Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Your wedding is an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime event and your cake should be too! Your day, dress and design are like no other. So why should you limit yourself to a vanilla, standard cake? You shouldn't!
Sweetface Cakes encourages brides to go bold with style and flavor, and they absolutely love creating distinctly unique cakes that are “outside of the box!”
Custom wedding cake created by Sweetface Cakes for a couple who loves to travel.
Why be bold? Well for starters, everyone loves a couple that incorporates personality into their wedding. The more personal the better! Do you and your groom love to travel together or enjoy reading books on the weekends? Why not choose a wedding cake that celebrates these details and the uniqueness of you as a couple? Your wedding cake is a great way to add a touch of whimsy and fun to your reception.
Maybe you love bold flavor combinations? Surprise your guests with custom Sweetface Cake flavors like peaches and cream with peach pecan jam or strawberry cake with caramel cream cheese filling! The options are truly endless and your guests will flip over the one-of-a-kind flavors.
Don't be afraid to make a statement with your cake! To design the custom wedding cake of your dreams, give Sweetface Cakes a call at (615) 481-2181 to set up a free tasting and consultation. Want to see more of their unique creations? Be sure to visit sweetfacecakes.com.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Some of the world’s greatest creations were born out of what most would call impossible ideas. Vicki Nelson, owner and lead designer at Signature Cakes by Vicki, realizes this and that’s why she will do almost anything to help a groom’s vision for his cake come to life.
The groom’s cake might be the only opportunity he has to express himself at his wedding. It serves as a reflection of his personality, hobbies and favorite things, and if he cares enough to dream big about this cake, then it has to be done right. It’s a pretty tall order to fill, of course, but with Vicki’s experience, the groom is in good hands.
Vicki shared this fun story with us: A groom requested she make a cake that looked like a case of beer and a beer pong game. The cake looked so real, in fact, that the bartender at the venue asked her to take the “case of beer” into the back where all the other alcoholic beverages were being held!
Some of our favorite grooms cakes, made by Signature Cakes By Vicki, certainly make us want to have our cake and eat it too:
Chicago Cubs and Yuengling Lager
Crab on beach
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.