Friday, July 16, 2010

I have become a crazy person.

Remember how I said I didn't want to get too into wedding planning? Well, I still don't! Honest! I swear!

The problem is that I have no money so I keep googling cheap wedding ideas and coming up with great stuff! Which in turn makes me more excited, which makes me want to keep finding new ideas!Now, the thing is, the ideas I'm finding have to not only be CHEAP they have to be EASY! I'm sure you've seen, as I have, DIY wedding ideas that that take eons to make. Yeah, no thanks. If I can't do it in 10 minutes-- while keeping it looking KLASSY, beotches!-- then no thanks.
One slight problem I had is that I didn't know what to do for the wedding cake. My future MIL had originally volunteered to make it (which I thought was crazy, but I was willing to go with it!) Well... then she talked to a friend who has made wedding cakes before and realized it would be about 6 weeks of work to make it. Yeah, I don't blame her for backing out of that one either!

So, I was brainstorming other options and one thought I had was-- Hey! What about those Pepperidge Farm cakes? Now, I don't know if you've had those before, but they're fantastic! Really! If you haven't had one, run out and get it! They have a ton of flavors and the best part is that they're only like $3 each! Sweet, right?

Well. Except for the fact that they look like store bought-out of the box cakes. And like I said, I'm going for KLASSY all the way! So I googled for some ideas... found a lot of bad ones... (Dear lord, one of them --which I won't link to out of pity for the bride-- had just a pile of pepperidge farm cakes, one on top of the other, with no attempt to disguise it! Sad!)... And fortunately I finally came across a really good one!!

Pretty, right? Almost looks professional! All it is is Pirouette cookies along the side of a pre-bought cake and then berries on top. I can tie it with a ribbon that matches my other decorations and-- Voila! Custom cake for about $6!!! (Shhh! Don't tell the guests!)

This comes from Texas Monkey Which I only discovered accidentally, but now I'm hooked.
Some other pretty ideas include these:

Nice, huh?

I'm getting a little too excited about this, I admit!

I'm going to experiment with this tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the blueberry one. The flower one I would probably do with light-colored cookies.

You ARE going to post photos of all of this, aren't you? And if not...Facebook?

Hypatia said...

Yes, I'll totally post pics! (Which will probably blow my anonymous cover should anyone from my town come across this blog, even with blurred faces and such...)

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