Cakes & Pies, Cakes & Pies

We’ve been lucky with our wedding vendors so far. We absolutely loved the first photographer and DJ we met with. Cakes on the other hand seems to be more of a challenge. Ok, maybe I’ve spoken too soon since we’ve only met with one so far. But we just didn’t love her and there’s no need to settle with so many cakes to be tasted! In addition to cake, we’re going to have a dessert table if someone wants an extra sweet little nibble after dinner. Not a huge elaborate dessert table, but beautifully displayed…aesthetics are #1 on my list for the wedding day. If it doesn’t look pretty I don’t want anything to do with it (there may be an ounce of bridezilla in me). But I digress. I’m not sure exactly which look of the cake I like best. I want to keep it simple and clean and elegant but still gorgeous. Here are some ideas.

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A Simple Cake, NYC – Image via Cloud 9 Weddings & Events

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Don’t like the weird gold flower but love the bottom. Image via Strictly Weddings

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Image via Sweet & Saucy Shop

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Image via Society Bride

What’s your fave? Let me know in the comments!

A Sweet Spring Soiree

Spring is such a fresh, fun time of year. Everything is blooming and you get to finally thaw out after the cold of Winter. Sounds like a perfect occasion to throw a lovely get-together! Some must-haves: fresh flowers, crisp cocktails, finger foods, and flowy dresses.

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Image from: Castles Crowns and Cottages

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Image from: Liquor.com

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Image from: Iowa Girl Eats

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Image from: Alice & Olivia

Brinner Time!

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Ya know those days when you get home from work, open the fridge and think ‘I really need to go grocery shopping’? That was today. But days like these force me to get creative and pull together any last ingredients I can find. Today, I made brinner (aka breakfast for dinner). A poached egg, avocado, and scallions atop some whole wheat toast, anyone? Yum.

Sprinkle Cookies

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There are few things more delicious than a good sprinkle cookie. I’ve been trying to perfect my at-home version of the bakery classic for a while now. I think I’ve finally gotten it down, and they’re so easy!

Ingredients:
– 1 package white or funfetti cake mix
– 2 eggs
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/2 cup oil
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Instructions:
Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Form into balls (about 1 tablespoon each). Roll the dough in the sprinkles. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.