Cake Design Trends

Don't we all want to have our cake, and eat it too!? I mean, that sounds like a great idea to us!

Designing a wedding cake is no simple task, and we are always so impressed by local Bakeries who create masterpieces that leave both the couple and guests in awe. Whether you are having a very simple Naked Cake, or a 5-Tiered creation, we are breaking down a few Cake Trends for 2018.

White On White

Rooting back to a more simplistic look, these cakes are elegant and understated but can certainly still steal the show! By mixing textures these "once simple" white cakes come to life, and can be simple adorned with some florals or greenery, or left to their own devices and still look gorgeous.

Geometric Genius

We keep going back to this trend in all aspects of weddings this year, and for good reason - it's gorgeous in all capacities. Keeping things classic, with a bold punch like these fun shapes really is a great accessory to any Dessert Table. In an arrangement of shapes and sizes, you can mix and match shapes to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for your Big Day.

Hand Painted Goodness

There is just something so incredible about taking a regular cake, and turning it into a piece of hand-designed artwork. These cakes are taking the Wedding World by storm, and we are jumping right on board. Talk about talent, and overall beauty. These cakes don't require any toppers or extras, as they speak for themselves.

Brushstroke Beauty 

These cakes are a modern twist on a classic. In varying colours, sizes and textures, these cakes not only look incredible but make your Wedding Photographers REALLY excited about photos! We love when couples group these cakes in sets of three, varying in sizes. 

Get The Girls Together! 3 Fun Pre-Wedding Activities for your Bridesmaids

It's official! You have chosen your Bridesmaids and asked them to stand beside you on your Big Day. Now what, you may ask?! 

In many situations your Bridesmaids are coming from all stages in your life - childhood, high school, college or work colleagues - and may not have met each other before. We think it is a great time to get your Bride Tribe together to celebrate, mingle and get to know each other before all of the Wedding Festivities commence. Today we are breaking down THREE great ideas to bring everyone together in a casual way!

 Photo Courtesy of  Eryn Shea Photography

Photo Courtesy of Eryn Shea Photography

1. Host a Wine & Cheese Night - This is sometimes the easiest way to make everyone feel comfortable. If you have the space to allow it, invite all the ladies over to your home and just enjoy a low-key evening with wine and cheese! We highly recommend having The Cheese Bar deliver some cheesy goodness for the perfect charcuterie sampler. Add in some local wines for pairing, and it is sure to be a hit with the ladies.

2. Set Up A Floral Workshop - Looking for a fun evening activity that is a little unique to what you are used to? It's time to call up Stef from The Bourbon Rose to arrange a Floral Workshop that is in the comfort of your own home! Let your ladies create some floral masterpieces - bouquets, arrangements or even flower crowns!

3. Get Dressed Up & Go Out - If you are more of a foodie, or love to try new spots, this is a great excuse for your girls to get dressed up for an evening out. You can even rent a car for the evening through VIP Transportation to ensure you get home safely. Book a reservation at one of the areas greatest restaurants, including Oxley Estate Winery, Wolfhead Distillery or Fourteen on the Water Front. 

Making your girls feel special is always appreciated, and makes for a fun evening together. Break the ice for those who have not met yet, and get the chance to tell your girls how much they really mean to you!

What Do We Register For?! 5 Things Your Kitchen Needs

We have all watched the movies where the couples are running around department stores, scanning every item in sight to add to their registry. BUT, the reality is, most of those items are really not needed, and more of a want  (Yes, we know, you want that Kate Spade dish set because we want it too!) So today we have broken down some must-have's to add to your registry for your kitchen, whether this is for your first home together after the wedding, or to add to your collection in your home you share together already.

And Here They Are...

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Crock Pot

The perfect addition to your home for those busy days! When you don't have much time to meal prep, we love throwing all of our favourites into the Crock Pot, and coming home to the wonderful aroma of freshly cooked stew, soup or even chicken! So many options with this one. 

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Food Processor

So many recipes these days ask for you to chop but who really has time for that!? Thank you Food Processor for coming to the rescue on so many occasions. One of our favourites is the 7-Cup Food Processor from KitchenAid.

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Coffee Maker

Now, we know there are plenty of coffee drinkers out there - some prefer fancier machines, and we are totally for that. However, it is always nice to have a basic coffee machine on hand, even for when you have guests over. This Cusinart 2 in 1 Hot Beverage Centre also boils tea water - which is great for all the hot beverage drinkers in the household. Plus, it is pretty affordable!

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Vitamix

This one is certainly at a higher price point than the other items on this list, but we truly believe this invest will be well worth it! The Vitamix 2300 is the one we are drawn to, but there are newer versions with more attachments etc. Great for smoothies, soups, salad dressings and juices this product cannot be beat!

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Hand Mixer

Whether you are an avid baker or not, we highly recommend having the Cuisinart 7-Speed Hand Mixer on hand at all times! You never know when your BFF will pop by and expect some homemade cupcakes!