Local Bridal Guide: 7 Philly-Area Bakeries That’ll Whip Up Tasty Pies For Your Wedding

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I have no shame in admitting that wedding cake ranks pretty high up on my list of favorite foods. Do I get the chance to eat it often? Unfortunately, no, but when the opportunity does present itself, it’s safe to say I  savor every last bite.

But as much as I love a delicious, buttercream-layered cake, I also appreciate a little variety when it comes to wedding-day desserts (the more desserts, the better in my opinion). When there are so many other amazing, scrumptious sweets out there, why just offer cake? And we’ve actually seen many a Philly bride completely forgo a Big-Day confection and opt for a pie bar as their main dessert spread.

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Will Projection Mapping Become the Next Wedding Cake “Decoration” Trend? 

Over the past few days, I have seen several bits and pieces on the Interwebs—here and here and here, for starters—referring to the new wedding-cake “decoration” technology that Disney recently unveiled at their Fairy Tale Wedding Expo (after having patented it, of course).

It’s called projection mapping, which basically means that animated images are projected in light onto an all-white cake, which acts as a blank canvas-kinda projection “screen.” The rather mesmerizing result—however you might feel specifically about Disney images—is definitely ooh- and ahh-worthy:

We were wondering, though: Now that the technology is out there, is this something we’d start seeing as a cool new way for a couple to “decorate” their wedding cake?

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The Main Line’s New Six Points Bakery Has Your Bridal Shower and Wedding-Day Kosher Sweets Covered

One of these and a cappuccino and you're good to go!

We’ll take one of each, please!

Few things can brighten up a dreary morning like the announcement of a new bakery opening in town—especially for those of us who could easily live off nothing but baked goods. So you can imagine we’re feeling pretty cheery after hearing that Six Points Bakery, a kosher confectionary from the team that brought us Citron + Rose and Six Points Kosher Catering, just opened its doors in Bala Cynwyd.

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10 Websites to Buy Sweets for Your Bridal Shower Favors or Wedding-Day Candy Bar 

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So somehow or another, I rabbit-holed myself onto a website earlier this week—that of Sugarfina, a Beverly Hills-based candy shop—and well, I basically haven’t closed it yet. I want everything.

The packaging and the candies themselves are so pretty, they lend themselves perfectly to gifts—and surprise surprise, I immediately thought of bridal shower favors. Then I thought of candy bars at weddings and how they are still so fun and pretty and … well, basically, my brain took me anywhere it could to find an excuse to start filling up my e-cart.

With all this candy on the brain, we thought we’d round up for you some really great sites where you can fill up your cart with candy for a legitimate purpose like a bridal shower or wedding. (Remember how it’s really not that hard to DIY your own candy bar for your wedding?) Depending on what you’re looking for, different sites will appeal to different people, so by all means, get clicking. Just make sure to brush.

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Here’s How Much You’ll Probably Spend On Catering for Your Wedding: An Infographic

We love a good infographic around here, as I believe we have mentioned before—and today we’ve got one from Newtown-based Piccolo Trattoria Catering that breaks down some interesting stats concerning food and beverage costs, along with other aspects of weddings in the US.

Some of the numbers were not at all surprising (yep, a lot of brides are shocked by how stressful they find wedding planning to be), and some of them reveal info we were not aware of. (Did you know the average age of the American bride has gone up to 29?)

It’s fun, and might give you some helpful perspective on how your own nuptials stack up. Take a look.

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The 12 Most Expensive Celebrity Wedding Cakes (Hint: Kim Is In There Twice, But Not at the Top!) 

Surprisingly, Kim and Kanye's Big-Day confection does not rank near the top! INSTAGRAM/KIMKARDASHIAN

Surprisingly, Kim and Kanye’s Big-Day confection does not rank near the top! INSTAGRAM/KIMKARDASHIAN

We all know that celebrity weddings can be mega expensive and/or over-the-top, and maybe it’s just me, but I feel like the wedding cake isn’t necessarily something we always think of as being a major part of that. The venue, the dress, the catering, the flowers—the diamonds—for sure, but the cake?

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5 Gorgeous Spring/Summer Wedding Cakes & 5 Made-in-Philly Favors

Sweets & Treats: Let your wedding’s pretty palette wash over everything, from the favors your guests take home (ours are all made in Philly!) to your Big-Day confection that’s the star of the show.

 
 
 
This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2014 issue of Philadelphia Wedding. Photography by Brett Thomas. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz. 

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