WEDDING CAKE OBSESSION | You will die when you see this…

Ok, first, two things, then we’ll get back to the amazecakes:

I feel like I never get to plop down in front of the ol’ tele and veg out anymore – I try to catch a few useless time-wasters, aka, The Hills and The Bachelorette, when I can, but I feel like it’s a chore to wade through the fluff, mainly because it is all fluff.  Well, that’s a lie about The Hills.  Not the all fluff part, the chore part.  I know some of you caught a late night tweet last week that spoke to a certain last-minute rental car, a certain rushed ride home, and a certain half-hour reality show that airs Tuesdays at 10PM EST (true story).  Anyway, this week we were smart enough to tape that little fake-tanned indulgence of ours, and when I was about to turn it off, I saw the beginning of a commercial for a new MTV show (what?  No, I don’t watch MTV, pshhh).  Actually, it was after watching that crappity crap crap Downtown Girls (don’t judge me).  Anyway, the new show that totally caught my eye and piqued my curiosity is called “If You Really Knew Me,” and it premieres July 20 I believe.  And OMIGOD it is the experiment I’ve always dreamed of conducting.  Always.  DREAMED.

MTV describes it as “a documentary series that breaks down the walls of cliques in high school and brings kids together.”  I honestly don’t see how this could go wrong.  This is perfect… I mean, from the previews it’s almost unreal the kind of heart-wrenching material they actually address.  I’m just hoping it doesn’t turn into something useless and dumb.  Oh wait, I seem to be a fan of that.  So it looks like I’ll watch either way.

In other news, I’m shooting guns tonight.  Yup!  No, I’m not kidding.  I’m shooting guns tonight.  Over on the West Side, ya heard?  I dare you to show up.  (Please don’t; you may die.  I have never held a gun before in my life.)  Don’t worry, I have not suddenly jumped aboard the Palin train, and I am not a card-carrying member of the NRA.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  But the Fancy thought this would be fun, and I am going to admit that I was pensive for a hot second, and then psyched for all the days leading up to this afternoon’s approaching experience.  Oh how I cannot wait to share with you how it goes.  Is it weird that I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to hold a glock?  First timers are allowed to use only rifles.  Do they think they’re saving lives by limiting the firearm selection of newbies?  THIS IS A SHOOTING RANGE.  Depending on how you look at it, these places are breeding grounds for widespread, swift killing.  But, ok, I’ll take my rifle and shut my picky mouth.  (By the way, I cannot believe I’m doing this.  So scared… so, so scared…)

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Ok now.  First, check out this painting, by Wayne Thiebaud.

Now… Check. Out. This. Cake spread.

I bet they’re starin’ at those cakes; I would be…

I know, RAD.  I’ve had these beauties in a folder on my comp for like EVER.  I pretty much thought about featuring them every other day – I honestly have no idea what took me so long.  You wouldn’t believe how much eye candy I have stored away in folders… you seriously wouldn’t believe it.


I have so many images in folders and so many tabs open in my browsers (yup, plural) that it’s not even funny anymore.  ANYWHO, back to cakes: The set-up, which is the work of the fantastic Ana’s Creative Bakery, was inspired by the iconic Wayne Thiebaud painting.  Isn’t it magnificent?  In the famous words of bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, the bride who thought this up is “My New Favorite.”

And just because I’m feeling a little light on the eye candy today, here are a few more delightful details from that wedding:

A few words from Kate Harrison:

Lisa & Drew live life to the fullest: adventure, zest, laughter, love…you name it. They are such a delight to be around and their wedding rocked my world. A Thiebaud inspired cake table?? The best ever. (Giddy!) Outdoor adventure themes everywhere?? Amazing. I was totally in love. It was a coupling of my dreams: the adorable Lisa & Drew & my hippie/bright-little-cake-loving heart. (And check out those science cookies!)

Sorry, science cookies, coming right up:

Lisa + Drew wedding / Photography: Kate Harrison / Venue: Nestldown / Caterer (paella!): PSRT / Cake: Ana’s Creative Bakery / Flowers: La Lavande / Hair & Makeup: Mary Moorehouse

Ok, my friends… what are your thoughts on these masterpieces?

By the way – just WAIT… WAIT until you see what I’ve got in store for you in tomorrow’s Fab Finds.  Just wait.

xoxo!  -Alison

Label(s): {Cakes + Desserts}

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  1. Abby Shaughnessy on June 17, 2010

    LOVE those cakes! They are such a pretty detail and I bet pretty delicious too! I also love anything on a cake stand – seriously, stick lima beans on a cake stand I would probably oooh and ahh over it too.

    Good luck with the guns! haha

  2. capclassiqueweddings on June 17, 2010

    I am also totally rocked by those cakes. So unbelievably cool. But they also look kinda delicious! Perfection!

  3. Ams// Beyond Beyond on June 17, 2010

    It's cake… it doesn't have to do much more than be cake and I love it… but add all the detail and gorgeousness in and I will straight marry it and have little cake babies with it too. Can you tell that I love cake?!

  4. TenThouBride on June 17, 2010

    Loving the term “amazecakes” – definitely. I know what you mean about the browswer(s)…I don't think I ever shut down my computer because I don't want to dig through my bookmarks and restart the thought later…haha. Great post, very amazing cakes…definitely worth sharing.

  5. brancoprata on June 17, 2010

    I love this cake so so so so much!!!! It's gorgeous and inspiring and… looks delicious!!!!!

  6. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on June 17, 2010

    Those cakes are absolutely inspired! Oh, and guns, I love them. My husband seriously has an arsenal at our house, and shooting is really fun! I hope you enjoy it:)

  7. Postcards and pretties on June 17, 2010

    lol you crack me up alison – best of luck tomorrow ! and i;m with abby stick lima beans on a cake stand I would probably oooh and ahh over it too.

  8. Bret Turner on June 17, 2010

    Hot Damn those cakes are cool! Sometimes I hear things like “well, no one remembers the cake at a wedding,” which definitely has some truth to it – but my first reaction is “Oh yeah? Well, I'm gonna MAKE THE GUESTS remember the cake!”

    It's a little groomzilla-esque, sure. But hey, I want awesome cakes. Is that a crime? The answer: I hope not.

  9. goodlifeevents on June 17, 2010

    Those cakes are pretty awesome! :) This is a great post!

  10. Naomi on June 18, 2010

    So much eye candy & info. I too love The Hills and I have to admit, when I was single my best bud and I would watch Laguna Beach! Shut up! Yes! So “If You Really Knew Me” might get some air play in the crib! I am addicted to cake and I could eat a whole cake myself…in the past I have been known to do so…the not so distant past. xoxo

  11. Cary on June 18, 2010

    Those cakes are making my entire day! I don't know if I'd ever be able to cut them up, if they were my own. Have a great time at the shooting range – don't kill anybody for me!

  12. The Sassy Bride on July 7, 2010

    Lol…I am still cracking up about what you said about the shows b/c I feel the same way! I “secretly” watch them & completely deny deny deny if anyone asks! HA! I too watch all the above mentioned crazy drama filled shows :) Ok, so these cakes are FAB girl!! They are a little bit of chic mixed with sassy (my favorite!). You go! Oh btw, I have a glock..they are big, ugly, and heavy so you are not missing out on much. lol

  13. G. on July 29, 2010

    my wedding was a year ago, but i still love looking at cakes!!!

  14. G. on July 29, 2010

    my wedding was a year ago, but i still love looking at cakes!!!

  15. Larry Green on July 20, 2011

    Okay. I love wedding cakes. And I love the cake cutting inclusion. of the wedding reception.

  16. on April 21, 2013

    Rare Asians


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