#WeddingWednesday Cake Trends 2016

Berry Hue Cake  

Choosing your cake design is probably one of the most enjoyable tasks on your to do list. Probably because of the many cake tasting visits. As a caker, I would be shamed if I didn't share with you this year's cake trends! The world of cake has gone into new directions in cake design but has also gone back to a few classic traditions...a little something old and little something new! Here's a few of my top picks from The Knot's 15 Hot Wedding Cake Trends.

Metallic Cakes

The best part about metallics? They can adapt to any style; delicate embroidery in gold feels opulent while geometric shapes give off a fresh, modern feel. If an entire tier is too much glitz for you, consider adding a little sparkle all over. Fine edible glitter (think: pixie dust) can add a decorative sheen to your cake without overpowering the whole design. Gold leaf can also be added to give a touch of glam here and there on the cake.

Buttercream Cakes

Move over fondant, brides are starting to ask for more traditional cakes with a buttercream finish. "We get lots of requests for rustic iced buttercream layers with flecks of vanilla bean in the icing or textured piping that looks and tastes delicious, but isn't perfect," says Mary Maher of Cakegirls in Chicago. If you're going for a homespun, relaxed vibe, ask your baker to smother your wedding cake in delicious buttercream frosting. For the more polished version, opt for buttercream with a pleated, smooth finish.

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Naked Cakes

Yep, you read that right. With the deconstructed cake, you get to show off the inside. For a summertime wedding, berries work well; in winter and fall, ask your baker to fill the layers with seasonal fruits, like apples, pears, persimmons or even blood oranges. Not only are these cakes simple and effortless but also practical if you aren't a fan of a lot of icing. Naked cakes are perfect for rustic styled weddings.

Wedding Cake Trio and Quintet Tables

Inspired by dessert tables; cake trios, quartets and quintet tables come with a couple big benefits. Having more than one cake also makes it very easy to choose multiple cake flavors (so you don't have to decide between traditional vanilla, decadent chocolate or carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting). "Guests love to have a mini-bite of lots of different desserts," says Melody Brandon of Sweet and Saucy Shop in Newport, California. Give guests choices, but don't overwhelm them. "I recommend between two to four mini-desserts per person," says Brandon. "Try not to choose more than eight options of desserts—too many choices can overwhelm your guests."



Painted Cakes

Marbleized cakes, stained-glass painted cakes, watercolor cakes and even Monet-inspired wedding cake designs. Pair those hand-painted tiers with solid-colored layers or even simple flower accents; like the one featured here. Quick tip: For a cake design that's so intricate, keep the tiers simple and stick to all one shape (either all classic round tiers or all square).

Illustrated Cakes

Did you know you can actually have anything you want printed onto your cake? It's true. Pick anything you like -- from the design on your invites to the quote from your first-dance song or even your wedding motif, like a bicycle, oak tree, or anemone flowers – to have showcased onto your cake tiers. First, the cake gets covered in fondant, then the design is hand-painted on the cake or printed on top sugar paper with edible ink.

More styles featured:

  • Ruffled Cake
  • Monogrammed Cake
  • White on White Cake
  • Lace Cake
  • Woodland Whimsical Cake
  • Geometric Shapes Cake
  • Rosette Cake
  • Sugar Flower Bouquet  Cake
  • Ombre Wedding Cake

You're Invited: Alexandria's Destination Bridal Showcase

Get ready Virginia brides! This Sunday is Alexandria's Destination Fall Bridal Showcase! Come checkout a variety of local vendors. Click here for ticket information.


You're Invited: Wedding Salon DC on September 8th 2014 | Get Favored Free Tix


Brides! The Wedding Salon Bridal Show Is The Ultimate Resource For Your Wedding Planning Needs!

Luxury Wedding Vendors and Award Winning Service Providers Find wedding photographers, photo booths, videographers, wedding entertainers and DJ’s. Meet celebrity wedding experts and beauty stylists, view stunning table décor, taste wedding cakes, see couture bridal gowns, invitations and wedding favors. Exciting Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Find the best wedding venues, travel destinations and exotic honeymoons.

 The Knot, Premier Bride and Perfect Wedding Guide Invite You to

Discover the Best Resources for Your Wedding

Wedding Salon

Monday, September 8th, 2014


The Madison Hotel, Washington DC

Cake Tastings, Cocktails, Beauty Makeovers

Honeymoon Giveaways, Reception Tables, Goodie Bag

Complimentary Admission for You & One Guest

Use code WSDCC here

* Registrant must be engaged and is allowed one guest only. All parties must be 21+.


You're Invited: Engaged! in Washington

engaged mag event

"Brides and grooms can meet {truly} the best of the best wedding vendors, see their work, and make appointments on the spot. Vendors are vetted and and known for their stellar reputations in the wedding market. Seriously, you could meet all of your wedding vendors in one day!"

The first 300 brides/grooms receive a fabulous goody bag AND the cost of admission is rebated by many of the vendors when contracting their services!* Hire 4 of the vendors, receive a rebate of $65 x 4, so it pays to attend Engaged! in Washington! (*Exceptions will apply; see the show program the day of the show!)

Limo buses will shuttle between each venue throughout the event so guests can stay as long as they want and not worry about parking!

