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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fig wedding cake

I'm one of the few people out there who don't like regular cake (are you, too?), so I'm always secretly psyched when people serve alternative desserts at their weddings. Brooklyn couple Rae and Noah served a carrot cake with fresh figs! What a cool (and beautiful) idea, don't you think?

See more of their wedding here.

112 comments:

Anonymous said...

so gorgeous!! :)

inspir-ed. said...

yum! you always find the best little things. thank you for keeping me entertained.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I personally love figs especially when its still the fruit not the dried ones. I love non-traditional things for weddings!! This one looks absolutely delicious!!! =)

Rachel Dangerfield said...

Talk about easy on the eyes! Figs are so beautiful. I would love to have a slice of that cake!

abigail said...

beautiful!

Jocy said...

How yummy. I love figs.

maggie said...

yum.

The French said...

Is it legal to just marry that cake?

btw - love your site! So many great ideas:)

Meghan said...

So pretty! And delicious too, I'm sure!

wishful nals said...

it is beautiful - and i love figs. they are so decadent.

carina said...

Looks delicious!

Myne Whitman said...

Looks pretty but I think I'll go with the regular cake.

Becca said...

How inventive. Figs are so interesting, and with carrot cake? I love that. Bookmarked!

Kasey said...

Gorgeous! My wedding cake was decorated with fresh, sugared figs and it was incredible. This makes me wish figs were in season again!

Small Burst said...

Yum. Great wedding cake!

C said...

What could be better than fresh figs? So decadent! The colours actually make this perfect for an autumn wedding, warm & delicious!

Seyma said...

i love figs!! it looks awesome!!

xoxo

Giovanna said...

oh my goodness! that would go over so well with my family. they're obsessed with figs and always trying to compete over whose backyard fig tree produces more figs. seriously though, that looks amazing.

amynicole said...

I know just what you mean about not being a big cake fan! We served donuts, candy and icecream at our wedding!

http://amynicoleandmatthew.blogspot.com/2009/08/details.html

labyrinthine said...

We had two kinds of cupcakes at our wedding - one type was chocolate filled with chocolate mousse and the other was vanilla filled with custard. Both had whipped cream frosting and were drizzled with chocolate ganache. They were delish!!! Cupcakes are wonderful and cute and a cheaper alternative, too!

Here, I just want the figs. mmmm!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

I'm right there with ya Joanna. I'm not a cake person. The frosting makes me sorta gag. But my man loves cake, so I'm not sure what we'll do for our future wedding. Is it okay to have a bride non-cake and a groom cake? ;) xo

Kate said...

Yes, yes! My husband and I are not fond of cake either so we served our favorites: chocolate covered strawberries, tiramisu and mini cheesecakes!

This fig cake is so pretty!

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Chicest wedding cake I've ever seen! I'm taking notes!
XO Katie

MsK said...

I'm not a big cake fan either, but we did have two different kinds of pound cake at our wedding. I really wanted pound cake since the women before me in my family also had it too. My husband and I have a giant fig tree in our backyard and I'm planning on making preserves again this year, but I think I'll have to make this cake too! Thanks for the inspiration!

henzy said...

i love the traditional cake.. alternative desserts don't always work with me.. but i must say.. i find the fig to be the most beautiful fruit.. inside and out.. this cake is gorgeous

jessica quadra said...

that is gorgeous and it looks delicious! we're having a croquembouche-a french "wedding cake" made up of a tower of cream puffs. yum!

Cassandra Marie said...

I eat it all lol. That cake is really pretty!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

my mum would love this!

missyphotography said...

Gorgeous! It made me salivate!

rock my world said...

yummm! our fig tree is just starting to bloom, and we're always looking for new fig recipes. this one looks delish - thanks for sharing!

Kara said...

Figs are my FAVORITE fruit!!! They're so hard to find, too. I'd love to have this cake, wedding or not!

hopeyt said...

I don't really like regular cake, either! People always look at me like they distrust me after I turn it down! Hehe. I do LOVE carrot cake, though, and it is so pretty with the figs! Mmmm! Thanks!

Michelle said...

I hate cake too! It's just so sugary and not interesting to me!

Melina said...

