Ice cream and cakey cake

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Ok, well maybe just the cakey cake part. There are so many beautiful cakes available now!  We aren’t constrained by limitations of the imagination, when I was growing up oh how I thought this was beautiful

Image via Wedding Cakes for You

Image via Wedding Cakes for You/ by Lorelie Carvey

Today, not so much.  I could totally fall for this lovely lady (cakes are people too you know)

Image via Style Me Pretty

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Julie Mikos/Wedding: Mary Ann & Garret/Cake by Perfect Endings

But realistically that won’t fly with my better half or our baker (no sugar flowers no problem).  Sweetie Scone and I both love a simple delicious looking (read not so perfect) cake.  We are lovers of butter cream frosting, there will be no fondant on our cake.  We want people to look at the cake and go mmmm, I want a piece.  My nieces are known swipers, and I don’t want to be peeved that my perfect cake has a finger swipe visible so we are aiming for texture and not so perfect ;)

We might go for a straight up dirty frost

Image via Style Me Pretty

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Sarah Yates Photography/Wedding: Minyoung & Joseph/Cake by Sweet & Saucy

Image via Style Me Pretty

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Lane Dittoe/Wedding: Nicole & Richard

Or a textured pseudo dirty frost

Image via Style Me Pretty (who else?)

Image via Style Me Pretty (who else?)/Photo by Caroline Tran/Wedding: Elizabeth & Jamie/Cake by Christine Dahl Pastries

Image via Style Me Pretty (notice a trend?)

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Katie Lewis Photography/Wedding: Linsey & Benjamin/Cake by Nichole’s Fine Pastery

Image via you know who (SMP)

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Yvette Roman/Wedding: Ashley & Christian/Cake by Vanilla Bake Shop

But then there’s also the tailored frost

Image via Kara's Party Ideas (had to throw you off)

Image via Kara’s Party Ideas/Cake by Couture Cupcakes & Cookies/Christening

Image via Style Me Pretty (how did you know?)

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Mastin Studio/Wedding: Erich & Amy

Image via Style Me Pretty (gah I can't stop)

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Paper Antler/Wedding: Annie & Matias

Image via Style Me Pretty (I can't be stopped)

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Red Ribbon Studio/Inspiration Shoot/Cake by Cocoa & Fig

Or maybe we really like bold pipes

Image via I am Baker

Image via i am baker/Cake by Amanda Rettke

But also we like the visual interest of having different textures…

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Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by She-N-He/Austin Wedding/Cake by Blue Note Bakery

Image via Style Me Pretty (I think the last one of the day...)

Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Gerber & Scarpelli/Wedding: Belen & Drew/Cake by Silva’s Patisserie

Image via Ruffled

Image via Ruffled/Photo by Soul Mates/Inspirational Shoot/Cake by One Divine Party

I sourced all of that inspiration in my obsessive blog searching, and then our fantastic florist had to share with me this fun bit

Image via Ritzybee (by way of Ashley the wonder florist)

Image via Ritzy Bee/Cake by Liz Shim with Eat Cake be Merry

What do you think, can we hide the finger swipes and have a simple, tasty looking cake?  Don’t you just love

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