Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cake Inspiration: A Classic Original

Who doesn’t love tasting free cake? For us, it was one of the most fun, low-keys parts of planning the wedding! And designing our cake to fit with our wedding’s grape and wine motifs? That was pretty stress-free, too.

One reason this part was so simple? We’re sticking with a traditional cake, for the most part, while at the same time tying in our theme for a unique look. Here, an inspiration photo that shows off some of our ideas.

Our three-tier cake will feature a classic purple fondant ribbon design at the bottom of each layer.
The cake will be covered in purple and silver grapevine artwork, with a luster dust finish to create a sparkly sheen.

And flavors? We’re doing something different for each tier, with a vanilla buttercream frosting as the finishing touch.

Tier One (Bottom) – Marble cake with Oreo-cream filling

Tier Two (Middle) – Vanilla cake with cream cheese filling

Tier Three (Top) – Lemon cake with raspberry and lemon chiffon filling

Yum! I can’t wait to dig right in at the wedding!

What are your plans for the cake? Will you go the traditional route, or mix things up with a unique design?

(Photo Credit: Google Images)


  1. Those flavors sound delicious!

    We are doing 3 tiers with different flavors as well. I told the lady I planned to eat a piece from each layer!

  2. Sounds yummy! I really want to do a cake buffet with small, 1-tier cakes.

  3. Yum, yum, yum! I'll take a slice of the lemon chiffon, please! We haven't decided on desserts yet, but we're leaning more towards a cake/pie buffet. I'm working on the logistics, but my venue package comes with one "specialty table," so we might as well take advantage.

  4. We ordered a two-tier cake for us to cut and we're having a dessert buffet with smaller cakes like red velvet, carrot, cheese cake with fruit toppings, and a chocolate mousse cake. We'll have several of each plus some homemade cookies, and some other goodies.

  5. Sounds delicious! I am drooling over here! And want a cupcake! :)
    We will be looking at cakes when we get to Cyprus, so thats something to look forward too. Although I think cakes here are so much tastier. Oh well...

  6. Marble cake with Oreo-cream filling = YUM!!!

  7. Our cake was also traditional. I love the second cake because of all the purple, lol...The cake part was also my most stress free part as well. Enjoy!

  8. Again, I have much to share about the cake in our recaps...but I think the pics you shared are great. The best advice I can give is to keep it simple so you get exactly what you want. You can have a gorgeous cake without it having to be hugely extravagant. We tried for much more than we should have to try and be different and it ended exactly as I thought it would - with nothing like what we were hoping for.

    I am sure those flavors will be amazing!