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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 »

How To Pick Your Perfect Wedding Cake

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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.

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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!

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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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6 Creative Ways to Use Cookies in Your Wedding Celebration

The elements of your wedding day — from the fresh scents of your floral arrangements to the flavors of your delicious wedding reception meal — will quite likely be an overload to the senses…in some of the best ways imaginable. One of the most tantalizing of wedding day enticements is the warm, delicious smell of Texas favorite Tiff’s Treats cookies!

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Photo: Courtesy of Tiff’s Treats

A more relaxed add-on to the traditional wedding cake, warm chocolatey cookies served with a glass of ice-cold milk (or maybe a cocktail!) is a wedding trend we can so get behind at Weddings in Houston. We’ve seen wedding couples use Tiff’s as late-night snacks, grooms’ cakes and much, much more! Here are six creative ways we recommend using Tiff’s Treats’ freshly baked cookies, brownies and ice cream to make your wedding celebrations even sweeter!

“Be My Bridesmaid” or “Be My Groomsman” Gifts — Did you know that Tiff’s delivers cookies all around Texas, and that when they arrive they are magically fresh-out-the-oven warm? What better way to spoil your wedding party/convince them to say “yes,” than with snacks that will make them feel more and more of chocolate’s love-mimicking endorphin rush with every bite?

Welcome Box for Traveling Guests — Tiff’s offers mini-boxes of two to four cookies that are the perfect way to plan a warm Texas welcome for your guests! 

To Send to Your Boo If you’re a stickler for tradition, you know you’re not allowed to be talking to your soon-to-be-spouse prior to your wedding ceremony. But there aren’t rules about sending sweet surprises! If you’re already planning to leave your partner a personal letter or gift on the big day, why not accompany it with a box of delicious cookies? And brides, we promise one cookie won’t ruin your bridal gown diet.

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Photo: Courtesy of Tiff’s Treats

Double Up for an Ice Cream Sandwich — Commonly know as a “Tiffwich,” Tiff’s Treats combines frosty Blue Bell vanilla ice cream with your favorite cookie flavors to create a delectable ice cream sandwich! Tiff’s will bring its signature warm cookies to your venue and make the cool treats for your guests on site. How much fun is that??

Perfect Party Favors — Leave your wedding guests with one final taste of your wedding theme with boxes of Tiff’s Treats waiting for them at the door. Add a sweet message or ribbon from your color palette to tie it all together!  

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Photo: MD Turner Photography  

A Tasty Thank-You — Your wedding planners, designers, caterers and more put countless hours of work into making your special day, well…special! While we’re sure you’ll profess your sincerest thank-you’s before or during the wedding day, a little batch of kindness a few weeks down the road goes a long way!

Want to get a taste of how you can bring warm, delicious cookies into your wedding? Schedule a consultation with Tiff’s Treats today!