Cake-scape #Food#cake alternative#diy cake#food Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted May 24 2007) Ariel arielmstallings I loves me some non-traditional wedding cakes, and this one is almost more landscape than cake. You've got rolling hills of fruits and almond slivers and towers of strawberries and those phallic bananas and holy hell: it's enough sweets to feeds a small nuptial army! The caption refers to it as a "cake installation" which makes the point that this is more than wedding dessert: this is fucking ART. (Thanks to The Voice of Eye for the photo!) Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Steal these wedding vows [updated for 2019!] NEXT Your wedding is not a contest Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] that is quite totally awesome. Reply Great idea for the gluten/wheat-free needs too! and how cool to get to assign an artist friend with an installation for a wedding, yeah! Reply […] There's now a whole Flickr group dedicated to non-trad wedding cakes! Lots of great ideas in there, although it's heavily angled toward tiered fondant cakes. If you're asking me, this is still the best "wedding cake" I've ever seen. […] Reply Ha! I made that cake with my then girlfriend, now wife Deborah Mangrum-Price. Dan wanted a Fruitcake! While I'm not a baker, I used Betty Crocker mix (20) baked in shallow pans. I mixed in different types of dried fruit, cranberries with chocolate chips pineapple etc… make up your own combo's but put dried fruit into the cake mix.. we took the baked pans and noodles of fresh sliced fruit and assembled the cake on site during the day prior to the ceremony. sliced strawberries, apricots, banana raspberries etc there was no icing!! the sweet fruit and just a light dusting of powdered sugar was a perfect combo we also drizzled bit of chocolate syrup and raspberry drizzle all around …. the cake was devoured…. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.