We believe that the wedding cake is truly a reflection of the couple's style. It allows you to express your individuality.
You can tie it in with the rest of your decor/theme or let it stand out, as long as it reflects who y'all are.
Long gone are the days of the traditional wedding cake. While we appreciate a delicious, traditional "wedding cake flavor" (almond), we love when the wedding couple experiments with cake flavors and fillings.
Imagine being the guest at your wedding. From the moment they entered the reception space, they've been eyeing your beautiful wedding cake. They've been wondering what the flavor is. They're anticipating it! Depending on the order of the night's events, your guests will either be eating cake mid-way or towards the end of the event. Speak with your wedding planner/coordinator for a detailed wedding timeline to be sure.
Fast-forward to the cake cutting of the bride & groom. Guests are peering from their chairs, trying to get a glimpse of the cake, oh and of the bride & groom cutting their first piece. But what they're really wanting to know is when the rest of the cake will be cut so they can enjoy a slice or two!!
The time has come! It's time to start cutting the cake for guests to enjoy and of course, whomever is cutting the cake, will hear this question throughout the course of the night, " What flavor is it?".
You can always get your bakery to write the flavor on an index card, that way it'll be easier to tell your guests.
18 Beautifully Unique Wedding Cakes
For Wedding Cake Wednesday, we've scoured the internet to bring you these beautifully, unique cakes! Enjoy and get inspired!
- 1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
- drizzled olive oil (we used extra virgin olive oil)
- salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste (or Tony's)
- 2 cups of fresh (not frozen) cranberries
- 3 TBSP of honey
- 1/2 cup of crumbled feta
- ground cinnamon to your preference
- dried parsley to garnish
- candied pecans (you can use your favorite recipe or pre-packaged ones)
Original recipe was derived from Jenn Laughlin via Peas & Crayons. We have added more to the recipe to add our own flavor and twists.
Making a quick appetizer never got easier than now! Crab Rangoon has always been one of my personal favorites, but never had the time to make it, until now!
What you'll need:
- Cajun Crab Dip from your local market. (I got mine from Oak Point Market in Watson, LA)
- 1 Pack of Wonton wrappers
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Scoop one teaspoon of crab dip in center of wonton.
Brush water lightly around edges.
Bring corners together over center and press lightly to seal.
Make as many as you wish, place on baking sheet, then lightly spray non-stick cooking spray over stuffed wontons.
Bake for 8-10 minutes....that's it!
Let cool before enjoying!
Written by: Colleen "Kali" Soulier | The Plantation Florist, LLC
Photo Credit: Chantilly Photography
Whenever I publish a picture of a bouquet or arrangement I’ve done it will naturally be made of fresh, gorgeous flowers.
Sometimes I get some in that are so perfect I have to have them photographed just to preserve the perfection!
With “Pinterest” and so many online resources available most brides are able to give their florist a picture of what they want their wedding flowers to look like. That does make our job so much easier, and it is greatly appreciated. Keep in mind, however, that flowers are a crop, so they are not always as perfect as the ones you see in the pictures. They are pulled from the ground by a farmer that grows and harvests cut flowers just like any other farmer harvests his food crops.
In October many of us go out hunting for pumpkins to carve and use as decorations. If you are like me, you pick through at least a couple of dozen to find just the right one. That doesn’t mean that the others aren’t gorgeous – they just are not perfect like the one you choose. Just like pumpkins, when I receive flowers, some are just more beautiful than others. I ALWAYS pick out the most perfect ones for the bride’s bouquet. When I stress the most is when the bunch of a particular kind that I need are all not as perfect as I would like. Perhaps they are smaller than normal, perhaps the color is not as vivid as others I’ve seen, perhaps they don’t look as fresh as I would like them to. These things happen and might not be obvious to others, but with a florist’s eye, I see the imperfections and stress over them. Then there are times with the imperfections are very obvious - then I’m really stressing!!!!
Flowers are a crop, gifts from God, and just like humans, some are just more beautiful than others. That means those peonies in your bouquet might not be as big as the ones in the picture, or your roses might be a little bit darker pink than the ones in the picture. These are realities that are out of your control and ours, but if you have the right florist, she/he will do everything possible to make sure your flowers are as fresh and as perfect as possible. Make sure your florist cares enough to stress. Make sure your florist wants perfection and demands it from herself/himself, her/his staff, and the wholesalers where she/he buys flowers. Picking the right florist is one thing you can control and can make a tremendous difference on your wedding day.