Boho Wedding Dress Trends

The boho wedding trend rooted in whimsical romance, seems here to stay. From rustic to beach boho, this trend is evolving across venues and styles. Each element of a wedding symbolizes the love story you visually tell your guests. One of the most personal details from the bride’s perspective is the bridal gown. If you are a boho bride, here are some upcoming boho wedding gown trends curated just for you and your love story.

Illusion Lace and Transparent Layers

Boho dresses highlight softness, natural beauty and sensuality with bare or finely detailed illusion lace backs and contrast with romantic, decorative floral designs. From a bare back to more risqué bare-it-all bridal gown, this trend is one to watch in 2019.

Floral Crowns

Floral crowns are definitely in.  Some brides favor simple adornments, but recently, high-fashion floral “crowns” were pushed to new levels – literally.  2019 Spring Bridal show Reem created boho floral crowns to remember. Model brides wore flowers that towered vertically, like literal crowns.


Jump Suits

In a modern, but just as boho-inspired trend, jumpsuits with intricate designs and details are contemporary reception dress alternatives.

Crochet Detailing

In another element of boho texture, crochet detailing on wedding dresses add an earthy detail to the romance of the boho wedding gown.

Statement Sleeves & Colored Gowns

From big bell to dream catcher inspired, wedding gown sleeves are making a statement.  Lace sleeves and illusion lace sleeves are favorites among brides and will be well through 2019 seasons. White and ivory are always popular, but more and more brides are leaning toward colored gowns.  Look for pinks,  blues and purple accents in 2019.

If your heart is yearning for a fresh boho wedding style, you can find more information in our Boho Bride Wedding Guide.

Boo-tiful Desserts

Halloween is just around the corner.  They’ll be lots of ghosts, goblins and goodies to be found!  If you’re looking for a “boo”-tiful way to celebrate with friends or family, American Dream Cakes Bakery has a team of edible art designers who can help create cookies, cupcakes, cakes and other delicious, fresh desserts that will shine as the centerpiece of your gathering.

Ordering hand-created cupcakes or other edible delights will create smiles all around.  Bring a bright spot to the class, team or office with cheerfully decorated Halloween treats.

Stop by the bakery or contact us to make sure your favorite designs are created in time for pickup.

Fancied This Fall

After a long, hot summer, fall weather is finally arrived in the southeast. Halloween parties and the holidays are just around the corner. As families gather and fall feasts take center stage, classic desserts and traditional flavors add warmth to your events and help create this year’s memories.

Here are some traditional treats fancied this fall season.

What’s better than cheesecake? Pumpkin cheesecake… with a pumpkin mousse and a chocolate drizzle.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely should.

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin-spice loaf with a sugar glaze, topped with drizzle and pecans, made from scratch seasonally… get yours while it’s available.

Butter Pecan Gourmet Cupcake

Another seasonal favorite, our butter pecan sponge cake with chopped pecans, sweetened milk buttercream icing, and a whole pecan garnish is the perfect bite of fall or order a dozen for the whole crew.

Spiced Caramel Apple Cupcake

Spice Cake, caramel, with apple pie filling, apple infused buttercream with caramel drizzle and chopped pecan drizzle.

Halloween Highlight: No Bones About It

Bring a little spooky with our unique No Bones About It cupcake. Topped with cookie grave dirt and white chocolate skeleton pieces.  Boo!

Pumpkin Spice Halvsie

If you can’t get enough pumpkin spice this season, here is one more treat full of seasonal spice perfect for your family or office to share. Pumpkin spice cake with pumpkin crème filling and pumpkin infused whipped topping. Topped with a caramel drizzle garnish, this is one delicious fall treat.

You’re sure to find at least one delicious dessert to fancy this fall.  Enjoy the season’s best.

A Dozen Delicious Days in October

October is National Family History Month. It’s also filled with many delicious days to celebrate!  We just had to share a few of them with you. Here are a dozen delicious dessert days in October.

1. National Homemade Cookies Day – October 1st

Involve the whole family in a new baking tradition. Grab our Schackrutor cookie recipe, and make a back of beautiful checkerboard cookies at home.  While you wait for them to bake, play a game of checkers and share memories.  If you’re not up to making cookies from scratch, we’ll help you cheat with some fresh-baked cookies from American Dream Cakes Bakery.

 4. National Pumpkin Seed Day – October 3rd

The hallmark symbol of the fall season, pumpkins are everywhere from your local farmer’s market to the front porch.  Did you know that pumpkins must be planted by July 4 to be ready for fall time harvest? October 3rd is a great day to carve your pumpkin and get to those seeds! Learn more about creative ways to use pumpkins this season.

3. Do Something Nice Day – October 5th

Everyone has had one of “those” days.  During rough times, even the smallest gestures can make a huge difference.  Do Something Nice Day offers a chance to be intentional in doing something nice for others. A meaningful gesture can be as simple as a kind word, small note or lending a hand. Of course, grabbing coffee and cookies for your coworkers is nice, too!

