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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  1. raccoon Member
    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

  2. hawk Member
    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!

  3. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 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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