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Topping the Cake   Leave a comment

My biggest issue in life and more specifically in wedding planning is I am indecisive. I will make a decision, but I still will keep looking at other options and wonder if it’s a better choice. A perfect example of this is the cake. Even though we have found several designs we (Mama Austen, Mr. Darcy, and I) all love, but I still find myself obsessing over cake designs. Today, I am being indecisive over the cake topper. My first moment of indecision is whether or not we should have a cake topper or not. My second bit of indecision is regarding what design of cake topper. So here are my options.

Option 1: Mudcards on Etsy

I love these cake toppers. They are so cute and totally customized. There are so many options, we could have books (book theme), Vegas, or me with a laptop and Mr. Darcy with a fishing pole. My favorite part about these pieces is that she customizes them to look like you and your fiance from the hair and eye color to the dress. This is such a personalized option.

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I love all the different options and think these cake toppers would be a true reflection of Mr. Darcy and I. My only drawback is that I am not sure this cake topper will fit on our elegant cake. Do I change the design of the cake to get a cake topper I love?

Option 2: Lenox Disney’s Mickey and Friends “Minnie’s Dream Wedding” Figurine

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I love this option, because Disneyland plays a big role in Mr. Darcy and I’s relationship. It is the first place Mr. Darcy and I said I love you. We are both Disney freaks, also. This one also would fit the elegant look of our cake design.

Option 3- A Sparkly Monogram

I totally love this option. It’s sparkly and Mr. Darcy can testify to the fact, that I love sparkle. This cake topper is totally my taste and not Mr. Darcy’s.

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What’s a girl to do?

Were you indecisive about wedding decisions? How did you finally make a choice?

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Posted July 17, 2011 by kcoleybear in Wedding Cake

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Camp Fire Gooey Goodness   Leave a comment

So remember a while back, I told you about some Groupons I picked up for Gimme Some Sugar. Well I finally figured out what to do with our groupon, I am going to get s’mores. One of my favorite wedding ideas I had to give up for our Vegas wedding, was a s’mores station. I mean look how awesome this is.

S'mores Inspiration Board

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A s’mores station wasn’t going to exactly work in our reception venue, so when I saw Gimme Some Sugar offers s’mores brownies I was so excited. Look at this description:

Sʼmores Brownies
Our take on a campfire classic! Rich cake like dark brownie is placed atop a freshly baked
honey graham cookie, topped with a toasted marshmallow meringue.

Mmmmm….mmmmm…good. Each guest will be getting one of these babies with their cake. Ooohhh…I am so excited we get to have s’mores. And of course we will be serving the confetti cake pops for the kids.

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We will have a dozen of these babies in blue with jimmies (rainbow sprinkles).

Were you able to incorporate an unexpected detail into your reception? Did you serve anything with your cake?

Cool, Blue Cake   Leave a comment

If you can’t tell I have been a bit obsessive about cakes, lately. Our cake design consultation is coming up later this month and me being the control freak I am, needs to have everything in order before the appointment. I found a beautiful cake that everyone LOVES! I mean LOVE even more than the original design choice of Nicole and guess what? It’s nothing I have shown you before. Are you ready for it?

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Everyone L-O-V-E-S this cake, even Mama Austen, who was beginning to complain about my obsession with cakes. Isn’t it gorgeous? Now I love the metallic scroll work, but I still want to incorporate the blue. My idea is to see if the our baker can do the scroll work in our aqua, but with metallic gold added to the color to give a bit of metallic sheen. What do you think?

Did you become obsessive about certain details of the wedding? Perusing galleries of photos to find the perfect fit/design/idea?

Posted July 12, 2011 by kcoleybear in Wedding Cake

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Red, Hot Cake Pt. 3   Leave a comment

I have been really struggling with this cake thing for a while. Although a cake is not the hugest priority for me (other than it tasting yummy) I want the design to aesthetically fit our modern, vintage design. After discussing the coloring issue with Mama Austen, she came up with a brilliant idea. (Cake discussions with Mr. Darcy were frustrating, because his responses consisted of “That’s nice.” “Whatever you want, babe.”) We will be having a cool, blue cake instead of a red, hot cake. The reasoning, red is such a dominant color in our jewel toned reception room, so instead of playing up the red we are going to play up the blue. It will take the aqua/turquoise from a spectator accent color to full ,fledged player by putting it on a centerpiece, like the cake. Now I just have to tackle the design. I have it narrowed down to two designs. Our original pick, except in aqua/turquoise blue.

