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What cute wedding cake toppers from Lace & Rubbish. Hardly rubbish. I love how individualistic these are.

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PHOTO by HECTOR SANCHEZ

Such a cute idea! I came across this on a lovely blog by food and prop stylist Sweet Paul.

If you’re having a quirky or carnival-esque or fete-esque wedding, I can’t see why you can’t have this (or a glammed up version if you wish) as a cake topper or as place cards for your guests.

Which reminds me, I did make a mini Pinky kicking a football as a cake topper for his 30th last year!

Definitely easy to do and won’t break the bank…and I’m sure it’ll bring a smile to your guests’ faces.

Simply. Divine.

Maggie Austin’s cakes are such works of art…it’s almost rude to eat them.

Save the drools for here.

 

The past week I’ve felt like a headless chicken, but today I’ve found my footing. I finally found the material for a bolero to go with my wedding gown! And very much within our budget.

Having bounced back and forth between lace and satin, and being taken aback by just how much bridal studios charge to custom-make a bolero (S$380 to $1000++), I decided to take my design to a tailor and so bought embroidered tulle with a bit of bling from a little shop, Royal Fabrics (very nice man) in Arab Street. At half the price! I can now tell the difference between the different types of laces.. But I’m very happy with embroidered tulle because it’s exactly what I wanted. I just hope it will turn out nicely when it’s been cut and stitched into a little bolero!

In this week we’ve also met up with Dale Cheong from High Notes, and I hope we get to use them (still deciding on the type of music we want) because they are great! Pretty cool that we actually share some common friends/acquaintances. As for the other bands or entertainment agencies, they are either a) too expensive;  b) took too long to get back or c) are a burden on the ears (I’m sorry..some are really cringeworthy..especially for our budget I guess!).

We’ve also travelled a loooong way to Woodlands for some cake from Simply Cakes. Tina was really friendly and has one of the best-smelling kitchens in Singapore. We could see some really funky cakes she was making (there were some sushi look-alikes which look too good to eat) We took some samples home – 4 pretty little cakes with . The chocolate cake was moist though I preferred the taste of the vanilla cake with chocolate swirls…and the marshmallow fondant was chewy and not too sweet. Very homemade. But we realise that is why it is not that suitable as a wedding cake for us (not that we want some pompous multi-textured cake from a michelin-starred chef). I also learnt the hard way that there is now something called a Circle Line (yes we could have changed trains at Paya Lebar and shaved 20 minutes off our journey)..and that Woodlands is the worst place in Singapore to catch a taxi…

Other than that, met up with some old friends and realised how much I miss them and Singapore, and how great the wedding will be when we have this same company.

Is this dessert bar cute or is it cute?

Pink Dessert Table by Amy Atlas on Flickr

 

Dessert bars are quite common in the US and UK, though I have not seen any quite as good-looking or prominent in Singapore. So imagine my excitement when I found a wedding planner that specialises in dessert bars, and now, favour bars! The Wedding Chateau is a company I would have looooved to use for our wedding if we were planning an entire wedding from scratch. They have the prettiest items for rental too.. *sigh*

Anyway, here’s another drool-worthy shot from their blog of one of their dessert bar creations. Do you hear those macarons calling?

We are definitely having a dessert buffet too, though not quite sure we will be able to customise it in the same way. We will know soon enough!

 


I was image-googling for a project at work when I found this today – A bridezilla cake eating contest!! :O

As much as I LOOOOOOVE cake, you will never see me gorging my face with cake (but only because I will be doing so behind the closed doors of our private bridal suite).

Choosing a wedding cake, AND cake sampling, has got to be my FAVOURITE part of wedding planning. It makes me happy, all those beautiful pictures of perfectly formed and iced cakes on the web. I could almost be licking my screen. But choosing our wedding cake is a slightly tricky task. Simply because our cake has got to be both halal and vegetarian.

That rules out a lot of cake companies that make beautiful cakes, such as canele or The Patissier. But I have found a couple, and have already called them up to make appointments for cake-tasting when we fly home. Though really, two isnt’t enough is it? Ten will be more like it. 😉

First up, we have Caffe Pralet from Creative Culinaire Cooking School. And we have already decided from their webpage that we want a chocolate ganache cake with buttercream frosting. Next, we will also be meeting Chef Norsini from weddingcakes.sg. Apparently they have mastered the art of chocolate fondant for their cakes. mmmm!

We have yet to decide how the cake will look like, though we agreed that we prefer something classic. This after Pinky threw out the idea of a profiterole croquembouche (says it looks like a pile of horse poo!), anything too boho, or over-creative. Which is perfectly fine with me. At least it will not be a boring fruitcake with marzipan. Or *gasp* a styrofoam cake. But I think it will be great if we can have a cake that borrows elements from my wedding dress :).

Anyway, here are some styles of wedding cakes (this is by no means an exhaustive compilation). In the next post I will try and have a list of Singapore wedding cake bakers!

Top row from left: cupcake tiers; macarons piled onto a cake (check out that greedy hand!); individual cakes which can also be tiered; wedding cake with fruits as decorations

Bottom row from left: novelty cake inspired by temari balls (signature of Maki’s Cakes); such a cute little cake!; croquembouche (I think I might have to agree with Pinky); simple, classic, beautiful cake… a little SATC with the ‘corsage’..ahh.