Broke-Ass Tag: wedding cakes

1/29

After we got engaged, I did what any newly engaged girl would do and hit the internet to start obsessing over wedding inspiration boards and details. Immediately, it became clear to my novice eyes that the wedding cake is a big deal.

So, I started collecting inspirational pictures from the interwebs for discussion ad infinitum with my mom, the maid of honor, the mailman, the waitress at Bertucci’s who complimented my ring and so on. I hoped a local bakery would be able to recreate something that resembled one of these astronomically expensive cakes:

Cake-spiration 1: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Photo by Antonis Achilleos via www.theknot.com

Cake-spiration 2: Gail Watson Custom Cakes
Photo by Antonis Achilleos via www.theknot.com

Cake-spiration 3: Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Photo by Antonis Achilleos via www.theknot.com

Cake-spiration 4: Martha Stewart
Photo via www.marthastewart.com

So now I had my folder of inspirational photos, and I just had to find a bakery that could make a budget friendly version of my dream cake. No problem, except….except, I was having a really hard time wrapping my head around the whole idea of the wedding cake. As I mentioned in my last post, we went way overboard with the venue, leaving a very narrow budget for everything else.

Plus I must confess here, among friends, that I don’t really like wedding cake. Actually, I’m not really wild about cake in general….and I’m particularly tepid about ridiculously expensive and slightly stale cake covered with inedible fondant. Also, the thought of putting the brakes on the whole party just so that my groom and I could awkwardly feed each other seemed, well, very awkward.

I realized that I was only interested in picking a cake design because it felt like something I had to do, so the cake hit the wedding chopping block.  Since I made the decision to ax the cake, the reactions have been a little extreme. Some people have enthusiastically applauded our money saving decision, while others have nearly started a wedding mutiny. My future brother-in-law was so outraged that he threatened to bring a Little Debbie cake to smash in my face during the reception, and a few friends graciously offered to do a homemade cake for us. For the most part though people just want to know “Aren’t you upset about missing out on that photo opportunity?”

In short, no, no I am not upset about missing the photo op at all. I mean does anyone ever really look cute while eating/smashing cake? How did this even become a tradition?

Good Old Fashioned Cake Smash
Photo by Randy + April Wedding Photography

I know there will be many other memorable moments from our wedding day (our first kiss as Mr. & Mrs. comes to mind immediately), so I’m okay with skipping this one. However, I am a little upset to miss the cake tasting, that part looks fun!

  • 3/24

    When Isabel Gonzalez graciously offered to sponsor the videography of our Kick Ass Cake Bash, I knew it would be fly as hell… but we never expected that it would blow our minds right off the planet! Check out this fabulousness. Isabel captured the spirit of the event absolutely perfectly, and used one the songs from our Rad Influence playlist that we made for The Flashdance! Thanks, Iz!

    Kick Ass Cake Bash from Isabel Gonzalez on Vimeo

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    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…

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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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    11/23

    I'm decidedly against breaking your budget on wedding cake. There are plenty of ways to save on cake and still have it look and taste great! From the sheet cake/dummy cake swap to finding a pastry student to help, or simply keeping the design simple - wedding cakes can easily be made budget-friendly. Or, maybe you're like us, and aren't so attached to the cake…

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    7/15

    I'm thrilled to bring you the "party time" edition of my bestie MaPo's Fairie Tale Wedding! Missed Part 1? Wondering what a MaPo is? Find it all here! But before we get to the partying - and oh, was there partying - let me rewind to quickly highlight a few wonderful details of the rehearsal that I left off the last post! For instance, MaPo's…

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    7/21

    I have a confession to make. I regularly lust for another man. I saw him again last night, and wow - did he ever satisfy my hunger! He even seduced Hunter, too. That's just how temptingly irresistible his powers are.... Meet my 2nd love, the Beard Papa. If you've not tasted his delicious cream puffs - then you haven't quite lived. They're the perfect confection.…

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