A Midsummer Dream: Pause for Cake


On our wedding day, I had no idea what the cake was going to look like. Anyone remember the cake conundrums I described here? Well, all’s well that ends well. Mum and I baked the cake like we had planned, then gave it to a lady from church to decorate. I told her “as long as it is white and pretty, I don’t care.” Because at that point I really didn’t care anymore. There were more important things (like my dress not fitting and the weather) to worry about. And I think it turned out just perfect.


(guest photo)

It was much more traditional than I had ever envisioned our wedding cake would be but, on the day, it seemed to fit just right into the scheme of things. The vintage cake topper we were going to use was accidentally left behind in the States, so instead the finishing touch on top was an arrangement of roses and lavender put together by Bluebell Florist in an antique teacup.


We kicked off the Tea and Cupcake hour by cutting the cake, so that we could be free to mingle during the hour.


(guest photo)

Can anyone spot what doesn’t belong in the above photo? I may have been the only one who cared at the wedding—but who puts a heinous sunflower-splattered plastic tablecloth on the cake table—the table that is going to get the most photographed at the wedding?! Yes, I am silly to get annoyed over a tablecloth of all things, and on the day I just brushed it off…but seeing it in the photos does peeve me a bit. Ah well, if that is the worst thing that happened at our wedding, then that ends my complaining!

On with the cake-cutting. The cake was hard to cut. I blame the fondant and the very dense chocolate insides. Totally worth the effort it took to cut it.



We’ve cut it…now what? Oh, yeah…eat it!





You might also notice my small wardrobe change in these photos. I donned my shrug from maryandangelika for the reception, not because it was cold, but because I could feel the sun blistering my very white back. It was great fun to wear though, and so comfortable.

With the cake cutting over, it was cupcake time! The kids were first on the scene…



The little girl above is my flower girl’s sister, and my namesake. And obviously she has the same philosophy as I do when it comes to cupcakes—eat the sugar rose first!

Did you, or are you planning to, cut the cake before the main part of the reception?

*All photos courtesy of Jane Sanders, unless otherwise noted


So far in our midsummer dream….


Mrs. Earrings

Fresno, CA/ Nelson, New Zealand
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    Mrs. Meerkat 3249 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:47 am

    Love your cake topper!!

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    diamondscan 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:02 am

    Oh my goodness, the teacup flower arrangement on the cake is exquisite! I love the quirky and yet classic twist of the teacup and the flowers add some lovely colour to the pretty white cake. :)

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    Mrs. Pug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:50 am

    that last picture is adorable. i know i’m probably scaring you with all these comments i’m leaving today, but i have some catching up to do!

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    Mrs. Elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:12 am

    Your cake looks awesome!! I think it totally goes with the feel of your wedding day.

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    Miss Canaras 75 posts, Worker bee @ 11:05 am

    if you hadn’t told us the tablecloth was plastic, i never would have known! the sunflowers go well with your floral theme anyway!

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    toshella 730 posts, Busy bee @ 11:44 am

    I’m so glad you linked to that shrug – I was just admiring it! :)

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    Mrs. Hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:50 am

    Your cake looks so

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    missqwerty 203 posts, Helper bee @ 11:51 am

    Your cake looked beautiful. I can’t believe that your topper was a last minute change; it looked perfect for your wedding.

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    Mrs. Hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:53 am

    Damn iPhone. I was going to say dreamy. Your cake looks so dreamy. :)

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    Mrs. Ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:02 pm

    oh gosh, that floral topper is marvelous, E. love!

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    Crown 578 posts, Busy bee @ 1:16 pm

    Ooooh…I LURVE the teacup idea for the cake topper!!!! And your shrug is completely wonderful…you were a beautiful bride.

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    Mrs. Starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:11 pm

    that little girl is just too cute! Your cake looks beautiful!

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 6:25 pm

    Once again I am dying over your recaps. Your wedding is so sweet. I seriously tear up when I read your recaps and look at the pictures. Let me just start off with saying the cake was perfection. I loved the simple, elegant design, the teacup topper, and the ribbon tied around the cake stand. These little details make my heart melt. Then there is your bolero, this unexpected jolt of color is so gorgeous and chic.

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    Mrs. Earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:34 pm

    @Mrs. Pug: Haha, no your comments have been making me smile all morning :)
    @Kcoleybear: Your comments are always so sweet!

    All you guys are the best :) Thanks for the comments!

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    spoiledvamp27 1138 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:30 pm

    I am absolutely in love with your wedding. Being a fair-complected woman myself, I love how you look in all of your photos. Such beautiful skin, in such an environment that I would be terrified to be in for my wedding. (Outdoors + Fair Skin = BAD :( ) Your wedding is so beautiful and dainty! Including this beautiful cake.

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    Mrs. Buttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:26 pm

    I love the teacup topper – what a great idea! :)

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    Miss Carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 6:19 pm

    Beautiful cake and cake topper! And such sweet cake cutting pics…

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    Ms. Gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:07 pm

    I love your purple bolero! So pretty!

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    mak418 712 posts, Busy bee @ 10:03 am

    Gorgeous! And that second to last him feeding you cake shot? Such a keeper… I love the expressions on both of your faces. (And man, you guys are gonna have gorgeous kids… good genes!!)

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