Ice Cream and Cakey Cake

OK, well maybe just the cakey cake part. There are so many beautiful cakes available now! We aren’t constrained by limitations of the imagination. When I was growing up, oh how I thought this was beautiful

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Image via Wedding Cakes for You / Cake by Lorelie Carvey

Today, not so much. I could totally fall for this lovely lady. (Cakes are people too, you know.)

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Julie Mikos / Cake by Perfect Endings

But realistically that won’t fly with my better half or our baker (no sugar flowers—no problem). Sweetie Scone and I both love a simple delicious-looking (read: not so perfect) cake. We are lovers of butter-cream frosting, and there will be no fondant on our cake. We want people to look at the cake and go “Mmmmm, I want a piece.” My nieces are known swipers, and I don’t want to be peeved that my perfect cake has a finger swipe visible, so we are aiming for texture and not so perfect. ;)

We might go for a straight up dirty frost.

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Sarah Yates Photography / Cake by Sweet & Saucy Shop

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Lane Dittoe

Or a textured pseudo-dirty frost.

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Image via Style Me Pretty (who else?) / Photo by Caroline Tran / Cake by Christine Dahl Pastries

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Katie Lewis Photography / Cake by Nichole’s Fine Pastery

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Yvette Roman / Cake by Vanilla Bake Shop

But then there’s also the tailored frost.

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Image via Kara’s Party Ideas / Cake by Couture Cupcakes & Cookies

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Mastin Studio / Cake by Cherry City Cakes

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Paper Antler

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Red Ribbon Studio / Cake by Cocoa & Fig

Or maybe we really like bold pipes.

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Image via i am baker / Cake by Amanda Rettke

But also we like the visual interest of having different textures…

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by She-N-He / Cake by Blue Note Bakery

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Gerber + Scarpelli / Cake by Silva’s Patisserie

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Image via Ruffled / Photo by Soul Mates Photo / Cake by One Divine Party

I sourced all of that inspiration in my obsessive blog searching, and then our fantastic florist had to share with me this fun bit.

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Image via Ritzy Bee / Cake by Liz Shim with Eat Cake be Merry

What do you think, can we hide the finger swipes and have a simple, tasty-looking cake? Don’t you just love…

Video via YouTube

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Mrs. Scone

Location:
Napa/Kansas City
Wedding Date:
July 2012

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    sarap2012 1553 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:46 pm

    I am obsessed with these kind of cakes! So simple and so elegant. I must say that this is probably becuase I am a huge fan of texture. Love it!

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    Mrs.Mittens 2427 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:48 pm

    We went with the pseudo-dirty frosted or what our bakery called “the homemade look”.

    We got tons of compliments on it, I guess people hadn’t seen that look before?

    PS. Now I want cake!

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    Mrs. Turkey 654 posts, Busy bee @ 4:31 pm

    Love the “dirty” frosting and, like @mittens111211: I want cake now!

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    cupkate 23 posts, Newbee @ 5:22 pm

    yessssssss! I love that commercial. I was singing it the whole time I was reading your post.

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    Mrs. Petit Four 695 posts, Busy bee @ 5:40 pm

    Wow, so many choices!! And they all look so delicious… My BFF was going for this look and they totally screwed it up. It was my friends fault though because she didn’t take the baker a picture. Also, I want ice cream cake now. Would it be bad to just get one to celebrate the weekend?

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    Mrs. Scone 181 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:56 pm

    @Miss Petit Four: Sounds like an excellent reason to get an ice cream cake… pre-valentine’s day celebration maybe? That sucks that your BFF’s cake went awry.

    @cupkate: Yay! I sing that all the time…

    @Miss Turkey: Sorry for inducing the need for cake ;)
    @mittens111211: Ah the “homemade look” also a good name, sorry I made you want cake ;)
    @SaraP2012: I am totally with you on the texture!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:04 pm

    Love the texture and taste of butter cream, hopefully you won’t need to hide too many swipes :)

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    everytide(Stella), Guest @ 7:14 pm

    wow~it’s become a good reason to get married just for such sweet wedding cakes, very beautiful pics, guess must be very delicious ~

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    Mrs. Scone 181 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:29 pm

    @Mrs. Pony: Mmmme too! I am just hoping they don’t break through to the cake with swipes ;)

    @everytide(Stella): the cake tasting definitely is a perk ;)

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 12:57 am

    Wow,these cakes are so beautiful and delicious.

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    Mrs. Raccoon 308 posts, Helper bee @ 6:50 am

    There are so many great ideas on this page! Now I can only hope Mr. Raccoon magically detects my desire for an ice cream Valentine’s Day cake, ha

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    Mrs. Hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:09 am

    Great inspiration photos. Like you, I’m a big fan of the textured look on cakes. Yum!

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    Mrs. Fox 1633 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:45 am

    The textured look seems to be so in right now and I totally love it. We’ll be having a more “uniform texture”, if that makes sense, but I’m with you – pretty, simple, and delicious!

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 12:59 am

    These cakes are beautiful and cute .

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