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Have Your Cake, Eat It Too with an Artful Sketch of Your Wedding Cake from The Cupcake Collection

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.

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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.

Posted by Newlywed Heather | Filed under: Cakes & Desserts, Unique Wedding Ideas, 0 comments »

Don’t Like Fondant But Want A Cake with Style?  Consider Textured, Signature Cakes by Vicki

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.

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Textured buttercream with "natural" rustic lines

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Ruffled wedding cake

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(left) Combination of buttercream and natural lines; (right) Wedding cake with buttercream rosettes - a very popular design!

Posted by Newlywed Leah | Filed under: Cakes & Desserts, 0 comments »

The Enchanted Brides Bridal Show Kicks Off Nashville Bridal Season! Here’s What You Missed…

Monday, January 27, 2014

Earlier this month, we joined many of Nashville's bridal vendors at the Hutton Hotel for the Enchanted Brides Bridal Show. While the weather outside threatened to keep attendees away, we were lucky enough to meet with several Nashville brides who braved the cold to see what the first bridal show of 2014 had to offer!

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We also managed to chat with several local vendors and take in some fantastic displays: 

As always, Chef's Market impressed us with their excellent food and superb presentation. Featuring mini tacos with tempura fried avocado displayed on lime wedges, as well as various flavors of their delectable cake bites, the staff at Chef's Market showed brides what they're capable of whipping up.

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The ladies at The Cupcake Collection wowed us with their yummy mini cupcakes in scrumptious flavors like red velvet, sweet potato and wedding cake. They also showcased several of their display cakes with stunning graphic features and popular ruffled, ombre designs.

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The Loveless Cafe was eager to provide brides with information about their multiple spaces, including a new mid-size option opening this spring for groups of 25 to 70. Loveless also has some great favor options available for any Nashville bride, such as these adorable preserves.

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Audio Video Art had HD footage from several weddings available, along with the Blu-ray discs that they provide to their customers with customized graphics. Check out their Nashville wedding films!

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Street Tuxedo showcased tuxes that have been popular among 2014 grooms, including a navy tux and slim cut designs available in multiple colors. With the addition of suspenders and bow-ties to their offerings this year, they truly have the best selection for Nashville grooms, no matter your style.

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New venue, Drakewood Farm, was on hand to give brides a taste of what they're capable of.  Located just north of Nashville, this rustic venue provides a perfect backdrop for country chic weddings.

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Twisted Fig Cake Designs was surrounded by brides trying out several different types of their delicious cake, with flavors like peanut butter and red velvet with chocolate mousse. Bold display cakes with standout colors and design work showcased their modern flair.

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Savoir Faire displayed an elegant rustic tablescape with many vintage elements.

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Branching Out provided several bouquet styles for all types of brides to enjoy. Pinecones, succulents, roses and more were featured in their gorgeous creations.

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Legacy Farms had a stunning table set up with feathered centerpieces and gold accents. With multiple ceremony locations on their property, this venue is a great mix of country couture and shabby chic.

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Karen Hendrix Couture presented high drama gowns for brides to see up close. With details that will keep your guests talking long after your wedding, these are custom gowns you'll want to check out in person at their exclusive location on 21st Avenue South.

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Le Jardin de Julia featured several veils by designer Alain Patterson. These custom creations ranged from birdcage styles to cathedral length and are definitely fitting for any modern bride. 

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Monell's Dining and Catering offered attendees a selection of hors d'oevres and desserts, giving brides a chance to try out their sophisticated Southern style. With several historic locations in town, including space for rehearsal dinners, you'll want to try a bite of their daily menu.

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b. Hughes Bridal had gorgeous bridal and bridesmaid gowns on display. With accessories like headpieces and jewelry rounding out their couture looks, these stunning gowns featured dramatic details from some of the top bridal designers.

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Did you make it out to the Enchanted Brides Bridal Show? If so, we'd love to know what your favorites were.  Leave us a comment below!

Posted by Jenn Dobbins | Filed under: Bridal Shows & Events, Cakes & Desserts, Food/Catering, Videography, 0 comments »

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  Attending our workshop this Tuesday?  You'll get a chance to see and taste Crumb de la Crumb's cakes!

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Cakes & Desserts, 0 comments »

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.)

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Bridal Shows & Events, Cakes & Desserts, 0 comments »

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