A couple of weeks ago I had the absolute honor of making a dear friend's special day a little bit sweeter: and so I want to share some of my favorite details. So, this a little bit more about the week that I used 15 pounds of butter, which is 60 sticks and over 48,000 calories of just butter.
I have to say that I am a huge fan of a dessert table rather than one huge cake. It provides a lot of variety, as well as accessibility to the guests- it's easier to grab a cookie and hit the dance floor than a slice of cake. Dessert tables are also great for anyone who is indecisive, or a family with lots of different tastes. No fussing about picking a cake flavor- supplement with cupcakes and cake pops of various flavors and frostings!
First, let's talk about this wedding cake. The cake itself was a classic white vanilla bean, with a vanilla buttercream. I know, sounds boring but it really does taste as good as it looks. The thing that made this cake a really special statement were the details. I found these edible rose gold sugar flakes, which I applied with a dampened paint brush onto the chilled, bare cake. This cake topper was such a find, and showed up at my front door in perfect condition in just a few days! It is a durable plastic/enamel with glitter suspended inside of it, so no worries of anyone eating non-edible glitter! (It also comes in silver glitter if that's more your speed!) I picked up the flowers the morning of the wedding, then cut and placed them on top of the cake under the topper once we arrived to the venue! We placed the extra roses and baby's breath along the bottom of the cake stand, which added a really special touch to the table. Can you hear me swooning? Because I still am all these weeks later!
To accompany their classic vanilla bean wedding cake the sweet bride decided on a variety of cookies; chocolate chip, snickerdoodles, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, and decorated sugar cookies. I stacked them up in these wooden trays I picked up at target, and the cookies made for the perfect grab and go treat for guests both during and on their way out of the reception. Next up, the cupcakes! We had a mix of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, and classic red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese buttercream. I used these gold foil liners, which made these little cuties fit for occasion. I think one of my favorite touches was that they opted not only for cake pops- but for fun cake pops: chocolate fudge, red velvet and cookies and cream. Don't you wish every couple whose wedding you attend would be cool enough to have some Oreo treats? Yum!
Finally, the groom's cake! We had to bring in another table, so the groom's cake turned into the groom's table with some more cookies and cake pops! The groom was US Air Force bound, so that had to be the theme of his special little slice of the day. He opted for a chocolate fudge cake with vanilla buttercream draped in stars, stripes, and the Air Force emblem. I went for a deconstructed flag look to keep it contemporary and fun while maintaining the honorable class of it all. I dusted the Air Force symbol with this pearl dust to make it look like the pin it was modeled after.
This order was a dream come true for me, from beginning to end. My kitchen is still sticky, and my heart is still so full. Love is sweet, and I am so thrilled to have made this celebration a little bit sweeter.