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Cake Baker's Secrets: Favorite Flavor Combinations

Cake Baker's Secrets: Favorite Flavor Combinations

Have you ever wondered what cake baker's favorite flavor combinations are? Well, we asked, and they shared: Maggie Austin Cake - Washington, DC Vietnamese cinnamon and chocolate

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Quilted Wedding Cakes

Quilted Wedding Cakes

These creative wedding cakes enlist traditional quilting techniques to impress guests. Fondant doubles as fabric, and piped icing stands in for stitches. The result? An

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26 Pastel Wedding Cakes and Desserts

26 Pastel Wedding Cakes and Desserts

These playful pastel cakes stole the show with their baby-soft hues, intricate designs, and amazing flavors. Although inspired by springtime, the colorful desserts would be a hit

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Choosing Your Cake Topper

Choosing Your Cake Topper

So many cake toppers to choose from!! From the comical bride-straddling-groom toppers to the traditional side-by-side figurines, the options are pretty much endless for what

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Sugar Flowers in Full Bloom

Sugar Flowers in Full Bloom

I was very excited to receive an email full of these beautiful creations by Sweet Grace Cake Designs. Their specialty sugar flowers have such great detail,

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Wedding Cupcakes

Wedding Cupcakes

You can create an elegant mini-cake that takes on the stature of a cute or classic wedding cake by placing your cupcakes on graduated tiers

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18 Fruit Wedding Cake Ideas to Make for Your Celebration

18 Fruit Wedding Cake Ideas to Make for Your Celebration

Pyramides de Sorbet   To make your cake truly stand out in a crowd, infuse the flavor, design, or both with a little (or a lot of)

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21 Chocolate Wedding Cake Ideas to Make for Your Celebration

21 Chocolate Wedding Cake Ideas to Make for Your Celebration

Who says wedding cake must be vanilla? With so many options ranging from dark to white, there are mounds of melt-in-your-mouth possibilities for serving chocolate

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Dreamy, Striped or Swirled: 6 Coconut Wedding Cakes

Dreamy, Striped or Swirled: 6 Coconut Wedding Cakes

#1: Dreamy Coconut Wedding Cake Dreamy and delicate, these coconut-flavored wedding cakes are whimsical and beautiful with a flavor that is oh so recognizable. The seven-tier coconut

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7 Red Velvet Wedding cakes that will make you break tradition

7 Red Velvet Wedding cakes that will make you break tradition

#1: Ombre Red Velvet Cake   To break with tradition, Francina Stewart of One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn, New York, created ombre layers of cake and then

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The 25 Best Wedding Cakes of 2015

The 25 Best Wedding Cakes of 2015

We combed through every single real wedding we ran this year and handpicked the prettiest and most delicious wedding cakes from some of our favorite

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8 Cost-Cutting Cake Tricks

8 Cost-Cutting Cake Tricks

Are you ready to spend hundreds of dollars on dessert? The average price of a wedding cake these days is $543, which can make a

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Personalization for Cakes

Personalization for Cakes

It's your wedding. It's your cake. Looking for a unique way to add some panache to your ganache? Here are a few ways to have

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All About Cutting the Cake

All About Cutting the Cake

It's one of the most important parts of your wedding reception. Do you have a plan for how it will go? You should! Here's one

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How to Make Candied Flowers

How to Make Candied Flowers

Candied flowers add an elegant, romantic and delicious touch to virtually every dessert. Glistening under a crystalline crust, the muted hues of sugared blooms are

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Sunrise, Joy, Bounty or White Wedding Cake: See Recipes

Sunrise, Joy, Bounty or White Wedding Cake: See Recipes

White Wedding Makes 1 square 3" x 10" layer and 2 square 3" x 8" layers Ingredients: 5 cups plus two

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3 primary types of wedding cake bakers

3 primary types of wedding cake bakers

Your wedding cake is an important part of the wedding celebration. You will want it not only to look wonderful, but taste fabulous. There are

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8 Ways to Accessorize Your Wedding Cake

8 Ways to Accessorize Your Wedding Cake

Get even more personal with your wedding cake -- try one of these eight accessory ideas for the perfect finishing touch! Cake Toppers: Some are elegant;

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Do-it-yourself Wedding Cake

Do-it-yourself Wedding Cake

Not many brides will bake their own wedding cake. With all the wedding planning tasks to accomplish, the thought of making the perfect fondant icing

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How to Hire a Cake Designer: Last-Minute Checklist

How to Hire a Cake Designer: Last-Minute Checklist

One month before the big day means countdown time for you. While that fantasy cake is still just a twinkle in your cake designer's kitchen,

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What to Do With Your Cake after the Reception

What to Do With Your Cake after the Reception

Your cake looks and tastes amazing -- at least that's what everyone says. You were too busy smashing a piece into your new husband's face

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7 Different Takes on Your Wedding Cake

7 Different Takes on Your Wedding Cake

Center Stage: Instead of one huge cake, many couples are opting for smaller cakes, still beautifully adorned, for each table. These centerpiece cakes are often

