Broke-Ass Tag: wedding cakes in Los Angeles

5/12

When launching our cake collection with the Kick-Ass Cake Bash with Fantasy Frostings, an awesome spot for wedding cakes in Los Angeles, our goal was to pack the entire venue to the brim… with WOW.  We had some amazing ideas for design, but really wanted to make sure it felt  “Kick-Ass Wedding-y”… since we were, after all, launching an exclusive wedding cake line with Fantasy Frostings. Imagine our delight when the fantastic dressmakers of Alfred Angelo said they would like to be a part of our li’l shindig.

The Dollhouse girls did such a great job on hair & makeup!

Having Alfred Angelo come on as sponsors added a whole new dynamic to the party. NTA Models are stunning in just a t-shirt, but seeing them draped in gorgeous Alfred Angelo Wedding Gowns was like having a bounty of beautiful brides on parade.

Lovely ladies all in white

The NTA girls had so much fun playing bride for the day. You could tell that not only did they look amazing they felt amazing too. It is no wonder they were a few of the most popular ladies in attendance. Guests would just gaze in amazement as the brides would exclaim, “This cake is amaaaaazing!” I guess you don’t often see models consuming copious cake like it was crack 🙂

Everyone wanted a red carpet photo with the brides. It was so cute 🙂

Alfred Angelo just goes to show, that you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look and feel a million bucks, and the folks we worked with over there couldn’t have been nicer. Did ya know they just opened a big store in Beverly Hills? So check out Alfred Angelo dresses and tell ‘em The Broke Ass Bride sent ya!

Dana
The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 3/9

    Whenever we throw a party, guest-ertainment is always at the top of our list. Getting your guests involved can be the thing that takes your party from ho-hum hoedown to an all out throw-down… so when we started working on the Kick Ass Cake Bash, Hunter, Leslie, Earl, Beth and I immediately started hatching plans for fun. And if you’re ever looking for wedding cakes in Los Angeles, Fantasy Frostings is where it’s AT!

    The event space looked amazing, thanks to Beth Helmstetter‘s hardworking team. One of my favorite details was these Origami Cranes hanging from the rafters.

    Origami cranes by Michelle Chang.

    The Dollhouse Hair & Makeup team was on hand to do glittery and bedazzled bad-ass cupcake tattoos, or chopstick accessorizing for the ladies’ hair.

    I kinda love it. PS: my dress cost all of $12 thanks to a sale at Tulle!

    They also dolled up our Alfred Angelo wedding gown models from NTA Talent – and those ladies were looking super lovely!

    The models loved their Alfred Angelo gowns!

    We love photo booths, but wanted something unexpected and quirky to match the kitschy Japanese inspired theme… and Oh, Snap! Studios was the perfect find! They brought in a freaking adorable Japanese tea house setup and some of the craziest props I’ve ever seen! The silly poses people came up with kept me laughing every time I walked past their station. I loved it! Check out more of our funny photos on the Oh, Snap! website gallery!

    I love the hamburger helper hands!

    As a couple of serious foodies, we know there’s nothing worse than being at a party and leaving hungry, so we had food and drink coming out the wazoo, yo. Not only were there sweets enough to send a nation into diabetic shock from Fantasy Frostings stunningly gorgeous dessert display, but delicious savory bites from The Food Matters, yummy and healthy cocktails from O.N.E. beverages, and a Pinkberry yogurt bar on the way out the door at the end of the night. If that wasn’t enough, we sent home Kick Ass Cake Bash cookies from Weddingish in the gift bags, along with issues of The Bride & Bloom magazine, lipgloss tins from e.l.f. cosmetics, and a few other goodies.  Yeah, we like our guests fat and happy. And who could resist the adorable “maids” of Royal/T Cafe?

    The waitresses at Royal/T Cafe dress in these adorable outfits!

    Speaking of the dessert display, Leslie had a stroke of brilliance when she invited her girlfriends from The Bachelor to create inspiration boards from which she then designed the cakes and displays. DeAnna Pappas, Amanda Rantuccio, Holly Durst, and one of our intrepid photographers, Holly Steen from Cakes and Kisses Photography created diverse and dreamy inspirations that we hung next to the confections so our guests would understand that each cake in the Fantasy Frostings’ Broke-Ass Cake Collection is custom designed with the bride and groom with the same full-service attention that their celebrity clients love so much.

    Holly's was pink, feminine and romantic.

    ....And her cake was just as girlie and delicate as she is.

