Tuesday, April 8, 2014
We all know the beloved tradition of freezing the top tier of your wedding cake to eat on your first anniversary. And while I love a good tradition, I can’t help but think that when you bite into that year-old frozen cake, you won’t be flooded with the delicious memories of your big day, but quite possibly the not so pleasant taste of a freezer-burned confectionary catastrophe.
If you’re like me and this is something you fear, then worry no more, our friends over at The Cupcake Collection have you covered! As I’m sure you know by now, The Cupcake Collection not only makes the most scrumptious cupcakes on the planet, but they also design beautiful custom wedding cakes. And while I’m sure a cake from The Cupcake Collection would still be pretty darn delicious after a year of living in your freezer, it is important to them that their couples experience the fresh taste of the same cake flavor they enjoyed on their wedding day. They have a solution...
...When you commission The Cupcake Collection to create your wedding cake, you also receive a special gift on your anniversary - a free dozen cupcakes in the very same flavor of your cake! These cupcakes are baked one year after your wedding especially for you and your new husband to enjoy as you celebrate 365 days of wedded bliss. We adore the fact that The Cupcake Collection values the importance of your big day, from creating and gifting a sketch of your custom cake to making sure you are eating sentimental treats on your anniversary, they truly go above and beyond for their couples – and it shows!
Be sure to give The Cupcake Collection a call at (615) 244-2900 to schedule your free tasting and consultation today. Take it from me, you'll be so happy you did!
Mignon, co-owner of The Cupcake Collection
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
If you're looking for a fun addition to your wedding reception, hoping to provide something delicious for your guests to snack on, or trying to make sure your guests really enjoy their wedding favors, then a popcorn bar or favor bag may be the perfect find for you! Kernels Southern Gourmet Popcorn is a family owned business that originated in Nashville, Tennessee. Based on the belief that their customers' needs are of the utmost importance, their entire team is committed to meeting those needs and providing a stress-free experience. As a huge popcorn fan, I was excited to try some of their mouth-watering flavors, and they did not disappoint! I spoke with Amber, one of the three sisters who own Kernels, to see what this scrumptious snack company has to offer Nashville brides.
Photos above: Kristyn Hogan Lifestyle Photographer
What are the most popular options that you provide for weddings?
Our most popular wedding option is the Kernels Mini Bag. These bags contain about one cup of popcorn, include a customized label and a ribbon. Typically, the label contains the couples' name and wedding date. These bags are great to have at place settings to give your guests something to snack on while they wait on the wedding party. Prices start at $1.50/bag.
What can a bride expect from Kernels?
Being a small business, the Kernels experience is very customizable. If there's a flavor (or bag or label) the bride wants that we don't have, we can probably get it. We can deliver to homes the evening before or to the reception the day of the wedding. For popcorn bars, one would just order the bulk bags and fill their jars. We don't provide jars, but we can recommend where to get them.
Do you provide popcorn for bridal showers or rehearsal dinners?
Yes, Kernels will meet any popcorn need! And we ask that brides remember Kernels around nine months after their honeymoon for a "ready to pop" baby shower theme!
What flavors are usually chosen? What interesting flavor combinations do you recommend?
Our popular flavors for weddings are Salted Caramel, White Cheddar and Frosty Caramel (a vanilla coated caramel). Flavored popcorn is fairly new to Nashville, so I recommend our Music City Mix. This is our Gourmet Caramel mixed with the Gourmet Cheddar, which gives you a sweet and salty combination that is very flavorful!
Feel free to stop by Kernels at their store front location at 2501B Gallatin Ave in East Nashville to see how you can incorporate their gourmet popcorn into your wedding activities. Make sure to sample all of their delicious flavors while you're there!
You can contact Kernels at (615) 378-POP4(7674) or online at kernelsnashville.com. Already a fan? Join us in liking them on their Facebook page.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Nashville brides, grooms, moms and wedding vendors, we've all been invited to Crumb de la Crumb's Open House. If you haven't seen or tasted Crumb de la Crumb's inventive wedding cakes or you're already a fan, be sure to RSVP. Here are the details from owner Lorie:
YOU are invited to come and see our NEWLY RENOVATED space, get a first look at some brand new cake designs, and be the FIRST to try some amazing new flavor creations!
March 27, 2014 from 7 - 9 p.m.
160 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville, TN 37221
Vendors: Please feel free to bring any potential clients that may be interested in using our services. Our dates are filling up fast!
Note: This is NOT the location of previous open houses. Please call us at (615) 673-2223 with any questions.
Monday, February 17, 2014
By now, I’m sure that you know how much we LOVE The Cupcake Collection here at Ashley’s Bride Guide. Their strawberry cupcakes are literally my favorite sweet treat of all time – seriously. So, so yummy! Other than their delicious cupcakes and cakes, did you know they can also offer you something that you can treasure forever?
The Cupcake Collection always goes the extra mile when it comes to making a couple’s experience special. As a newlywed myself, when I found out what they now offer to brides and grooms, I was absolutely touched.
Are you ready for this? Not only will they create a custom design for your wedding cake, but they will turn the sketch of your cake into a frameable, personal memento.
How fantastic is that?!
Imagine this: Together, you collaborate on the perfect cake for your wedding - the details, the color, the style. You see the sketch and fall in love! You see the cake and can't believe how perfect it is and how much it looks like the sketch. And then, you realize that all of the emotions from your cake design process can be cherished beyond the cake photos and within the sketch itself. What a unique keepsake to hang in your home.
Photo: Amy Nicole Photography
The cake sketch is complimentary and given to all of The Cupcake Collection's newlyweds. Be sure to give The Cupcake Collection a call at (615) 244-2900 to schedule your free tasting and consultation today. Believe me, you and your belly will be happy that you did!
Not local but planning a Nashville wedding? The Cupcake Collection ships! Sample them via mail.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
If you’re a bride who's very much into the details and looking for ways to make your wedding characteristically you, then you're going to LOVE these wedding cakes!
Textured cakes continue to make a name for themselves in the wedding scene — they’re casual with a natural look. According to Signature Cakes by Vicki, be on the lookout for cakes with ruffles, flowers or natural lines. They are great for the bride who wants something different but doesn't like fondant.
Here are some recent designs to give you an idea:
If you see something you love, contact Vicki at (615) 513-2266 to discuss the vision for your wedding cake.
Wedding cake with edible sugar flowers
Textured buttercream with "natural" rustic lines
Ruffled wedding cake
(left) Combination of buttercream and natural lines; (right) Wedding cake with buttercream rosettes - a very popular design!