Aug. 11, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Advice: Budget-Friendly Wedding Cake & Dessert Options for Your Reception

TAGS: SHAWN RABIDEAU, WEDDING CAKE, BUDGET, WEDDING ADVICE

When you think of weddings you think of many things, the dress, the venue, the invite list, the music, the flowers and of course the cake.


What can I say about "the cake"? I use quotation marks because it is one of THE things that go into making a fabulous wedding. It is one of THE things that all brides covet. A wedding just wouldn't be the same without a cake. Or would it?


Butterfly Orchid Wedding Cake


This image is courtesy of Pink Cake Box



Before I continue my thoughts I would like to preface by saying I have had the honor of working with some of the greatest wedding cake designers in the industry such as Sylvia Weinstock, Ron Ben-Israel, The Cake Studio NYC, Premier Pastry, Pink Cake Box, Charm City Cakes and TLC's the "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.

Aug. 12, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Inspiration: 5 Fabulous Wedding Cake Alternatives

TAGS: E TOWN BRIDES, WEDDING CAKE, DESSERT, INSPIRATION

Several weeks ago, I attended the wedding of a good friend. It was a hot July day, so the Bride and Groom opted to serve strawberry pie to their guests instead of a traditional wedding cake.


What a delicious and refreshing change! It got me thinking about wedding cake alternatives and when I started looking for images, it became clear that more and more brides and grooms are passing on the cake and getting creative with their dessert!


Jeni's Top 5 Picks for Wedding Cake Alternatives:


  1. The Doughnut Cake


    Mouth Watering Doughnut Cake


    Image courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

April 12, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Princess for a Day Contest: Day 5 - Win $500 of Cookies for your Sweet Table

TAGS: PRINCESS FOR A DAY, WEDDING CONTEST, CONTEST, WEDDING CAKE, CAKE FOR YOU

Princess for a Day Contest: Cake For You

DAY 5: Win Delicious Cookies for Your Sweet Table from Cake For You!

Get the cherry on top of your already dream day!


Cake For You is providing one lucky bride with $500 worth of absolutely divine cookies for her sweet table. Every bite will melt in your mouth!


Princess for a Day Contest: Cake For You


Value: $500 CAD

How Does This Contest Work? You can enter the contest every single day between April 6th and April 28th. You'll find the entry form on the blog post for the prize being unveiled that day. Scroll down to the bottom of this post the enter! You can always find today's prize featured on the SmartBrideBoutique.com CONTESTS page.

Nov. 17, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Cake Ideas: Go for Chocolate!

TAGS: WEDDING CAKE, CHOCOLATE, WISHPOT

Every smart bride wants to include the love of her life in your wedding plans....and by this, we mean chocolate of course!


Chocolate Wedding Cake
Photos from Wishpot


Your wedding reception is the perfect place to indulge your love of chocolate, bypassing the traditional white cake and going all out with chocolate.


Wishpot Weddings has put together 4 reasons (like we need them!) to have a chocolate wedding cake:

Aug. 25, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

10 Tips for An Inexpensive and Awesome Wedding Cake

TAGS: WEDDING CAKE, WISHPOT

What's a wedding without a cake? What's a dinner without dessert? You've got to cap off the party with something. In a perfect world, that something would be inexpensive and delicious.


Well, it's your wedding, so it is a perfect world! Here are Wishpot's 10 tips for budget friendly and scrumptious wedding cakes:


Wedding Cupcakes
Photo Credit