I don't like cake. THERE! I said it!
Oh, don't get me wrong. I like cheesecake, cupcakes, and chocolate but there's just something about a big o' slab of stale wedding cake with gum paste flowers that does nothing for my taste buds. So for The Boy and my wedding… NO CAKE FOR YOU!
Instead, we'll be doing a dessert table (ala Amy Atlas) with mini fruit tarts, mini pecan pies, cupcakes, a few bowls of candy, fresh fruit, and cake bars. Yes, cake bars – courtesy of Blue Note Bakery in nearby Austin. It is, quite literally, a small bar of cake covered in honey fondant (actually VERY tasty!). Very simple and stylish, they stay fresher than a huge wedding cake and everyone gets to choose which flavor they would like they’re mini slice from (one is even “tie-dyed” inside to match our wedding colors! Suck it, Martha!). Also, since we're not having some big, complicated cake – we were able to save hundreds of dollars on a delivery charge by having a member of the wedding party pick it up that morning. SCORE!
Now, don’t stress, we will be having a small cake to slice for photos (and to signal the traditional “end” of the wedding reception/when guests feel comfortable leaving politely). I make a pretty killer yellow cake with cream cheese frosting that The Boy LOVES and specifically requested for “our” wedding cake. It’s small, only 6” round and about 9” tall so I can whip it up in less than 2 hours (start to finish) and most of that can be done days before.
So, The Boy will have this cake and eat it, too (Heh. Had to!).
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