me hannah and dad Hi my name’s Kerry (Left) and in my spare time I manage the Pintrest for Ring Cam. Recently I have taken the time to come up with some blog ideas for some very talented, creative, and intelligent people I know to write . This blog you’re about to read is from my dad, Mark (Middle)! He is an excellent chef and party planner! He threw my sister, Hannah (Right) the best wedding I have ever been to! Here are some of his words of wisdom when it comes to wedding cakes and desserts along with some photos I’ve added.   What would a wedding be without the wedding cake??? Well it would be whatever you’d like it to be!  Your special day!  Dessert on your wedding day should be what you want it to be, not what tradition simply dictates.  Gone are the days of dry, yellow cake with tasteless white frosting and loud fluorescent decorations. From sundae bars, truffles and candies, to elegant gourmet one of kind cakes costing thousands of dollars the dessert on your day can be anything! Here are a few suggestions to get your imagination running wild. It’s the last thing you’ll serve your guests before you hope they run wild on the dance floor!   Sundae Bars – why not let everyone have a little fun on your wedding day. Let them create their own sundae!  It’s fun, flavorful and financially one of the most economical options you’ll find.

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This photo is of my ice cream sundae Unfortunately, I myself have never been to a wedding with a Sundae bar However, I personally would love to have this at my own wedding someday!

Dessert Bars – want a step up from just ice cream – have a dessert bar filled with “mini” desserts of 5 or 6 different types.  It can be a beautiful bite-size bonanza!  It won’t break the bank or your guests waistline.

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 This Dessert Bar is from my cousin Mandy’s Bridal Shower: My cousin Emily hand made some of the chocolates in the picture on the left On the right are some mini cupcakes she ordered in a variety of flavors: cookie dough, red velvet, PBJ, chocolate chip pancake, mint chocolate chip, ect.

The Cake – if you want cake get cake.  Check with the venue and see if you can’t bring your own though – this will keep the cost down and ensure you get exactly what you want – unless of course your venue has an outstanding pastry chef. -Another tip: If you get a cake – go in advance and do a taste test.  You don’t want to be surprised at how horrible the cake tastes when it’s slammed into your mouth by your partner on your wedding day! -Go for some interesting flavors too – everyone has a plain white cake or chocolate cake.  Instead look at creative flavors like passion fruit, chocolate mocha, dark chocolate fudge, or creme brûlée.  And pair it with a complementing filling / frosting – like lemon curd, chocolate ganache, rum, or coconut caramel. Untitled

This is my Sisters Wedding Cake: Part passion fruit with passion fruit frosting. Part chocolate bourbon cake with cappuccino tiramisu frosting.

Want to save on the cake? Get a small one for just you and your intended.  Let your guests have a different dessert. In fact, if you can’t agree on a flavor combo get two small ones – one “wedding cake” and one “groom’s cake”.  Each decorated to each of your liking!

  Finally, if you want to follow tradition and “save” your cake to have for your 1st anniversary – have your baker make a separate very small cake of the same flavors and put it immediately into the freezer – forget trying to save the top of the cake from your reception.   Thinking about proposing soon? Check us out! We are Ring Cam the only engagement ring box with a camera in it that records proposals! Capture the special moment and relive it with your love forever. Check out our Shop, Testimonials, videos, or follow our social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. If you have any questions or thinking about working with us? visit our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you make your special day last forever.

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