Do you adore the concept behind hearts—love—but you find the look of a traditional heart not quite your style? Then a rope love knot heart may be just your taste. Step-by-step instructions for making love knot hearts from sisal rope are below, followed by the video tutorial. (Note, this video is part of the making a rustic wedding cake series. If you do not need to see the “menu” section at the beginning, skip straight to the 1:06 point.) What You Will Need For the heart itself, you need ¼” sisal rope and Matte Mod Podge. Separate the rope into […]
One way for getting “more bang for your buck” when planning your wedding is to be conscientious of how the cake or dessert will be served. There are two angles to consider: portion sizes and presentation. Portion Sizes If you’ve ever been at a buffet that serves full-size slices of cake and pie, chances are you left some on your plate. Just like you were at the buffet, many of your guests will be too full to eat a full piece, and some will not eat cake at all. Consequently, if you plan on everyone eating a regular-size piece of […]
Your roots are all country and you want to show it off? Consider a western wedding cake and western-themed reception. Western cake toppers are the obvious choice for the cake, but there are other creative choices, too. To get the ideas flowing, take a look at pictures in Google Images and the western accessories here. Encircle the wedding cake with a rhinestone-encrusted belt, embellish with boot- or star-shaped magnets / tins, or embed country western seals in the icing for decoration The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Unique wedding cake designs are a continuing trend. We’ve seen cakes drenched in chocolate, covered in fresh flowers, and monogrammed with the couple’s initials. Some are more elaborate, with lighted fountains, multi-shaped tiers, or trimmed in lace or jewels. The single most enduring trend leading into 2008, based upon online searches, is the square wedding cake. Some choose to adorn the cakes with traditional icing. Others have their square cakes arranged and iced like stacked gifts with bows and “wrapping paper” designs (the picture at left is an example), drenched in chocolate ganache, adorned with a flower cascade, or otherwise […]