Arm in Arm: Let’s Cut That Cake!

Our cakes were some of my favorite “things” in our entire wedding.

The wedding cake was a three-tier multi-flavored cake with simple buttercream frosting and faux flowers sitting on each of the tiers. It was topped by my DIY Lollipop Workshop inspired cake topper, which is easily one of my proudest DIY wedding accomplishments.



This fun little topper now sits on our TV stand in our living room. It’s such a fun reminder of one of the happiest days of our lives!

When it came to our cake, the littlest details were not forgotten. I scored a groom Lego mini-figure for a few bucks off eBay, and had our baker slip it underneath the bottom tier of the cake. Mr. A is a Lego fanatic, and I figured he’d get a kick out of this little surprise!


We also DIY’ed the groom’s cake, again paying homage to Mr. A’s obsession with Lego. The inside was Funfetti, Mr. A’s favorite, and despite staying up until 3:00 AM the night before the wedding to get it finished, I think it turned out pretty darn awesome for an amateur like myself!



The DJ started playing “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies, and we did our marital duties as we sliced that sucker open.


We had the “smear vs. no smear” discussion many times during wedding planning, and although Mr. A and I agreed to not smash each other’s faces with cake on our wedding day, I still felt it necessary to give him a “don’t even think about it” smirk. Luckily, he was sweet to me and stuck to our pact!




I like to call the next series of photos, “Mr. A’s First Time Popping a Champagne Cork.” It went like this:


I’m protecting my eyes”¦and my precious Kate Spade champagne saucer.





Up next, I’ll share our reception-detail photos before we get to boogie the night away!




Mrs. Armadillo

Houston, Texas
Wedding Date:
March 2013
Gallery of the Day: September 20, 2013
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  1. msbicycle Member
    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 7:48 am

    Oh my goodness, those pictures of him opening the champagne are so great!! I bet those cakes were delicious, too!

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    MmeSilverBullet 2553 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:53 am

    I love your cakes! I’m especially drooling over the butter-cream! I’ve been looking for a butter-cream inspiration because I do not care for fondant. The Lego groom and groom’s cake are amazing, too! Your cake has officially made it to my inspiration folder!

    P.S. I think your DIY cake-topper is amazing! I would have thought you paid mucho dollars for it! Very nice :)

  3. rucksack Member
    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 8:24 am

    Those cakes (and cake topper) are both great! Mr. R would have loved that lego cake!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 10:16 am

    Love your cake, cake topper, and the little Lego groom!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:41 am

    Your cake topper turned out great! Please tell me thats’s dried pasta for the hair 😛

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    ShotgunJones 15 posts, Newbee @ 11:51 am

    Trying to make that same cake topper…yours turned out beautifully!! Tell me, what did you use for the arms?

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    Gemstone 21881 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 1:37 pm

    I love the cake and the topper and the details SO MUCH. Seriously, could you guys be any cuter?

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:58 pm

    I LOVE the lego cake! Thats so awesome! Tutorial please! My husband loves lego too and I know he would love that cake!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:27 pm

    Your cake topper is so cute!

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    Magpie86 545 posts, Busy bee @ 12:12 pm

    Just wanted to say that I *love* your cake topper, and you have gorgeous hair!

  11. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 7:14 pm

    @MmeSilverBullet: Aww, yay! I’m flattered! :)

    @MissGoldFish: @Mrs. Rucksack: @Gemstone: @Mrs. Pony: @Magpie86: Thank you! You ladies are all so sweet! :)

    @Mrs. Waterfall: Bahaha, you know it! Vermicelli for the win!

    @ShotgunJones: They’re pipe cleaners!

    @Jacofblues: It’s so easy, it’s ridiculous! I could maybe get around to doing a tutorial post, even if I don’t have any photos of during the process. :/

    @Miss Bicycle: Mr. A was seriously so adorable with that champagne cork. I offered to help him and he was all, “no, let me be the man in front of all these people!” hahah

  12. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 7:16 pm

    @Mrs. Waterfall: And by Vermicelli, I obvs meant Fusilli!

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