I'm not a big fan of cake either! The frosting always makes me sick, so much sugar! This fig cake looks wonderful, no excessive frosting!

Susan said...

Not a cake person, no. I had birthday pie. Love figs. Yum.

Laughter-Loving Stacy said...

Interesting idea! And yeah, I'm not much of a cake person either. (But I do LOVE carrot cake.)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Fabulous idea. Very sensuous.

Doris said...

Nyum Nyum... greetings from Sabah, Malaysia :)

Deb said...

love this idea! i too am not a fan of cake...but i do love figs! this sounds just splendid!

the southern hostess said...

It's beautiful! I love the non-conformity of it.

jane said...

stunning + original. love it.

Nerissa said...

I also don't like regular cake! Luckily, I married a man who doesn't either. We served a winemaker's cake at our wedding.

I absolutely love figs--this cake is really beautiful.

Josie said...

I'm not big on regular cake... That fig cake is gorgeous!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Dancing Branflake said...

Pretty but I will never eat a fig after learning that wasps lay their larvae in them. The males die in them while the females go on and lay again in others. Thanks plant biology for not letting me enjoy Fig Newtons ever again. Thanks.

Trina S. said...

For our wedding In Feb we had truffles from AJ's. Turned out no one ate any but Seth and I the day we where leaving Sedona at a gas station but... whatever..it was nice!
trina
www.mommeville.com

Foxy said...

Awesome! We had a *mostly* carrot cake at our wedding. To appease my conventional family I did the whole "chocolate/raspberry" thing as well. Kinda wish I had done this!

Sara said...

i actually love cake...but we had homemade pies at our wedding :)

Anastasia said...

fresh figs are the fruit of the gods...so delicious!

Ellen said...

Were you a cookie sheet bday cake kind of kid? ha. My brother was and I NEVER understood it. I looove cake...especially ice cream cake! (Not that I would have it at my wedding tho.) But, this fig/carrot cake sounds DELISH and bonus points for presentation!

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Ashley Lynn Fry said...

Yummy! & oh so lovely & elegant looking too!

xo

Joanna Goddard said...

what?! dancing branflake, good to know!!

pita bread said...

Not only looks delicious, but interesting and original. Very cool idea.

newyorkcupcake said...

that looks delicious!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

LOVE it! My sister had a morning wedding, and her "cake" was a beautifully tiered collection of CINNAMON BUNS!! It was glorious (and delicious!!)!!

Heidi said...

That's exactly why I HAD to have a croquembouche at my wedding (even though I forgot how to spell it).

Christine said...

That looks divine! Figs are the perfect substitute for frosting.

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Oh, I wish I could taste it:)

iheartkiwi said...

carrot cake AND figs? heaven, just heaven.

we served homemade lemon bars at our wedding... everyone just loved them!

chelsea said...

I loved this one and I am not a cake person either!

Jeannie said...

me too! i am a very non-cake person. i prefer pie or breads.

Ms. Wife of the Year said...

you "don't like cake"? i'm sorry... what????

Oriana said...

i am SO on your page dear. I reaLLy don't like regular cake either. This cake is so beautifuL! I once went to a wedding where the bride asked her closest friends, aunts, and inlaws to bake a homemade cake of their choice. Each cake was put on cake stand in the center of each table as a centerpiece. The guests mingled around swapping pieces of cheesecake, carrot cake, german chocolate cake, etc. . . . it was such a good mixer and WHO doesn't love and appreciate homemade cake?

Carissa said...

it does look gorgeous! though, I have to admit, I've never actually tried a fig. sure, I've had fig newtons, but I'm pretty sure that's not the same! ha! I really need to get my hands on some fresh figs...

p.s. I'm not a big cake lover either... mostly because I am not a huge fan of thick, sugary frosting. now, the actual cake part, I'm all for!

Kiera said...

i totally don't 'like cake that much at all. id rather have a big whoppin' chocolate chip cookie.

I'd be so curious to taste taht!

Daydream Lily said...

I don't like normal wedding cake either, or christmas cake. Id like to have a chocolate cake at my wedding.

Cara said...

I always pass on "wedding cake" but I would second guess passing this! Looks yummy!

sulu-design said...

