Tuesday, November 9

The Cake Debate

From the beginning, I wasn't sold on the idea of a wedding cake. Although they are (for the most part) beautiful, I just couldn't wrap my head around the cost. Hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a cake that would look good but likely just taste okay wasn't really worth it in my books.


There are so many cake options out there and since I wasn't too fussed about having the traditional, elaborate cake, I was open to other options. I am a huge fan of cupcakes, and love the idea of having tiers of cute, delicious looking cupcakes instead of a wedding cake.

Oh so adorable, don't you think?

But to my big surprise, D is a lot more traditional when it comes to wedding cakes. He hated the idea of wedding cupcakes, and instead wanted a more traditional tiered wedding cake. Obviously, since it was something he felt strongly about and it didn't matter as much to me, the traditional cake won out. We haven't decided on a final design, but here is some of the 'cakespiration' I have saved over the months.


As you can see, there are a few things in common with these cakes. They are all white with few details, maybe a little flower, and I love the look of uneven tiers. So cute. I like a more simple, understated approach to the wedding cake, and since our guest list will probably come in at around 125 people, we don't need a super huge cake. And trust me, if we can cheap out on this as much as possible, that is a definite win!

So since we aren't going super fancy with the cake, my mom has actually offered to bake it for us. One of her aunts (who lives out of town) used to bake wedding cakes for a living, so my mom is hoping she can pick up some tips and tricks on how to make a decent cake for our big day. The bonus too is that she can likely borrow the supplies and our only cost will be the ingredients.

I'm not sure yet how feasible this will be yet, logistically speaking, because I don't want to add having to bake the wedding cake onto our sure-to-be long list of things to do in the days leading up to the wedding. Definitely some research still needs to be done, but for now, this is where we are at with the cake. As long as it tastes yummy, I'll be a happy girl!

Did you have a tough decision picking out your wedding cake or was it fairly simple?

**Unfortch, I don't have the sources for any of these pictures, so if it is yours please let me know and I will link it. Don't hate please!!


  1. Our cake is included in our catering package. We haven't gone for a proper tasting yet, but I did taste a sample at a wedding show recently. Very yummy! Looking over their previous cakes they are absolutely beautiful. Initially we wanted cupcakes but now I think we are coming around to a cake.

  2. So funny--I am in love with the idea of a wedding cake, but Mr. Puppy Love (and my mom) was strongly for cupcakes. Personally, I don't like the look of cupcake towers. Les Sigh. Since it's really one of the only things he has an opinion about, I gave in. SO if you have any cute pics of simple, understated cupcake towers (for 200+ guests), hook a girl up! :-)

    Personally, I L.O.V.E. that first cake picture you posted. I have the same pic bookmarked!