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Wedding Cake Q&A With Jasmine Rae Cakes

Jasmine De Lung, Designer Cakes, Custom Cakes, Couture Cakes, Wedding Cakes
All Photos: Jasmine De Lung, Jasmine Rae Cakes

With a background in fine arts and mural painting, and a master’s degree in psychology, San Francisco based wedding cake designer Jasmine de Lung, of Jasmine Rae Cakes, brings a wholly unique vision to wedding-cake design.

San Francisco Wedding Cake Jasmine Rae

Weddings in Houston: How does your formal fine-arts training come into play in your cake artistry?

Jasmine de Lung: In every way. As I’ve trained culinary students to make cakes, it’s clear to me how much of what I do is informed by my prior art education: mixing color, composition, sculpting, etc. I use my art training at every moment I’m working on a cake. Click here to read the rest of this post »

7 Houston Wedding Cakes We Love, Plus Cookies!

Gold Wedding Cake With Orchids Susie's Cakes Houston
Photo: Ama by Aisha | Cake: Susie's Cakes & Confections

In the world of Houston wedding cakes, pretty much anything goes. Geodesic crystal cakes. Chalkboard surface cakes. Hand painted cakes. Metallic cakes that look like they have been dipped in pure gold. You want it for your wedding? Houston’s top wedding cake designers can do it, as our current fave designs, below, show. Oh–and they taste just as good as they look! Click here to read the rest of this post »

How To Pick Your Perfect Wedding Cake

Layered Chocolate Drip Cake

Cake Photo: Brian Mary Photography

Honestly, what is a wedding, truly, but a really good excuse to eat really good cake? OK, OK, that may be understating things just a tad, but srsly, loves, if the wedding couple are the leading superstars of the celebration, the wedding cake’s job is to play the scene-stealing supporting role. Follow these essential tips to find, design, order and enjoy the right wedding cake for your grand affair! Click here to read the rest of this post »

We Can’t Get Enough Sweet Stuff From Wink by Erica!

Wink By Erica Houston Wedding Cakes Photo: Wink by Erica

You guys, WHEW, what a week!! Follow ups and photo sharing with our incredible guests from last week’s I Do! Wedding Soiree, gathering gorgeous items and putting together some truly awesome photo shoots to show off in our uh-mazing new issue (hitting newsstands right after Xmas), running hither and thither to trunk shows and open houses…it’s been nuts…in a great way. So, as we slide on in to the weekend, and THREE WHOLE DAYS of World Series Astros baseball (!!!), we wanted to take a little time out to share something sweet with you. Namely: Wink by Erica.

Photo- Davy Whitener_WinkByErica

Photo: Davy Whitener

Who’s Erica, you ask, and why is she winking?? Well, this lovely native Houstonian and UT alum happens to be an absolute genius baker and dessert designer, and she’s probably winking because in less than a year on the local cakes & desserts scene (it’s a thing, look it up), she’s already a rising star and media darling. And with good reason. Her wedding cakes are gorgeous to behold and sublime to devour, her macarons are magnifique, and her custom donut towers, styled dessert tables and take-home treat favors are absolutely divine.

Wink by Erica Houston Baker Photo: Rocio Carlon Studios

Photo: Rocio Carlon Studios

Seriously, loves, when it comes to dessert artistry, this gal’s the real deal. Do yourself a favor, give her a call and find out exactly what she can do for the most important wedding in Houston…YOURS!

 

 

Hugs & Donuts Named One Of The Top Doughnut Shops in Texas!

We’re crazy for doughnuts (aka donuts) here at Weddings in Houston—especially sweet, light-as-air, melt-in-your mouth doughnuts from Hugs & Donuts—which just happens to be named as one of the top doughnut shops in the state of Texas! That’s a BIG deal, and we’re honored to give them a shout out!

Hugs & Donuts

Photo: Hugs & Donuts

Looking for something sweet and unique for your wedding events? Hugs & Donuts creates custom doughnut wall displays, wedding guest welcome baskets, desserts for bridal showers and post-wedding brunches—’cuz who doesn’t love cookie butter, crème brûlée or tres leches donuts?! Check them out here, and treat yo self.

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