That Cost How Much!?

We’ve all been there, flipping through a magazine and then BAM!  You stumble across a section that describes how a celebrity just spent thousands of dollars for a donut.   We thought it might be fun to look at what it takes to make a million dollar dessert.  Would you eat a 24k gold ice cream? We don’t know what you would eat, but we’re pretty sure, we couldn’t eat clusters of diamonds!

Take a look below and see what all the fuss is about!

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Hanging Cakes: Here to Stay?

With Wedding Season in full bloom and couples wanting show stopping cakes, Hanging Wedding Cakes are surely making the rounds.  Even Big Bang Theory Star, Kaley Cuoco, had a Hanging Wedding Cake to wow her guest at her New Year’s Eve nuptials.

We here at Mix-N-Match Bake Shop are quickly becoming fans of these marvelous cakes.  The offer a lovely balance between elegance and a little walk on the wild side.  We’re thinking this is something that’s going to stay for good.  You may see a rush of this style from up and coming Weddings but this Wedding Trend really takes the cake (Yeah I know, bad pun. LOL!)!

Below are a few examples of this amazing Hanging Cakes.

(Please click the name under each image to find out more information behind the cake.)


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Gifted Heart Cakes

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Kaley Cuoco’s Wedding Cake

Custom Vs. Store-Bought Cake: What’s the Difference?

At Mix-N-Match Bake Shop we’ve had one question pop up more than others and we thought we would share it on our blog.  Almost daily we’ve been asked, “What is the difference between a custom cake and a store-bought cake?”.

A quote from Cake Boss comes to mind:

Never, ever compare your prices to Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Costco, or a grocery store.  People can’t get the same cake at Wal-Mart that they get from you.  That cake at Wal-Mart was made months ago, flash-frozen, and shipped to the store, where an employee working as quickly as he/she could frosted it with icing from a bucket, and maybe added some airbrushing or buttercream roses.  That employee probably had 50 other cakes to complete in the same shift.  The difference between your cake and Wal-Mart’s cake can be likened to the difference between custom garments and off-the-rack clothes. Say you went to a seamstress, consulted with her about the perfect fabric and cut for your body type, discussed your coloring, took measurements, went back for several fittings, and in the end had an exquisite dress, hand-made with excruciating attention to detail, perfect for your body and your coloring.  When the seamstress required payment, you would not tell her that a Wal-Mart dress costs $14.99, so that’s all you should pay. The two products are not comparable. 

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When you order a cake from a bakery, like Mix-N-Match Bake Shop, you are not just ordering a cake.  You are placing an order for the baker to hand mix each ingredient to make the custom flavor you picked out.  The cake will be fresh and will not be flash frozen months in advance and delivered when the stores supplies runs low.  You are ordering the baker’s time.  The time that the baker will bake your cake to order, spend hours decorating it to perfection and possibly delivering it to you.

We are not saying don’t shop at these stores, we are simply trying to show you that a custom made cake from a bakery can offer you so much more.  Tailor made for your event needs and made fresh to order.  By ordering a custom cake or cupcake or cake pop, you are ordering something as special as you are!

Black & White Wedding

A wedding that embodies an instant sense of chic and welcomes a beautiful simplicity can be found in a black & white color palate.  No more worrying about pops of purple or shades of green, this lovely wedding theme brings forth a whole new scale of fabulous!  From the Bride’s dress, to wedding guests favors, to your wedding cake and everything in-between, this lovely theme goes a long way.

Below are some of Mix-N-Match Bake Shop’s favorite Black & White theme ideas for your upcoming big day.  If you’re planning a black & white themed wedding, we’d love to hear from you and see how your putting your personal touches onto this chic them!


 

The Wedding Cake – The focal point for your wedding reception that will draw eyes from across the room.  The black & white color theme offers a very elegant breath of fresh air to your guest.  Simple, yet it can offer a grand statement and set the tone for the room.

