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Friday, November 1, 2013

Mint Is The Color For Spring Weddings

7 Wedding Cake Mistakes to Avoid:
Wedding Cake Mistakes #1: Limiting yourself. Shop (+ sample!) around.
Want a cheap date night with your soon-to-be spouse? Go wedding cake tasting! Many bakeries offer free wedding cake samples (be sure to call ahead) to engaged couples. Wedding cake tastes differ from place to place, so be sure to try before you buy. A sample will also give you an idea of which type of wedding cake, flavor, and filling you like and which ones you don’t.
Wedding Cake Mistakes #2: Assuming the cake is too expensive (or too complicated).
Love a wedding cake you saw in a magazine, on a blog, or on Pinterest, but it looks out of your price range? Don’t be so quick to dash your dream cake… just ask! A baker can give you a price estimate, let you know if the idea is feasible, or suggest ways to make it for less, if cost is the major deterrent. Make sure you find a baker you trust who has reputable work, a photo gallery of past designs, and a great review.
Wedding Cake Mistakes #3: Assuming the baker is a mind reader.
Be specific! Bring a photo of the wedding cake you have in mind to give to your baker. If you want a similar look with a few changes, be sure to write the ideas down on paper so the baker can have it on file. Since the baker has likely worked with many couples in the past, ask his or her advice or opinion on a particular design; he or she may have some great tips or ideas you haven’t thought of yet. And, while it’s unlikely your wedding cake will result in an epic fail, it’s best to be thorough when you want something specific on your cake. 
Wedding Cake Mistakes #4: Not ordering the cake YOU want.
Don’t be pressured to pick a wedding cake based on a traditional (or popular) flavor, color, trend, or style. Moreover, if you want a really simple cake, don’t be afraid to say so. Some of the prettiest cakes are the most simple – yet elegant – wedding cakes. And, finally, don’t pick a trending cake just because it’s popular: trends may change, but your photos? Those last forever.
Wedding Cake Mistakes #5: DIYing a wedding cake without a trial-run (or five).
Planning to make your own cake? It can be done! However, give yourself plenty of time and do a trial-run. Also, figure out where you’ll store the cake and how it will be delivered to your wedding.
Wedding Cake Mistakes #6: Not paying for delivery.
Throughout your wedding, there are lots of extra fees you’ll encounter. One of the fees you should never skimp on is the cake delivery charge. Transportation, delivery, and placement of a wedding cake is an art best left to the pros!
Wedding Cake Mistakes #7: Moving the cake once it is set.
Have your cake table ready before delivery. Once the cake is placed and set, it’s set. Don’t move it or you run the risk of ruining it.
What to Do If Something Goes Awry
At the end of the day, remember… it’s just a cake. Albeit a very gorgeous, expensive cake… but it’s just flour, sugar, and icing. Your cake may not look how you’ve dreamed, it may topple over, or it may never arrive. (If this happens, ask someone to grab you a grocery store cake. Yeah, it’s not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s still cake. Guests want cake; they could care less about the presentation.) What’s important? Marrying your best friend at the end of the day. The rest? Just details.

Photo courtesy of Tumbler Mint Green Wedding Cake 

Don't you love mint as a color for a spring wedding? If you are planning a pretty spring wedding using a mint green color scheme accented with pink this cake would be perfect for you. It's simple yet elegant, and the colors are perfect. I love the lacy look on the cake stand as well. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

For more ideas, check out this inspiration board from The Alternative Bride. Love the mint and white cake on this as well. I hope you enjoy this hint of mint for your wedding. Come on brides, add links to your favorite mint green wedding photos. 

Images: Top row from left: setting from, farewell wands from, lazaro bridesmaid dress at
Middle row from left: chandelier from, gold place setting from, cake from
Bottom row from left: bridesmaid dresses by Kim Shokouhi Photography, lazaro bridesmaid dress from, mini cakes from, gold shoes by Betsey Holley

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