Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wedding Cake, Cupcakes, & Cake Cutting



Today's post is about our wedding cake, cupcakes, and cutting the cake!
We used Christina's Cookies and Cakes out of Sulphur, Oklahoma.  
Christina came to set everything up, and I must say I was amazed by how great it looked and tasted!

Enjoy, and don't lick your computer screen.  It'll give you the wrong impression.

We had a small wedding cake with lots of cupcakes!
We had Lemon, Red Velvet, Cherry Cheesecake and Chocolate with a Strawberry on Top cupcakes!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries on Chocolate Cupcakes!  Yum!

Thank you Christina's Cookies and Cakes for the delicious cake, cupcakes, and for setting up!  It was all wonderful!

We love the texture Christina put on the cake!  It went great with the succulents and cake toppers!

These little cake toppers have a wonderful little story.  They belonged to my great grandparents, Leona and Kermit.  My grandma told me they were used at Kermit and Leona's wedding. They were married on June 19, 1938.  That means these two figurines were at least 75 years old at the time that they were used again during my wedding.  

A photo of my Great Grandparents before they married.

I made the decorative piece below our cake using wedding pictures or young pictures of our grandparents and parents.  From the outer edges are our grandparents, leading to us in the middle.  We would not be together today if it were not for our families and heritage!

Thanks to mom for making the awesome wooden cake stand as well!

 The Cake Cutting

Cutting the cake!

My 'oops,' 'crap,' 'oh no,' and 'oh well' face all rolled into one when I realize that I forgot to tell Tyler that we're supposed to save the top layer for our anniversary.  We just made up for it by eating all the leftover cupcakes on the honeymoon.  :D  Love you anxiously hungry for wedding cake hubby! :)  

Yep, you know what I'm thinking.
Do you see this??
He is literally chasing my hand with his face because he thinks I would shove it in his face if he didn't catch it first.
He was right, but he made it too difficult, so I ended up being nice.
That wasn't my plan, just FYI.
Of course he is nice.  He's always nice.
See, nice.  I was nice.  I. Was. Nice.

Yum.  I hope we can go get some cupcakes from her bakery on our anniversary!
Cake is good.  Really good.

Marriage is okay too.  ;)


A big thanks to Birds and Coffee Design for capturing all the photos from our wedding day!

28 comments:

  1. I LOVE the cake topper and that you included family wedding photos. Beautiful!

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  2. We didn't have a cake topper cause I couldn't find one I liked. Now I see them all the time! We did something with family wedding photos as well-http://alexfahey.blogspot.kr/2011/01/ho-family-est-2010.html

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    1. I think if I had needed to look for new cake toppers that I wouldn't have found any I liked either. I think the generic kind you see are kind of weird, but I've seen some on Etsy recently that I think are pretty cute!

      Loved that you used the family wedding photos on your tables, and that you included their wedding date!

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  3. I loooove cake! the texture on yours is so pretty and the way you honoured your families is so special :D We wanted to save our top layer, but then realised a heavy cake was not getting priority over other valuables when left, so we just ate it :D

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    1. Thanks Erica! She really did a great job on the texture...it was so unique, and perfect for the cake decorations and surroundings. (She hadn't seen any of the things for our cake except via email until she showed up to deliver and set it up!)
      That makes sense that you wouldn't want to take your top layer all the way to Germany! We're kind of glad in the long run that we just ate it, because maybe for our anniversary we'll just go to her shop and buy a cupcake.

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  4. Yum yum yum! I love how your cake is decorated. So cute! Very rustic as well, which is awesome. I need to see if our baker will let us do cupcakes. That is a great idea!

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Cupcakes are wonderful...we highly recommend it! (Especially chocolate cupcakes. :D) Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. Love the cake, its so pretty and the topper is adorable!
    Thanks for linkup today! Had so much fun co-hosting and getting to know new bloggers!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow the cake topper and photos are incredible! You are so lucky that you have all of those to use!

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    1. Yes, we really were lucky...many people would not have kept the cake toppers so long, or even have access to all their parents and grandparents photos. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Wow all of this looks awesome! Your cake looks so cute!

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  8. Lovely pictures and lots of happy memories for the past and present! Thank you so much for letting us have a peek into your life!Lizy co host at Fluster Buster Party

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  9. Ohh, this is so sweet! I love the photos of you guys feeding each other cake :P

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh, I love the variety you had when it came to cupcake flavors! Those figurines on top of the cake have such a cool story behind them and I love that you included the old family wedding pictures, too! I don't know if any pictures of my husband's grandparents exist from when they were young, I know I've never seen any.

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    1. It never hurts to ask around about pictures! Maybe they've just never gotten them out? Only one set of grandparents had a wedding photo, with the rest we just came as close as we could get.

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  11. I adore vintage cake toppers! Sweet ones, like yours, are really hard to find in good condition! Love the story behind them as well as all the wonderful pictures!
    ♥ Jil

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    1. You're right, Jil, it isn't often that toppers like those were kept, or that they didn't get broken along the way. We were very fortunate! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog!

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  12. I love the different flavors of cupcakes - they all look wonderful! Beautiful wedding :) I saw your post on the "Blogger's Digest" link-up!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments, and for stopping by, Amy! :)

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  13. Oh my goodness, your cake was gorgeous! I love the cake toppers too. It's always fun and sweet to use a family heirloom like this. And don't worry about cutting the cake topper - I'd rather get myself a new, fresh cake to enjoy on my anniversary anyway! Thanks for linking up my dear, and I hope you have a fab. Wednesday! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Joelle, yeah after we cut it we've just decided we'll go back next year and get a fresh cupcake from her shop!

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  14. Love the way you set up your family's pictures! AND those cake toppers are awesome. I think it's so special to try to incorporate your own history into your wedding.

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    1. Thank you, Kate! I agree, I love the vintage wedding trend right now because I think brides are more likely to incorporate their history into the wedding!

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