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Wedding Favors  – Cake Pops can offer a wide variety of designs for you to create the most beautiful and elegant designs for your guests wedding favors.  Mix-N-Match Bake Shop created these Bride & Groom Cake Pops in all white to welcome a chic element for our client.  No matter what your color theme or overall theme for your wedding day, we’d be happy to help you celebrate in style!

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Flowers – Your wedding flowers can be one of the most important part to help set the mood for your wedding(next to your wedding cake, of course).  Black & White flowers come in a wide variety of designs, this bouquet just happened to be one of our favorites.  You can even make them sparkle with small gems or small amounts of glitter.  Perhaps you want to have a little wild side and add a few feathers to your bridal bouquet?

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Dessert Table – Beyond being named one of the top trends for 2014 weddings (Wedding Cake Trends 2014), dessert tables offer a wonderful way to tie in your black & white theme within your wedding reception.  With an endless possibility as to what goodies can be offered to your guest, you have a chance to become very creative with your dessert table.  How about white chocolate covered pretzels?  Or a black & white mini cupcake?  A black & white, Bride & Groom cake pop set? Lovely white mints? The list could go on forever!

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Wedding Cake Trends 2014

With Spring and Summer fast approaching, Wedding Season is also in full bloom.  Love is in the air and many couples will be out and about putting all of those celebration details together.  As you and your partner head out in search of that perfect wedding cake keep an eye out for these 2014 Wedding Cake Trends. Mix N Match Bake Shop would be happy to help you make these wonderful ideas appear on your Wedding Cake.

We’ve included some of our favorite Wedding Cake Trends for 2014 to share with you!

The Naked Cake

Ideal for a rustic style wedding or a country themed, the Naked Cake is quite beautiful.  With generous layers of buttercream or jam filling in between cake layers, this cake is sure to memorable. Exposed cake sides and filling in-between are sure to be a beautiful centerpiece to your special day.  Decorate with fresh flowers or fruit to give an extra layer of elegance.

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Flavor Driven by Season

Couples are being driven by the Season to pick the flavors for their Wedding Cake. For Summer go with a fresh Lemon Cake and for the Winter Season couples are being drawn to Chocolate Cakes with Rich Accents.  There’s oodles of flavors that go with every Season so theres something for every soon to be married couple!

Ruffled Cakes

Elegant, light and airy are the words that come to mind with these beautiful Ruffled Cakes.  Great for any style of wedding from city chic to a elegant county get-a-way.  Often times these wonderful Ruffled Cakes will look like the design for the Bride’s dress.

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 Bold Colors

With Radiant Orchid, a pinky, purple color, being named the color of   2014, it is sure to be everywhere.  Radiant Orchid offers a beautiful blend of warm and cool undertones that is sure to stand out at your Wedding Reception.  Other bold colors are also popping up on the Wedding scene making for even more dramatic cakes that your quest won’t forget.

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Cupcakes

This trend is one of Mix N Match Bake Shop’s absolute favorite!  With gourmet cupcakes offering a wide variety of flavors and chic designs, these little pieces of Heaven are sure to please.  Cupcakes offer a sense of ease and are easier for your wedding guest to handle.  Each cupcake is personal and the overall cost can sometimes be easier on your wedding budget.  Cupcake can also be tiered for a beautiful presentation.

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 Dessert Table

This lovely trend is making its way into just about every type of celebration.  The Dessert Table offers your guest a wide variety of delectable treats to choose from and you can incorporate favorites from the wedded couple.  This trend can also fit into any style of wedding.

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Metallic Cakes

With hints of Gold and Silver, this trend doesn’t look to be going anywhere sometime soon.  You can do metallics on a single trier or perhaps edible gold leaf behind beautiful flowers to make them pop.  Bring a bit of old Hollywood glamour to your wedding cake with this trend.  Metallic Cakes can easily be adapted to any style of wedding.

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