Turn a "regular cake" into a wedding cake with fruit and flowers #Food#cake#flowers#food#steal-this-idea March 4 2008 | Ariel offbeatbride These cakes made me start drooling — y'all can keep your fondant-covered multi-tiered cakes. I'm sure they're delicious! But for me, it's all about cakes covered in flowers and fruits, like these cakes from Ivonne and Josh's 2004 wedding. Oh and check out Ivonne's dress! Holy hell… Anyway, for more info about how Ivonne saved a fortune on her cakes, keep reading. I wrote to Ivonne and asked her for a few more details about the cakes. Here was her response! I am a big fan of a San Diego bakery called Extraordinary Desserts. Their "wedding cakes" were ridiculously expensive, so we just ordered a bunch of their regular cakes for a "party" and picked them up. We did it to save money, and ended up with 7 different flavored cakes for a cake buffet where everyone got the kind they wanted. It helps that the company normally decorates their cakes with ribbon and flowers. it worked out and the guests LOVED it. We had take out boxes handy so people could take it home too so at the end of the night it was a centerpiece and cake free for all. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel 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, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Dread extension advice for brides NEXT Fabulous futuristic wedding dress for a leap day pirate ship wedding Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] What a fantastic idea! 1 agrees Reply Extraordinary Desserts = *drool* We haven't decided about our cake yet (or if we're even having one). That photo makes me want to have a big pile of cake. Reply That is one fine dress. Reply I can verify that the cakes were absolutely delish.. especially the blood orange ricotta torte. I took a piece home and left in on the floor of someones car.. i was devistated. I definately reccomend Ivonne and Josh's idea! they are visionaries of cake! Reply I love the dress & the cake idea…gives me hope…thanks!!! Reply Yes…fondant doesn't actually taste great. One cookbook called it "an acquired taste." Hm. Why would I feed that to party guests, as beautiful as it is? I love this idea. Reply I was just introduced to this bakery last weekend by my best friend and MAN O MAN thems some good eats! Reply […] Two of my fav wedding things: Offbeat Bride and prettyÂ cakes. […] Reply Wow, now that I've found myself staring at the picture of those cakes for five minutes straight, I figured I should chip in with my kudos! Nice idea, you luckys! Yummmmmmmmmmmm. Reply ha! I clicked on the photos of her dress before reading further and thought the background looked familiar.. then saw the bit about Extraordinary. Yup.. I know this place. And their cakes are awesome! Reply I'm not any where near getting married but I have never been one for traditional wedding cakes…this is a great idea!!! Reply We're going to be doing our wedding at the Ruins in Seattle and having their signature almond macaroon cake: http://theruins.net/images/cake1.jpg Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.