Archive for August, 2010

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Sweet News – Congratulations to Kelly and Jonathan

August 31, 2010

Kelly and Jonathan had a lovely wedding reception at the beautiful Audubon Country Club last weekend. The reception room had a wall of windows overlooking the golf course.  It was idyllic!

If you can find someone to sponsor you for the day, Audubon Country Club is an absolutely perfect place for your wedding and reception.    Kolleen will be on top of every detail of your event and the kitchen puts out some mighty fine food!  Just look at the food pictures on Audubon’s website.  Be warned though, you might want to lick the screen.

Kelly and Jonathan chose a design for their wedding cake taken from the lace on her gown.  Using motifs from the wedding gown to inspire the wedding cake design is a specialty of Louisville Wedding Cake.  What could be more beautiful than the happy, glowing bride and groom, standing next to the cake that harmonizes with her gown.  It always looks fab in pictures!

Jonathan is a U of L fan (Go CARDS!) so chose the fighting Cardinal emblem for his groom’s cake.

The guests had many flavors to choose from:  Chocolate cake with Bavarian Creme filling, Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Creme filling,  and Almond White Cake with Raspberry creme filling.  The Groom’s cake was Chocolate Cake with Bavarian Creme filling.

I love all our fillings, but the Bavarian Creme is da bomb!

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Sweet News – Congratulations to Julie and Sean

August 27, 2010

Julie and Sean had their wedding and reception at the wonderful Conrad-Caldwell House on St.James Court in Old Louisville.  Beautiful shades of pink flowers and table linens were just the color scheme to complement the historic house. Louisville Wedding Cake is located in Old Louisville and we’re pleased to be a recommended vendor at the Conrad-Caldwell House.

Julie and Sean chose a design for their wedding cake taken from the lace at the hem of her gown.  Using motifs from the wedding gown to inspire the wedding cake design is a specialty of Louisville Wedding Cake.  What could be more beautiful than the happy, glowing bride and groom, standing next to the cake that harmonizes with her gown.  It always looks fab in pictures!

The guests had many flavors to choose from:  Strawberry cake with Bavarian Creme filling, Lemon Cake with Lemon Creme filling, Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Raspberry Creme filling and Almond White Cake with vanilla buttercreme filling.

yum!

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Sweet News – Congratulations to Melinda and Nathan

August 25, 2010

Melinda’s and Nathan’s color scheme of mango and various shades of yellows was stunning at Glassworks on 8.21.10.  Their cake by Louisville Wedding Cake was an original Damask design in mango and the florist provided yellow rose petals tipped in a mango-orange to decorate the cake table.  Perfect!

The handmade topper of  Swarovski Crystals was made by Louisville Wedding Jewelry and was just beautiful exploding from the top of the cake.  The crystals caught and reflected light like stars.

If you haven’t checked out Glassworks for your wedding reception , you should.  The space, which I often call “urban chic” can be decorated to look soft and luxurious or modern and edgy.  It’s a wonderful space to customize.  And Sydney and Allison are also on top of every detail of your wedding and reception.  Louisville Wedding Cake is proud to be a preferred vendor at Glassworks.

For their one-of-a-kind cake, Melinda and Nathan chose Carrot Cake with Bavarian Creme filling, Chocolate Raspberry cake with Raspberry Creme filling, Chai Cake with Bavarian Creme filling and White Cake with Bavarian Creme filling.  mmmmmmmmm

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Sweet News – why do wedding cakes have tiers?

August 24, 2010

As usual when we’re talking about wedding traditions, we have to take a little walk thru history.

In 1672 Sir Christopher Wren, England’s most famed architect, designed the church in the picture to the left.  It’s the second tallest of Wren’s churches.  (He rebuilt 51 churches in London, England after the Great Fire of 1666.)  The beautiful spire was added in 1701-1703, but was later struck by lightning in 1764, resulting in a loss of eight vertical feet.    You can see the steeple is built from four octagons of decreasing diameter – just like a tiered wedding cake.

What’s the name of the church, you ask?

It’s St. Brides.

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Sweet News – Congratulations to Sarah and Paul

August 23, 2010

Sarah and Paul had hot, but perfect weather for their 8.13.10 wedding at Locust Grove. With the historic home of William and Lucy Clark Croghan built  in 1790 as the background, the wedding tent provided a welcoming space for the reception guests.  Sarah and Paul not only chose an historic Louisville Landmark as their wedding venue, but also chose the fleur-de-lis as the design for their wedding cake.  You can’t get much more Louisville-love than this!!

For their cake by Louisville Wedding Cake they chose chocolate with peanut butter creme filling, Pineapple with pineapple flavored buttercreme and Tuxedo cake.  Lots of yummy choices!

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Sweet News – Whose idea was it to save the top tier of a wedding cake?

August 20, 2010

Regular readers have heard me say (or seen me write) that most couples today choose to take our gift certificate and have a fresh cake baked for their first anniversary, instead of freezing the actual top tier of their wedding cake.  So, who thought of the idea of freezing the top tier of the wedding cake for a year, anyway?

As with most things weddingy, it’s time to take a trip thru history.

In the late 19th century grand cakes were baked for christenings.  That’s right, christenings, not weddings.  However, wedding cakes were changing style and becoming more and more elaborate as pastry chefs of the day stretched their skills.  In those days, the christening was expected to occur, well, about nine months after the wedding, if you know what I mean.  And the newlyweds, now also new parents needed to save money somehow.  (Weddings and babies were expensive even back in the old days.)  So, the two celebrations merged and it became common to save the top tier of the wedding cake for the christening party which would occur in a few months.  It was actually a budget-friendly solution to having a beautiful cake for the two events.

However, back in England in the 19th century, wedding cakes were liquor-soaked fruitcakes, and those freeze just fine.  The more delicate American-style cake may or may not survive the year in cold storage.

And that’s why Louisville Wedding Cake always gives couple the choice between following tradition or eating fresh cake.

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Sweet News – Congratulations to Beth and Mike

August 19, 2010

Louisville Wedding Cake will be creating a unique wedding cake for Beth’s and Mike’s 2011 wedding.  After the ceremony at Julian Chapel the guests will attend the reception for food, fun, dancing and celebrating.  And of course, cake!  Beth chose a cake design based on her fabulous wedding gown from the Couture Closet, so, sorry Mike, you can’t see the sketches!  🙂

And they wisely chose to take the gift certificate for a free first anniversary cake, so that they’ll have fresh cake to celebrate with next year.  Who wants to take up valuable freezer real estate by storing a box of cake for a year?

Congratulations!  We’re looking forward to creating your one-of-a-kind cake.