Types of Wedding Cake

The wedding cake has always been an important part of the reception, but these days it has taken on even greater significance. Brides are actually planning their entire weddings around the design of the cake. These are the types of cake and frosting that you are likely to find:

White cake: The most traditional wedding cake flavor; for more oomph, add a flavored filling between the layers, like raspberry buttercream or apricot preserves.

Chocolate cake: A crowd pleaser! Brides are getting more brave about serving chocolate cake. It can either be concealed under white frosting for a traditional appearance, or frosted in chocolate for a decadent treat. Chocolate is very popular for grooms’ cakes.

Marble cake: Can’t decide between white cake and chocolate cake? Then a marble cake is the answer.

Lemon cake: Tart and refreshing; try a lemon cake for a summer wedding. From personal observation, I should mention that women seem to like lemon flavored deserts much more than men, so make sure that your groom is okay with lemon before finalizing your order with the baker. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Styles of Shirt and Tie Ideas

1. A solid black collared shirt and a solid or patterned red tie.
The black shirt and red necktie combination has been very popular over the last few years. This is a very sharp look, not to be worn by the faint of heart. Other popular combos include plain silk ties in adventurous color like gold, silver and purple.

2. A pale blue shirt with minute white stripes and a solid pink neck tie.
This look is all about business, but with a bit of a smile thrown in. Pink was frequently a colour avoided by the business man, but it has certainly come into its own the past few years.

3. A light yellow shirt with a light yellow and blue patterned silk tie.
This is a fantastic look on many men, in particular those with a dark appearance, as yellow naturally complements the skin tone. Stripes and shapes are a good choice in patterned tie for this type of appearance.

4. A plain gray collared shirt with a patterned neck tie that features some gray colouring.
Gray is another colour that is really making a resurgence when it comes to men’s collared shirt and silk tie combinations. A strong pattern is a must in order for this look not to become out-of-date. Read the rest of this entry »

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