While searching the net for replicas of the cake we wanted to recreate:
We came across these images which were obvious attempts at a knock off of the above cake, but not even close!
Source: Picasa and Google Images
I mean, we really wanted that cake, but God forbid if what we ended up with looked like one of those...I would have been devastated at the least and totally embarassed!
So, instead, I browsed the net again and saw several blogs and sites with cupcake towers at weddings. Um, hello? I'll take this any day and twice on Sunday, please! I fell in love with the idea. A tower of wonderfully frosted little cakes in differing flavors but still unified in our colors with a small cake at the top of the tower for us to still cut into - perfect!
Source: Google Images unless otherwise noted on photo
And what's so cool about this idea? The guests don't have to wait to be served. As soon as we 'cut the cake' they can walk right up and just grab whatever they'd like. And if they don't feel like cake at the reception - which a lot of people sometimes don't - then they can simply grab one and place it in a little takeout box to carry home with them for the next day. Bonus!
I shared the idea with my mom and sis who absolutely loved it. Mr Fix It - not so much. Once again, the little bugger shot down my great idea saying it was 'ghetto' and cheap looking. Even when I showed him pictures like this:
Source: Jasmine Star Photography
Um, there is absolutely nothing cheap or ghetto looking about that! Thankfully, we went to dinner with a good guy friend a few weeks ago and shared our cake dilemma with him. When I mentioned the possibility of cupcakes, he said "Oh, that's a great idea." Thanks, Danny! Cuz now Mr Fix It has the approval of a cool younger dude and he came around saying "Ok, if they can't make our upside down cake for us, then we can do the cupcake tower." Woo-hoo!
I e-mailed the caterer and showed him some of the above pics and asked what they'd charge to do 200 cupcakes and he said it'd only cost us an extra $200, then he even suggested they'd make it only $100 to help us out. Great! In our budget and I love the idea. Until....
this is what he sent me as a sample that they just did for a wedding in Malibu last month:
And thus, my cake saga continues with another let down. This is the one thing in my entire wedding planning process that I am really not excited about and actually bummed about. I am not looking forward to the cake at our wedding because I know it is not going to be what I envisioned. Oh well.
So, next week I'll hopefully have some updated info on our plans to revamp the whole cake design yet again! What are your plans for your cake ladies? Keeping it traditional? And what are some areas of your wedding that maybe you're not excited about because you feel like you had to compromise on your hopes and dreams?