Those who know me understand that I’m obsessed with certain foods, like french fries.  The general category of “dessert” runs a very close second to those delicious fried potatoes, and I’m especially enamored with cakes.  I’ve been known to eat them for breakfast.  And lunch.  And dinner.

Because cakes are so imporant in my life, I wanted to share some great and not so great wedding cake creations that I’ve come across.  First, the most delicious (and nutritious?) cakes I’ve ever tasted have come from a local bakery, the Alexandria Pastry Shop.  A sample of their work:

Courtesy Alexandria Pastry Shop

Courtesy Alexandria Pastry Shop

Now, for the ugly.  The following images should remind you brides-to-be about the importance of clear communication with your baker.  Unless you tell them what you’re envisioning, sketch it on paper and agree on the image, your cake runs the risk of a) being a huge disappointment and b) appearing on awesome blog, like Cake Wrecks (following images courtesy of Cake Wrecks).

Yep, that's a fish tank in a cake.

Yep, that's a fish tank in a cake.

This cake is so wrong, on so many levels. (hee hee)

This cake is so wrong, on so many levels. (hee hee)

A cake-person, 5 feet tall

A cake-person, 5 feet tall

What it all comes down to is whether or not your cake tastes good, and whether or not you love it.  If you want a likeness of you created in flour, sugar and butter, only to be eaten by family and friends, by all means – proceed!

What kinds of cakes have you come across in your wedding attending and planning experience?  Share your stories!  Delicious, disgusting or plain ugly, we want to know.

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9 Responses to CAKE!

  1. Christine & Scott says:

    I don’t think I would ever want a cake to look like me. That’s pretty funny though. What made the Alexandria Pastry Shop’s cake nutritious?

  2. Anna G says:

    I think the Alexandria Pastry Shop subscribes to the Paula Deen school of nutrition – the more butter, sugar and other delicious real ingredients, the better!

  3. Mmm…wedding cake. My first wedding cake was a marble pound, very nice, very traditional. My second wedding cake had white chocolate curls all over, a spray of flowers at the top, and raspberry filling — the “Heaven” cake from a local bakery in Fairfax, VA. It was simple and delicious. If I ever marry again, it may be a cupcake wedding cake from Georgetown Cupcake in lemon and coconut.

    Or…maybe I’ll just order the cupcakes and skip the whole wedding thing this time :)

  4. Connie Chun says:

    Cupcakes are HUGE new trend in weddings in the past few years. I’ve seen them everywhere!

    The tables would have cupcakes, the wedding cake would be stacks of cupcakes, or along with cupcakes there will be a giant cupcake cake for the cutting ceremony. (It would be funny to have two people cut through a tiny cupcake with a knife haha)

    I wonder what the next new wave of wedding cake trends would be? Petit fours? or maybe have 6″ cakes on each table and guests can cut their own portion (for cake lovers like me, a larger slice and a thinner slice for those who watch their weight maybe)?

    I hope there will be more blogs about cakes and unique ones in particular!

  5. auschick says:

    I had a cupcake tree for mine! I’ll have to post up some pictures of it :-)

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  9. Norberto Roseberry says:

    Cake is a form of bread or bread-like food. In its modern forms, it is typically a sweet baked dessert. In its oldest forms, cakes were normally fried breads or cheesecakes, and normally had a disk shape. Determining whether a given food should be classified as bread, cake, or pastry can be difficult.`

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