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{Guest Blog Post} How to Concoct Ideas for Unique Wedding Cakes

Happy Tuesday!

I’m pleased to bring you a Guest Blog Post from Sofia Angeli, who is a PR & communications consultant for companies in various industries. She brings her writing skills and passion for travel, culture, arts and lifestyle, including wedding planning and engagement rings, to the online world.

Check out what she has to offer about choosing a unique wedding cake…..

The wedding cake is more than just a sweet treat for the guests. It’s a symbol of unity, fertility, and good fortune for the couple. And, in terms of event design, it can be that centerpiece to wow your guests.

But, how can you come up with a cake creation that can be a conversation piece on your big day? As a couple, you’ve got to reach an agreement on the look that you want. You might be overwhelmed at the countless extraordinary wedding cake designs you’ll find online and in actual bake shops. If you’re having trouble deciding on the design, below are some ideas that can make all the planning a lot easier.

1. Get amazing ideas online

If you’re looking for unique inspirations for your wedding cake design, browse the Internet for some great ideas. If you find just too many options, narrow it down by focusing on the theme of your wedding. Type in the Google Search box all the keywords describing your event, press the Enter key, and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Are you having a garden wedding? You can key in “unique garden themed wedding cakes” on the search engine bar for cake ideas that will give you the sweetest ending to your party. Browse through the creative concepts, pick some items that stand out in your view, and go from there.

Thanks to http://www.brides.com/ for this image.

Check out this one from Plan your Perfect Wedding:


2. Consider non-traditional colors, patterns, and shapes

A wedding cake usually appears extraordinary if the basic aspects of its design already veer away from tradition. If you really want to have a something really unique, it’s best to venture beyond safe hues or styles completely. Try novel shapes, patterns, and colors, but don’t forget to make it match your theme.

Thanks http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-wedding-ideas/ for this gorgeous idea!

If you’ve set your event like your back in the Roaring 20s, ask your baker to make you an Art Deco cake complete with geometric shapes and metallic finish. Or, if you’ve got deep red and snowy white for your color motif and a strictly formal occasion, a towering black-and-white concoction would be a fitting surprise.

Thanks to http://www.pinterest.com/pin/197876977350263868/ for that inspirational 1920’s cake!

Thanks to The Wedding House for that gorgeous inspiration!

3. Choose a unique wedding cake topper

Perhaps the easiest way to make your wedding cake different from other couples’ is to choose a personalized topper that’s not the bride-and-groom dolls that you’ve seen on your grandparents’ cake. Be more playful by choosing a topper that represents who you are as a couple.

Consider rainbow-colored lovebirds, kissing koalas, or your favorite animal pair done in an unexpected color. If you’re fans of some TV show, movie, or cartoon, maybe you’d want a fondant version of a famous couple from it.

Here are some ideas:

http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/150245716/owls-wedding-cake-toppers-bride-groom

Found these cuties on Etsy

http://www.geeksugar.com/Star-Trek-Wedding-Cake-Toppers-22845889

You can also simply place your initials, but have them studded with Swarovski crystals, and the cake design will surely be a stunner.

There are a lot of inspirational ideas that you can grab from magazines and the Internet when it comes to wedding cakes. Just make sure that you put in touches of you’re wedding theme or your personality, and it will surely be a cake you can call your own.

Thanks Sofia for a great guest post!

~Cheers!

TGIF–Signature Cocktail

Happy Friday!!
I’m still playing catch up with my blogging & trying to get back on my very own little “track” I had with it.  You might have heard that a movie called “The Great Gatsby” came out a few weeks ago?! I’m pretty excited to see it (and yep, the hubs agreed to go with me too!), so what better way than for me to showcase a drink from that era.

Whiskey Smash

Sounds all daring & mysterious, doesn’t it. What I found out during my research was that during Prohibition, they had to disguise alcoholic drinks in order to enjoy them.  So, this is why it “looks” like your every day kind of drink.

Now, it sure does look pretty and boy, does it back a punch too! I’m certainly not a whiskey kind of girl by any stretch, but it was quite refreshing and even had a little kick to it. It had a spicy & zesty taste to it, but, surprisingly, it was very smooth going down.

Here’s how to make it if you are a whiskey kind of gal or guy….

Ingredients:
  • 2 pieces lemons
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz water
Directions:
  • Muddle the lemon, mint, water and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass
  • Add bourbon, shake and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice
  • Garnish with a sprig of mine and serve

Having a “The Great Gatsby” party? Call or email us to help with you’re planning needs!

~Cheers!

TGIF Signature Cocktail

Happy Friday!!

I wanted to do something completely different, for me!  I decided to go “Vintage” and the first era that popped into my head was the 1920’s, also known as, “The Roaring 20’s”. It was the age of dramatic social and political change, as well as, for speakeasies, Prohibition and great music. So, when I researched cocktails that were popular back then this is what I found.

“Red Death” Cocktail 

During Prohibition they would disguise alcohol in any way they could since it was illegal to manufacture or sell it. The drinks certainly didn’t “look” like cocktails, but boy, do they really pack a punch! Now, looking at this pretty drink you’d never know what was in it!

Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Amaretto
  • 3/4 oz. Triple Sec
  • 3/4 oz. Southern Comfort
  • 3/4 oz. Sloe Gin
  • Splash of Orange Juice
  • Dash of Lime Juice
Directions:
  • Shake with ice
  • Pour into a tall glass
Oh yes, taking that first sip, you’d really think the name is going to ring true, but quite honestly, it doesn’t. It was sweet & tangy, but definitely a “sipping” kind of drink. Yes, it was strong, but the alcohol wasn’t overpowering that it couldn’t be enjoyed. 

Thanks to my own personal bartender, Kerry at Centro in Lowell for making me this yummy cocktail!

Having a 1920’s themed wedding, let’s meet over this drink to discuss it!

~Cheers!