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Category: Wedding Cakes

We’re hungry girls here at Here Comes The Guide and one of our very favorite things is wedding cake! There are so many choices and decisions to make—bridal shower cakes, groom’s cakes, cupcakes, wedding cake toppers—it can get overwhelming. But we’re here to help with unique ideas and down-to-earth advice. You can read our articles below and you can find your Northern California wedding cake designer or Southern California wedding cake designer.


Amazing Wedding Cakes and Budget Tips

Amazing Wedding Cakes and Budget TipsFour talented cakeries conquer tiers and tears in their efforts to produce the finest confectionary masterpieces that will take center stage at wedding receptions all over the country. From a Chicago wedding cake designed to look like stacked tea cups to a Southern California wedding cake with koi fish sculpted out of frosting, if you can dream it, these cake designers can make it.


Wedding Cake Glossary

Wedding Cake by Studio CakeA glossary of common cake terms.


Questions to Ask a Cake Designer

Next to your dress, the cake is probably a wedding’s most important icon. And whether you want a traditional multi-tiered confection, a miniature Statue of Liberty (hey, that’s where he proposed!) or a cupcake tower, your wedding cake should reflect your personality. Use the following questions as a guide when evaluating a potential cake designer.


Icing On The Cake: One Writer’s Perspective On A Classic Cake Conundrum

Is it better to look good than to taste good? Don’t think, just answer. Your response will give you a clue as to where you weigh in on the Great “Fondant versus Buttercream” Controversy, or, as I like to call it, “the Famous Frosting Smackdown.”


Not Your Grandmother’s Wedding Cake

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All eyes are on the wedding cake. Will it be divine or a dud? If you've entrusted your dessert to one of Southern California's hottest confectionary wizards, you needn't worry. Your cake is sure to be not only a masterpiece of cutting-edge style but also the embodiment of gastronomic ecstasy. Meet the wedding cake wizards.


Hottest Cakes For Northern California Brides

Perfect EndingsYou want your celebration to convey something unique about you and your husband-to-be. Working closely with a cake maker to create your own wedding cake is one way to “express yourself” at your reception. The best dessert artists only do custom work, and it all begins with the consultation. Meet some of the best Northern California wedding cake makers.

The Best Wedding Cake Topper Ever

The Best Wedding Cake Topper Ever posted by Lisa

It’s not exactly your traditional wedding cake topper. Some might even say it’s tacky to have a bride figurine “fondling” her groom.


Troy and Craig’s Celebration of Love

Troy and Craig’s Celebration of Love posted by Kathy

Exactly two years from the day Troy and Craig met at the snack machines at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank they married in front of 180 lucky wedding guests at The London West Hollywood. The theme of the event was “Celebrate the Seasons of Love,” and every detail was perfectly planned, all the way down to every detail was perfectly planned, all the way down to their toast with chocolate milk instead of champagne (they’re not fans of the bubbly!)


Think Green: Garden Wedding in Central California’s Wine Country

Think Green: Garden Wedding in Central California’s Wine Country posted by Lisa

Who says a vineyard wedding means you have to use bunches of deep purple grapes to decorate your cake, centerpieces, and bridal bouquets? For a garden wedding, I’d rather take my cues from a tossed salad: crisp greens with tomato and carrot-colored blooms. I’ve been in love with this cabbage leaf arrangement from Panacea Event Floral Design since we posted it. It makes me hungry just looking at it!


Color Trends in Wedding Cakes: Snappy Stripes

Color Trends in Wedding Cakes: Snappy Stripes posted by Jolene

Flowers too frou-frou? Plain white too plain? For modern brides with a forward fashion sense, stripes on their wedding cake have a smart and sassy look that’s just right. In the same way that a clean, symmetrical pattern of alternating color lends contemporary dash to a well-decorated living room, so too can stripes spice things up for the reception’s grand finale.


Wedding at the Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club

Wedding at the Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club posted by Sharon Carl

When my friends and Morris dancing teammates, Meg and Kevin, announced their engagement, I immediately sent them a copy of Here Comes The Guide to help them plan their wedding. That’s where Meg found the Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club in Oakland, the site they chose for their reception. Her daughter clinched the choice saying, “Lots of places are really elegant, but this one makes me happy.”


Think Outside The Wedding Cake

Think Outside The Wedding Cake posted by Denise

I have to confess I am personally not a huge fan of cake, so I love that more brides are moving away from serving a traditional wedding cake and offering more creative wedding desserts. I’ve attended a few “cakeless” weddings in the past year, and I really enjoyed how personal and unique these dessert presentations can be.


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