Real Austin Wedding: Heather and Josh
Being a baker means that all my work for a wedding is done prior to the big day. While I get to see the cake all set up and decorated I rarely see the big picture showing a brides entire wedding as I leave after set up. But sometimes, a photographer is generous enough to send me photos or blogs allowing me a glimpse into a bride's wedding - the complete picture!
Thanks to Rebel with a Camera I was able to see Heather and Josh's wedding brought to life.
Heather and Josh were married on a warm sunny day in July at the Texas Federation of Women's Club. Their energetic personalities coupled with their love of all things UT made their choice of color scheme quite simple...orange! Adding a pop of blue to soften the bright color and they have created a gorgeous color palette for their wedding celebration! Heather chose a grand 4 tier wedding cake with a simple design. The swiss dot decoration is a timeless choice. Incorporating her blue into her cake, we wrapped each tier in a thin ribbon border. Fancy Florals provided the bright orange roses to decorate the cake. The cake topper was a handmade gift given to Heather at her bridal shower!
Josh is an avid runner! In addition to his love for Heather, he has a love for running the Austin trails. In fact, he loves running so much that he wanted to make it part of his wedding day....a tasty part! We sat together with a pen and paper and created his vision! Then, we put in on a cake! A cookie crumb running trail with a boys running shoe (new, of course!) made the perfect running scene. The Austin skyline on the side of the cake showcased the city trails where Josh spends so much time.
Thank you, Josh and Heather, for allowing me to work with you on your wedding day!
And thank you, Rebel with a Camera, for allowing me a sneak peak into their ceremony and reception to see the big picture come to life. To see Josh and Heather's wedding day visit Rebel with a Camera's Blog Post.
Groom's Cake Alternatives
I often hear couples say that they would still like a dessert specific for the grooms cake, but the groom doesn't like cake. Or maybe they don't want a lot of cake. Or perhaps they want other dessert options for their guests. A special dessert treat for the groom doesn't have to be a traditional cake. You can still customize his favorite dessert just for him!
Jeremy loves his band, almost as much as he loves chocolate chip cookies! So, why not pair the two for his wedding dessert! Instead of a traditional grooms cake, he chose two chocolate chip cookie cakes. One on cake we recreated his bass guitar from a photo he sent and on the other, his band's logo. Now he has the best of both worlds!
Maybe you don't want a cookie cake, why not do a cookie assortment? Or maybe a few of your favorites pies? Brownie or lemon bars might be a nice touch too. And cheesecakes always go over well!
Even though we are in the South where groom's cake are part of the wedding tradition, don't feel required to stick to the customary chocolate cake. Branch out if you want. There are tons of other dessert options that your guests will love and enjoy in addition to your beautiful and tasty brides cake!
A Contemporary Wedding
I had the honor of creating Annette and Randy's cake for their contemporary style wedding. Their venue was wall to wall windows that overlooked beautiful Lake Travis. Their sunset reception overlooked the sparkling waters creating a romantic backdrop for their celebration!
So, what are some ideas that Annette and other brides do to create a contemporary style? Here are a few:
1. Bold Colors - Annette chose the contrasting colors (dark chocolate and white). Golds and metallic are also popular.
2. Symmetry - Symmetrical designs are another good way to create a contemporary wedding. Annette's hexagon tier is a great example along with her linear sugar flower cascade.
3. Sparkle - Annette chose to only add a subtle amount of bling with her cake topper, the rhinestone shine creates an upscale contemporary look to any wedding.
Need some other ideas on contemporary wedding cakes? Check out these designs below:
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.