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20 Charming Summer Cakes From Charm City Cakes

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Charm City Cakes recently unveiled its 2012 Summer Cake Collection of 20 cakes inspired by modern fashion and classic style icons, such as Frida Kahlo and Carmen Miranda.

The new collection may be a change from what fans saw on Ace of Cakes, the popular Food Network show that documented the whimsical and quirky creations made in the bakery.

“It’s been about one year since the Ace of Cakes finale, and we are eager to redefine ourselves as a design-oriented, custom cake boutique,” says Duff Goldman, owner and founder of Charm City Cakes. “The cakes most frequently highlighted on the show were our more unusual designs, 3-dimensional sculptures and fun, whimsical forms.”

He says classic white cakes accentuated with textures and ruffles have been popular this year, as well as colours such as tangerine, grey and gold. Brides are finding inspiration in everything from art and architecture to fabrics and design.

“This line is meant to showcase what we currently find aesthetically exciting, pulling inspiration from styles through various eras,” he says. “The collection features over 20 cakes which run the gamut from delicate and feminine to bold and modern.”

He says his team meets with each couple individually to sketch out a design and event vision and go over flavour possibilities (this year’s favourites include maple cinnamon bun, lavender honey and passionfruit). So what kind of couple does he envision his new collection suiting? He says someone “trendsetting, modern, creative and innovative. Just like the cakes!”

Take a peek at the amazing cakes from the Charm City Cakes’ 2012 summer collection.

Dennis Basso For Kleinfeld Spring 2013

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Dresses

Dennis Basso started out in the 1980s selling pelts out of the back of a rented Town Car but he’s come a long way since these humble beginnings. The designer, who is now known the world over for his stunning luxury fur creations, moved on to non-fur ready-to-wear items in 2007 and is now tackling the bridal market. Basso kicked off New York International Bridal Week with a preview of his Spring 2013 collection, his second bridal line, which will be sold exclusively at Kleinfeld. The Spring offering featured an array of figure-flattering silhouettes ranging from embellished, ruffled mermaid cuts to statement-making tulle ballgowns. Perfect for the modern-day princess, Basso’s line offers a little something for every bling-loving bride.

Photography courtesy of firstVIEW

Plan A Whimsical Wedding Inspired By Books


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A Black and White Damask Wedding In Prince Edward Island

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Lindsay and Josh Andrews, September 9, 2011, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Photography courtesy of Rachel Peters Photography, (www.photographybyrachel.com).

Ceremony location: Cornwall Cornerstone Baptist Church
Reception location:
Rodd Royalty Hotel
Dress: The Wedding Place
Groom’s tux: Costumes by Chance
Bridal party attire: The Wedding Place
Hair: Julie Murphy
Music: North Shore Productions
Cake: DIY
Caterer: Rodd Royalty Hotel
Favours: DIY
Flowers: Hearts and Flowers
Stationery: DIY


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