Picked My Cake & Ate It Too

When it comes to weddings, one of the few wedding standards that has stood the test of time is of course wedding cake! Although wedding cakes have evolved over the years, what has always excited brides when choosing a wedding cake is personalizing it and showcasing it for their guests. Lisa West reflects on her August 15, 2014 Log Cabin wedding, “I knew we didn’t want a traditional white frosted wedding cake, so I began looking at wedding cakes on Pinterest. I wanted our wedding cake to make a statement. Our cake must haves included: lace details, Tiffany blue, and a bow on the cake – one of two requests my husband asked for throughout the entire wedding planning process. Strange request; but we went with it.”

“Pulling ideas from various cakes I found on Pinterest, I had created a vision in my head of how I wanted the cake to look. However, I wasn’t so sure that the vision in my head would translate to the actual wedding cake. The inspiration photos were all marked up with white out, notes, and arrows. I was crossing my fingers the baker would be able to understand all of it.” And understand it, he did. West says, “When I arrived to the Log Cabin my first stop was our reception room, I was dying to see the cake! When I walked into the room my jaw hit the floor. The cake was GORGEOUS. It looked better than I had envisioned it. It must have taken hours to do the lace detailing. I was blown away.

Lisa and Cody’s cake, included in their Log Cabin wedding package, was a stunning Tiffany blue five-tiered cake with alternating layers of their signature strawberry champagne cake and decadent chocolate with white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. It was truly a cake to be remembered.   Complimented by Tiffany Blue uplighting and a gobo by Rob Alberti, this amazing cake was displayed on the dance floor and was the central focal point in the room tying together all of the other carefully selected Tiffany blue accents – right down to the adorable Tiffany blue “To Have and To Hold and To Keep Your Beer Cold ” koozies that served as the wedding favor.

Current trends for wedding cakes include naked cakes, cup cakes and metallic or ombre frosting but there is no limit to what a bride can dream up! While some couples forego the age old tradition of saving the top tier, West says, “We saved the top layer and plan to cut into it on our first year anniversary, we hope it still tastes as delicious as on our wedding day!”