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Gold makes a beautiful accent to just about anything, but cake? Even better! Take a look at some of these beautiful ways to incorporate gold into your wedding cake and desserts to make them look almost too good to eat (but don’t worry, they’ll still taste great too). Enjoy!

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Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo via Wedding Chicks

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Weddings by Scott and Dana via Ruffled Blog

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Graeme Sharkey via A Blissful Nest

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Flutter Glass Photography via 100 Layer Cake

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Connie Lyu via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Brosnan Photographic via Grey Likes Weddings

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Judy Pak Photography via The Knot Blog

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Jen Huang Photography via Lael Cakes

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Ruffled Blog

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Ruth Eileen Photography via Style Me Pretty

 

February is here, and February is also known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day is this week, and we’ve got lots of pink and red and love inspired ideas to share with you! Of course weddings and engagements are already inspired by love, but Valentine’s Day has a way of making love seem extra special and stand out just a little bit more. Here are a few of my favorite red, pink and heart inspired trends to consider for your engagement sessions, bridal showers and wedding days. Enjoy!

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Elizabeth in Love via Style Me Pretty

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Mia Dee Photograph via Confetti Daydreams

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Katelyn James Photography via Ruffled Blog

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Zac Wolf Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Dasha Caffrey via Wedding Chicks

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Gabriel Ryan via Green Wedding Shoes

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Betwixt Studio via Style Unveiled

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White Loft Studio via Ruffled Blog

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Francesco Brunello Studio Fotografando via Wedding Chicks

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Modern Moments Designs via Hostess with the Mostess

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Christa Kimble Photography via Wedding Chicks

Brides and wedding planners always seem to be looking for fun and new alternatives to the traditional wedding cake. We’ve seen cupcakes, cake pops, pies, desserts, and even cake served in ice cream cones. One new dessert trend that can be showcased on your wedding day is serving your dessert in a jar. Especially if you are having a rustic, vintage or outdoor wedding, these mason jar served desserts are sure to please you and your guests. Feel free to send an invitation my way as well.

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 Cheesecake in a jar via “It’s written on the walls”

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Lemon Meringue Pie
in a jar via “It’s written on the walls”

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Pumpkin Pie in a jar via “It’s written on the walls”

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S’mores in a jar via Spoonful

foodinjarmonkey Monkey Bread in a jar via “It’s written on the walls”

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Dreamsicle Cupcake in a jar via Spoonful

foodinjarlayered Maple Oat n’ Apple Dessert in a jar via Healthful Pursuit

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pudding in a jar va Bakella

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Irish Whisky Cake in a jar via Lemon Sugar


What do you think about this ‘in a jar’ dessert trend? Would you consider this for your wedding day?

Coming up with unique, fun, and personalized details to add to your wedding is something every bride should embrace. From your dress, to your accessories, from you transportation to your venue, there are endless ways to make your day as special and unique as you – including the cake! We’ve seen candy bars and cupcakes, now here are 4 more alternatives to consider for your big day.

1) Cinnamon Roll Cake
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photo via Cake Central

2) “Fruit” Cake

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Photo via Chic Vintage Brides

3) Doughnut Cake

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Photo via Glitter Weddings

4) “Cheese” Cake

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Photo via It’s Your Big Day


These cakes are definitely on the less traditional side – do you plan on having a wedding cake alternative served for your reception?

Over the past year or so, I’ve seen these adorable push cakes popping up everywhere. Created by Meringue Bake Shop, these individual cakes are basically a cupcake packaged in clear plastic tubes in which the bottom pushes up, like the sherbet push-pops I remember having as a kid. Many bake shops are now offering these as options, so be sure to ask if your baker makes these if they interest you for a wedding cake or dessert bar option. You can customize with cake/frosting flavor and color combinations, as well as with monogrammed stickers or any other design.

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SweetTreets Bakery 

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Keep in mind, if these feel too informal for your actual wedding, they would be great for showers or other pre-wedding parties!

Yes cake. Oh, boy I can barely contain myself here.


Photo courtesy of SjMacky Photography

Now, whether this cake actually takes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is beyond me, but a girl can dream, right?

It’s not what you think. Instead, it’s a creative way to display your cupcakes without having to place them on tiers.


Photo courtesy of M David Media via Marry You Me

I’m not fond of the traditional wedding cake – mostly because I really want the cake to pop with color and make a statement. Cake Coquette designed this chic cake, with an ombre look to it. I love the subtlety of the design, but how Gabrielle incorporates color. It’s the perfect touch.




Images courtesy of Janae Shields via Cake Coquette

Excuse me while the cartoon nerd in me comes out.  But, I love when a bride and groom do something completely different for a wedding cake. We all love a classic 4-tiered white cake with a traditional topper, but sometimes different is good. Who am I kidding. Different is good, a lot (but traditional is good, too).

Alliance Bakery out of Chicago did a fantastic job creating this Futurama inspired cake that was photographed by Jeremy Lawson. Love love love the little Fry and Leela characters. Seriously adorable.


Images courtesy of Jeremy Lawson Photography

The second I saw this beauty on Dog ‘n Bird‘s site, I had to share. I mean, I don’t know about you, but I loved button candy as a kid. Yeah, sometimes the paper got stuck to the candy, but who cared? It was fun.  At least with this cake, you wouldn’t have to deal with the paper!


Image courtesy of Dog n’ Bird via postcards and pretties