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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Imperfect buttercream pearls and fragrant gardenias are the perfect accessories for a classic confection like this one. While a magazine-cover cake is covet-able, there's something absolutely charming about the flaws.

Photo by Jessica Loren.

27 comments:

  1. charming is right! you want it to look edible, not airbrushed!

    thanks for your sweet comment yesterday :)

    xo.ashley

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  2. MMm buttercream, there is nothing better.

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  3. You had me at buttercream!!! yum!
    Have a great day,
    C.

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  4. Gardenias...there are no words.....just perfection!

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  5. I totally agree. My first thought when I saw this picture was, "Oh, I want to eat that!" So many other wedding cakes are works of art, but don't make you want to grab a fork and dig in. You know?

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  6. this looks lovely with the gardenias.

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  7. im with you.. i want our cake to actually taste good so ill probably go with buttercream :) xoxo jcd

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  8. Agreed. I'm almost always more attracted to imperfect. It carries more stories within!

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  9. It's perfect! We have clients tying the knot at a magical venue {The Ruins in Seattle} who are going all-out with eclectic and royal details. But their cake is a great treat; a run-your-fingers-through-the-frosting buttercream cake. I think it's my favorite element of their wedding!

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  10. i definitely don't mind the imperfections. just as long as it tastes good, we're in business! and it still looks pretty, anyway.

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  11. so true! we had little wooden cows for cake toppers, and one of them slid off the cake mid-reception! we just turned the cake around so no one could see the frosting smudges :-) still delicious!

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  12. Love it - makes it look more "real" and probably tastes better too :)

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  13. I agree! It looks like a well worn building and I like that.

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  14. The imperfections definitely add to that charm of the cake and in my opinion butter cream is so much more tasty than the flawless fondant

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  15. I'll take buttercream over fondant any day!

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  16. I must say there is something eye-catching about perfectly laid fondant. BUT, I'm a buttercream girl alllll the way.

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  17. so sweet and delicious looking. i'm so in love.

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  18. "imperfect buttercream"

    Great description. There is certainly something special about it!

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  19. i love the homemade yet elegant quality. thats 100% my aesthetic preference.

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  20. It looks exquisite!
    I bet it tastes incredible too :)
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  21. i love it - it looks like it actually tastes good!

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  22. I have to agree. With anything in life, the flaws seem to make things a little bit more perfect :)

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  23. totally with you, lena! it's imperfections really make it shine and even make it look more delicious if you ask me!

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  24. I prefer this look I think, and the flowers are one of my fav! Is in any wonder I want to sneak a lick of that icing?!

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