The Bunting Bash: Let Them Eat Cake

One of the things I was exceptionally eager to see for the first time was our cake. Though the cake wasn’t exactly high on my wedding priority list and I never really believed the lines cake vendors try to feed brides about their wedding being judged entirely by the cake (seriously?), I was still excited to see that frosted structure.

And boy, it did not disappoint! Our cake vendor did a wonderful job translating my idea from this”¦

Sketch courtesy Sandy at Cascade Confections

…to this:

It fit on our handmade cake pedestal perfectly and looked lovely with the portrait toppers and bunting garland I slaved over the night before. And boy do I love the simple, delicious texture created by the uneven horizontal lines.

Having sampled our signature flavor of lemon cake with strawberry, peach mousse, and cream cheese filling prior to our wedding and knowing just how absolutely delicious it was, my new husband and I were more than willing to make that first slice.

The cake knife we used, which happened to be the very one my mother used on her wedding day, wasn’t exactly made of steel. Or any strong metal, for that matter.

It bent under the weight of our slice, and we had one helluva time trying to get that piece away from the cake mothership.

I think we got about a quarter of what we actually cut on to our plate, and even then we almost lost that portion. Just goes to show that a sturdy cake knife is perhaps one thing worthy of some attention.

But our slice, however small, provided enough to fulfill its purpose. And that purpose, of course, is being shoved into one another’s mouths. I was a bit suspicious”¦was Mr. Bunting going to smear cake all across my face?

Nope, I was safe. That cake went straight into the mouth. And these Buntings don’t do baby bites. We go all out. Or at least I had to. Thanks, Mr. Bunting, for this rather unattractive photo-op of me trying to open my mouth wide enough to accommodate that piece of meteoric proportions.

Seriously, I’m only showing the unflattering photo below because I love you all.

But this was going all too innocently for my tastes. So it was time for me to make my move and attempt to smear his nose with some frosting. Man is he fast! He’s got ninja reflexes, and I only managed to get a tiny bit on him.

But like a good sport, I took his retaliation without any quick ninja moves. (Only because I don’t have any. Boo.)

Every cake fight wouldn’t be complete without making up in the form of frosted-cake kisses. Who are we kidding? You and I both know this is just another opportunity to get more frosting on the other person’s face.

Once cleaned up, we made up for reals.

Are you planning on partaking in the notorious cake face-smearing? Mr. Bunting had expressed no interest in that little ritual, but I knew when the time came I wouldn’t be able to resist an attack.

*Marked photos are copyright Bryan and Mae Photography. Unmarked photos are personal or guest photos.

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Mrs. Bunting

December 23
Grand Rapids, MI
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 5:09 pm

    I love your cake! :-)

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    pinkpre 132 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:27 pm

    your cake is gorgeous!!! And the pics of you and Mr. B are so beautiful – the love is so, so obvious. Congratulations!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:40 pm

    Love your cake topper so much!! And your cake smashing is adorable, which says a lot since I normally hate the practice!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 5:41 pm

    Love your cake and cake topper! Sweet photos of you and Mr. B!

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    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 5:52 pm

    Wow that topper is awesome! How awesome to see your design translate so perfectly to reality!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:23 pm

    cake is beautiful.

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    mzjynxie 783 posts, Busy bee @ 6:47 pm

    Such a sweet cake cutting, and a beautiful cake too!

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    shirasagi 899 posts, Busy bee @ 6:53 pm

    I love your cake, especially the simple, rustic look of it. Perfect!!

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:10 pm

    That cake looks delicious. I really love the backdrop too.

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:24 pm

    The texture on your cake makes me swoon! (I’m such a nut for texture.) I bet it was soooo tasty too. And look at all that bunting – you certainly lived up to your moniker.

    You and Mr. Bunting had a sweet cake cutting, and, while I’m not usually one for cake-on-face, it was playful and considerate.

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    lorelai 981 posts, Busy bee @ 8:03 pm

    Your cake was awesome! And what a resemblance between the sketch and the real deal!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:43 pm

    Frosting on the nose is classic! I adore the sketch to real life translation. Superb.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:27 am

    I certaintly don’t think there will be any smearing for us! I love the texture and the simplisity of your cake! Its very similar to what our cake will look like!

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    pattygrade 12 posts, Newbee @ 12:50 am

    wow, so amazing cake.

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    MsVoyageur 1384 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:58 am

    Awww your cake is beautiful and sounds delicious!!

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    Black Lamb Photography, Guest @ 7:19 am

    I LOVE your cake topper idea! It is just so whimsical and unique. I love the actual photos as well. Just beautiful and airy looking. Love them!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 8:51 am

    Your cake is gorgeous! I guess I am an anomaly. For some reason, I literally could not care less about mine. Am I the only one who could give two hoots about cake?! I feel like people at weddings never pay attention to cake cutting and the whole frosting thing on the face makes me uncomfortable!

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    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 9:00 am

    @bridesmomma & @pinkpre: Thank you so much!

    @Mrs. Pony: Haha, I love a good cake smashing. But I’m glad to know that ours may have appealed to those who don’t particularly like them!

    @Mrs. Rubber Stamps, @Miss Gray Wolf, @MzJynxie: Thank you ladies!

    @Miss Potion: It’s really fun to see the comparison between concept sketch and reality, isn’t it? :)

    @shirasagi & @Miss Panda: Thank you!

    @Mrs. Pain au Chocolat: Oh yes, I am all about textures, too! I think or cake lady was a bit disappointed that she didn’t get to do any fondant designs or sculpted flowers, but the texture was much more ‘us’.

    @lorelai & @ChicagoDreamer: Thank you! I know, I was really impressed when I pulled the photos up side-by-side once I remembered I had that concept sketch. I guess it’s a pretty standard angle, but the translation is just about dead on!

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    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 9:05 am

    @Jacofblues: Ohh, nice! I bet you’re excited to see what yours will look like, too!

    @MsVoyageur: Thank you! OMG, it was SOOO good. People told us they went back for seconds and thirds.

    @Black Lamb Photography: Thank you! We wanted an airy feel to our wedding, so I’m glad that it shows through!

    @lealorali: I’m sure you’re not alone! I think I’ll always get excited about cake (wedding or other) because I love to eat cake. 😀 So I imagine it’s not that thrilling if you’re not a cake person to begin with. Are you normally a cake person?

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 12:34 pm

    I love the mix of flowers and berries and leaves, and the adorable pictures and bunting on top, not to mention the texture of the frosting! Your cake bakers translating your idea amazingly well!

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    dr dre beats pro, Guest @ 3:50 am,beautiful wedding support nine website.

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    kobe bryant, Guest @ 3:51 am

    beautiful and delicious most popular.

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