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Utterly Charming Little Wedding Cakes Monday, May 9, 2011 ~ 8:38 a.m.

While there will always be a place for elegant calligraphy, traditional rose bouquets and perfectly uniform decor at weddings, many couples have been gravitating toward a softer, homemade look and feel that's delightfully imperfect for their big day. Freshly starched table linens are being swapped out for vintage table cloths and mismatched dinner napkins. Expensive champagne is taking second place to freshly squeezed lemonade. Expensive, over-the-top wedding favors are losing their luster as jars of homemade strawberry jam begin to take centerstage. It's all about the human touch, mixed with a little bit of family history and a whole lot of heart. The beauty of all of this rustic charm is that none of it's supposed to be perfect, the DIY bride reins supreme and budgets are no object (literally!).

With this movement (I'd say "trend," but I think it's much bigger than that at this point), many brides are ditching the inedible fondant on the five tier wedding cake and slathering on the light and fluffy buttercream frosting instead! Tons of utterly charming wedding cakes have been popping up on my radar lately, and I thought I'd take this Monday to celebrate them! They're a little uneven and slightly over frosted...the perfect DIY project, super cute and I think they're totally lovable!

Charming, homemade DIY wedding cakes

Utterly Charming Little Wedding Cakes

If you're brave enough to try making your own wedding cake, there are some great DIY lessons available! Check out this lovely Rose Cake Tutorial by I Am Baker, a series of DIY wedding cakes by Martha Stewart Weddings and a lot of great tips from Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn and 100 Layer Cake.

Photo Sources:
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Pinterest, Style Me Pretty and Ruffled. Row 2: Ruffled. Row 3: Silhouette Weddings, Cori Cook Floral Design and Style Me Pretty. Row 4: The Sweetest Occasion. Row 5: Ready Go. Row 6: Sweet and Saucy Shop and Pinterest. Row 7: At Company B and My Wedding Concierge. Row 8: Style Me Pretty and oncewed.

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Alicia@CharityWedding (Arizona)

May 9, 2011 10:45 AM

I love the look of a butter cream cake. We would have done it if we weren't having an outdoor wedding. We were a bit worried about melting!

postcards & pretties (usa)

May 9, 2011 10:46 AM

those cakes are so them all