I really love cake. I love looking at them, eating them, baking them, and perhaps most of all, creating them. The layers of cake filling and buttercream offer so many opportunities for creating complex flavors. And that is why I love cake.
It also is the same reasons I don’t love cupcakes. I do apologize to those of you who love cupcakes, I know there are a lot of you out there. The cupcake simply does not provide my ideal cake to filling to buttercream ratio. For those of you laughing, I dare you to do a side by side taste test, you will quickly realize the ratio’s importance.
Cupcakes so far have been integral to the recent dessert table trend. I do get it. Dessert tables are great for so many reasons: enhancing your decor and overall theme, getting guests up and moving around after the meal, and others. Which is why I’m so excited about the next step in the dessert table: the cake table. It gives you all the beauty of a dessert table, but with cakes instead of cupcakes. I am obsessed.
Last wedding season we did a few cake tables, one of which you can read about here, another was a rustic cake table for Taylor and Anton who married at Misty Farms. We decided to keep the cake table simple, so as not to interfere with Misty Farm’s rustic feel. The simple buttercream cakes look so at home there. I just want to eat them, don’t you?
Many thanks to Amanda Dumouchelle for the gorgeous images.