This post is Part VII of my series I’m calling Wedding Details where I break down the various choices and elements incorporated in our wedding. See the DIY Wedding Details page for the full series!
Ahhhh wedding cake. You’ve watched the couple get married, you’ve enjoyed a beverage or twelve, you had a nice meal, and now it’s time for cake!
Honestly, this part of the wedding wasn’t something I was interested in investing a lot of money in. A: because I’m cheap, and B: because Adam doesn’t even like sweets. So as I pondered what to do I quickly remembered something. The only dessert Adam has EVER liked is his mother’s carrot cake. And I have to give it to him, I’ve never tasted anything like it before either.
Thankfully Adam’s mother accepted our plea that she make the cupcakes for our wedding. I mean, how could she say no when her youngest says, “Mom, the only dessert I like is your carrot cake. Do you think you could make it for my wedding?” Mothers out there, tell me you wouldn’t melt and then promise to make cupcakes even if his wedding was for 500 guests?
So with that we knew what our cake would be. Mrs. Jones’ famous carrot cake cupcakes!
Once we knew what we’d be eating the fun part started. Adam’s mother found the adorable little cupcake covers, and one of the first things I did after getting engaged was buy our cake topper. Something I’d found and pinned online well before we ever got engaged.
Custom bride and groom moose wedding cake toppers. The ones we ended up ordering below no longer appear to be on Etsy 🙁 but I found another Etsy artist making adorable wedding toppers you can checkout here.
I HIGHLY recommend Jennifer from The Air Castle (UPDATE – Jennifer seems to have closed her Etsy store. #sadface).
So we had our cake, our toppers, and now we just needed something to put them on. Once again I turned to my in-laws and made another request. My father-in-law is handy as hell with a saw and is thankfully also incredibly kind and agreed to build my custom cake stand from logs he (not even shitting you) felled in the forest himself. I’m sorry not every DIY bride is lucky enough to marry into the Jones family.
With that our wedding cake situation was set. Cupcakes made lovingly by Adam’s mother, a topper that connected us to our time in Alaska, two posters of Chicago to display on the wall Adam’s mosther just happened to own (Alaska and Chicago life represented!) and a handmade cupcake display made by Adam’s father.
Now all we needed was to cut the cake and have Adam pull a total groom and mush cake in my face even as I begged him not to.
Don’t worry though. Adam clearly forgot that his new wife is an excellent softball player (if I do say-so myself) and would waste no time in getting him back.
Weirdly enough that one bite of cake that went half on my face (thanks Adam!) and half in my mouth (gross) was the only bite of cake I had all night. Not enough time for eating cake when there is dancing to do!
Thankfully though cupcakes, especially carrot cake, keep really well in the fridge and make terrific breakfast, as well as cleaning up the wedding decorations snacks.
This is part of a series I’m calling Wedding Details where I break down the various choices and elements incorporated in our wedding. See the DIY Wedding Details page for the full series!