Real Wedding: Sweet Treats Galore (Part II)

We’re back with Part II of an amazingly charming ‘Sweets and Treats’ wedding.  If you missed Part I, check it out here.  I’m still deciding which aspect of this wedding I LOVE the most.  I think I’ve narrowed it down to one thing.  Joy!  Weddings should be fun, happy and joyous.  Everything about this wedding screams fun, especially the turtle wedding cake.

Yes, you read that right.  A turtle wedding cake.  Not just any turtle.  A beautifully sculpted, masterfully detailed turtle holding a giant cupcake!  You know Rick and Sasha Reichart, the geniuses behind cakelava, had to wonder about a such a request.  But this wedding needed a fabulous cake and that is just what cakelava created.
Cupcake Themed Wedding

Am I right about the turtle?  Could he be any more adorable?  He is licking his lips in anticipation of that cupcake!  Really, I just LOVE it!  Well done Rick!

Cupcake Themed Wedding

Here is a little of what cakelava had to say about Janelle and Alex’s sweet treats wedding:

“We knew we were in for a real “treat” when Janelle contacted us last year requesting a cartoon turtle hugging a cupcake for her wedding cake. We thought at first – we won’t lie – “That’s an odd request”, but quickly realized as the rest of hers and Alex’s wedding details came together that it was an absolutely perfect cake for their wedding! The couple LOVES their sweets, especially Janelle, and the theme of the wedding revolved around sweets and treats of the edible variety. How much do they love sweets? Let’s count the ways … The wedding cake was a sculpted turtle hugging a giant cupcake. We made giant sculpted cupcakes to be placed on some of the guest tables, and the other tables had baking related centerpieces, such as a bowl filled with small marshmallows, Sprinkles cupcake mix, a giant spoon, etc. Janelle and Alex provided a large candy buffet for their guests, filled with giant lollipops, licorice, salt water taffy, and many other goodies. The motif of the wedding was a cupcake which was found throughout the reception area. The pinata (yes, this wedding had a pinata) was a cupcake for the women and a liquor bottle for the men. This is just the sweets.”

Events like this make me smile!  What we see in a handful of images took months of planning and dedication by talented vendors including Emi Ink, Weddings by Grace & MonaGinniberries, Showtime DJ’s, Spinning Web Florist, and of course, cakelava. A special thanks to Janelle and Alex, cakelava and Stephen Ludwig Photography.

Tell us.  What do you LOVE the most about this wedding?

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Janelle (the bride!) says

    It is soooo neat to see our wedding posted! Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! We LOVED how much fun everyone had, including ourselves! We laughed ourselves silly until we literally lost our voices!

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    Carrie Sellman says

    Thanks Janelle for sharing your special day with us – and for inspiring us. Truly a pleasure to feature this wedding.

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    Dana says

    WOW!! This wedding looks absolutely beautiful and totally fun! I LOVE the bright colours, the fun cake and all the sweets (i too am a sweettooth)!! Its a shame I never saw anything like this back before I got married 13yrs ago…I would have totally loved something like this!! :)

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