Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes


Coming December 31, there will be a new Martha Stewart book on the market, all about wedding cakes! Included will be information on deciding on the right style and flavors, how to find and hire a baker, cost cutting ideas, and all the details you’ll need on baking your OWN cake….with decorating directions and everything!

Can’t wait for my own copy!

[image from Martha Stewart Weddings Summer 2001]

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I feel all shiny and new!

Check out who has a new look! Its so strange, I feel more official now that I have a pretty header. All thanks to Jessica at How About Orange… Definitely check out her blog…always good inspiration there.

Thanks Jessica! I love it!

What does everyone else think??

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ABC Button



I’m sure I could turn this into something wedding related….but what the heck, its just a really cute idea! [ok wait, I could totally see this incorporated into a bouquet or sewed into your dress with blue thread with your initials. maybe even use them in someway for your bridesmaids gift packaging....?]

[image from Charles + Marie]

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JCrew Spring 2008





I’m seeing some mild poofiness for Spring 2008 over at JCrew, but I’ve got to say, it looks pretty darn fabulous to me!

[images from Brides]

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DIY Silhouettes


I’m pretty obsessed with silhouettes…Carter Kustera, Karl Johnson, they’re all geniuses. While I love the tried and true paper cutting technique, I wanted to try something a little funkier for our wedding. Thanks to Photoshop, its INCREDIBLY easy to make your own silhouettes to use wherever you want! I’m thinking about using these near our cake or at the guest book table, but they can work as thank you cards, on your invites, etc.

  1. First off, take a profile picture of yourself and/or your guy against a neutral background like a white wall…Chad was my guinea pig for this experiment.
  2. Download the photo into Photoshop, or any other photo altering program [however, these directions are for photoshop].
  3. Using the magic wand tool, turn anything in the background pure white….even when you’re using a white wall as a backdrop, there will be shadows or imperfections that will challenge you later on so its best to get rid of them in the beginning.
  4. Once everything in the back is white, again use the magic wand to highlight the background, then inverse the image so that the figure is highlighted. Using the paint bucket tool, make the figure black.
  5. You’re practically there at this point! Now is where you can have some fun…..I scanned in some graphic paper I found at Print Icon and brought it in as a background for Chad’s silhouette. And voila! A very cool silhouette! I also tried making Chad’s silhouette itself a pattern, but as you can see, depending on the pattern, a lot of detail will be lost, so its best to keep it as a background.

Try experimenting with different textures like woodgrain, pebbles, wallpaper, even clouds! The possibilities are endless! [I realize I'm horrible at giving directions with stuff like this, so if you have any problems, just email me and I'll try to walk you through it.]

[images by Brooklyn Bride]

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