Sunday, January 4, 2009

eye candy...

... or, er, make that "eye cake."

i'll start by saying that the cake was not a high priority for us - Evs doesn't like it (he's having a Groom's Cookie Bar) and while i love it, i care more about taste than looks. i don't like heavy, super-sugary buttercream or plain old white cake. i didn't want to pay for icky fondant (even though it is beautiful) or sugar flowers (ditto) or hand-painting, etc, etc. i just wanted moist and delicious with a fun flavor and a few fresh flowers. Michelle - from Michelle's Patisserie - definitely fit the bill and i couldn't be more pleased with our flavor choices or design (more on that later).

however, if i were at $1k Cake kind of gal, these gorgeous confections would inspire in me all sorts of Cake Visions:

{even though i hate to give She of the Perfect-Wedding Guilt-Trip a shout out, all the following cakes can be found here}




our cake is a 5 tiered delight - tres leches cake for all 5 tiers with the addition of fresh strawberries in 3 of the tiers. light cinnamon buttercream will ice the tiers in a linear textured pattern. our cake will look nearly identical to the one below except we will have several fresh, bright raspberry peonies resting on it instead of sugar flowers.


mmmm-mmmm-mmmm.

4 comments:

  1. ummmmmm i want to come to your wedding just so i can have some of the cake!! we also did non traditional...red velvet with cream cheese frosting in between each layer, covered with a dark chocolate butter cream...it was SO good!!!!

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  2. your cake sounds delish. The touch of fresh flowers is pretty, yet classic.

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  3. Out of all the cakes you posted, yours is definitely my favorite. It's going to look really beautiful.

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  4. I am totally drooling right now!!! Your cake sounds so amazing. So excited you're on the 3 month countdown, where has this time gone!? Happy 2009 girl!
    xoxo,
    Lulu

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