I'm not a big fan of standard cake myself. We had carrot cake at our wedding and I was PSYCHED when we pulled the little top part out of the freezer on our first anniversary - so, so good.

I'm always excited to see what my husband comes up with in lieu of birthday cakes for me. His dessert-making ability has really sky-rockected.

Joanna Goddard said...

cinnamon buns? lemon bars? AWESOME!!

Anna/Quilted Giraffe said...

I hate cake too. For my wedding I think I want pie or cheesecake OR a big cheese course, maybe with wheels of cheese on cake platters or something like that.

Alejandra Ramos said...

That looks gorgeous! I'm also not a fan of wedding cake. I'm getting married in January and am planning to bake my own wedding cake. I haven't decided what kind yet, but it will be delicious. And there won't be any fondant or buttercream anywhere in sight! This one looks lovely!!

the red bungalow said...

wow this actually looks really amazing! recipe? :)

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

olive juice photography said...

mmm this looks delicious!

animal print gal said...

Figs are one of my favorite fruit and I haven't have one for many years, since I left Greece. When they are ripe they are delicious!
Thank you for sharing!

alice said...

really nice cute cake,have you see Ivey Cake? Carrie Underwood just chosed it as her wedding cupcakes,http://www.celebritiesweddingdresses.com/carrie-underwood-chosed-ivey-cake-for-her-wedding/

Candid Phobic said...

oh wow this looks yummy! :-)

J said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I wouldn't have thought to do this but it's so beautiful and festive!

Katie said...

Personally I love cake, but a few of my friends admitted that they don't after seeing Eddie Izzard live. In Stripped he talked about loving cake mix but not being a fan of cake (hilarious) and loads of my mates agreed with him!

Gina said...

i just found your blog and it is fascinating. this cake looks fabulous!!

Anna Emilia said...

Very pretty cake.

As a vegan in my friends´ weddings they were very polite and had me my own wedding cake, consisting or fresh raspberries and coconut milk, the best wedding cake I ever had. A fun option was also in my cousin´s weddings in an old castle, where I got pancakes, very happy also about that!

It is beautiful where ever I look here. Hello and congratulations with the little one!

Miss Madeline said...

yum.

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la casita said...

i love it...so simple yeat so stylish!

sophie said...

I'm completely with you on the cakey-front. They always seem to look better than they taste. My friend made a pumpkin and dark chocolate cake a couple weeks back. Sounds like an awful combination but it was really delicious!

juste venteux said...

How fabulous is that cake?!?!?

Dip-tea said...

gorgeous!

Ally said...

My brother and sister in law had a homemade cookie tower with a cookie decorating station. It was so much fun!

Nina said...

yes, I dislike cake too. don't even like cupcakes that much though I can stand the tiny ones. I like something with more substance.

Maria said...

figs are so beautiful completely on their own. great idea!

Ginger Roxy said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous!


xox


ginger


http://gingerroxy.blogspot.com

Em-Jae said...

oh my deliciousness. i heart fig!

Anu said...

I would love this cake for my wedding - what a cool idea!

Charlotta Ward said...

Figs are fantastic! Love them and am so thrilled they are in season in Sydney right now.

Cut in half and covered in grated Parmagiano cheese and baked for 10 or so minutes... The perfect side to any meat dish!

xCharlotta

Jen said...

Mmm, I love all cakes (hee hee!), but I have a great soft spot for white cake where the batter gets an extra splash of vanilla and whipped until extra fluffy, not frosted, served cold!

Taylor K said...

I feel the same way. I don't like cake. I much prefer a fruit tart or creme brulee. I did, however, make some delicious coconut cupcakes this weekend with cream cheese frosting from Ina Garten's cookbook. They were delicious, but they were mostly butter so how could they not be?

Tessa Marie said...

Oh, thank you for sharing! I'm in the midst of wedding planning, and both my fiance and I are NOT cake lovers, and can't imagine spending hundreds of dollars on one dessert we don't even like! We're planning on doing a buffet of family recipes - pies, cookies, cheesecake, etc - and some of our favorite candies in apothecary jars :) I love to see that others are thinking out of the [cake] box, too!

As always, thanks for the inspiration, Joanna!

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I don't like regular cake either. That's why I like experiments. This one looks crazy but I bet it's delicious.

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