Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Planning a Wedding

Weddings are just around the corner for many lovely brides and lots of planning goes into making that day unique and special. To help out the bride, I've gathered some ideas and posted them here.


Isn't this one unique? It's full of sweet peas and orchids. Lovely!

It's hard to believe that the beautiful lattice work is actually edible on this Lemon Cake.

I'm crazy about cupcakes and so are my grandkids!
Why not make a cupcake tower like this for your wedding?

This has to be the loveliest three-tiered, fondant covered cake. Don't you love that monogram for the cake topper? Check it out here.

Don't tell me this isn't super cool! It's a French Orange Pound Cake.
Yum! The initials are made of air-dried meringue.

Flaming baked Alaskans - great idea for wedding cakes.

Fauchon's monogrammed pink pastry boxes, or boites roses, are interpreted in tinted white chocolate; the cake itself is vanilla sponge with strawberry syrup and mousse. Almond macaroons in raspberry, chocolate, pistachio, and passion fruit are piled on and around the tiers.


The Charlotte - is my favorite. If you look into the window of any Parisian patisserie and you'll see romance, all done up in butter, eggs, sugar, and flour. It's been said that the French tradition of pastry is as august and ardent as the tradition of amour. It is little wonder, then, that these creations make such stunning gateaux de mariage, or wedding cakes.

And here are some links for table top ideas, bride and groom seating ideas, gift ideas for your bridesmaids and a reception seating idea.



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4 comments:

Sfaulk said...

Lylah, one tip I have from when I use to do wedding cakes and receptions - is have the bride and groom provide the wedding planner with pictures of the important family members with their names written on the back of the pic. The planner can give a "heads up" to the ushers and greeters and these special people will be quickly recognized when they arrive - instead of having to stand around until someone notices them.

BarbaraLee said...

My dd did cupcakes for her wedding w/a small cake for the table. It went well.

BarbaraLee said...

My dd did cupcakes for her wedding w/a small cake for the table. It was quite lovely.

kelly said...

Hi Lylah! These cakes and cupcakes make me hungry! And the wedding cakes are soooo beautiful! I eat cakes monthly (usually chocolate cake) now...it used to be every other day. The sugar may be the worst thing in them.