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The Evolution of Wedding Cakes

Just like everything else, wedding cakes have styles. Throughout the years, the styles of cakes have changed drastically. Years ago, small pillars were used to separate the layers of the cake. Pillars in a wedding cake now are almost unheard of.

It has also become more common to make your cake more personalized than just a standard white cake with some design/flowers. Couples are now having wedding cakes that are themed, or that have more pops of color.

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There is also the growing popularity of the groom’s cake. It is common for people to think that most of the details/decisions of the wedding (including the cake) are made by the bride. The groom’s cake is a way to highlight what the groom wants. This cake traditionally is highlighted at the reception; however, it isn’t unheard of to present the groom with his cake at the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.
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How to Plan Your Dream Wedding

Planning a wedding is no easy task, but the end result makes it all worth it. There are a few steps you can take as a bride to minimize the amount of stress during the months of planning. For a full detailed planning guide, download our free “Dream Wedding Planner” (will be linked once the content offer is up).
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Beautiful Wedding Cakes

We love helping brides create the perfect cake for their big day. From beach themed cakes, to simple designs, we do all we can to make the bride’s dream cake a reality.

Let’s look back through the years and see some of our favorite wedding cakes! Read more

Frosting Frenzy

When it comes to sweets, everyone has a favorite; favorite cake type, filling, and even frosting. While you might not realize it, there are many different types of frostings that can be used on cakes and cupcakes. Let’s run down the list of some different types of frosting: Read more

What Cake Topper Fits You?

No one really knows how it started, but wedding cakes have had toppers for hundreds of years. While the cake is a representation of you – it’s uniquely designed to fit you as a couple, so is the cake topper. The topper is a great way to add your personality as a couple. Toppers range from serious/elegant to extremely silly.
In recent years, more couples have started choosing ornate, funny, or modern cake toppers. Let’s look at 6 distinct styles of toppers and see if you can determine which style suits you best. Read more

Valentine’s Day Sweets

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Just when you thought the gift-giving season was ending, here it is again. Valentine’s Day is approaching faster than you think, which means more gift decisions need to be made. Stay ahead of the last-minute craze this year with these gift ideas for your sweetheart: Read more

Bridal Show Tips to Minimize Stress

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Bridal shows always prove to be a memorable experience. There is a lot of stress and craziness in a soon-to-be bride’s life once the planning starts. Small details you thought would be easy and quick, end up taking two weeks to finalize. It can be overwhelming. Whenever you start feeling overwhelmed, stop, take a breath, and remind yourself of the bigger picture – you’re going to marry your best friend. Don’t stress over all the little things because in the end all that truly matters is you and your fiancé will be standing in front of friends and family saying “I do”. Read more

Help Us Find Santa’s Favorite Cookie

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. How are you going to make life delicious for Santa? As the holiday gets closer and closer, it’s time to think about what type of cookies you’re going to leave out this year. Unfortunately, since Santa likes his privacy, no one knows for sure what his favorite cookie is. Read more

Saras Pepparkakor Is the Perfect Pick

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American Dream Cakes’ sister company, Saras Pepparkakor, is participating in the Scandinavian Christmas Festival in Raleigh on December 3rd! Saras Pepparkakor specializes in traditional Swedish holiday sweets; the most important and well known being pepparkakor (gingerbread cookies). Although a traditional pepparkakor shares many similar ingredients as an American gingerbread, they are completely different cookies. Read more