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The Best of Both Worlds: Crumb de la Crumb, Not Just a Pretty Cake

Thursday, January 23, 2014

If you've ever attended a wedding where you've spent hours admiring a stunning four-tier cake, only to be disappointed when you taste your first bite, then you know that having a tasty cake is just as important as having one that is a show-stopper.  With Crumb de la Crumb, be prepared to have both your aesthetics and taste buds pleased!

This Food Network featured bakery has been supplying their gorgeous creations to Nashville brides for several years now, and it's not hard to see why Music City has fallen in love with their offerings. With infusions like Southern Peach, Bananas Foster and Pina Colada, these are NOT your average cakes!  While their talented staff can put together any style of cake your heart is set on, here are some of their recent creations to pique your interest until you can visit them in person.

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This gorgeous five-tier cake is almost 3 feet tall! It features rustic white icing styled with ranunculus flowers. This cake is suited for a rustic wedding, but its elegance would also be at home in any romantic affair.

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A three-tier cake with clean lines and an astonishing sculptural flower design, this cake would be eye-catching at a modern wedding.

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Simple yet stunning, this three-tier cake features an overlaid design and purple sugar flowers. This cake was also Crumb de la Crumb's first certified Kosher cake, and they can work with you on any dietary needs you may have when creating your custom cake.

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This anniversary cake would serve perfectly for a destination bride or travel themed wedding. With it's bright colors and fun details, it brings a sense of whimsy to any celebration.

To make an appointment with Crumb de la Crumb, give them a call at (615) 673-2223 or shoot an email to tninfo@crumbdelacrumb.com.  Attending our workshop this Tuesday?  You'll get a chance to see and taste Crumb de la Crumb's cakes!

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Taste and See: Meet Signature Cakes by Vicki at The Pink Bride Bridal Show this Sunday

Monday, January 13, 2014

Photos never do a scrumptious, well decorated cake any justice.  They just can’t show all the details.  The only way to experience the true greatness of cakes is to see and taste them for yourself!

In anticipation of The Pink Bride Bridal Show this Sunday, we're featuring some of our favorite Signature Cakes by Vicki,  ranging from casual elegance to ultra extravagance.  

Love what you see?  Be sure to stop by the Signature Cakes by Vicki booth at the Nashville Pink Bride Bridal Show on Jan. 19, which will take place at the Nashville Music City Center.  Don't forget to tell her we sent you!

 

Wedding Cakes

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And, Groom's Cakes!

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You can also see Signature Cakes by Vicki on WSMV Channel 4 at midday.  

Update: If you missed Signature Cakes by Vicki on Sunday, contact Vicki at 615-513-2266 to schedule your consultation. Mention ABG and receive 20% off your cake! (New consults only.)

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Wow! Jaw Dropping Signature Cakes by Vicki, an Elegant Choice for Formal Nashville Weddings

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

If the wedding dress is the star of the ceremony, then the cake is surely the star of the reception.  The mouth-dropping cakes you see below are those of Signature Cakes by Vicki and there's no doubt they leave guests in awe.  They are lavish, elegant and everything that guests expect from a formal wedding reception.

The wonderful thing — if I had to choose just one — about formal weddings is the seamless blend of classic tradition with modern elegance. It’s especially lovely when a couple’s wedding cake effortlessly combines the two!

If you’re looking to have a formal wedding day, these cakes will definitely give you some inspiration.  They also confirm the talent of Nashville's Signature Cakes by Vicki.

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Ribbons of Chocolate Introduces a Grilled Cheese Bar for Weddings & Other Fun Reception Delights

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ribbons of Chocolate has added a grilled cheese bar and other fun dishes to their wedding catering options.  

The grilled cheese bar can include pepper jack, blue cheese or just about any type of cheese.  You can spice up the grilled cheese by adding meats like chicken, pepperoni, and bacon or veggies including spinach or asparagus.  The options are endless.

In addition to the grilled cheese bar, Ribbons of Chocolate has other, fun wedding dishes like meatloaf sliders, chili bowls and spinach cups.  All of these were on display at the Perfect Wedding Guide bridal show.

Contact Pam of Ribbons of Chocolate at (615) 449-4368 to learn more about their catering options for Nashville weddings.

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Cake Story: Bride Trusts The Cupcake Collection to Design Dream Wedding Cake & to Surprise Her Groom

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Netra is a dedicated follower of AshleysBrideGuide.com.  She called me in search of a must-have linen that she'd seen online.  We chatted about the linen and her wedding.  We talked for over an hour.  She told me that she'd seen a piano cake designed by The Cupcake Collection, that I featured months ago, and knew they were the ones to create a surprise treat for her groom.  She seemed more excited about her groom's cake than her own bridal cake!  

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The groom's cupcake tower:

During wedding planning, Netra's then fiance, Mark, was laid back and allowed her to take the lead when it came to making wedding decisions.  He supported her and her preferences.  But, it was important to Netra that Mark knew he mattered and that their wedding day was not just about her.  She wanted a groom's cake that spoke to one of his loves,  Kappa Alpha Psi.   

She met with Mignon and Netta, at The Cupcake Collection, and explained her vision.  She gave them free reign and The Cupcake Collection took it from there.  

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The theme: Kappa Alpha Psi 

The concept: A cupcake tower versus a groom's cake.  The tower would offer a variety of cake flavors for guests and different elements of the theme.

The flavors: Red Velvet, Strawberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Sweet Potato, Wedding Cake

The look: 175 cupcakes on a custom stand; red cupcake liners provided by the bride; edible fraternity shields, candy canes and diamonds - all created by the baker; paperweight letters

The result: Mark was not only surprised, but he LOVED his cupcake tower.  Some of his fraternity brothers were a bit jealous, but, Netra got the wow that she sought for Mark.  It was his favorite part of the wedding.  

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The bridal cake:

The groom's cupcake tower was certainly meant to be the focal point; she wanted her groom to be the star.  But, she also didn't want a boring cake.  She wanted something small, but stunning enough to wow.  She described her style and cake vision to the designers at The Cupcake Collection and they created an initial sketch.  It wasn't her.  It was grand and over the top, which they thought she'd like based on their conversation.  It would certainly turn heads, but Netra didn't like it.  

The Cupcake Collection asked Netra to relinquish control and trust them to do what they knew best, design cakes that their clients love. Once Netra did, The Cupcake Collection went back to the drawing board.  Instead of depending solely on her descriptions, they went to her Pinterest boards where they saw her style visually: elegant, sophisticated, modern with jewel-toned, beading and chevron as design elements.  They combined her words, her pins and her personality to sketch a cake that Netra loved!

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The theme: Sophisticated Elegance

The concept: A memorable, custom cake stand that combined the bride's favorite elements along with a cake tier

The flavor: Wedding Cake

The result: Netra loved her wedding cake!  The stand has become very popular with other Nashville brides at bridal shows.

 

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Netra's wedding was photographed by Roland's Photography.

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Cakes & Desserts, Multicultural, African-American weddings, Real Nashville Brides, 0 comments »

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