4. National Cake Decorating Day – October 10th

Professional cake decorating is like any artistic, creative endeavor.  Design and technical processes vary depending upon the purpose and details desired. Try your hand at decorating a cake, or join us for a behind the scenes look as our cake creation process is explained.

5. National Dessert Day – October 14th

National Dessert Day is the perfect excuse to pick up a sweet treat from your favorite bakery. Take a moment today to celebrate your favorite cookie, cupcake, pies, pastry or other dessert. Drop in to American Dream and celebrate with us. We’ve got plenty to choose from! #nationaldessertday

6. National Chocolate Cupcake Day – October 18th

Chocolate is always a favorite. On October 18th, you have the perfect excuse for an extra chocolate cupcake!  Enjoy our original, moist chocolate cupcake one of our gourmet cupcake options like the Choc-o-holic or Chocolate Covered Strawberry.  Yum.


7. National Sweetest Day – October 20th

National Sweetest Day was originally celebrated as Candy Day in 1916.  It’s evolved over time and now the day is set aside to encourage small acts of kindness to inspire others. Share your sweetest moment with someone you love.

8. National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day – October 21st

In the fall, the only thing better than cheesecake is pumpkin cheesecake! Savor October 21st with a slice of delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake.  Trust us, your friends will be jealous.

9. National Boston Crème Pie Day – October 23rd

Okay, Boston Crème Pie isn’t really a “pie” at all, but who cares?!  October 23rd is a day dedicated to digging into our delicious butter sponge cake filled with vanilla custard and topped with chocolate ganache.

Savor National Boston Crème Pie Day with your friends at American Dream Cakes.

10. National Pumpkin Day – October 26th

Fruit or vegetable? A fruit without a sweet taste is commonly accepted as a vegetable, but regardless where you sit on this debate, pumpkin is an October favorite flavor. A whopping 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in America. Pick up your pumpkin pie on #nationalpumpkinday!

11. National Chocolate Day – October 28th

Chocolate. Oh, sweet chocolate. Doesn’t it seem like chocolate should have more than one national day? Well, it does! According to U.S. National Confectioners Association, there are four chocolate holidays: July 7, October 28, December 29 and International Chocolate Day, Sept 13. #NationalChocolateDay  Enjoy!

12. National Caramel Apple Day/ Halloween – October 31st

Did you know that National Caramel Apple day is celebrated annually on October 31?  Indulge in a nostalgic treat while you guide the kids around the neighborhood trick or treating.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween from your friends at American Dream Cakes.


Our favorite fall classic, delicious pies.

Moving closer to fall’s cool air and cozy nights, it is time make room for cake’s rustic cousin… pies.  From Sunday afternoon family gatherings to office celebrations, pies offer a delicious dessert option that also feeds the soul.

Here are a few favorite fall classics waiting for your preorder this season.


A MUST for any traditional fall gathering, pecan pie brings nutty sweet flavors to the table.


Pumpkin is the quintessential full-fall flavor. This creamy classic pie won’t last long at your family get together. You may want to order 2 or 3!

Can’t decide between pumpkin or pecan? Try our PUMPKIN MOUSSE PIE!

As a fun alternative to the classic pecan or pumpkin pies, pumpkin mousse has a full-flavored, creamy filling. Choose yours with pecans or whipped topping.

Other flavors including chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, pineapple, strawberry, and raspberry are also available.


Fresh from scratch, hand peeled, diced apples topped with an Oatmeal-walnut streusel, this Dutch apple makes it hard to say no to a second piece.


American Dream Cakes has pies for everyone’s taste this season. Sweet and tart lovers, this key lime pie is for you!

We receive numerous fall holiday pie orders. Ensure this season’s memories are delicious. Call and pre-order today to guarantee your flavor is available the date you want it.

Creative Ways to Use Pumpkins

Think outside the Pie Shell

Pumpkins are all the rage during the fall season.  Starting in late September through the end of November, they’re heralding the arrival of Fall from grocery stores, farmers markets, table tops and front porches.   They’re not just for pumpkin pie anymore! Read more

Sweet Treats at Oktoberfest

It’s October!  That means it’s time for the beer, brats, goodies and good-times of Jacksonville’s  Oktoberfest.

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Fall Weddings are Warming Up

Fall: A Growing Season for Weddings
Summer’s heat has passed.  Days are shortening, but fall presents us with a second “new year” as school years, harvests and other cycles start anew in fall.  One thing is certain, this traditional season of harvest is producing a bumper crop of weddings.

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Family Baking Traditions

Food brings families together.  It helps us gather at mealtime, celebrate holidays, and converse at community gatherings.

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Fun Things to do this Fall

Back to school also means back to business for many adults, but there’s still a lot of fun to be had this time of year.  Jacksonville and Onslow County host many fun fall events.  The area is centrally located with several regional festivals nearby, too.  It’s the season for harvests, festivals and there’s plenty to enjoy to keep your hearts warm as the weather cools.

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