    DeAnna’s was my favorite, and they designed the whole dessert table after hers – all pink lemonade-y and refreshing.

    A mouthwatering feast for the senses.

    A flavor party in your mouth!

    Holly Flora’s work was a huge influence on our wedding flowers, so when Beth suggested having her create a work of floral art for the event, I was so hyped! The floral mural she created was unbelievably luscious and exquisite. The guys from Aspect Lighting came in and made this mural absolutely glow in an ethereal warmth. It was stunning!  They made the party spaces so much warmer and sexier, and projected some ultra trippy and cool effect onto the dance floor.

    I just wanted to lay on it and roll around.

    As broke-asses, we’re suckers for free swag, and we definitely wanted to give our partying buddies something to remember the night by, so having Family Industries on hand to do on-demand custom screen printing of Broke-Ass T-shirts was ridiculously awesome. The guys who run Family Industries are straight up rad dudes, the kind you want to grab a beer with, and so creative and nice. They brought 4 screens and let guests choose which artwork they wanted and where to place it. Most popular style? Strategically placed boobie cupcakes.  They also printed a cuppie onto Hunter’s tie so he was the most stylin’ (and sweet) hubby in the room.  I smell a new wedding trend… how dope would it be to go to a friend’s wedding and get a cool tie or t-shirt as a favor?

    Guerilla fashion.

    Then of course, we had the amazing, the radical badical, the ever-jamtastic Flashdance DJ spinning beats all night. I can’t count how many compliments we got on the DJ that night, and it just proved once again, that Michael is the only DJ for us. As Hunter so eloquently put it during our (spastic and ineloquent thank you’s) when recalling the time I sprained my ankle dancing my face off at our wedding – “Michael is the only man who ever hurt my wife, and I thanked him for it”. Not only a totally genius musical ninja, but a good friend that I love partying with whether its over beers at a neighborhood haunt, or in a room with 400 caked-up revelers.

    Spinning beats like a freak!

    And my favorite entertainment moment of the evening, when after our thank you’s, Hunter and our friend K.U. performed a rap they had composed especially for the occasion, surprising everyone in attendance and showing off their mad skillz.  There are few things sexier than a husband who writes raps for his wife, I’ll tell ya…. I love to watch him perform!

    I really have to give it up to Beth Helmstetter, without who’s planning prowess and flawless execution of the evening, we’d have been utterly lost. She brought some amazing ideas to the table, and made our vision for the evening come to life in unexpected and wonderful ways. I can’t imagine doing it without her, she was a lifesaver of awesomeness.

    We also want to give major props to our sponsors The Bride & Bloom magazine and NTA Talent. Without their support and generosity, none of this would have been possible. We are so proud to have had them be such a major part of the evening – and loved getting to celebrate all together!

    All in all, it was a totally memorable and unique event, and so nice to get to host all our friends with fun and interactive elements, lots of delicious food and drink, and all the broke-ass love in our hearts.

    All photos by the fabulous Shannon Lee.

    Dana
    The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 3/4

    I've been trying to find words to tell you about the Kick Ass Cake Bash event  (celebrating the launch of our Fantasy Frostings' Broke-Ass Cake Collection which are one the best wedding cakes in Los Angeles), and describe the way it felt - but distilling it into words feels impossible this soon afterward. I'm deep in recovery mode after a whirlwind month of prep, and…

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    3/3

    OMG y'all! The Kick Ass Cake Bash was off the hook last night! If I hadn't danced so much to the beats of The Flash Dance, I think my belly might have exploded from all the delicious cake from Fantasy Frostings who likely makes the most delicious wedding cakes in Los Angeles. My little Broke-Ass Bride is still passed out, but I wanted to give…

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    2/25

    Broke-Ass Headquarters has been all a flurry prepping for the Kick Ass Cake Bash, the launch party for our exclusive Broke-Ass Cake Collection. When launching a cake line with partners like Fantasy Frostings (only the most delicious wedding cakes in Los Angeles)you have to party at full throttle. I mean c'mon, they made J. Lo's cake,  and Jenny from the block knows how to PAARTAY!…

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    1/11

    I got a riddle for ya: Q: What do Nancy Reagan, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Johnny Carson, Kate Walsh and Jennifer Lopez have in common? A: They've all relied on Fantasy Frostings (the best damn wedding cakes in Los Angeles), cake designers to the rich and famous, for their decadent desserts... and now, via the exclusive Broke-Ass Cake Collection, your wedding can be next on…

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