Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Table of Cakes










































What a weekend we've had here in beautiful Branford, CT. It's been such a joy to be with all of G's family members welcoming in the newest Luce, Katharine! The last Luce sibling has finally been married off and to one of the coolest girls I know. She was an absolutely stunning bride, the wedding was the perfect blend of new trends and old fashion, and the ten-cake table setup was the cutest thing I've ever seen at a wedding! Making the cake banners with one of my best friends was also an extra special treat. Cake bunting is all of the rage these days, but varying the styles of the banners add a little extra something to the set up. Definitely worth the semi-tedious work!

G's brother, the groom, made an incredible work of art out of all of our reply cards as you can see below, pin pointing everyone's location on the map, and needless to say, this made an amazing backdrop for a cake table. Let's be real, we may be from all over, but the cake's where the heart is.

The table displayed an array of absolutely delicious cakes. Even though I was extremely worried about mine making it from DC to Philly to CT, they did! And I was even able to decorate them in this gorgeous home we're staying in on the water... in the butler's pantry (which is the most beautiful little nook I've ever seen.) Man I'm blessed.

This whole "vacation" has been an absolute treat!

Now, for the part you may actually want to hear! Although the Persian Cardamom and Red Velvet cakes were from a local bakery, you can bake a few of the others yourself! Joy The Baker's Avocado Poundcake (incredible and extra special with an orange glaze!!), my Luce family favorite All Natural Strawberry Cake and Chocolate Truffle! The time for cakes is NOW!

2 comments:

  1. So... I should have tested Orange Glaze Option B: With Rosewater. There was a bit extra from the wedding, so the caterers sent me home with it, and I began futzing around with it, just to see. The simple orange glaze (confectioner's sugar, orange zest, freshly squeezed oj)? Good. Add a touch - just a touch - of rosewater? Pretty fabulous.

    In the meanwhile, I've already copied out your chocolate truffle cake recipe. That was a solid brick of chocolatey deliciousness.

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  2. This is a sweet post Anne, so glad you had such a great time! A wonderful array of cakes, I wish I could taste them all. The comment above to add rosewater to an orange glaze, I´m writing that down now! And am going in search of your chocolate truffle cake recipe.

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