Tiers of Joy! Vintage Inspired Wedding Cakes!

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Looking for some sweet inspiration? Your wedding cake is one of the most important accessories to your big day, just as important as the dress! Make sure your cake matches your personality and vintage inspiration. Who doesn’t like Cake shopping?! It can be such a fun experience (especially the tasting part!), been scouring the internet for my favorite vintage inspired cakes…feast your eyes on some of my favorites! Yum Yum!

Noteworthy Tips! – Scroll all the way down under cake pics for my definitions on “cake terms!

Happy Tasting!

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Kirstin @ Froufrou Le Bleu

Check out this lovely English Shabby Chic cake by Nevie Pie Cakes in Hertfordshire, UK! I can’t get enough of shabby chic and this is gorgeous!!

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Simple, chic retro cake from Classic Cakes in Kansas City, MO! Lovely! Love the pops of blue!

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Photographed by Mirelle Carmichael, gorgeous!! Perfectly rustic and Shabby Chic! Sorry, don’t have baker info!

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Erica Obrien Hamden, CT with this FABULOUS creation! Just love the gold zigzags! So much fun color!

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Erica Obrien Hamden, CT once again…this time she created this spectacular shabby chic patten cake. Love this! My daughter’s crib set is similar! Adore..

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Shabby Chic bird cake from Amelie’s house ! Beautiful & so so unique!!!

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Fantastic girly pink ruffled cake from The pastry Studio

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This floral cake I found on Pinterest was just so gorgeous I had to post..not sure the baker though! :-(

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Amazing bespoke vintage inspired cake from Cotton and Crumbs! Such a pretty cake, so delicate, girly & old fashioned!

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A piece of Cake?

What’s in a name? Positively everything according to confectioners around the world! Here is what those fancy terms actually mean!

Buttercream – A rich creamy mixture of butter, eggs and sugar..used both as a filling and frosting.

Dacquoise – A paste made with layers of almond, hazelnut meringue and whipped cream.

Ganache – A smooth mixture typically made from chocolate and heavy cream. Flavors can be enhanced as well!

Genoise – An Italian sponge-type cake that is the basis for any layer cakes.

Gum Paste – An edible dough-like paste that can be used for modeling ribbons, flowers, figures and other decorations.

Poured Fondant – A soft, pliable paste made from sugar syrup that is used to fill.

Praline – Caramelized almonds, hazelnut used as a flavoring, filling and decoration.

Pulled Sugar – A taffy-like sugar that is formed into various shapes like ribbons, fruits or flowers…to decorate cakes.

Rolled Fondant – A popular icing with  matte porcelain-like finish that is rolled out like dough and draped over the cake.

Royal Icing – A rock-hard sugar used for trimming and decorations.

Spun Sugar – Also known as Angel Hair. Pulled strands of caramelized  sugar for decorative nests, bows etc.
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The royal wedding of 2018 – What we know!

 

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Another Royal Wedding!!

OK, Let’s just be real here,when I heard that prince Harry was engaged I was uber excited! Picture it like this: me finding out about the engagement, me then pouring over the internet every chance I get to learn more about the bride to be, looking to see what dress she might wear, dreaming of a gorgeous english traditional chapel wedding, the bells, the gorgeous guests showing up as they step out of their cars and finally what the beautiful bride will wear. I am also imagining the fun ceremony that I know will truly be “prince harry” style and a fabulous, possibly nontraditional and modern feeling reception with more of a party vibe! Fast forward to the day of the wedding, me hunkering down on my cozy sectional with my British husband and my 9 year old daughter who is equally obsessed (5 year old isn’t quite there) glass of wine (not tea) in hand of course…and then being absolutely mesmerized, chills worthy moments as the ceremony begins and watching the unforgettable classic royal wedding. Feeling that sense of history, beauty and people watching before me.

We all know about their engagement that happened on November 27th, but let’s get to the nitty gritty on some of the latest details that we have heard about the wedding. We will be doing regular updates and details on the royal day as new facts become known. Cannot wait share more with you! Let’s get going…

Here’s what we know so far..

Date

Apparently there was a special briefing at Buckingham Palace just after their engagement announcement, officials revealed that the wedding will take place in may of next year. On Dec. 15, Kensington Palace did also confirmed that the wedding will take place on Saturday May 19th! 

Where

The ceremony will take place at beautiful Saint Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle. Kensington Palace spokesman Jason Knauf said “Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry, and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there during the last year,” “They are delighted that the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle will be where they begin their lives as a married couple.”. As someone who has spent a fair amount of time in Windsor during my years in the UK , have seen and visited the castle up close and walked it’s grounds, it will be a fantastic, beautiful and meaningful location for the couple.

Who will attend

The Royal family of course, this includes Prince William and Princess Kate, and their children, as well as the Queen — will of course, be in attendance. Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland and dad Tom Markle will also be there! Some of Meghan’s celebrity friends from her show show she was on called ‘suits’ will also be in attendance. Also, Prince Harry has a highly-publicized friendship with former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama – Maybe we will see them there!

The engagement ring.

Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle with a custom engagement ring he designed for his bride-to-be.  The ring’s center stone hails from Botswana, a country with personal significance for the couple, and is flanked by two diamonds from the personal collection of Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana. “The little diamonds on either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together,” Harry told the BBC’s Mishal Husain today in their first interview with the couple. “I think everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Diana’s stones] and, obviously, not being able to meet his mom —it’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us,” Markle said. “It’s incredibly special to be able to have this, which sort of links where comes from which is important to us. It’s perfect.” (scroll down past post to see photos of the ring below).

What will the bride wear.

Meghan has previously shared some of her fav wedding dress designers including Elie Saab (see my previous post here about Eli Saab) and J. Mendel, but right now it’s still a mystery who she’ll turn to for the big day and her gorgeous creation.

I personally think Meghan will chose an effortlessly chic gown with clean lines, possibly a simple yet modern edgy  take on the classic gown.She may go for some lace as whimsical Boho is all the rage and she is pretty on trend. What are your thoughts? Its all still speculation at this point, but super exciting to wonder what she will choose!

In closing

On a personal note and my thoughts of this union. I am really happy prince Harry has finally found the one he calls someone special! I know there is some speculation about the two of them together, but I actually think they are so well suited (no pun intended! ha!) together. I see a fun, very natural couple who actually seem to really truly be in love and it doesn’t feel staged or forced to me. I really can see how deeply in love they are and the way they look at one another. A great match, I think harry has ,as we all know..always had a “wild” streak and to find someone with a little pizzaz, style and spark to that side of him, but yet a true solid partnership. I approve and may they have many happy years together! As an american who married a brit I feel a kinship with her, such a fun dynamic in a American/British relationship.

More updates soon, until then..

Enjoy these photos of the lovely couple!!

 

Hugs!

Kirstin@froufroulebleu

 

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