Wedding Trends 2013: Ombre Cake

ombre wedding cake

Well hello Loves!! How is everyone enjoying their summer? I hope you didnt think I forgot about L+K… and most importantly, about the third wedding trend of 2013. Sorry for the Hiatus, I switched jobs and had to take care of some Childcare situations for the bebeb.

Today’s trend is mouth watering goodness…yet too pretty to think about eating. If you’ve been looking at the same stuff I have, there is no mistake that Ombre cakes are a big hit this year. Can someone say “trend alert” ! Bakers are getting very creative and their creations are absolutely beautiful. They range from elaborate ombre layering, to minimalistic or geometric details. Either way, I’m a big fan. You can see my Ombre Roundup above….these are just some of my faves.

And of course, I always love to offer a modified version. If you are not into the ombre look on the outside of your cake, you can always go ombre “inside.” Guests will have such a pretty looking suprise when your servers place that cake plate in front of them and they see those wonderful hues of cake.

Have any of you had an ombre cake for your wedding or party? please share!! I would love to see it!

Cheers

xoxo

Annaliese

ombre insides

d.i.y: Pie in a Jar


{all photo credits to green wedding shoes}

We found this awesome DIY great for favors, giveaways, or just to do…b/c its soo cool!! Thanks Green Wedding Shoes for sharing this great DIY.

Ingredients:Pie Crust Dough (fave recipe or pre-made)2 12 oz. cans of cherry, apple or your favorite pie filling2 Tb of sugar1 large egg beaten

Supplies:6 4 oz. mason jars, cleaned with lids and labels removedHeart shaped cookie cutter1 Cookie sheet


Directions:Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Press the unrolled dough bit by bit into the jars a bit at a time (not too thick!) until the jars are lined with the dough up to the rims. Reserve some dough for toppers. Next, fill jars nearly to the top with filling of choice.


Roll out reserved dough to roughly 1/8 inch thick and cut out 6-8 hearts. Place the filled jars on a sturdy cookie sheet and place into oven.


Bake at 325 degrees for roughly 30-35 minutes or until dough becomes a light golden color.
At that time, arrange the dough hearts on the pies, brush the hearts with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until dough is golden brown all the way around the jars. If needed, place foil over the tops of the jars to keep the hearts from burning.
Remove and let jars cool on a rack. Decorate with ribbon, tags, or labels on lids as desired and give to your family, friends or wedding guests!

What we love: right now!

1. Not your “run of the mill” bouquets

bouquets that actually make you stop and say “Wow” that is different and so beautiful. I love it when they totally match the theme and feel of the wedding…not just in color of the flowers but also in the type of flowers. This one pictured above is so unique to me. I don’t even think I can name a single flower in that bouquet (that just might be my lack of knowledge in flower names =/ ). With the colors you can think of other typical flowers that she could have used…but didn’t….and it made for an awesome bouquet.

2. Neat Treats & eats for your guests.


custom tea bar with diy tags

“Blue” Velvet cake?!
tomato soup shots with mini grilled cheese
As a wedding guest….I love when the couples offer awesome treats and eats for the guest. Its a detail that will definitely go a long way with your guests….especially when you put thought into the presentation as well. For example you all have prob been to a wedding with a candy bar…love those! there are also dessert bars, cookie decorating station. You can think of a way to incorporate your favorite, food, treat or drink. For example pictured above is a tea selection with a personal touch of diy tags to denote each different tea flavor. You can also go with “unique” with your cake!! I really want to try that blue velvet..mmm…but really, try different flavors especially if you have a multi tiered cake. Another favorite trend I am seeing are mini treats/appetizers that take it back to basics, back to foods you remember as a kid. For example, mini cups of mac n’ cheese or who doesn’t like tomato soup and grilled cheese…but with a chic twist “tomato soup shots”…for dessert you can do cookie and milk shots. if you please the tummy, you will please your guests =)

3. Linens with a statement


If you want to add an automatic shot of style or personality to your wedding decor…one can never go wrong with printed linens….whether you use them in your napkins or tablecloths. no matter the budget, they always make a statement. You need to choose wisely though because depending on your existing decor (i.e. florals, or the venue setup), it might be overwhelming…so think about it first, and it might just be more $$. For example, if you have a decked out ballroom with elaborate walls, chandeliers and tall centerpieces…do you want paisley printed colored table cloths? maybe or maybe not…but do you need them? Do you want to spend the extra money for the specialty linens? or does the room already speak for itself? Pictured above are wonderful examples of the use of bold printed linens that bring together the whole feel of the environment….I especially love those striped table cloths….they are so dramatic!! and each unique printed napkin on the second example brings a pulled together playfullness that adds the right amount of color and spark to the table.
4. Wedding Ring Bowls


A really cute alternative to a ring bearer pillow. These cute little keepsakes are popping up all over etsy. You can tie your rings to them and have the ring bearers carry them in their palms down the aisle. And after the wedding, it makes for a very sentimental keepsake in the home. Most sellers will allow you to custom design the wording on the dish and put your date.