Posts Labeled ‘cake’

Oreo Heaven

My husband loves Oreo cookies. Not the middle, mind you, just the the cookies outside. Either way, they are still one of his favorites. I think I’ll need to make this Oreo tower for him for a future celebration (birthday, promotion…). Isn’t it amazing?! It would also be fun at an older children’s party (I’d be afraid younger kids would topple it in T minus 2 seconds!). If anyone tries this, let me know how many Oreos you end up using. (I am imagining a shopping cart overflowing with packages of them!)

Oreo cookie cake via A Wedding Cake Blog

DIY Layer Cakes

from Food & Wine magazine Feb 2012

I was just talking with some friends the other day who shared that the new dessert buzz is all about layer cakes. Upon opening my February 2012 issue of Food & Wine, I’d have to agree. The magazine has an informative spread on DIY layer cakes, offering recipes for cakes, fillings, and frostings. Use your creativity and create a layer cake that is totally unique by mixing and matching the flavors.

I highly recommend picking up the issue but here are a just few of the recipes you can access online.

Filling: Dark Chocolate Mousse Filling, White Chocolate Mousse Filling

Frosting: Rich Chocolate Buttercream, Hazelnut Buttercream

Cake: Brown Butter Layer Cake, Double Chocolate Layer Cake

 

 

Adorable Cake Toppers

I am not generally fond of cake toppers — especially those  plastic bride and groom standing stiffly together. They’re just not my thing. But these, however, are absolutely adorable. Lil’ Cake Toppers makes custom wooden cake toppers that are mini works of art and would be beautiful on top of any wedding cake. Frankly, I think they’d be adorable just on their own! Either way, they’d make a perfect gift for an engaged couple.

Lil' Cake Toppers custom topper

Lil' Cake Toppers custom topper

The Rainbow Confection

Everywhere I look I am seeing rainbows. Rainbow cakes, that is. Here are a few that caught my eye, plus more that still have that colorful layered look but in softer, subtler colors.

rainbow cake by Bumpsmitten

rainbow doodle cake by Sweetapolita

rainbow doodle cake by Sweetapolita

pink pastel layer cake from Martha Stewart

Call Me Cupcake pink rainbow cake

pastel layer cake from Martha Stewart

inside out neapolitan cake by Sweetapolita

 

 

 

Phillips Collection 90th Birthday Cakes

My friends Jill and Katarina and I went to the Phillips Collection in DC this weekend to celebrate the gallery’s 90th birthday. The gallery commissioned birthday cakes from eight area pastry chefs to help celebrate the occasion. It’s fascinating to see how each chef interpreted the commission and chose to design the cakes. Check out the “edible artwork” below.

Rebekka Baltzell (Restaurant Eve)

Kevin Boxx (Domaso)

Peter Brett (Blue Duck Tavern)

Warren Brown (Cake Love)

Chris Kujala (Ris)

Travis Olson (1789)

Melanie Parker (701)

Tom Wellings (Equinox)

Hotel Monaco Wedding

Caren and Ed are two of the loveliest people I’ve had the privilege to get to know through Rex & Regina Events. One need only to have seen the joy, respect, and love their friends exhibited toward them at their wedding celebration to get a small glimpse of how special they are. Caren’s girlfriends went so far as to sing a special musical number in Caren’s honor and Ed’s siblings and parents each gave a very special toast/roast to celebrate him and his new wife.

Caren & Ed’s wedding was not only fun and joyous, but reflective of their personalities and passions, as well. They are the proud parents of two adorable cats, Bago and Goon, who, while not present at the wedding, were amply honored. They are also passionate about cars and their Alfa Romeo Spider provided a sporty backdrop for some of their photos.

The wedding was captured beautifully by Anne & Bill Holland of Holland Photo Arts and came to life courtesy of some amazing vendors, named below.

Congratulations, Caren & Ed!

Caren & Ed

aisle runner flanked by hurricane candles nestled in wheatgrass

vine-wrapped chuppah with white floral accents

the ceremony under the chuppah

wheatgrass and tulip floral centerpiece as guests entered

escort cards were later nestled in the wheatgrass arrangement

special roasted coffee beans with Bago & Goon's photos were set in the wheatgrass at the end of the evening for guests to take home

the centerpieces reflected the wedding's light green and cream color palette

children's meals were marked in a whimsical way on the escort card

the cupcake tower was topped with a custom small cake for the bride & groom to cut

a kiss during the cutting of the cake

a stunning bridal bouquet

the mothers carried small, hand-tied posies

a surprise musical number performed by the bride's friends

enjoying the toasts and roasts

The beautiful bride

descending the marble staircase at Hotel Monaco

The Alfa Romeo

A sweet ride

Bago and Goon send their best wishes

Photography: Holland Photo Arts
Floral: Petal’s Edge
Baker: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Music: Ray, with Chris Laich Music Services
Venue: Hotel Monaco, Washington, DC
Makeup & Hair: Victoria Stiles