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SouthBound’s Best 2013: Cakes

SouthBounds Best 2013: Cakes | SouthBound Bride

We’re continuing our week rounding up the loveliest parts of our real weddings this year, and this afternoon we’re rounding up the most delicious! Wedding cakes used to be simple, classic and white, but nowadays there’s just as much creativity that goes into this aspect as so many other areas of the wedding. There were so many gorgeous creations in our real weddings this year, but here are the ten that made the biggest impression.

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Supplier Spotlight: Ladies & Gentlemen

Supplier Spotlight: Ladies & Gentlemen | SouthBound Bride

As you all know, I love featuring fabulous South African suppliers, and here’s one I have been meaning to call out for a while, because every time I come across one of Ladies & Gentlemen‘s custom cake toppers I am all, yay adorable! Because they are. The idea is that, instead of plonking some cheesy plastic bride and groom on top of your cake (okay, nobody does that anymore right?) you can have a hand-carved pair that have been painted up to look like you and the hubs. And not just painted – what really gets me about these cake toppers is the detailing and effort that owner Alison Sutcliffe-Smit goes into in recreating the bride’s dress or the flowers in the bouquet, or even the couple’s dog! Tiny protea bouquets, intricate illusion lace back dresses, furry ears (on the dog, not the bride and groom, fortunately), veils, etc. They’re sure to charm your guests, and make a really sweet memento of your big day (at least until your future kids steal them to play Barbies/dinosaurs). In fact, speaking of kids, for couples who already have them I think this is a lovely way of including them on the cake, since you can get mini figurines customised to make up the family. To give you an idea of what Ladies & Gentlemen do, here’s three pretty cakes and their owners…

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Supplier Spotlight: Sessi Bee Ceramics Cake Toppers

Supplier Spotlight: Sessi Bee Ceramics Cake Toppers | SouthBound Bride

I love discovering quirky new suppliers whose artistic vision can bring something new to your big day – something you might not even have dreamt up yourself (which is why I’ve been seriously jealous reading about Kamers and wishing I could have been there this year!). So as soon as lovely photographer Yolande Snyders introduced me to Sessi Bee Ceramics made by Capetonian Sarah Benjamin, I just knew I had to share her gorgeous work with you! The Sessi Bee look is bright and bold and humorous, and their cake toppers are maybe one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a while. Not to mention the bowls (which of course you could use for rings, table decor, etc.) – I am coveting them like mad and really, really want one! Yolande actually had two of the customised toppers for her wedding cake, and she has nothing but praise for Sarah’s work – you can also read a Q&A she did with her on the YSP blog. Read more