Newport Nuptials: How Sweet It Is

I love to bake, so it was no surprise that the wedding cake was kind of a big deal for me. We went with our favorite local bakery that Sister Starfish used for her wedding and our family has been going to for special occasions over the years. Even though the bakery is known for their intricate designs, we went with a simple design and let the flavors be the star.

The simple dots fit with our classic, yet laid-back affair.

Narrowing down flavors was hard, but we ended up going with three that were big hits. To represent the fall, we had a pumpkin spice cake with maple filling. One of our guests described it as “tasting like fall.” We also chose vanilla cake with a strawberry Grand Marnier filling, which is always a crowd pleaser with my family.

Last, we chose my personal favorite, vanilla cake with banana cream filling. It is amazing! We chose banana for the top and bottom flavors so we could cut into them on our wedding day. It ended up being the only bite we ate at the wedding, so this was a good idea!

We cut the cake using the knife from MIL & FIL Starfish’s wedding while listening to James Taylor’s How Sweet it is.

The cake cutting was a sweet moment, but the best thing about it was all of the leftovers! We got to enjoy the top layer of cake on our honeymoon!

It was delicious and a fun way to celebrate all week. Seeing as we already ate our top layer, we obviously won’t be freezing it for our anniversary, which is no big deal since our baker is local and we plan to buy a mini cake to celebrate each year!

Did you freeze the top layer of your cake for your anniversary? How did it taste?

all photos by David Bibeault and cake by Konditor Meister

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Mrs. Starfish

Location:
Boston/Newport
Wedding Date:
October 2010
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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:58 pm

    I love the simplicity and elegance of your cake, it’s perfection.

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 4:01 pm

    Love the cake! We didn’t save our top layer either, but we had leftovers which were left in one of the cabins. Boo! We’re also getting a little cake every year.

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:10 pm

    Your cake is BEAUTIFUL! :) Love it, Starfish! And it looks delicious, too.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:12 pm

    Your cake is so pretty, and it sounds yummy! I think that last picture of you feeding Mr. S is so cute!

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    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 4:13 pm

    Your cake is stunning! And oh my, sounds deeee-lish!

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 4:13 pm

    Gorgeous “pearls” on the cake!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:16 pm

    Your cake looks so lovely, and all the flavors sound delicious.

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:23 pm

    omg, BEAUTIFUL. i have a love for simple and elegant cakes….just like this. :)

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:24 pm

    Your cake flavors sound so tasty!

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    spaniel 6778 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 4:35 pm

    Not only does the cake sound delicious, it was also incredibly pretty! Love the simple design. :)

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:48 pm

    That is so beautiful and it looks AMAZING!

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    highwire 1021 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:00 pm

    Love your cake!!!

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:10 pm

    Mmmm that cake looks amazing!

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    Kristi, Guest @ 5:12 pm

    I LOVE your cake topper! Where did you find it?

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:16 pm

    @Kristi: Thanks! :) It was an engagement gift. It’s a Lladro, but my mom got it off of ebay.

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:17 pm

    @Kristi: I should mention that it ended up being too heavy to go on top of the cake, which is why we had it next to the cake.

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:40 pm

    That topper is so so cute! And I love the dot effect on the cake- simple and perfect.

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    TheMrs2013 1522 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:46 pm

    Such a pretty cake and the flavors are making me have a super sugar craving! I don’t think we will be saving our top layer to freeze. I do like the idea of buying a little cake every year though.

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    Kristi, Guest @ 6:38 pm

    well it is absolutely gorgeous, as is the cake!

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    seashell 1689 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:22 pm

    Your cake was GORGEOUS!

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    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:22 am

    I love your cake! So elegant!

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 12:17 pm

    I am in love with your cake. It is so gorgeous. The dots remind me of fresh water pearls. Lovely. Oooh, and I love how you put the figurine on the table instead of the cake. I have been debating this choice. (I know its the small things in life).

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    Crown 578 posts, Busy bee @ 12:41 pm

    Your cake design is stunning. We will not be freezing our cake; our baker offered us a free 4″ anniversary cake when we booked her.

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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:33 pm

    I love absolutely everything about your cake look. EVERYTHING.

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:21 pm

    @Kcoleybear: I debated that forever!

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    lawschool bride 320 posts, Helper bee @ 2:32 pm

    Such beautiful cake! My parents just got us the same lladro for our cake! I so want to copy yours now, haha

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 12:12 pm

    That cake looks simply intricate to me..I love the pearls but it looks like hard word to create and simple to look at :)

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