So Much Cake Porn

As you can probably tell by now, Mr. Manatee is taking what you might call a “hands off” approach to wedding planning. This is pretty much okay with me, since it means he pretty much trusts my opinion but isn’t afraid to step in if one or two of my ideas go terribly wrong. I also attribute this to a sweet conversation I happened to walk in on between Daddy Manatee and the Mr. He explained it to Mr. Manatee like this— “Your job is to show up, look nice for pictures, and be absolutely amazed at everything she’s put together.” When he puts it like this, how could I possibly disagree?

But the cake? He was all over that. To be honest, he’s not actually much of a cake person normally, so this surprised me. Picking out table linens? Not so much. For me, it was not as much about taste as it was about design. Duh!

I was swooning over these beauties. Sensing a theme? Yeah, me too. Ombre, yet again, and no fondant!


Img via Wedding Chicks Photo by Austin Gros


Photo by Martha Locklear

Img via Ruffled Blog Cake by A Cake To Remember

My mom teased me that she would make sure a traditional fruitcake would be present, as is tradition in Canada. She was only joking, since she had adamantly protested that there would not be one at her wedding, but Grandma Manatee slipped one in at the last second!

Admirably sneaky, but gross.

Image by Aussie True Blue Recipes

We also knew we wanted to have a Grooms Cake! Despite the fact that the slices are usually inexplicably 50 cents cheaper, its the one of the few chances the couple has to really showcase the groom’s personality. And an excuse to have a cake dripping in chocolate, usually.

Because of Mr. Manatee’s Ohio roots, he’s a die-hard Buck-eye fan, and we’re hoping to somehow combine the sports element in these two chocolate-on-chocolate cakes. I’m dying just thinking about it.

Image Via World Wide Wedding and Bride
Img via Pinterest

Stay tuned for our cake tasting adventures!


Miss Manatee

Fort Worth, TX
Wedding Date:
June 2013
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  1. Member
    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 1:56 pm

    Love the ombre cake, especially the first one with the birdies! So pretty. 🙂

  2. Member
    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 1:57 pm

    P.S. With this recent ombre trend. . .does anyone else think of Joey when he had the job as the cologne guy in the department store and it was called ‘Hombre. . .for Men’? He dressed up as a cowboy and actually had to battle another cowboy for sprays? Lol. I hear that line every time that I read ‘ombre’!

  3. camel Bee
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 5:43 pm

    I’m also not a fan of fondant. Sure, it looks beautiful but it doesn’t taste that great. Unfortunately I think it’s crucial to a lot of wedding cake designs. I love your inspiration cakes though! I hope you go with one of those ombre cakes! And is that fondant on a fruit cake? I can’t imagine those two things going well together!

  4. graywolf Bee
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:41 pm

    @StephK527: YES. i think of that exactly!

  5. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:59 pm

    For some reason I really want to try that fruit cake.

  6. funnelcake Bee
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:44 pm

    BUCKEYE CAKE!! Zmog! So cool. 🙂

  7. Member
    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:05 am

    @Miss Gray Wolf: I am SO glad that I’m not alone! 🙂 I chuckle to myself every time.

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