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Under the Sea

A By Grace Cakes birthday original: Under the Sea.

Under the Sea: By Grace Cakes bakery original, gluten free cake. Butter vanilla sponge covered in handpainted marshmallow fondant.
Under the Sea: By Grace Cakes bakery original, gluten free cake. Butter vanilla sponge covered in handpainted marshmallow fondant.

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Wedding Cake Flavors: Thinking Outside The Box

The “Not So Famous” Wedding Cake Flavors

Traditional, decadent, wonderful wedding cake flavors such as vanilla bean, chocolate, almond and lemon have graced cake tables for years. Classics such as  red velvet, carrot cake and banana cake flavors have been the cake of choice for many happy celebrations. But what about these new fangled flavors that are popping up out of the imaginative minds of bakers everywhere? Is it “safe” to spend money on a cake flavor that your guests may not be accustomed to? Are theses flavors just a fad?  I leave you to ponder those questions. Here are some bold flavor choices that you and your fiancé may want to request at your next cake tasting.

Cinnamon Roll Cake
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Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake with “Cinnabon” Buttercream

An all-time favorite, the flavor of a great cinnamon roll is something that should pleasantly surprise your guests. Swirled with cinnamon and sugar this cake would be great choice for the coffee drinking, book loving newlywed couple.

Lemon Raspberry
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Raspberry Lemon Coconut Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

A bright, lucious wedding cake flavor, this raspberry lemon coconut cake flavor would be a great compliment to a Summer wedding. Raspberry filling layered on a lemon cake is sure to give your guests the perfect pucker-up tart and sweet flavor combination.

Butter Pecan Cake
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Butter Pecan Cake with Maple Buttercream

Butter pecan ice cream is an old fashioned favorite. So why not have a vintage wedding paired with a vintage flavor. Layers of pecans in a maple buttercream filling would be a sweet addition to a Autumn wedding.

Strawberry Shortcake
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Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Fluffy White Buttercream

Fourth of July parties, backyard barbecues, and church picnics invoke thoughts of strawberry shortcakes served with rootbeer floats and ice cream. This wedding cake flavor would be a great accompaniment to an outdoor wedding. This flavor profile is both stylish and comforting.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Cake
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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

Bring out the child-like excitment in all of your guests with this peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake. Decadent and fun, this wedding cake flavor brings bake all the great memories of homemade brownies and baking cookies with mom.

Check with your local cake designer to see if you could try one of these non-traditional flavors at your next cake tasting. Or if you live in the local area, you can find gluten-free adaptations of these great wedding cake flavors at the By Grace Cakes bakery.

Do you have a favorite cake flavor? Is there an unusual wedding cake flavor that you crave? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Love in Christ,

Angela

 

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Great is His Faithfulness

The Bay City River Roar was a great successes. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. The Lord really blessed. My husband, Adam, was a huge blessing. He went and manned the tent on Saturday, all by himself, and he was able to had out 500 business cards, which also have Ephesians 2:8-9 on the back. So in essence, he was able to hand out 500 tracks right out side of the Alice Cooper concert (or whomever it was playing). I think that was the most exciting blessing about the entire thing! So please be praying that the Word will be working on the hearts of those that got a card and that this business can continue to be used to be a testimony of Christ. (And that goes for Adam and I as well). And thank the Lord for all that He has bless us with thus far!

Here is one of the cookie designs I had for the Bay City River Roar and a cake that I made for a display (which means I covered Styrofoam cake forms).

 

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We had so much fun! Other than a sudden short downpour, the weather was great! The humidity was so very high, but there was a strong breeze coming off the water, which made it nice. One important thing that I learned between the Midland Antique Festival and the River Roar is this: for our humid Michigan summers, the only way to keep a run sugar cookie from bleeding it’s royal icing colors into each other, is to paint the cookie. At the Antique Festival I had made run sugar cookies and flooded different areas to get the desired affect. The icing color bled into each other after a few hours in the hot outdoors. For the River Roar, I applied the base color of royal icing to the cookie and let it dry 24 hrs in advance, especially since it was black on white. Then I painted on the checkered flags and it dried very quick. I would recommend this to anyone in Michigan that will be outside for a weekend show.

Please keep me in your prayers this week. Pray that all of my cakes come out fabulously as I have three very special birthday cakes to complete and I want their birthdays to be extra special!

Happy Baking!