Mark your calendars and don't miss simply the finest bridal event in the city! Purchase your tickets HERE

Take a look at a recap of last year's show!



#FavoredFr​iday Vendor Spotlight: Baked by Melissa

christmas cupcakes Why purchase fruit cakes, and boring ginger bread cookies for your next party when you can have a fun spread of cupcakes! Gone are the days of simple vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, now Christmas themed treats are at your finger tips. Baked by Melissa makes it easy to get creative with your dessert table. Check out more about her business and her cupcake art below.

Baked by Melissa started after she was fired from her 9 to 5 in 2008. Inspired by her love to bake and her wanting all to enjoy desserts guilt free, Baked by Melissa was born. In 2009 the first Baked by Melissa bakery opened in New York City. Now her cupcake art can be created online or visitors can browse and purchase creations by others or herself on the website. The creations range from proposals, sports, and logos. If you can imagine it, you can create it! I love this idea and the best part is the cupcakes are mini so you won't feel bad about breaking you diet! So indulge a little and check out Baked by Melissa for your next event!

NEW Video Recap of Favored by Yodit Events Launch Affair at The W Hotel

Favored Launch Video Photo

I am excited to share the highlight video from the Favored by Yodit Events Launch Affair at The W Hotel. The atmosphere was phenomenal and I couldnt have asked for a better night! We had the best wedding vendors participating and guest and new couples eager to meet them in attendance.

The room was definitely filled with love! Thanks to everyone who came out! See you next year for our 1 Year Anniversary.

Note: If you are a wedding / event vendor who would like to be featured for our next event please email Thanks again for the good times & customer referrals!







RECAP: 2013 Potomac Flower Show

2013 Potomac Flower Show This past Sunday, March 17th 2013, I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Potomac Flower Show held at the Potomac Flower Wholesale HQ in Silver Spring, MD. From the vendors, design competition, and amazing seminar by the great Rene' van Rems, to the super talented individuals in attendance socializing and enjoying the music, food and drinks, I truly enjoyed every bit of that experience.


As we walked around, the fabulous vendors had their beautiful blooms on display.  Vendors and Suppliers traveled from Ecuador, Colombia, South Africa, and Holland to name a few. A lovely sight to see indeed!!

Spray roses

Not to mention, Potomac Flower Wholesale celebrated their 15th Anniversary!

Potomac Flower Wholesale 15th Anniversary Cake

First place went to Anahit Hakobyan for a second year in a row and she was also the People's Choice Winner! This year's special theme was to create a 15th Year Anniversary Arrangement, suitable for a buffet table, using Potomac Floral Wholesale Logo and Colors. Congrats to her!!

Anahit Hakobyan

Rene' van Rems gave us a very useful seminar on wedding trends and ideas.  From the beautiful bouquets being passed around to the funny jokes he told along the way, it was an excellent presentation!

Rene van Rems

Here are a few designs from the competition. Which design do you like the most??

1. Design 1

2. Design 2

3. Design 3


*Some pictures courtesy of Potomac Flower Wholesale*

You're Invited: Spring Bridal Showcase at Kentlands Mansion


Plan your dream wedding all in one place. The Kentlands Mansion Spring Bridal Show takes place on Sunday, March 24, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m. Gaithersburg's elegant 19th century estate provides the perfect setting to start your wedding planning process or finish up the final touches to your special day. The Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg.

Experience the elegance and charm of historic Kentlands Mansion while meeting one-on-one with a variety of wedding vendors, including caterers, photographers, event planners, musicians, makeup artists, hotel representatives and more. Brides-to-be can spend the day sampling delicious cuisine from the area's finest caterers, and discovering the latest bridal fashions and wedding trends. Whether you are just starting your planning, finishing up the details or anywhere in between, you will find exactly what you are looking for at the Spring Bridal Show. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.

Admission is $5 per person. For information and directions please see the links below or call 301-258-6425.

Enjoy delicious cuisine from the area's finest caterers. Discover the latest in wedding trends. Experience the elegance and charm of historic Kentlands Mansion while planning your special day.

Caterers Photographers DJ's Jewelry Designers Event Planners Makeup Artists Hotel Representatives

Tickets: $5 at the door. Call 301-258-6425. Arrive early for a chance to win door prizes from our vendors!

5 Reasons to Attend The Great Bridal Expo in Baltimore!

Great Bridal Expo Its that time again when local Brides to Be's start planning for their Fairytale Weddings!

The Great Bridal Expo provides you with the Top Wedding Professionals that have everything for your wedding, honeymoon and home on display. You are able to meet face-to-face with these wedding professionals and ask questions to help put your mind at ease as you plan for your Special Wedding Day.

5 Reasons Why You Should Think About Attending The Great Bridal Expo:

  1. Stunning, New York Style Bridal Fashion Show
  2. Live Orchestra and DJ presentations
  3. Colorful Honeymoon Show
  4. Amazing and Valuable Prizes
  5. Aisle-after-aisle of Exciting and Informative Exhibits
  6. Its Free! See Details Below.

Special Offer: Purchase Tickets online at Enter Promo Code: RPEM & Receive 2 Free Ticket

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