We have all seen the beautiful and classic white wedding cake elegantly adorned in a simple design and topped with a beautiful spread of flowers. That is what most brides envision for their wedding cake, myself included. But, not all brides. Maybe you don't want the classic white on white cake? Maybe you want something completely off the wall and characteristic of you. Maybe you are fun and crazy and unpredictable and want to portray that in your cake? Or maybe you have a non traditional wedding theme and you want the cake to show that as well. Not a problem. Choosing a custom cake baker means just that...every cake is created specifically for ever bride. This is true if she wants a very traditional wedding cake or not.
Meet Erin. One of Austin's newest newlyweds. She, her now husband, and her mother met with me a few months back. Their spunky personalities showed me this would be no ordinary cake. And it wasn't. Erin had a love of octopus'. Her wedding dress even complimented the theme well. Her venue was Casa Rio de Colores, and House of Color it is. Every color under the sun was captured in the beauty of the old structure, the sidewalk bricks, the tables, the decor. Her octopus cake was not out of taste in this colorful and unique wedding celebration! Don't let color or a little something out of the ordinary scare you away from your dream cake if that is what you desire for your wedding day!
Wadi Shaheen is a sweet 8 year old boy who resides here in Round Rock. When he turned 5 years old he was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomysarcoma Stage 4 cancer. It all started with a tumor on his left calf. It metastasized to his bone marrow, left femur and other parts in his body. Wadi went under two and a half years of traditional cancer treatment which included: tumor surgery, lots of chemo and radiation.
After the long battle lasted he was only cancer free for one year .Unfortunately on his last check up in June a mass was found in between his right lung and ribs. Due to the nature of this aggressive type of cancer traditional treatment does not provide to much hope. Only to prolong his life for another year. Doctors estimated Wadi only has 6 months left to live if his cancer is untreated.
Wadi's parents refused to believe that there is no hope therefore, they have been searching and praying for other alternative treatments, one that is less harmful but more successful. Wadi has been accepted to be treated in Dr Herzog's Fachklinic in Germany. A recognized and professional cancer clinic.
The cost of the treatment is estimated to be $40,000. Wadi is in need of starting his treatment soon. The more it waits, the bigger the tumors gets and the faster the disease spreads. Making it even harder to treat.
Between now and September 30, 2013 all brides who book a wedding cake, the full deposit will be donated towards Wadi's treatment. Additionally, if anyone else would like to donate please feel free to do so. You may either send a check to Kayla Knight Cakes (please put Wadi in the subject line) or pay via pay pal, which can be located at the bottom of the About Us/FAQ page(again, please notate Wadi).
Every guest loves to indulge in a sweet cake to end their dining experience at a wedding. But, they don't always want the choice of choosing between a brides cake and a grooms cake. What about a non traditional approach to the traditional groom's cake? Or, no groom's cake at all? What about an Ice Cream Sundae Bar?
Guests can choose between a sweet and savory cake or light and fluffy ice cream...or both if they so choose (which honestly, I probably would).
A more formal wedding could have ice cream in martini glasses with an elegant assortment of toppings for their guests to choose from. A Saturday afternoon wedding can display the traditional sundae glass filled with ice cream and all the toppings of their choice.
What a great way to add that extra touch to your wedding that guests will love and remember for years to come!
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Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.