Friday, February 20, 2009

Low-Budget Wedding Cake

In 2004, I organnized my cousin's wedding. I got the shock of my life when we found out their wedding cake cost P40,000!!! The cake was made by one of the top/most popular pastry chefs in teh country. It was a 3-tiered fondant, carrot cake trimmed with real roses. Like many of the wedding cakes I've encountered, only the bottom layer was edible. I told myself then that when my turn comes, there's no way I'll be spending P40,000 on a cake that isn't entirely edible.

So now my turn comes and it's time to look for a wedding cake. I'm actually not a wedding cake fan. I love dessert buffets! I'm a sweet tooth and so is my fiance. We want to be able to serve good dessert without breaking the bank. We listed down our favorite cakes. We will buy 1 or 2 of each cake and serve them in a cake buffet. Fabulous! And yummy!

The cost of the cakes ranges from P600 to P1,5000 each. We have a budget of P10,000 to P15,000. Here's my initial list:

Estrel's Caramel Cake

Frozen Brazo de Mercedes from Dasmarinas Village, Mkti (photo from ourawesomeplanet)

Langka (Jackfruit) Sans Rival from M Cafe (photo from clickthecity)

Crepe Millefoglie from Pepato (no photo available)

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Chelsea/M Cafe (photo from

Straberry Shortcake by Mrs. Yulo (both photos from chuvaness)

Mango Bravo from Conti's

Choco Overloar from Contis (photo from

DIY Save-the-date Stationery

I made it! Finally!

I’ve been working on our save-the-date stationery for a while now. I wanted it to be perfect because all our stationery will be based on it. I wanted to have a baroque design that incorporates our monogram. I also wanted it to be straightforward and simple. The final touch was our names in handwritten font. I love handwritten fonts!