The Cake

I was out shopping for the house when I wandered into the Pottery Barn store I used to work at. I didn’t intend on buying anything but after looking around the store for quite some time, I saw this:

{ cake stand from Pottery Barn, photo by me }

Now, before blogging entered my life, I didn’t feel like I had any need for a cake stand. Until, that is, I saw the beautiful variety of cake stands that exist and how they can be so beautifully displayed at a wedding reception. So, while I’m not 100% sure that this cake stand will be used for our wedding, I can absolutely envision myself making a cake like the one below and have it setting out on the table for Mr. after school one day.

{ Orange Layer Cake from Blue Orchid Designs }

Wow, when did I become Suzy Homemaker?

On the topic of cakes…Our friend Matt went to the Culinary Institute of America and is now busy rocking his culinary talent in NYC. He has agreed to do our wedding cake! [insert excited girly laugh] I just couldn’t imagine a perfectly fondant-ed, tirelessly decorated cake for my wedding, so when I saw the cake below, it was love at first sight:

{ photos by Union Photography via snippet & ink, cake by Fleur de Lisa }

And then the inspiration just started flowing in. Check out all these beautiful cakes and their beautiful decorations.

I love the flowers on this one and the white on white.

{ image from classic bride }

Flower petals…

{ photo by the incomparable Anna Kuperberg }

Love love love the gardenias!!!

{ photo by Dustin Todd via Style Me Pretty }

{ image from Martha Stewart via snippet & ink }

How tasty does this mint chocolate chip cake look!!

{ photo by a small town bride }


Anyone else going the more homemade looking route?