Today I’m excited to kick off a week all about cakes! I teamed up with Ashley Meaders of The Flashdance to come up with some easy DIY wedding cake ideas and then Meagan did all the photography. The three of us had an exciting week of baking, icing and crafting as we assembled everything for these simple wedding cakes that anyone can do.¬†We all had a lot of fun working on this series and I hope that you can find some inspiration. Here’s a little more from Ashley on the cake idea for today…

Instead of having just one wedding cake, why not have a few! We chose to do vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, but the possibilities are endless. Maybe you could even have a survey of some sorts on the reply postcards or your wedding website where your guests can choose the flavors for the wedding day.


To make the “XO” cake topper, take a piece of white poster board and cut out the letters. Then glue the letters, face down, onto your fabric. Once dry, go back with scissors and trim away the excess fabric so that you’re left with clean and crisp letters. Using a hot glue gun, attached toothpicks to the bottom of the letters so that you can secure the letters onto the cake. You can also use this same idea to create you and your significant others’ initials.

To make this garland you simply cut up small squares of your favorite colored fabrics, then take a needle and string the squares on one by one. We kept the color palette monochromatic on each strand, but you can change it up by adding your wedding colors to tie in the day.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for another simple cake idea for your wedding!

Styling by Ashley Meaders

Photography by Meagan Gibson


Comments (16)

Chelsea @ Lovely Indeed | Reply

LOVE this feature! I’ve been rolling ideas around in my head about what to do with my cake for a few weeks now, and haven’t hit on anything that’s inspired me. Looking foward to the next installment!

jen | Reply

I love this piece! Such a fun idea. I have been getting so many good garland ideas from this blog – now that my wedding is over my apartment is going to be FULL of garlands. Permanent party time. Thank you!
Cutie pie cake toppers as well!


annie @ marry you me | Reply

OMG cutest thing ever! So so so fun

Melanie | Reply

Of course this is complete perfection. Where in the world do you get rolls of crepe paper that large?

knitswift | Reply

As much as I enjoy wedding profiles, I am very very excited for this week’s feature! What a refreshing idea. I hope you will let us know how to make those cake stands too!

liz | Reply

Ashley Meaders is a genius. I can’t get enough of her work.

holly | Reply

megs, the photos look great! so airy :)

Hot Pink Brides | Reply

These look amazing! Now I really want cake :)

Emily | Reply

So fun! We had 5 different cakes & (delicious!) flavors for our wedding, made by the woman who runs our health food store. My husband and I served them up ourselves, a nice alternative to a receiving line (“Thank you for coming! Have some cake!). I even made your flower garlands to string above us.
Thank you for all the great ideas!

Lisa R. | Reply

I love that the inside of the cake matches the garland!

Aubrey | Reply

I LOVE this! Those flags are so stinkin’ cute!

ramyad london wedding photographer | Reply

Wow, the black and pink cake looks fantastic. reminds me of a bassetts allsorts. Well a much bigger version and of course, a yummy cake. Actually gives me an idea for a future wedding :-) Thanks for this feature.

Tom | Reply

I help run a venue. Most brides still ask for the top part of the cake to be taken home for their first anniversary. Without proper storage, it will taste stale and freezer burnt.

One easy way store it is to first pre-freeze it for a few hours to harden the icing. Then wrap it it plastic wrap keeping all the air out, then foil then finally place it in a box, preferably some sort of Tupperware type container. Then you stand the best chance of it tasting like new!

Santorini Wedding Photographers | Reply

Great cakes! I wish i could eat them!!