Bridal Shower Cake

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog, cakes | 16 comments

Bridal Shower Cake

Welcome to our virtual wedding shower for Samantha, owner of Flour-de-Lis cookies in Washington. I have been charged with making the bridal shower cake and I can not wait to see what my talented friends will be bringing to the party. There is an upside and a downside to a virtual party. Upside: it’s 100% low-calorie. {Have you seen the amazing desserts my friends make?} For a girl with about 3.5% will power this virtual thing is fantastic.  Downside: missing out on playing silly bridal games, laughing with my friends and most of all getting to hang out with some of my favorite people IN PERSON.

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Alright, time to get down to business. The bridal shower cake. Those who know me well, know I over think EVERYTHING. I spent a good couple of weeks wracking my brain on what to make. How do you make a cake for a bride without knowing exactly what she wants? You stalk her Pinterest page.  I spent lots of time stalking , I mean perusing, Samantha’s page.  My inspiration for the bridal shower cake actually came down to what I know about Samantha.

Simple:  This cake is not flashy and either is Samantha. She is down to earth and easy-going.

Color of the Cake: Yellow, to match Samantha’s fun and bright personality.

Sugar Flowers:  Ruffled roses, because she loves all things ruffled. {I promise a tutorial is coming}

Styling: I thought rustic would be the perfect setting. I used my rustic old barn sign made by Little Yellow Barn

 Custom Cakes

One of the coolest things at my bridal shower was the journal my Mother-in-Law and her close friend made for me. It started with my shower invitation and then I was to bring it to the different events during the weekend. My friends and family would write their well wishes and their advice for marriage. Every so often I love to pull it off the shelf and read the wise advice from the young and the old. From the single, the married, and from some who had been married sixty plus years. I thought I would share a few with you.

Custom Cakes

Rules for a Happy Marriage

1. Never both be angry at the same time.

2.  Never yell at each other unless the house is one fire.

3.  If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your mate.

4.  If you have to criticize do it lovingly and not in front of others.

5.  Never bring up mistakes of the past.

6.  Neglect the whole world rather than each other.

7.  Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled. {Not worth it and you won’t sleep anyways}

8.  At least once every day try to say one kind or complimentary thing to your husband.

9. When you have done something wrong, be ready to admit it and ask for forgiveness.

10. It takes two to make a quarrel, and the one in the wrong is the one who does the most of the talking.

CONGRATULATIONS SAMANTHA

…wishing you and Sitha every happiness..

 Here are what some of the other ladies created for the shower:

Karen at Trilogy Edibles

Christina at Sweet C’s Bake Shop

Brandy at Sparkling Sugar Sweets

Susan from Sweet Williams Cookies

 Diane from Created by Diane

Natasha from Nat Sweets

16 Comments

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  1. Samantha

    Had to come back and read it again. I can’t believe how lucky I am! xoxo

  2. Jacquee

    I absolutely love everything about this cake, including the props!! Best to the bride-to-be.

  3. Christina Main

    I just utterly adore this cake. And great words of wisdom on marriage too!

  4. The BearFoot Baker

    This cake is gorgeous!! The photo is amazing!!! The advise is excellent!! I LOVE THIS and it is perfect for Samantha! Congrats Samantha!!

  5. Paula

    There is much beauty in simplicity and your wedding cake for Samantha is testament to that. Wonderful *rules* for a happy marriage too.

  6. Samantha

    Crying into my yogurt and granola…

    You are so sweet and fun! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and ADORE this beautiful cake!!! The color is so lovely and the flowers are so pretty. I love the way you styled the table and LOVE that wooden sign!!! I must get one!!!
    I love your advice from friends and family and hope you don’t mind if I print them out to keep around! Thanks for leading by example with your generous spirit, your humor and wit and most of all your friendship!
    I’ll never underestimate the power of chocolate again :)

    • melissa

      Oh my gosh, now you have me crying in my toast!!! I am so glad you like your cake! Of course you can print out the rules! The cool part is, those were past from her friends at her shower 30 years ago to me! We can just keep passing them around. Love ya, girl!

  7. Hayley

    Such a lovely post!!! Your cake is DIVINE lady!!

  8. Brandy @ Sparkling Sugar Sweets

    Love! Love! Love!

  9. Karen @ Trilogy Edibles

    LOVE it and LOVE you! I love you post, so sweet!

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