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lilsunshine214 02-26-2008 09:49 PM

Wedding Cakes
 
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PeppyGPhiB 02-27-2008 01:34 AM

I think this looks gorgeous...and tasty!

http://images.marthastewart.com/imag...ttecrop_xl.jpg

PeppyGPhiB 02-27-2008 01:40 AM

This was the cake at one of my favorite weddings:

http://images.marthastewart.com/imag..._croquem_l.jpg

Here's the description from Martha Stewart:
"This towering confection is the traditional wedding cake of France. The name croquembouche, which means "crunch in the mouth," refers to the hard caramel that coats delicate puffs of pate a choux filled with vanilla cream. The top tier rests on an edible nougatine base, made of caramel and crushed almonds. The roses and ribbons are pastillage, a sugar paste that dries with a porcelain-like finish; the giant swirls are pulled sugar."

WhiteDaisy128 02-27-2008 06:47 AM

This was our wedding cake. It was just vanilla with butter cream icing...obviously topped with strawberries! Yum!

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...cj/cakeyum.jpg

SthrnZeta 02-27-2008 11:04 AM

I couldn't resist...

http://www.diamondvues.com/Nintendo%...ing%20Cake.jpg

Ok, seriously though, some inspirations for my wedding cake, colors will be chocolate brown, shades of green and accented with pale pinks and maybe lavendar, early botanical theme:

http://www.whitelacewedding.com/50226711/cake487.jpg

http://www.thedesserterie.com/images...Cake-1_web.gif

http://www.patacakeofwimborne.com/im...ing-cake-1.jpg

SthrnZeta 02-27-2008 11:40 AM

Maybe something like this? (I love cymbidium orchids but I'm unsure how to incorporate them into our theme since they're so bright):

http://www.rockymountainbride.com/Po...cles/cake4.jpg

OtterXO 02-27-2008 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeppyGPhiB (Post 1608358)
This was the cake at one of my favorite weddings:

http://images.marthastewart.com/imag..._croquem_l.jpg

Here's the description from Martha Stewart:
"This towering confection is the traditional wedding cake of France. The name croquembouche, which means "crunch in the mouth," refers to the hard caramel that coats delicate puffs of pate a choux filled with vanilla cream. The top tier rests on an edible nougatine base, made of caramel and crushed almonds. The roses and ribbons are pastillage, a sugar paste that dries with a porcelain-like finish; the giant swirls are pulled sugar."


How in the heck did they cut that!? I picture it just falling over once any attempt was made to move it

SthrnZeta 02-27-2008 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by OtterXO (Post 1608569)
How in the heck did they cut that!? I picture it just falling over once any attempt was made to move it

I think it's more like Jenga - whoever takes a cupcake out that causes it to topple has to eat the rest of the cupcakes left. :D

OtterXO 02-27-2008 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by SthrnZeta (Post 1608575)
I think it's more like Jenga - whoever takes a cupcake out that causes it to topple has to eat the rest of the cupcakes left. :D

Seriously! I guess "cut" isn't the appropriate word but but you got my point.

OleMissGlitter 02-28-2008 03:40 PM

My cousin and his new wife. Had a gorgoues cake. It was so delicious too. I also love my cousin's groom cake!

http://thumb11.webshots.net/t/58/558...1FZVJMk_th.jpg

http://thumb11.webshots.net/t/58/658...1agDFgd_th.jpg

http://thumb11.webshots.net/t/52/652...1GSROVB_th.jpg

PeppyGPhiB 03-04-2008 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by lilsunshine214 (Post 1609076)
I'm pretty sure you're just supposed to take them off of the tower, like picking pastry fruit off of a tree (sorry for the reference, I'm high on caffeine and it seems to make sense to me).

Yes, you just take it apart from the top. Croquembouche is not a cake as we picture them; they're little caramelized pastry balls, which you then drizzle chocolate sauce, caramel, or frut over. My friend chose this as her wedding "cake" because it's what her parents had at their wedding. It was a site to see! Actually, theirs did not have the two tiers - it was just a tall pyramid about 6 feet tall! Oh, and it was SO GOOD.

http://www.savoycatering.com/scan0003.jpg

aephi alum 03-05-2008 08:06 PM

DH and I had a four-tiered cake with staggered tiers. The concept is this:

http://weddings.lovetoknow.com/wiki/...c/ce/Cake2.jpg

except the tiers were different sizes.

The bottom tier was chocolate, and the second-to-bottom tier was white. Those were the two tiers served at the reception. We got the top two tiers to take home. The top tier was supposed to be chocolate, and the second-to-top tier was supposed to be swirl, but they were backwards, so we got a bit of a surprise when we cut into our top tier on our first anniversary and found swirl. ;)

I'll see if I can find a good picture to scan in.

I was adamant that I did NOT want the standard one-tier-on-top-of-the-next, buttercream and fondant, whiter-than-white wedding cake. I was also adamant that if there was going to be a cool groom's cake designed around DH's tastes, that there would be an equally cool bride's cake designed around my tastes. :p But we didn't have a lot of guests, so we just went with the one cake.

Benzgirl 03-05-2008 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeppyGPhiB (Post 1612197)
Yes, you just take it apart from the top. Croquembouche is not a cake as we picture them; they're little caramelized pastry balls, which you then drizzle chocolate sauce, caramel, or frut over. My friend chose this as her wedding "cake" because it's what her parents had at their wedding. It was a site to see! Actually, theirs did not have the two tiers - it was just a tall pyramid about 6 feet tall! Oh, and it was SO GOOD.

I love Croquembouche!

KSUViolet06 03-06-2008 05:30 PM

I've heard of some couples doing cheesecake for their weddings lately. Anyone here do something other than cake like cheesecake, pie, etc?

ComradesTrue 03-06-2008 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by KSUViolet06 (Post 1613813)
I've heard of some couples doing cheesecake for their weddings lately. Anyone here do something other than cake like cheesecake, pie, etc?

A friend of mine served apple pie.


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