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6/25/14 12:55 P

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My first wedding was in July 20 years ago and I had a chocolate chip pound cake, the bakery suggested and everyone loved it. Calorie wise are you watching on that day?



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6/25/14 11:54 A

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My step daughter had a white cake with raspberry filling inside-to die for-and so lovely!!!!!!!

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6/19/14 10:33 A

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Last night I talked to my mom and made the decision to get a bunch of pies from Norma's (a southern home-style restaurant). I think this will be more fun and definitely a lot cheaper. We're going with a southern brunch theme for our reception, so I think it'll go nicely with everything. So, no traditional wedding cake for me!

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6/18/14 11:08 A

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We are having a small cake after our ceremony that comes with the Disney Escape package but for our at home reception I am having cupcakes all tiered to look like a wedding cake. I think it's more fun and more us. We're also going to have small pastry boxes if people would rather take a cupcake home. We are going to have a small top layer cake for cutting purposes at the reception also.



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6/16/14 11:25 A

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Go all out, this is your 1 day!!!!!!!

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6/12/14 2:04 A

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A wedding cake can have different flavors on each layer. Or you can also have a main cake, then have a smaller groom's cake.

I chose a yellow cake with lemon filling very light to offset the buttercream frosting and just a few flowers in an asymmetrical style. But we love chocolate so the groom's cake - designed to look like a vintage auto since my fiancée was in the car business - was Devil's food with coconut topping outlined in chocolate. Was a big hit, not very pricey, and tasted great. Guests had a choice and no leftovers. Chocolate with raspberry would have been good too, and strawberry filling in a white cake is popular here on the west coast as berries are harvested 10 months a year.

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6/8/14 8:35 A

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Yes-thats a MUST-its your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5/16/14 10:48 A

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One of my fiance's best friends make amazing cupcakes and she has offered to make them as our gift. She makes a Lemon Blueberry to die for and I think I will ask her to try a maple with candied bacon. My family will be traveling from New England to Utah and I want to throw in some of our tastes where I can!

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5/6/14 12:43 P

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My daughter is planning to make our cupcakes and still undecided on if we will have some type of layer cake to go with it. I figure I probably will just because I already bought a cake topper for it before we had even decided to go with cupcakes. Just a simple outdoor summer wedding country style in our backyard so we don't want anything fancy.



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4/26/14 12:54 P

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My aunt is making our cake, it was the only thing she wanted to do! She's very talented and prepared a number of samples I tried on my last trip home. I've sent her some pictures of cakes I liked from Pinterest, but I know whatever she comes up with will be amazing.

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4/2/14 4:26 P

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We are not planning a big wedding. Because it is our wedding and I am diabetic, I am talking to someone about making a mint devils food/ butter cake with a low sugar white icing cake for me. His cake will probably be a German Chocolate. The groom and I both enjoy mint chocolate.



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3/26/14 6:55 P

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Going to courthouse then honeymoon then reception for family afterwards, and all I want is a TRES LECHES!! Could care less about all the other details :)



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12/9/13 11:05 A

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Wedding cakes are expensive. I wish I had someone talented in decorating.



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12/8/13 7:39 A

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I'll be making the wedding cake & sister who is very talented with decorating cakes will do that part, its a small wedding so no worries. One layer a lemon cake, one layer chocolate, everyone is happy!

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10/3/13 11:26 A

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i'm loving all these alternate suggestions! i'm pretty sure bakeries double the price when they hear 'wedding' anyway :P

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10/2/13 12:19 P

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What I am thinking of doing for a cake is just a small cake like (the just the top of a layer cake) Simply for the cutting ceremony (it might be able to feed 3 people). Then we will either go with a few random desserts supplied by the caterer or get what the bakery calls a slab cake. Which is just a giant cake and icing all flavours of you choice and it's a fraction of the cost of getting a huge layer cake. This way I still have a pretty little cake for pictures and cutting, and dessert for my guest.



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10/1/13 6:36 A

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I like your idea.



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9/30/13 2:04 P

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I like the look of a traditional cake myself, and I've found our local grocery chain with a bakery has gotten rave reviews on their cakes and are much more reasonably priced than stand alone bakeries.



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9/10/13 11:25 A

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i like the idea of dummy layers too- you get the look for less that way!

i'm not sure re a groom's cake- we don't really traditionally have cakes so i'm not sure if he would want one but i've seen some pretty cool ones! and i love the macaron idea- they could be cute around the base of each layer/a tower near the cake!

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9/4/13 10:01 P

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I'm looking at a traditional wedding cake and letting my fiance pick the groom's cake, and I also want to include macarons somehow :)

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9/3/13 5:37 P

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I like the idea of having a cake with dummy layers and plain sheet cake in the back.

I think cupcakes would be more expensive than a cake because they are so labor intensive.

I also love buttercream and not fondant. Fondant tastes like sugar gum and I don't really like it. If you are having your wedding reception outside in August. Buttercream is a no go, it will melt.

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9/3/13 11:46 A

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It's been so long since I've tried fondant I can't even remember if I have tasted it or what it tastes like. I am big on butter cream.



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that sounds pretty! i like fresh flowers, too. i like the LOOK of fondant, but i don't like the taste of it, so i'll have to figure out a way around it!

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9/2/13 8:38 P

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I look for cakes on www.pinterest.com & when I see one I like I pin it to my page.
I will most likely get a modern style cake with fresh flowers adorning it & possibly a few floral cupcakes for decoration around the cake.



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8/29/13 1:43 P

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What's everyone doing for their cake- traditional/modern/cupcakes/cake pops?

I am not 100% sold on getting a big expensive wedding cake- traditionally we don't have them at Indian weddings, but having grown up here it seems like a nice idea.

I do have some unusual flavor combos thought out, but it would ultimately depend on the bakery! I do think cupcakes would be fun, though.

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