So I kind of feel like I'm betraying my neighborhood when I think about what I want for my cake. I like something (wait, get ready, this is going to be shocking) simple and classic, in white and gold.
The first cake I saw and liked was this very simple one, with a band of gold fondant:
Unfortunately, our venue also charges $50 extra for the use of a shimmery fondant ribbon, and I am determined not to spend a dime extra on the cake. Plus, this is maybe a little boring.
I really like the below cake, for its simplicity, giant icing peonies, and the pearl-like dots at the bottom. It would fit in perfectly with our lace and pearls theme!
But that might be a little too plain, even for boring ol' me. I like this jazzed up option as well:
The pearl effect is so pretty.
So I'll bring these photos to our caterer soon and see what designs they come up with.
Oh okay, and let's address cake toppers. I feel like brides usually fall into a few camps: cute animals/birds, personalized Etsy creations, small wooden people, flowers, or vintage toppers.
We're vintage, borrowing a topper from Mr. B's parents that looks similar to this one:
What's your cake and topper look like?