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The top layer of our beautiful and delicious wedding cake is safely ensconced in several layers of Saran Wrap and nestled in a plastic container we got from the Container Store which happens to be the perfect size. It sits on the top shelf of our freezer.
The problem is that every time I open the freezer, it’s sitting there, staring at me. It’s calling to me, whispering, “Eat me!” a la Alice in Wonderland.

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I don’t know if I can make it to our 1 year anniversary. Or more accurately, I don’t know if our cake will make it that long.

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I heart cake

This morning, through a fortuitous chain of events, Jakob & I were able to schedule a cake tasting. In case you’re counting – yes, this is number 4. This one was with Colorado Rose Cake Company in Berthoud, Colorado. If you’re planning a wedding in along the front range, this place is definitely worth a visit.

Their cakes consist of four layers of cake with three layers of filling. For information on cake. filling, and icing flavors offered, check out their Information page.

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C is for Cake

Jakob & I managed to squeeze in a cake tasting this morning between my manager’s meeting at 9am and work at 1pm. Luckily, the bakery we went to has five locations in the Denver area. Cakes by Karen is a little more expensive than the other bakeries we’ve tried, and their delivery charge to Estes Park is the highest, but one of their flavors intrigued me, so I had to try it.
While driving home from work tonight, I realized that I’ve been telling you about the results of our cake tastings, but if you’ve never been to one, you may not know what to expect. In our experience, this is what typically goes on. Sometimes you’re asked to look at the list of available flavors and choose the ones you’d like to try. At the tasting itself, cakes are brought out – often in the form of cupcakes. You are given time to taste the options and talk among yourselves before the baker or consultant discusses the nitty-gritty: pricing, servings, flavors, and decor. You are given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. One thing I like to do is see photos of cakes actually decorated by the person who will be doing our cake. It’s nice to look through a book of ideas, but if the person who will be decorating YOUR cake is unable to execute those designs properly, it’s just a waste of time. And while, yes, I want our wedding cake to be delicious, I also want it to be beautiful.

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Virgin Wedding??

Okay, so our second cake tasting was at Tee & Cakes in Boulder, Colorado. The cake artist there is named Kim – super nice, super cool chick! The shop itself appears to be a converted mechanic’s shop in the Pearl Street Mall, and it’s really what I think of when I think “Boulder”…kind of a combination of green, hippie, college chic.
Here are our (cup)cakes:


(clockwise from top left) Summer Picnic, Bunnies Delight, Capri Kiss, Virgin Wedding

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It’s Finally Here

It’s cake tasting day! It’s cake tasting day!
Yes, I’m actually doing a silly dance to go with my very silly song.

Second only to photography, the cake is my single most important wedding expense. You see, I make cakes myself. I made my niece’s baby shower cake.

I also made her wedding cake.

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Let Them Eat Cake

Today I scheduled my first (two) cake tastings! I can’t tell you how freaking excited I am. I am a total cake fanatic. I even took a Wilton class at my local Michael’s so I could make birthday cakes for the kids in my life. When my niece got married a few weeks ago, I made her three tiered wedding cake AND the grooms cake. I even got upset last spring when she called to tell me that the girl who was co-hosting her baby shower with me was going to buy a cake for the event – I was that dead-set on making the cake for her shower.
Since Jakob and I are planning a trip to Estes Park on the 26th, we decided we’d check out a couple of bakeries that are on the way. I made a couple of phone calls today to schedule our consultations. One place lets you taste from whatever they have baked, but the other one (Haute Cakes in Boulder, CO) has an online menu that we got to choose from. We were told to pick three options, so I perused their selections. The first two were easy to pick, but I was having trouble deciding between numbers 3 and 4 on my list. When I called the owner, Kim to ask a few question before giving them our final selections, she told me not to worry about choosing – we could taste all 4! I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.
Don’t worry – LOTS of photos will be taken and I’ll be writing about our favorites from our first round of cake tasting.

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