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How to Hire a Cake Designer: Closing the Deal

How to Hire a Cake Designer: Closing the Deal

You've sampled every frothy confection from here to Timbuktu, you've reviewed portfolios, gathered references and even hit it off with a baker or two. Bottom

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How to Hire a Cake Designer: Must-Knows

How to Hire a Cake Designer: Must-Knows

1. Interview, sample and request quotes from at least two (but no more than three) cake designers. Too many sweet choices can leave even the

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How to Hire a Cake Designer: The Interview -- What to Bring With You

How to Hire a Cake Designer: The Interview -- What to Bring With You

1. Your folder or binder filled with your favorite cake ideas. 2. Pictures or examples of special touches you'll want to include with your cake like

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5 Popular Wedding Cake Traditions

5 Popular Wedding Cake Traditions

Cutting The Cake: Family, friends and photographers alike look forward to the moment the couple joins hands around the cake knife and cuts the first

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Cakes: Glossary A-B

Cakes: Glossary A-B

Almond Paste: A sweet, pliable mixture of ground almonds, sugar and sometimes, unbeaten egg whites. It's often tinted with food coloring and molded into a

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Cakes: Glossary C

Cakes: Glossary C

Cake Plate: The base used to support each layer of wedding cake, except the bottom one. Also called separator plates. Cake Stand: A decorative platter, elevated

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Cakes: Glossary D-F

Cakes: Glossary D-F

Dacquoise: A circular dessert consisting of layers of meringue mixed with ground, toasted nuts and layers of whipped cream mixed with soft fruits. Decoration: Icing, pulled

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Wedding Cakes: Glossary G-M

Wedding Cakes: Glossary G-M

Ganache: A rich chocolate icing made of semisweet chocolate and whipping cream that are heated and stirred together until the chocolate has melted.Gateau: A dessert

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Wedding Cakes: Glossary N-R

Wedding Cakes: Glossary N-R

The sweetest part of planning your wedding is selecting your wedding cake, and we have everything you need to know about wedding cake decorations, shapes,

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Wedding Cakes: Glossary S-Z

Wedding Cakes: Glossary S-Z

The sweetest part of planning your wedding is selecting your wedding cake, and we have everything you need to know about wedding cake decorations, shapes,

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4 Classic Wedding Cake Myths - Busted!

4 Classic Wedding Cake Myths - Busted!

You Can Never Be Too Sweet. The most pliable of icings (fondant, marzipan, gum paste) are made that way with tons and tons of sugar.

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Guide to Wedding Cake Essentials

Guide to Wedding Cake Essentials

Design The design refers to the way your cake is built. For an old-fashioned look, you may choose to stack your wedding cake, setting layer directly

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Wedding Cake Budget: Who Pays?

Wedding Cake Budget: Who Pays?

Traditionally, the bride's family pays for the wedding cake, though today, with many couples splitting wedding costs between families (or paying for the entire wedding

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What should I ask a cake baker during an interview?

What should I ask a cake baker during an interview?

Your wedding cake will be the centerpiece of your reception, so it's important to take your time when you're searching for the perfect baker and/or

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What is a cake-cutting fee?

What is a cake-cutting fee?

When people say throwing a wedding can be expensive, they're not kidding. Did you know that many wedding venues charge an additional fee to cut

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Do we have to serve dessert in addition to the wedding cake?

Do we have to serve dessert in addition to the wedding cake?

Many couples choose to serve dessert in addition to wedding cake at their reception, but this is certainly not mandatory. You can do either or

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How do we preserve our wedding cake?

How do we preserve our wedding cake?

For starters, if there's any left, make sure you have a few pieces of your wedding cake wrapped up and sent home with your close

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I’ve heard of “faking” the wedding cake; what does this mean?

I’ve heard of “faking” the wedding cake; what does this mean?

"Faking” the wedding cake means that the six-tiered cake sitting atop the cake table at your wedding reception might actually be made of frosted foam-core,

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Is there a difference between a cake designer and a cake baker?

Is there a difference between a cake designer and a cake baker?

A wedding cake designer is exactly what it sounds like: someone who can sketch out your vision for your dream wedding cake. The wedding cake

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What should we know before talking to a cake baker?

What should we know before talking to a cake baker?

You should probably start looking for a wedding cake baker four to six months before your wedding, although some very popular bakers are often booked

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What are different ways to decorate a wedding cake?

What are different ways to decorate a wedding cake?

No matter which type of wedding cake you choose (modern or traditional, ornate or simple) it will likely feature carefully crafted decorations or designs. There

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Can we have more than one wedding cake?

Can we have more than one wedding cake?

You can definitely have more than one wedding cake. There are several ways to go about doing this. Many couples are opting for smaller cakes

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What are some of the most popular wedding cake flavors?

What are some of the most popular wedding cake flavors?

The cake flavor you ultimately choose is really up to you and your fiance. It's your day; you can eat whatever you like. The most

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