises to the top. And of course you can put little cake toppers on top too! If you don't want to go completely away from the traditional wedding cake, you can have a smaller feature cake that you can put your cake topper on top of, then surround it with cupcakes! There is automatically less cutting, and everyone has their own personal dessert, they can eat with their hands.

Cake pops or cake bombs are more new, they are a small amount of moist cake on a stick dipped in chocolate. They can be incredibly good! They are clean and easy to eat, assuming the cake is moist. These can also be decorated in a fun way, adding faces, characters, colors, patterns, etc. These are often a great accompaniment to cakes or other desserts.

For dessert think: Ice cream bar, pie bar, fondue, variety of desserts, etc. Anything you can think of for desserts will work, it is your day after all; pie, cookies, ice cream, fondue, cake, cupcakes, candy, cheesecake, cake pops, brownies, squares, chocolates, pudding, mousse, fruit, donuts, danish, cultural desserts, and I could keep going, but you get the point!

Remember this is your wedding, you can eat the things the two of you love to eat the most!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Own Wedding

I will be getting married Friday, July 13th, 2012. I have learned so much through this process of planning my own wedding. When I created my business I set out to help brides and to help make sure they had something beautiful and custom made, but to also give them an aspect of their wedding they could have fun with and would find stress free. I had no idea exactly how much stress the bride is under until now. I'm incredibly glad that I tried to make the process of a cake topper as something fun, because I think it is exactly what is needed. My heart goes out to all brides! Try to have fun with the process and add your own sense of humor where ever you can.

Our theme is going to be Rockabilly, in red, white and black, with hearts! Only one month to go! We will be having fun with our decorations and with the day itself. We will have a fun backdrop that will be a big surprise to everyone, and a unique way of doing a guest book that has to do with the back drop. We will also have games that guests can participate in if they like. We are having Schryer's Smoked BBQ Shack cater the wedding, so we will be having pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked chicken and vegetarian. It's very much going to be a relaxed wedding, BBQ, sit around the fire pit and have a good time. It's going to be help at the Forestry Farm, and if things get out of hand the animal cages aren't that far away!

Just about everything is DIY, the flowers, decorations, center pieces, lanterns, etc. We are also trying to be eco-friendly with many of our decorations and center pieces being recycled materials. I am also going to create my own jewelry, do my own hair and makeup! Hopefully it all turn out ok! lol

I promise to post photos after the wedding. You can see my own cake topper and all the DIY touches.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Weight Lifting Cake Topper

This topper is a great way to add your own personality to a cake. Here Sasha and Nate took not only themselves, but also wanted to have their passions included. She is a firefighter, see her boots :) and he does iron man competitions.

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And here you can see the drink luge they had, created by Fire and Ice Creations, who used my cake topper design as their inspiration!