Always have real flowers on a wedding cake. Except this one.

There are few occasion when a floral designer is OK with no real flowers on a cake. This is one of them (YUM!) I’m a sucker for the Wedgewood wedding cake thing – don’t try it with Limoges though – starts to look like an overdone Easter Egg. And this couple was sure to have loads of flowers everywhere else- I’d extrapolate from the decor- monochromatic- shades of white, lots of peonies. Let the cake, and the couple, be the stars of the show.

Courtesy of Brides Magazine.

Blogs We Love: CakeWrecks.com

Great blogs we love

Cakewrecks.com is not just funny – it’s genius.  Jen Yates has been sharing her excellent eye for professionally made cakes gone wrong since 2008.  As she puts it a cake deemed a wreck is “ unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate – you name it.” She curates themed galleries of cake disasters – we’re partial to these flowers of doom– , and boy are they funny.  Wise editors approached her for a book, also very funny.  The wedding ones make me shake my head – and hope those brides didn’t have total meltdowns.  On Sundays they show GORGEOUS cakes to cleanse the palate.  Enjoy!

I want a "Coke" cake - with "Coca-Cola" in the middle with a bottle above it and can below.

I want a “Coke cake – with “Coca-Cola in the middle with a bottle above it and can below.

We get by with a little help from our friends

A friend of ours in Connecticut- Megan Palmer at Palmer’s Bakery in Darien– is up for a bunch of “Best Of” awards – and we know all of them are well deserved.  Read on to find out how we know.  But also head on over and vote if  you’re inspired.

from a previous post

“As a vendor, there’s always that bride who comes in for a meeting and you instantly feel connected. You’re sure she’ll call within days to put in a deposit, but no word comes. You may think she’s forgotten you and your business entirely, but with the right level of customer engagement, you are 100% wrong.

When my husband and I started planning our wedding, it was going to be in Connecticut.  We traveled East, to meet with vendors there, accompanied by my indefatigable and saintly Mother.

The appointment we still talk about was at Palmer’s Bakery (inside Palmer’s Market) in Darien, CT, where we met with charming Executive Pastry Chef Megan Palmer Dean. And when I say, “met with” I really ought to say “fell in love with.” The cakes were heavenly, but more importantly, she was kind and patient and funny.  When it became clear that our celebration would have to be in California (we ended up in Palm Springs – lucky us!), I wrote Megan to tell her that, although we wished she could make our cake, it was not meant to be.  Since then we have not forgotten her, and are still on the Palmer’s mailing list.”

My Little Flower Shop. A boutique florist in Palm Springs.

We can be your little flower shop too!

 

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