Take My Sweater: It’s Cake Time!

Ahh, the moment everyone had been waiting for. Time to eat cake!



I don’t think there are enough words in the world to describe how much I adored this cake. It was exactly what we had asked for, and we were so happy with how pretty it looked—and how amazing it tasted!



We had several cake flavors and we weren’t quite sure how to communicate to our guests which ones were which. Luckily, as has been established many times before, Sister Cardy is a creative genius, and she came up with the perfect plan.


Simple, clear, and cute!

When it came time to actually cut the cake, I realized we had a slight logistical problem on our hands”¦


That would be me trying to explain to Mr. Cardigan that I am entirely too short to reach the cake! Luckily, we managed to make it work”¦



We managed to get a small slice, and we (very sweetly) fed each other. I had made it very clear to Mr. Cardigan before the wedding that there was to be no face-smashing!

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if he was going to listen to me, so even up until the last few seconds I was reminding him that I did NOT want cake in my face!


Can you see the fear in my face? I was totally afraid he was going to mash it into my face at the last second!


Luckily, he was very sweet with the cake and didn’t get any on me. What a good husband. :)


That’s my “Oh my goodness this is SO GOOD” face. And there’s Mr. Cardigan going in for a second bite, because the first wasn’t enough.

We were oh so happy with the cake”¦but the important question is, were the KIDS happy with it? After all, they had been anticipating it much more eagerly than we were!


I’ll take that as a yes.

(All photos by She-N-He Photography)


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Mrs. Cardigan

Wedding Date:
January 2011
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  1. highwire Member
    highwire 1021 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:32 pm

    That sign is so cute! These pics are great :)

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:35 pm

    Your cake turned out so adorable!!

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    pookiepie 317 posts, Helper bee @ 3:37 pm

    so sweet! I prefer not to mash cake on my face either :) , I’ love your frame for the cupcake sign, where did you get it?

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    lisamarieloves 19 posts, Newbee @ 3:39 pm

    This is the most adorable sequence of pictures!

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    balloons 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:40 pm

    Your cake setup was ADORABLE! Love it!

  6. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:43 pm

    Everything is so cute! Good for Mr. Cardy for not smashing you with cake!

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    KCheer 370 posts, Helper bee @ 3:47 pm

    Great cake table! Your sister is amazingly talented! Also, two comments – that photo of you guys reaching up to the top layer is so cute – I love the Mr.’s expression! Two, the kid photo is precious!!

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 3:48 pm

    Love it! Everything looks so good.

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    taraandchuck2012 43 posts, Newbee @ 3:53 pm

    Where did you get the banner made?

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 4:05 pm

    @pookiepie: It’s from Michaels!
    @taraandchuck2012: Sister Cardy made it with her Cricut. :)

  11. mssocks Member
    mssocks 1336 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:08 pm

    Your cake was SOOOO good! My fave part was that the icing was SPARKLY!! Such a cool part! My cupcake was delish!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:31 pm

    I think that is such a smart idea on identifying the different flavors!!

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    babypenguin 41 posts, Newbee @ 4:45 pm

    i love your little cupcake holders. did you make them all yourself??

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    plantains 2672 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:51 pm

    The last pic with the kids is my fave!

  15. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:13 pm

    MMMM cupcakes :) your cake looks beautiful, Cardy. I love how differentiated the flavors!!

  16. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:43 pm

    hahaha, these pics are great! Love the one of Mr. Cardy going back for a second bite. Looks like you might lose some fingers! Must’ve been delicious!!

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    Sister Cardy, Guest @ 8:23 pm

    You realize I live a short drive away from unlimited amounts of these cupcakes, which makes these pictures particularly cruel.

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:40 pm

    Mose awesome cupcake tower EVER!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 9:26 pm

    Sister Cardy’s idea is brilliant.

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    TheRookieYear 125 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:21 am

    The more recaps you post the more I have a crush on your wedding. lol The cupcake tower is so cute, and what a good idea for the different shaped wrappers.

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    Gail-Asimplecake.com, Guest @ 6:46 am

    One of the best looking cupcake ideas I’ve seen. LOVE the frame with the papers to indicate which is which. Congrats on a job well done!

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    belle320 21 posts, Newbee @ 9:46 pm

    i am soo in love with this idea but i just have a question..if u cut the top cake what do you save for your one year anniversary…

  23. cardigan Member
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 10:11 pm

    @belle320: No one else ate from the top tier, so we saved the rest of it! :)

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    Kinsey123 69 posts, Worker bee @ 10:45 pm

    I have literally told my fiance that if he smashes cake in my face, we won’t have sex on our wedding night. He’s not typically that type of person anyway, but I wanted to make sure he understood that I’m really serious about it.

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    mssushi 1479 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:29 am

    Ohhh the cupcake table looks so cute (and yummy)! The kids definitely agree!

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 6:17 pm

    I love these pics. The cupcake wrappers are so cute. I love that you used them to identify different flavors.

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    TotallyPinkaholic 212 posts, Helper bee @ 10:16 pm

    Love the cupcake wrapper idea:)

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:43 pm

    So so cute! I love that you designated cupcake flavor by the pattern cutouts on the wrappers! Clever!

  29. snowcone Member
    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:25 am

    is your sister available for hire, haha? this display is amazing!!

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    Beth, Guest @ 2:55 pm

    Did you make the tower yourself? That’s adorable! I’m trying to figure out how to have one tower for all 204 cupcakes we will have. The idea for the flavors is great too!

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