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Our second choice is Frances, except in our aqua color.

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The common theme here, obviously is the scroll work and the pearls. I love both designs, but feel the second fits our modern, vintage feel design better, but I love the look of the square tiers in the Nicole design. I think a square cake is more modern than round. So now we have the color we just need a design choice.

Which design do you like better? Did you have a hard time deciding on a cake design?

Posted July 10, 2011 by kcoleybear in Wedding Cake

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Breaking Down the Details- Tracking Down Some Notre Dame Gear   3 comments

As you know Mr. Darcy and I will be making our grand entrance to our reception to the Notre Dame Fight Song. Mrs. Sewing made the suggestion that she would get pom-poms and get guests cheering for us before our grand entrance. Mrs. Sewing may have been saying this in jest, but I have taken the idea and run with it. I know Mrs. Sewing will do an awesome job of getting the crowd guests all riled up for our big entrance, because Mrs. Sewing has studied such tatics (she bases her basketball picks for March Madness on which team has the best cheerleaders). Obviously we needed some pom-poms for this adventure and I have hunted down the perfect pair of Navy and Gold ones for the occasion.

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I also needed to track down a Notre Dame garter for my something blue. A quick search of EBay revealed several options. I decided on this set.

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Are final Notre Dame detail a Notre Dame groom’s cake.

Notre Dame Football Cake by Cake Lava

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Are you incorporating your interests into the wedding details? How about a favorite sports team?

Red, Hot Cake Part 2   Leave a comment

So remember my wedding nightmare about the red cake, well we may have found a solution for the red cake. When I showed Mr. Darcy my two favorite red wedding cakes, he was totally digging the first one. Mama Austen, on the other hand, was not so thrilled with the idea. So after talking with Mr. Darcy for some time we thought what if we just took the design on our original cake and make it red? Ingenious, right? So that’s the new plan.

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Instead of the round Nicole cake we will have a square cake with red ribbon and red swirls and fondant pearls with pretty iridescent paint, instead of piped on ones.

How did you pick out your wedding cake design? How many rounds of revisions did it undergo?

Posted July 3, 2011 by kcoleybear in Wedding Cake

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Red, Hot Cake   3 comments

I will be heading to Vegas at the end of July and while there my only wedding related activity (so far) is to have a design meeting with the cake baker. Lately I have been haunted wedding nightmares including some about the cake. The worst is the cake falling over, when we go to cut it, and my dressing ends up being a hot mess of cake, frosting, and filling. The funny thing is that in the dreams the cake is red. Now the cake design that Papa Austen picked is not red. In fact it’s a beautiful square, white cake with gold piping and ribbon. Remember this cake (I have decided I like square better than the round):

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I love the cake Papa Austen chose with a few changes, it will be square and the pearls will be fondant and painted with pearlized paint, but I am also thinking about this red cake thing. I associate a red cake with the unexpectedness of a red wedding dress, I think it’s daring and sexy. Part of me loves the idea of throwing this thoroughly nontraditional design into such a traditional element of a wedding. My two favorite red wedding cakes are

Red Wedding Cake with Light Blue Sugar Flowers

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I love the simplicity and classic look of this cake with the classic smooth fondant tiered cake and cascading sugar flowers.

Red Fondant Cake with Monogram

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I love the monogram on this cake.

So what do you think of the red cake? I am not completely sold on the idea of a red cake. I feel we are already having a somewhat non-traditional wedding and I don’t know if I want to take our traditional cake and make it so not. I love the gorgeous, bright red fondant, but am unsure it will be a favorite of Mama and Papa Austen and Mr. Darcy. At the end of the day the choice is basically mine, though. I guess I will need to decide before Mama Austen and I’s appointment.

Are my dreams leading me in the right direction? Or should I stick with my more traditional cake?

 

Posted June 30, 2011 by kcoleybear in Wedding Cake

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